Sunday, August 10, 2008

Pumpkin Spice

Today's soap pot is Pumpkin Spice. I used my wheat germ oil recipe, swapping out the grapeseed oil for sweet almond oil. Used Pumpkin Spice fragrance oil from Snowdrift Farms. For the liquid portion, I used 15 oz canned Libby's pumpkin, the rest distilled water. I dissolved my lye in water only, saving out 6 oz to mix the pumpkin with just because the pumpkin is so darn thick. I mixed the pumpkin into the soap mix after adding the lye solution to the oils.

It started out fine, but within a couple of minutes of adding the fragrance, the soap said "Whoa, lady, better get me out of this pot!!". It came to a thick trace really fast, but still allowed me time to get it into the molds and ruffle the tops. Here's a pic or two

Ain't that purty ?? I wish it would stay that pumpkin color, but I think it will turn more brown than orange.

It felt like it was starting to gel even as I was pouring it into the molds. I could feel the heat from it. Once I got it in the molds and stopped playing with it, it wasn't long before it did gel. I'm afraid it's going to ash pretty badly.

Here's a pic of it gelling


Anonymous said...

Pumpkin is my favorite!!

Patty aka Pixiesoap

Molly said...

Pumpkin Spice is hard to work with; looks like you have it mastered! Beautiful!

Anne-Marie said...

That's gorgeous and what a good example of gelling - I bet it smells delicious!

ABreathOfFrenchAir said...

That looks delicious! Nice and hearty! I made mine so long ago...I bet your kitchen smells divine now!

Aunt Nancy said...

Hi, Pixie. :))

Thank you, molly! I was just poking around on your blog ... your soaps are just lovely !!!

anne-marie, thank you! I was reading about your DC trip, and I have bookmarked the Indie Business Blog so I can keep an eye on whats happening with the FDA Globalization Act of 2008. And thank you for putting ourself out there on behalf of the "little guys"!!

Aunt Nancy said...

Hey, aBreathoffrenchair! Yeah, kitchen smells like I'm getting ready for Thanksgiving or something! :)

Karley said...

You know I'll be buying some of that delicious looking soap when it's ready!