Today I’m going to share with you another soap for Halloween. Did you see the Frankenstein soap? If not, check it out here.

This mummy soap was inspired by this cake that I found on Pinterest. I thought I could accomplish this look using layers with mica lines. I created two colors for the layers (bandages) to give it some depth and shading. I think it came out great!

mummy soap design

Layered Mummy Halloween Soap

1 lb Palm-free Recipe (Fits in short silicone loaf mold from WSP. Perfect for test batches.)

  • Coconut Oil – 164 grams
  • Shea Butter – 45 grams
  • Olive Oil – 200 grams
  • Avocado Oil – 45 grams
  • Sodium Hydroxide – 65 grams
  • Distilled Water – 130 grams
  • Lavender Essential Oil – 30 grams
  • Blue Bling Mica (Mad Oils)
  • White Mica
  • Charcoal
  • Soap Embeds for Eyeballs

2 lb Palm-free Recipe (Fits high in 8″ silicone loaf mold or just under full in 10″ silicone loaf mold.)

  • Coconut Oil – 328 grams
  • Shea Butter – 90 grams
  • Olive Oil – 400 grams
  • Avocado Oil – 90 grams
  • Sodium Hydroxide – 130 grams
  • Distilled Water – 260 grams
  • Lavender Essential Oil – 60 grams
  • Blue Bling Mica (Mad Oils)
  • White Mica
  • Charcoal
  • Soap Embeds for Eyeballs

Safety Warning: This recipe is for soapmakers who have a basic knowledge of the soapmaking process and know the correct safety procedures to use when handling lye. If you are new to soapmaking, visit our free soap making guide or check out our Basic Soapmaking eBook. Be sure to wear safety goggles and gloves while soaping.

Before you begin, you’ll need to create your eyeballs. You can do this while the lye is cooling.

See if you have a soap that is 1 week or younger. This will allow you to roll the soap into balls. I made a lavender soap not too long ago and I decided to use it to make purple eyes.

Simply chop the soap up and roll into balls. You can have them as big or small as you want. I made mine about the size of dimes.

soap-chunks soap-ball-embed

If you would like a halo-effect or mica outline, roll them in mica. I rolled mine in green mica.

soap-balls-mica

Set aside.

Step 1 – Create your lye solution. Weigh out the water and sodium hydroxide into separate containers. In a well-ventilated area, sprinkle the sodium hydroxide into your water while stirring slowly. Stir until dissolved and set aside to cool.

Step 2 – Weigh and melt the shea butter and coconut oil.

Step 3 – Weigh and add the liquid oils to the melted oils. This helps to cool everything down.

Step 4 – Add your essential oil or fragrance oil to the mixture.

Step 5 – Pour the lye into your oils and emulsify.

mixing-soap

Step 6 – Pour off 1/4 of your mixture to set aside for the black layer with eyes. Color black using charcoal.

soap-mixture

Step 7 – Color the main mixture using white mica. I added about 1/2 tablespoon.

Step 8 – Divide the white mixture in half. Add a tiny amount of blue to one of the containers to create a slightly different shade. This will make our bandages seem more realistic. See below how the mixture with blue added on the right is a bit more white?

divided-soap

Step 9 – Using your stick blender, bring each of the white mixtures to thick trace so that you can layer them.

Step 10 – Pour your first layer. Use about 1/6 of one of the white bases.

first-layer

Step 11 – Using a tea strainer – sprinkle on a mica line. Do not over-sprinkle or the layers can separate. See below.

mica-line-soap mica-layer-soap

Step 12 – Spoon on your next layer using the second white base. Sprinkle on another mica line.

Step 13 – Repeat this process up the mold until you get about 3/4 of the way up. You can make your layers (bandages) as thick or thin as you like.

soap-layering

Step 14 – Bring your black mixture to trace and spoon about half onto the white layers that you’ve built up.

Add your eyeballs as shown. Push the eyeballs down a bit.

soap-ball-embeds

Step 15 – Spoon the rest of the black soap on top of the eyeballs.

Step 16 – Layer the rest of the two white bases until you complete the loaf.

layered-cp-soap

Step 17 – Bang your soap mold down on surface to cause any bubbles or air pockets to rise to the top.

Step 18 – Let your soap sit overnight to saponify. Unmold, cut and cure your soap for 4 weeks!

halloween-soap-design

Enjoy your mummy soap!

Happy Soaping!

-Amanda Gail