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How To Make Flower Soaps

Flowers and beauty products are two things that have my heart. Putting the two together is just pure perfection. I’ve always loved the way solid soaps look with beautiful flowers inside, and I decided it was finally time to try this on my own. It’s pretty simple and really gratifying to make these, and they make the most gorgeous gifts. As I was making them in the office, people kept coming over to watch. These soaps are just so beautiful.

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Homemade flower soap
Dried or pressed flowers or leaves of your choice (I used dried chamomile, hibiscus, and lavender, as well as some leaves that I kept under a book for a few nights to press.)
Soap base (This can be found at most craft stores – try to get one made with natural ingredients, if possible.)
Essential oils of your choice (I used lavender.)
Baking, cooking, or soap molds (Silicone molds work best.)

First, cut your soap base into small pieces.

Homemade flower soap
Place the pieces in a microwave-safe container, and heat according to the instructions on the package. The instructions for this particular soap base were to heat on high for 30 seconds, and then for 10-second intervals until all pieces were melted.

Homemade flower soap
If you want to add a fragrance, add a few drops of essential oil into the liquid and carefully mixing with a knife or toothpick – do so slowly, to avoid the formation of bubbles.

Homemade flower soap
Place your flowers or leaves into the mold and then pour the liquid in, leaving a little space at the top. You can use a toothpick to help position the flowers. The flowers seem to float to the top before the soap dries, so if you’d like a smooth surface, pour a little more liquid soap base on top after the initial portion has hardened a bit (about 15-20 minutes).

Homemade flower soap

Homemade flower soap
You can also do a layering technique by adding just a small amount of the soap base and some flowers or leaves every 15-20 minutes.

Homemade flower soap

Homemade flower soap
The soap should take about 45 minutes to an hour to harden. Leave it alone during this time. Touching the mold could result in unwanted air bubbles or a repositioning of the flowers.

Homemade flower soapOnce fully hardened, remove from the mold and you’re all finished! As I mentioned earlier, silicone molds are the easiest to use (I found mine at a cooking supply store). If you’re using plastic or tin molds, you may need to use a toothpick or knife to scrape the area between the soap and the mold to help release the soap.

Homemade flower soap

I’m so thrilled with out these turned out. I want to make them for everyone I know!

Homemade flower soap

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Erica Hanner -October 21, 2013, 7:22AM


Fran -October 21, 2013, 7:52AM

Gorgeous!! Shared of course @franishido

Jacquelene -October 21, 2013, 8:00AM


Ashley -October 21, 2013, 8:46AM

Beautiful @anchesson

leighanne -October 21, 2013, 8:48AM


meg -October 21, 2013, 8:56AM

So pretty! This would make an awesome homemade gift!

k -October 21, 2013, 9:20AM


Megan -October 21, 2013, 9:23AM

So awesome! I really want to make these now! @megmarieb

Juliette Laura -October 21, 2013, 9:32AM

Oh these are so so pretty! I have absolutely got to make them.

xo, Juliette Laura

Allison -October 21, 2013, 9:39AM

These would make beautiful holiday presents! @nnylnosilla

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Gabi -October 21, 2013, 12:16PM

GAH. SO PRETTY. @gabiguest

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Bri-Anne Kirnbauer -October 21, 2013, 12:54PM

@bridashanne such a great gift idea for the upcoming holiday season! This & some homemade chai tea mix would be the perfect present

Kailei Nix -October 21, 2013, 12:54PM

These are so amazing! I will have to try this at home for sure.

Kailei Nix -October 21, 2013, 12:56PM

Will definitely try this at home!

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Abbie Madlem -October 21, 2013, 1:53PM

Tweeted! @AbbieMadlem

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Nicole -October 21, 2013, 2:10PM

FP, I am obsessed with BLDG 25 and have been for awhile now, I went back to review some old articles in the DIY and DÉCOR sections of the blog and I can not view the pictures. What’s wrong?

