If you’re hosting a fall event this year, this easy homemade shea butter hand soap is perfect for your guest bathroom.
We always have lots of people in town for Thanksgiving which means lots of people over and using the restroom. I love to have festive hand towels and homemade soap for my guests to use. It makes my home look really cute and organized, but really it’s an easy and affordable changeable decor.
I found this plastic homemade soap mold at Hobby Lobby for about $3 which has pumpkins, leaves, a snowman, and snowflakes on it. All are great for the fall and winter months. I also always keep a big block of pour and melt shea butter soap at home since it’s a really easy craft/decor item that I can make in about 15 minutes.
How to make shea butter soap:
- Orange soap colorant (or a mix of red and yellow)
- Soap scent (optional, but a pumpkin spice would be a great touch)
- Pyrex measuring cup
- Small spray bottle of rubbing alcohol
- Cut off 2 ice cube sized pieces off your soap block and place into your measuring cup. Microwave your measuring cup of soap for 30 seconds and mix in your orange colorant.
- Carefully pour your melted soap into only the pumpkin part of the soap mold and use a toothpick to move soap into the small mold spaces such as the stem. Wipe the inside of your mold out with a dry paper towel. Once your pumpkin is semi hardened, rinse your measuring cup clean, place about 3-4 ice cube sized pieces of soap in the cup and microwave for 30-45 seconds.
- Pour your white soap over your pumpkin, filling to the top of the mold. Spray your soap with rubbing alcohol to prevent air bubbles from forming on the surface. Freeze for about 45 minutes.
- Once your soap is no longer warm, you can carefully press it out of the mold.
Have you ever made a quick and easy homemade shea butter hand soap using pour and melt soap before? Tell us about it in the comments.