Nov 082016
 

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Fall is my favorite season.  I love the colors, the big sweaters, the chill in the air and pumpkin flavored everything. With the fall season comes holidays and for me that means that some family will be coming from out of state to stay with us (yay!!). In addition to a good cleaning before they arrive, I like to have some fun decorative things around my house. This autumn leaf soap is a perfect way to welcome my guests to fall in my home and on top of that, it’s useful.  You can never have too much soap, right?

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Autumn Leaf Soap

Here’s what you need:

  • Shea butter melt and pour soap
  • Red and yellow soap colorant
  • Leaf soap mold
  • Pyrex glass measuring cup
  • Spray bottle of rubbing alcohol
  • Soap scent (I chose Apple)

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Here’s what you do:
1. Cut off 4 ice cube sized pieces from your Shea butter soap block and put into your glass measuring cup.

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2. Add a few drops of yellow food colorant and microwave for 30 seconds and mix.

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3. Pour your melted yellow soap into just the leaf part of your mold, let harden for a few minutes and use your fingers to press your soap into the spots you missed.

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4. Place your mold into the freezer for a few minutes.

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5. Now wash your measuring cup, add about 4-5 ice cubes sized pieces of soap, and microwave for 45-60 seconds.
6. Mix in a teaspoon of the Apple scent.

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7. Now pour your white soap over your leaf, filling to the top of the mold.

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8. Place your mold back in the freezer for about 15-30 minutes or until hardened.
9. Carefully press up on the bottom of your mold to remove your soaps.
10. Next try a mix of orange and yellow for different colored leaves.

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Have you ever made your own soap before?  It’s easier than you think.

  77 Responses to “How to Make Your Own Autumn Leaf Soap”

  1. it looks beautiful indeed, Robin..I shall try it at home!

  2. That looks fairly easy. I’d like to give this a try.

    I also want to try and make my own body soap out of bar soap. I saw a recipe online. My husband used to like bar soap, but now changed his mind and likes body soap. I have a whole bunch of bars that need to get used.

  3. At first I thought they were cookies lol The look so pretty and so easy to make 😀

  4. That is so cute! I’ve always wanted to make my own soap, and I think this is the one to kick me into it. Love it!

  5. I like the idea of this! I’ve never tried to make some but this looks easy enough to do! I might be fun to do as a family project.

  6. Ohh now I might have to give this a try – how nice do they look and so simple to make! x

  7. How pretty. I love the leaf design. That must look so pretty displayed in your bathroom. Great directions on how to make them

  8. This soap will be perfect for my Thanksgiving weekend guests. I’ve never made soap before and your instructions are just what I need to give it a go.

  9. I’ve never tried making my own soap before, but now that I know how easy it is I want to try! I can’t wait to make my own!

  10. I have been a big fan of making my own soaps. I use to do it all the time, but got out of the trade. Your soaps have turned out wonderful and they would make great gifts.

  11. I have always been curious to make my own soap but never brave enough! Your turned out so well!!

  12. I used to make my own soap all the time but I haven’t in ages. Maybe I need to get back into doing that.

  13. That’s so pretty! I would love to have that in my guest bathroom right now. Love it.

  14. They would be a great addition to my bathrooms this fall! I’ll have to give it a try!

  15. These are so cute! I have always wondered how people got shapes inside the soap!

  16. This looks like something fun my friends and I can do. We can make these for office gifts, everyone would love it!

  17. I’ve always wanted to make my own soap. These turned out lovely and would be perfect for gifts. Or to have on hand for those hosting Thanksgiving dinner.

  18. This is way cool. It would make a great gift for a hostess or friend. I love this kind of homemade items.

  19. These are so cute and perfect for fall. I have never made my own soap, but I would like to.

  20. This is something that I really want to try! It is perfect for my guest’s bathroom, looks so cute.

  21. Great tutorial. I always wanted to make my own soap. This looks like so much fun.

  22. What a wonderful DIY idea for fall. I have never attempted to make my own soap, but love how your festive designs turned out.

  23. These would be so fun for a guest bathroom or as teacher gifts. I may have to try this out.

  24. This is incredible! This is a great gift idea too this coming Holidays!

  25. I used to love making my own soap but I just don’t have the time to craft anymore. Well I do still make my bath butter for clients and I love every minute of it!

  26. I’ve seen a few soap making demonstrations and it always inspire me. I think it would be so much fun to make my own soap. It’s a great idea for this time of year; makes for great gifts.

  27. I didn’t know that was how you made soap. I love the design and it is perfect to decorate your house for fall.

  28. I’m seeing so many home DIY’s lately I really want to have guests for the holidays lol. I want to try making some of these for Xmas!!