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Savanna -October 21, 2013, 2:29PM

Perfect for Christmas and birthday presents! Another lovely post


Anja -October 21, 2013, 2:51PM

Great project! @IamSnowfox

Loren -October 21, 2013, 2:58PM

Yay! Super excited for these! Thanks for sharing
No tweet here’s my tumblr:

lauren -October 21, 2013, 3:16PM


Gabrielle -October 21, 2013, 3:17PM

Love these! Defintly going to have to make them. @GabsBlazek

Jessica -October 21, 2013, 3:35PM

Love these! Will have to make some seasonal winter ones for gifts! Great idea!!

Jessica -October 21, 2013, 3:35PM

Love these! Will have to make some seasonal winter ones for gifts! Great idea!! @jessicaisgross

Lori Leal -October 21, 2013, 3:37PM


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Lori Leal -October 21, 2013, 3:38PM

Love these!!! I’m going to see if I can pull this off and make some for gifts. Thank you for sharing! :-)

Ashley -October 21, 2013, 3:39PM
Gillian -October 21, 2013, 3:40PM

You make it look so simple! I hope someone else I know sees this when I share it and makes them FOR me. Haha! @KilaNalu

Roxi -October 21, 2013, 3:40PM


claire -October 21, 2013, 3:41PM

omg these are sooooo awesome!!

Jamila -October 21, 2013, 3:41PM

Cannot wait for this to be apart of my DIY holiday gifts!

claire -October 21, 2013, 3:42PM
Jamila -October 21, 2013, 3:42PM

Cannot wait for this to be apart of my DIY holiday gifts! @JMLACoates

Mariah -October 21, 2013, 3:43PM

There are gorgeous! @mariahdanielsen

Alison -October 21, 2013, 3:43PM


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Alex -October 21, 2013, 3:45PM


Ashley -October 21, 2013, 3:45PM

So pretty! Completely in love with these soaps.

Yessair Castro -October 21, 2013, 3:47PM


Genevieve -October 21, 2013, 3:48PM


Annie -October 21, 2013, 3:50PM

This is definitely something I could make to give family and friends for the holidays! Thanks!!

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christina -October 21, 2013, 3:52PM

Amazing! Tweeted. @chrchu

Anonymous -October 21, 2013, 3:53PM


kt -October 21, 2013, 3:54PM

this is so cute im totally doing this!!

Amanda -October 21, 2013, 3:55PM

This is amazing!! I can’t wait to try this out!! @AmandaSalvetti

Sara -October 21, 2013, 3:56PM


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Natalie B -October 21, 2013, 3:59PM


Megan -October 21, 2013, 4:03PM

@megandern :):)

Brooke Meghan -October 21, 2013, 4:06PM

I’ve always wanted to make these! They are so pretty and make great homemade gifts. Thank you for sharing!

Melissa -October 21, 2013, 4:07PM


Lindsey -October 21, 2013, 4:11PM

In love. Twitter: @LindseyGerstlau

Melissa C -October 21, 2013, 4:18PM

what a cute idea! definitely trying this out. @melclementine

Leah -October 21, 2013, 4:19PM


Jacki -October 21, 2013, 4:27PM

I’m sooo making these soaps! In love with them! Twitter : @jacki_marie_

jenny -October 21, 2013, 4:27PM

Love it!!! @JennyHatke

Nora -October 21, 2013, 4:30PM
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Elissa -October 21, 2013, 4:35PM

Love this! :) x


Payton Hensler -October 21, 2013, 4:38PM

@PaytonHen ☺️

Janine -October 21, 2013, 4:40PM


Chantal -October 21, 2013, 4:41PM

Creative! Love it :)


Nihan -October 21, 2013, 4:46PM
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Alina -October 21, 2013, 4:50PM

Thanks for the neat DIY- I’m thinking Christmas presents! Tweeted @tacomama651

Hazy -October 21, 2013, 4:55PM


kathy -October 21, 2013, 5:02PM

retweeted it @sophiatangerine

Jenna -October 21, 2013, 5:03PM
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Rebeka Miller -October 21, 2013, 5:06PM

Ah so lovely. I need this.

