Trick-or-treat Halloween ideas

It’s nearly Halloween and everyone is stocking up on sweets and lollies. But how about something different this year? Something that will be just as cool as the sweet stuff, like….

Glow-in-the-dark soaps

Add some skin-safe glow-in-the-dark pigment (available at Pure Nature) to your melt and pour soaps. Use little skull moulds or other creepy moulds. Those silicon ice cube moulds work great. Both clear and white melt and pour soap bases will work with the pigment and will glow after being exposed to sunlight. Check out these cute little ghosts made with blue glow-in-the-dark pigment and white soap base.

If you want to go one step further, you can make glowing embeds and add them to your soap, like these skull soaps.

Check out the tutorial for them here!

Spooky bath bombs

Bath bombs also make really good treats. The basic formula is 2 parts baking soda to 1 part citric acid. Add a little fragrance or essential oil to them, about 1-2 ml per bath bomb (= 1 bath). If you want to add colour, I suggest adding micas or skin-safe pigments, but you can also use food colouring (1-2 drops per bath bomb).

I made the following with my sister for her daughter’s birthday party, but they’ll work just as well for Halloween.

You can get these mini bath bomb moulds from Pure Nature, which are just the perfect size for a little treat.

If you want to paint spooky faces on your bath bombs, or add a splatter effect, mix a little mica with some alcohol (isopropyl or good old vodka) and then paint or splatter it on. The following are full size bath bombs with a little surprise inside them.

You can find the tutorial for Skully’s Bath Bombs here.

Who doesn’t love jelly soap?

If you really want to win the prize for best treat, you have to go with jelly soap. The easiest way is to buy the jelly soap base (from Pure Nature), which you can just melt, add colour and fragrance, and then pour in a mould. Or you can pour it into little cauldrons, like below, and that would make it the coolest treat ever! Just be warned, the kids will be queueing at your door next Halloween!

Skull and spider optional.

There’s a tutorial for this too. Check it out here.

Whatever treats you decide to hand out, I wish you all Happy Halloween and a good haul!

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