  29. Those are the cutest soaps ever! I am always looking to add festive soaps in my guest bath and it can be hard to find soaps for fall. Love these!

  30. I’ve always been intimidated to make my own soap. May just have to try this with my stepdaughter!

  31. How pretty! I’d love to try making my own soap sometime.

  32. This is such a cute idea! I bet it looks super pretty in guest bathrooms too. I’ve always wanted to try making soap! Love this idea!

  33. I haven’t made my own soap because all of the recipes I’ve seen call for using lye and that process scares me. This looks much safer! Your soaps are so cute!

  34. Seems a bit messy for a soap but cute nonetheless! I would try it

  35. Oh my word this is adorable! I think hosting is all in the details and this is one awesome detail!

  36. This is totally cute! I’ll going to try it. Thanks for good idea.

  37. Wow how festive! This looks so easy and just perfect for fall. Put it in the guest bathroom!

  38. Wow how festive! This looks so easy and just perfect for fall. Put it in the guest bathroom!

  39. This is a very clever project.
    I really like the patterns.

  40. Fall is my favorite season too! I have never made soap but had no idea it was so easy! These soaps would make really great Christmas gifts!

  41. It looks beautiful and colorful. I really love this idea. Glad that you share this with us

  42. Oh, I love these! Handy, pretty and simple enough for even me to make. Thanks!

  43. I’ve never made soap before. I might try it out, because this is pretty!

  44. This is really cool! Totally amazing. Thanks for sharing this!

  45. I’ve never tried making soap. I love the leaves on these bars though. So festive!

  46. You always have the best project! I love this – I’m not super crafty but I think I could do this!

  47. You always have the best project! I love this – I’m not super crafty but I think I could do this!

  48. I never knew how easy it was to make my own soap! I like that you can make different shaped and colored soap for each of the holidays or seasons too!

  49. Apple scent is perfect for Fall! I think these are awesome. 🙂

  50. I swear I read soup at first lol. must be my sleepiness. I definitely would love to have this autumn leaf soap in my shower.

  51. This looks so cute and simple! Thanks for sharing!

  52. These are so cute! They would be the perfect little stocking stuffers to add in this year!

  53. That looks so easy and they came out so beautiful! I bet they smell amazing too!

  54. This is so cute and crafty! The soaps turned out great. Plus, what a fun way to have another fall decoration around.

  55. This is absolutely lovely! I love making soap but haven’t done it in ages! I am going to have to do this!

  56. I love your idea! What a fun way to bring in a touch of the season and in a way that it will be extremely useful. I have often wanted to take a try at making soaps and your tutorial makes it look very doable. I really like the look of your blog as well! Very cute!

  57. These soaps are too cute! I’d love to learn how to do this.

  58. I love these! Where did you find the soap molds? That may be a silly question, but I absolutely love the way the design is so clear (and the two colors)!

  59. wow I never knew it was so easy to make soaps like this. Thanks for all the info – I’m going to try it out.

  60. I’ve never tried making my own soap before. This is really fun and I’m sure my girls would like to join in as well. These soaps would make amazing gifts this Christmas!

  61. I’ve always wanted to make my own soap. You make it look so easy. I’ll have to give it a try!

  62. I have never made my own soap before but yours turned out adorable! Great idea and perfect for fall!

  63. Thankyou for the idea andIlove the leaf! 🙂 Inever done this and sometimes i tried to think how to do ormakesoap till i found this :)Thankyoufor sharing this excellent tips!

  64. These are so cute! They’d be so fun to have for guests during the holidays.

  65. How I love thinking on making soaps! Great day Ive found this one!

  66. Looks cute and easy to make fall themed soap just in time for people to be hosting holiday parties for their families and friends! Love the idea!

  67. This looks like so much fun. I’ve always wanted to try making my own soap!

  68. These are really cute! You did a awesome job making them. Would love to make my own soap.

  69. I’m looking forward on making soaps! Especially with a mint aroma! I’ll do this following your steps! 🙂

  70. Ohh! It’s beautiful and I think this is simple to do/

  71. It looks so cute! I don’t normally do a whole lot of decorating for fall, so adding little touches like this soap really stand out.

  72. I have only made soap ONCE and it was so easy. I love your technique, those molds are so cute!

  73. This could make a great customized gift this holiday. I might consider trying this out.

  74. These came out amazing! We have never tried making our own soap but it’s definitely something I want to try now with my kids.

  75. Apple would be my choice as well, they always smell nice for me. I know that winter’s coming for some parts of the country but we all still need more ways to take care of our skin even in the cold.

  76. I haven’t tried to make a homemade soap.. I will try to do this.. The ingredients are very simple.