AnnaMarisa -October 21, 2013, 5:06PM

I love making soaps :) thanks for sharing!


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Miranda -October 21, 2013, 5:07PM

Reminds me of my childhood, my mom used to make soap all the time <3

Summer -October 21, 2013, 5:07PM

Mmm these are so adorable!!

Christina -October 21, 2013, 5:07PM

So lovely, I’ll definitely have to try this. x @lacarlottas

Olivia -October 21, 2013, 5:08PM


Natalie -October 21, 2013, 5:09PM

This is so cute!

Siarra -October 21, 2013, 5:13PM

So beautiful @siarraquinn

Anonymous -October 21, 2013, 5:13PM

@juhoi98 So easy and beautiful. Nature at it’s best :)

Grace -October 21, 2013, 5:15PM

@juhoi98 So easy and beautiful. Nature at it’s best :)

Maggie Ellingson -October 21, 2013, 5:18PM

oooooh Brigette girl you have the most inspiring DIY posts. I’m loving all the crafts! so fun to do with all of my roommates! thanks for the ideas. @maighdlinshea

melly -October 21, 2013, 5:19PM

this is the perfect DIY xmas gift idea…easy to make and beautiful!

Kammi -October 21, 2013, 5:21PM


Kayla -October 21, 2013, 5:26PM

lovely! :)

Anonymous -October 21, 2013, 5:26PM


HBD! xo

Rachel -October 21, 2013, 5:27PM


Kristin -October 21, 2013, 5:31PM


Julia -October 21, 2013, 5:33PM

Shared!! @juliacomete

Agne -October 21, 2013, 5:35PM

Can’t wait to try this out! Perfect for holiday gifts ^.^
retweeted @agneete88

Natalia -October 21, 2013, 5:36PM

Lovely!!! <3


Dee Wallace -October 21, 2013, 5:38PM

Love this tutorial and can’t wait to try it out. I shared this post on Twitter as @Wallace_Dee! :)

Natalie Kuhn -October 21, 2013, 5:40PM

@nataliekuhnn Making this on the weekend for sure!!:)

Anonymous -October 21, 2013, 5:43PM

I cannot wait to make soaps for friends! @beccaalt

Anonymous -October 21, 2013, 5:45PM

I cannot wait to make soaps for friends! @beccaalt

aly -October 21, 2013, 5:48PM

oh wow this is really lovely and such a good idea for the holidays coming up! I can not wait to share these gifts with my friends and relatives! twitter – @alykatttt

Ruby -October 21, 2013, 5:49PM


Parisienne87 -October 21, 2013, 5:51PM

Amazingly simple and beautiful @parisienne_87

Anais Bokanovsky -October 21, 2013, 5:52PM

I definitely want to make these! Gorgeous!!

April F. -October 21, 2013, 5:53PM


Bee M. -October 21, 2013, 6:00PM

I love this tutorial!

Madeleine -October 21, 2013, 6:02PM


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Mary -October 21, 2013, 6:07PM

@msmarylo love this diy

Julie -October 21, 2013, 6:24PM


Bonnie -October 21, 2013, 6:27PM


When I worked in an after-school program I had a “Bath” club where we would make soaps, bath salts, etc.
The BEST place to purchase everything you need is the they have basic glycerin soap they sell by the pounds (very cheap like $6.00 per pound), almond meal, essential oils, dried flowers (lavender, rose petals) molds, you name it including everything for making candles!

And if you don’t have any molds, the small individual plastic applesauce containers work great, you just pop out the soap (once cooled) from the bottom!

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Janice K. -October 21, 2013, 6:55PM

wow those soaps are beautiful!

Stephanie -October 21, 2013, 6:58PM


Kate -October 21, 2013, 7:00PM

Love this! @tweetykath7

Alessandra -October 21, 2013, 7:15PM


Danielle -October 21, 2013, 7:16PM


Angela -October 21, 2013, 7:17PM

love this! @srry4beinperf

shelbie -October 21, 2013, 7:28PM


Ath -October 21, 2013, 7:30PM

@dreamer0905. :)

Alisia -October 21, 2013, 7:36PM


Diana -October 21, 2013, 7:39PM

Putting this on my to do list! Looks amazing and fairly easy to do.


