These little ghosts are actually Wilton royal icing decorations….I couldn’t resist them, they’re so cute holding their little pieces of candy corn! If you had the time and the patience, these little ghosts could definitely be made from soap, but I didn’t have either this weekend (time or patience!) and I wanted to squeeze in one more Halloween CP soap before it was too late.
This soap is made with a standard oo/co/palm recipe, but I did use 1% beeswax in this batch because I have seen beeswax recommended to prevent ash, and I wanted to see if it will work. I usually use rubbing alcohol to keep the ash away and while it works well, I can’t spray it on certain glitters or candies because it causes them to bleed or discolour. I’m not a big fan of using beeswax though; it takes a long time to melt and takes even longer to clean off the dishes.
I spooned in the bottom and top layers and swirled the middle layer. I was going for more of a pronounced purple color in the top layer, but it seems to have faded to grey. I also just noticed that the bottom layer looks a little bit like a jack o’lantern face, I couldn't do that again if I tried! I fragranced this soap with Fruity Rings (which smells just like Fruit Loops cereal) from Nature’s Garden.