- NOTE: If you are making these products for sale, good manufacturing practices recommend you wear a hairnet, gloves and a mask. We also recommend a clean apron.
- Prepare pumpkin column mold by latching together sides and bottom. We also placed 2-3 rubber bands around the mold to help prevent bowing. Place mold on a cookie sheet to protect counter.
- Cut up 14 oz. of Detergent Free Vanilla Soap and place in Funnel Pitcher. Melt in microwave in 30-second increments until soap has completely melted .
- Mix 10 ml of White Pumpkin Puree Fragrance Oil and 5 ml of Stabilizer in a small plastic beaker. Mix well (allow mixture to sit for at least 2 minutes but no longer than 15 minutes total). When soap is melted, mix in fragrance mixture.
- Fill Pumpkin Column Mold to the top with uncolored soap and spritz the top with alcohol.
- To remaining melted soap, add approximately 1/8 cube of Granny Smith Green Mica Color Bar and stir until incorporated. Soap may need to be reheated if the color bar does not completely melt into the soap.
- Pour green soap into the rectangle soap cup and spritz the top with alcohol. Allow both the pumpkin and green soap to harden before unmolding.
- While soap is setting up you can prepare your remaining soap. Cut up 29 oz. of Detergent Free Clear MP and 1 oz. of Detergent Free Vanilla MP. Place into a large glass measuring cup and set aside until later.
- When the pumpkin and green soap have hardened you may unmold. Using a vegetable peeler make curls using the green soap. You may also need to trim the sides of the pumpkin along the seam of the column if any soap leaked out the sides.
- Place the 30 oz. of cut up soap from previous step into the microwave and heat until completely melted.
- While soap is melting, mix 24 ml (0.8 oz.) of White Pumpkin Puree Fragrance Oil and 12 ml (0.4 oz.) of Stabilizer in a small plastic beaker. Mix well (allow mixture to sit for at least 2 minutes but no longer than 15 minutes total). When soap is melted, mix in fragrance mixture.
- Add approximately ¼ cube of Orange Salsa Mica Color Bar and stir until incorporated. Cover soap and set aside.
- Place a layer of soap curls in the bottom of loaf mold. We tried to place them so the curls would be seen in each soap slice. Generously spray the curls with alcohol and when your orange soap is approximately 130°F, pour a layer on top of the green curls covering only about ¾ of the curls. Allow this layer to harden. This will keep the curls from floating to the top of the loaf.
- When the orange layer is beginning to harden start arranging the remaining curls and pumpkin. If your remaining soap has thickened you may need to reheat. Be sure to generously spritz the pumpkin and curls with alcohol while arranging and then pour orange soap (at 130°F or less) in a layer on top of the green curls, again, covering only about ¾ of the curls and allow to harden.
- When the orange layer has hardened you may, again, need to reheat remaining orange soap. Spritz soap top with alcohol and then pour remaining orange soap (at 130°F or less) filling to the top of the mold. Spritz top with alcohol to pop any surface bubbles. Set aside and allow to harden completely.
- Once soap has hardened, remove from mold. Using a mitre box, if available, slice loaf into 1" slices.
- Wrap soap and label accordingly.