Filled with favorite fall scents such as cinnamon, clove and orange this goat’s milk soap recipe will nourish and moisturize your body with only natural ingredients.

Many people, including myself would agree that fall is the best season of the year. After a long summer on the homestead of tending to the garden and raising livestock, it’s a welcome sight to see the leaves on the trees begin to change and the season of rest come onto the horizon.

The fire red hues of the changing leaves, the orange pumpkins and the blooming beauties such as the fall favorite, mums, fill me with inspiration. Suddenly I want to make pumpkin flavored treats like pumpkin pie ice cream and pumpkin bread. Or fill a large stockpot with a bunch of apples to make a big batch of homemade applesauce.

If you’re anything like me, you enjoy making stuff with your hands, like homemade soap. But you also want to use natural, chemical-free ingredients in your body care products. This year, I have found myself creating things themed around the season. For instance, this sweet autumn spice soap recipe combines all of my favorite scents of fall – cinnamon, clove and orange.

This homemade soap recipe also includes oatmeal. Did you know oats are not only a good exfoliant for your skin but they are also a great natural ingredient to soothe dry, irritated areas on your body? All of my soaps recipes include goat’s milk soap as the base. This is primarily due to its nourishing, moisturizing qualities. Cinnamon and clove essential oils were added for their warm spice qualities but they also have a number of great benefits on the body.

How to Naturally Color Your Soap

My favorite part of this soap, is infusing tomato powder into the soap base to turn the finished product into a speckled, creamy orange color. I simply took tomatoes from my garden, dehydrated them, then ground them into a fine powder in my Ninja blender. I added one teaspoon of tomato powder into my melting soap and infused it for 30 minutes. So simple! And a great option for a natural soap colorant. If you don’t have dried tomatoes, try 1-2 teaspoons of dried orange peel. Or leave out the colorant altogether. Your soap will still be nourishing and smell like fall.

Easy Homemade Melt and Pour Soap Recipe

Makes: 4 bars (depending on the mold you use)

Ingredients

16 oz (454 g) goat’s milk soap base cut into 1” cubes
1 tsp (4 g) orange essential oil
1/8 (.25g) cinnamon essential oil
7 drops clove essential oil
1 Tbs organic rolled oats
1 tsp tomato powder (optional natural colorant)

Start by chopping the goat’s milk soap base into small 1” cubes. In a heatproof glass bowl, add the soap base and set on top of a saucepan with a few inches of water inside the pan. Turn the heat to medium low.

Once the cubes begin to melt, add the tomato powder, if using. Gently stir powder into soap. Loosely cover the bowl with a plate or heatproof lid. Turn the heat to low and infuse the tomato powder for 30 minutes to give the soap a light orange color. Stir occasionally.

While the soap is melting, add the oatmeal to a spice or coffee grinder and blend into a fine powder.

Once the soap has melted and the tomato powder has adequately infused, remove the bowl from heat. Stir in the oatmeal mixture and orange, cinnamon and clove essential oils.

Allow to cool for 5-10 minutes or until the temperature is around 130 degrees. This will help prevent the oatmeal mixture from falling to the bottom of the soap.

Pour the soap into your favorite silicone mold. I used this one. Let settle and cool in a dry place for 1-2 hours or until solidified. 

Unmold and enjoy! Store away extra bars in a cool, dry place. Or wrap tightly and give away as a gift!

Searching for more natural soap recipes? Try out my vanilla mocha soap recipe or my personal favorite, soothing calendula oatmeal homemade soap.

Yield: 4 Bars

Sweet Autumn Spice Melt and Pour Soap

Sweet Autumn Spice Melt and Pour Soap

Materials

  • 16 oz (454 g) goat's milk soap base cut into 1” cubes
  • 1 tsp (4 g) orange essential oil
  • 1/8 (.25g) cinnamon essential oil
  • 7 drops clove essential oil
  • 1 Tbs organic rolled oats
  • 1 tsp tomato powder (optional natural colorant)

Instructions

    Start by chopping the goats milk soap base into small 1” cubes. In a heatproof glass bowl, add the soap base and set on top of a saucepan with a few inches of water inside the pan. Turn the heat to medium low.

    Once the cubes begin to melt, add the tomato powder, if using. Gently stir powder into soap. Loosely cover the bowl with a plate or heatproof lid. Turn the heat to low and infuse the tomato powder for 30 minutes to give the soap a light orange color. Stir occasionally.

    While the soap is melting, add the oatmeal to a spice or coffee grinder and blend into a fine powder.

    Once the soap has melted and the tomato powder has adequately infused, remove the bowl from heat. Stir in the oatmeal mixture and orange, cinnamon and clove essential oils.

    Allow to cool for 5-10 minutes or until the temperature is around 130 degrees. This will help prevent the oatmeal mixture from falling to the bottom of the soap.

    Pour the soap into your favorite silicone mold. I used this one. Let settle and cool in a dry place for 1-2 hours or until solidified. 

    Unmold and enjoy! Store away extra bars in a cool, dry place. Or wrap tightly and give away as a gift!

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