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Pumpkin Spice Soap

Tis’ the season for all things pumpkin spice! This soap smells absolutely amazing as it embodies all the wonderful scents of fall. You could use the soap as a hostess gift or use in your own home for your guests to use during holiday get-togethers.

Shea Butter soap base (2 lbs of soap base will yield eight large 4 oz. bars of soap)
Red and yellow soap colorant
Soap mold
Pumpkin pie spice
Microwave safe measuring cup with spout


  • Slice the soap base into cubes, place them inside a measuring cup and melt in the microwave in 20-30 second increments, stirring well after each microwave session to ensure the soap is completely melted. For every 1 lb of soap, microwave for 30 seconds, stir, microwave for another 30 seconds, stir again, and microwave a final time for 20 seconds.
  • When the soap is completely melted, stir in 2 tablespoons of pumpkin pie spice and a few drops of red and yellow soap colorant. In the picture above, 2 drops of red and 4 drops of yellow color were added. If you prefer a brighter orange, just add more colorant until you reach the desired shade. No need to worry about the color coming off on your body in the shower since the colorant is designed specifically for this purpose.
  • Pour the melted soap into the soap mold and allow to sit undisturbed until cool (about 30 minutes or so).
  • Remove from the mold and enjoy!


About Heather Addis

Heather joined the Family and MWR Marketing team in 2009. As the Marketing Director, she dabbles in all things marketing - from campaigns to media purchasing to research and development. Heather is enjoying having a retired husband after 17 years of Army life, is a mother of five (one human and four dogs!) and is a pop culture junkie.

"I have the best job in the world. I get to do what I love while giving back to our men and women in uniform. I could not imagine having a job that did not allow me to have daily interaction with our Service Members. Being married to a retired Soldier, I am able to understand the hardships our military face and strive to help create programs and events to make their time at Fort Gordon memorable."

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