Melt and Pour Halloween Blood Splatter Soap

September 29, 2020

Make washing your hands a scream this Halloween with this easy Melt and Pour Halloween Blood Splatter Soap tutorial!

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My husband was watching one of those homesteading shows. You know, they usually take place in Alaska, they own quite the expanse of land, and they make their own food, clothing, etc.? Well, one of the women on the show was talking about making soap. It made me miss my melt and pour soap making hobby. So with Halloween around the corner, I decided to make some spooky soap!

The first Halloween soap idea that immediately came to mind was a blood splatter soap.  A simple concept, but creepy enough for Halloween!  So I got a white soap base and some red soap color. 

I wasn’t sure how I was going to make the soap look like it was splattered with blood.  At first I thought I might just drop some red color into the melted soap base and swirl it around.  Then, I looked up some techniques for marbling.  Ultimately, I ended up playing around with a dropper and a spoon to achieve the look I wanted.  

Melt and Pour Halloween Blood Splatter Soap

 
Melt and pour soap base is great because it’s just that!  Cut the soap into chunks, melt it down, and pour it into a soap mold.  You can add all sorts of things to it like soap color, fragrance, and even additives like dried flower petals or coffee grounds. 

For this project, I used an entire 32 ounce container of soap base for this project, red soap color, and cinnamon and vanilla essential oils. This project made eight bars of soap in total. 

The first thing I did was cut the soap base into chunks.  I placed half of the chunks into a large, microwave-safe measuring cup and microwaved the soap in 30 second intervals until it was melted. Then, I added the other half of the chunks and continued melting them down.

Once all the soap was melted, I stirred in my essential oils.  I used a simple blend of cinnamon and vanilla essential oils to make a warm, cozy fall scent.  The amount of drops you add is up to you.  I think I used about 20 drops total.

Next, I poured a little of the white soap base into a small, microwave-safe bowl and added red soap color.  Since I used a white soap base, I added enough soap color so the soap looked more red than pink. 

Then, I poured my white soap base into my silicone soap mold making sure to leave a little room at the top.  I played around with a few different ways to make my blood splatter effect, but found that dipping a spoon into the red soap and dripping it on top of the white worked the best. 

Wait about 4-6 hours for the soap to harden and then you should be able to pop it right out of the mold!

SUPPLIES

STEPS

  1. Cut the soap base into chunks and place them into a large, microwave-safe bowl or measuring cup.  Microwave in 30 second intervals until the soap has completely melted. 
  2. Add 20-22 drops of your favorite essential oil.  The amount of drops you use is completely up to you depending on how strong you want your soap bars to smell.  Stir to incorporate the oils into the soap base.
  3. Next, add a little of the white soap base into a small, microwave-safe bowl.  Stir in enough soap color to the base so that the soap looks red and not pink.
  4. Carefully pour the white soap base into the soap mold.  You might have to work in batches depending on the size of your mold. 
  5. Optional: lightly spray the top of the soap with rubbing alcohol to get rid of bubbles.  Let the soap sit for 2-3 minutes.
  6. Dip a spoon into the red soap base and drizzle over the top of the white soap to make it look like blood splatters.
  7. Allow the soap to harden about 4-6 hours.  Then, remove from the mold. 
  8. Wrap the soap in plastic wrap or put them in a storage bag to keep them dry.  Store the soap bars in a cool, dry place.  

A few notes about this Blood Splatter Soap project:
  • I ended up with a lot more red soap than what was needed.  So I would start with a little (maybe 1/4 cup or less) and melt more, if necessary.  You really only need enough to drizzle on top of your soap bars.
  • If you notice that your soap base is starting to harden up while you’re working, pop it into the microwave for another 30 seconds, or until it’s melted again. 
  • I didn’t use rubbing alcohol spray, but if you want to avoid bubbles while your soap sets, give the soap a spritz.  It should knock out any bubbles that you see.

With 2020 being, well, 2020, these soap bars would make a fun, homemade Halloween gift to remind your friends to keep washing those hands! 

Did you make Melt and Pour Halloween Blood Splatter Soap? Share it on social media using the hashtag #livinglavidadiy. Don’t forget to tag me @lavidaholoka!

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