I needed some fun halloween soap to liven-up the kids’ hand-washing game, so I made this easy and fun Candy Corn Melt-and-Pour Soap recipe. It looks hard–but it’s really simple and smells ah-mazing.
This turned out to be such an easy DIY soap, and I think it might be one of my favorite homemade soap recipes, because it’s so bright and fun, but also so fast to come together.
Melt and pour soap recipes are great because they’re so simple to make! All you need is a soap base that you can melt and the best part is that you can buy an organic base and easily make a non-toxic soap for your children.
This is also a great activity to make with your kids. It’s very simple but it has multiple steps and requires patience.
Easy and Fun Candy Corn Melt-and-Pour Soap Recipe
You can make a lot of bars of soap with this recipe, like most soap making recipes, so you’ll have some you can either give out as gifts to friends, party favors, use them as halloween party decorations, or whatever. You can even wrap them and give them out as Halloween treats – if you do this, make sure you add a note so children know this is not a candy.
My preferred method of use is to get the kids using soap, not to make them for decorations! They are just so much more into the idea of washing their hands if they have some fun soap that they can use. And I’m way more into it if it’s skin safe handmade soap without all the harsh chemicals.
If you’re ready to get some fun candy corn soap made, let’s do it!
What You Need to Make Halloween Soap
- 1.5-1 pound goat’s milk soap, cut into cubes
- 2 pounds clear glycerin melt and pour soap base, cut into cubes
- Plant based food coloring to dye your soaps
- Rectangle soap mold
- Spray bottle with rubbing alcohol (I got mine at the travel size section in Target)
- 3 medium sized bowls or measuring cups
- You can also make your soap glittery by adding white holographic glitter. I personally don’t add the glitter but it does make your soap look a little cuter.
- You can scent your soap by using fall themed essential oils, like apple orchard or pumpkin spice.
How to Make Candy Corn Soap Recipe
First, set up 3 bowls or measuring cups on your counter. Cut your melt and pour soap into cubes – this will make the melting process easier. The cubes don’t have to be perfect.
Add the cubes goat’s milk soap into one bowl. Divide the glycerin melt and pour soap cubes into 2 separate bowls, add 1 lb of clear soap to each bowl. You will have a total of 3 bowls – 1 with the white soap and 2 with the clear soap.
If you’re using the white holographic glitter, add about a teaspoon to each bowl.
Now it’s time to melt the soap. You can either melt it using the double boiler method or your microwave. To melt it using the double boiler method, add your soap cubes to a glass measuring cup or mason jar and place it inside a pot with hot water. Keep your pot on the stove top in low-medium heat and stir occasionally until the soap melts.
If using your microwave, melt soap cubes in 30 second intervals, stirring after each until it is completely melted.
Make the first soap layer:
Start by melting the goat’s milk to make a white soap layer. Once your soap base is melted, add a few drops of essential oils to the melted soap, if you’re using any.
Lightly spray your soap mold with the rubbing alcohol and pour the mixture into the mold.
Then, spray top of the white soap mixture with rubbing alcohol. This will remove any air bubbles, like the ones in the picture below.
Allow your soap to harden for, at least, 20 minutes. You know you can pour the next layer if you blow on the soap and it doesn’t ripple.
Once the white layer has hardened, it’s time to make the orange soap layer.
Make the second soap layer:
You should have 2 bowls left with 1lb of clear, glycerin soap each. Grab one of those bowls with clear soap to make the orange layer.
Melt 1lb of clear soap using the double boiler method or your microwave. Once it’s melted, add the orange powdered food coloring to dye your soap. Start by adding a little and mix well, add the coloring powder until your soap turns orange. Then, add essential oils if you’re using any.
Pour the orange soap mixture into your mold.
Spray top of mixture with rubbing alcohol to remove the bubbles. Allow to harden for, at least, 30-45 minutes. You know you can pour the next layer if you blow on the soap and it doesn’t ripple.
Make the third soap layer:
Grab your last bowl of clear soap to make the yellow layer. Melt the soap using your preferred method. Once it’s melted, add the powdered yellow coloring and mix well until desired color is achieved. Add a few drops of essential oils, if you’re using any.
Pour the yellow soap mixture into your mold. Then, spray the top with rubbing alcohol to remove any bubbles.
Allow your soap to set overnight.
When you are ready to cut your soap, you can use the tools that come with the rectangle soap mold or you can also use a large knife. Cut your soap into triangular shapes to make it look like candy corn.
You can also cut your soap in rectangular pieces if you want it to look like a regular soap bar.
Now your candy corn soap is ready to be used. Turn it into a gifts by adding it into a cute glass jar or wrapping it in clear plastic. Store any soap pieces you’re not using in an airtight container.
If you loved this quick halloween soap, please pin this to your favorite Halloween craft ideas board so you can find it again super easy!