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Ella -October 21, 2013, 8:14PM

Twitter: @ablueelephant1

kate -October 21, 2013, 8:32PM

Love it!


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Imogene -October 21, 2013, 8:42PM

This is so cute! This would be the perfect gift. I think I’m going to make some with mint and different spices for a holiday gift! The possibilities are endless!

Anabella -October 21, 2013, 8:42PM

These are definitely on my to do list as Christmas gifts. Thank you for posting this. The photographs are beautiful as well!

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Jan -October 21, 2013, 11:40PM

This is awesome! @_jankm

Rebecca -October 21, 2013, 11:48PM


Annie -October 22, 2013, 12:10AM

!!! So nice .

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Sarah -October 22, 2013, 2:06AM

this is a really beautiful DIY and giveaway!!

Eva -October 22, 2013, 3:43AM

@teconmail <3

Cyn- -October 22, 2013, 4:36AM

Love these soaps… Can’t wait to make some!

Shaila -October 22, 2013, 4:46AM

I would love to make some of these, thanks for the amazing Giveaway and DIY blog post. :)


Jet Tripodi -October 22, 2013, 6:05AM
SERRA -October 22, 2013, 7:06AM

That’s THE PERFECT gift for my grandma’s upcoming birthday :) Yipppie I found it!

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mariana -October 22, 2013, 11:27AM

@desdemonna_ :) greetings from cholula!!

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Amanda -October 22, 2013, 1:49PM

my twitter is full of your entries. LOVE this blog.

Amanda -October 22, 2013, 1:55PM


Ana -October 22, 2013, 2:41PM

Excelent ideia. I realy like it and I’m gona try it too.

Sarah -October 22, 2013, 2:48PM

Love this! @Carp_Sarah

Juulia -October 22, 2013, 2:49PM


Amazing! Gotta try this one.

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Kristina -October 22, 2013, 8:40PM

@kristinapriebe !! :)

sadaf agha -October 22, 2013, 8:54PM

A wonderful project for kids’ birthday parties. Great for awareness and knowledge. Shared @sadafzagha/@sadafagha

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Louise -October 24, 2013, 1:18PM
I’ve always wondered about homemade soap… They look beautiful, and are a lovely idea, but do are they nice to use? Like does the soap base from craft stores have any softening or nurturing ingredients in it?

PS, I’m a loyal reader, pick me!!! :P

beautyAllthat -October 24, 2013, 7:51PM

@BeautyAllThat :)

amy -October 25, 2013, 3:00PM

@amy_moret !!! love this!!!! love y’all.

Vanessa Miranda -October 25, 2013, 7:03PM

im love FP blog <3 <3 <3 im trying to get the ingredients to start a lots of free people diy recipes.!! my tweet is:!

Sophie Rose -October 26, 2013, 11:19AM

so cool! @sophieshieldsr

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uzma musa -November 16, 2013, 7:52PM

you know what made is soap base ? this is important ingredient

Tom Jessup -November 19, 2013, 12:21PM

That is a great idea, I’ll have to try this!

Jessica -November 26, 2013, 4:40PM

I want to try this.

Jessi Larson -December 2, 2013, 5:46PM

These are so pretty. My family is not doing bought holiday gifts this year so this would be a great idea.

Jenna -December 18, 2013, 10:27PM

Thank you so much fp! I made these for Christmas gifts.

Zelda -December 21, 2013, 11:41AM


kristen -January 9, 2014, 3:15PM


Such beautiful soaps! I will make this soon!

Lilly -January 9, 2014, 4:06PM


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Mrs. B -January 9, 2014, 10:55PM

Very pretty! I think I will put the same E.O. as the flower I use (chamomile, lavender, etc.)

Sapphire -January 10, 2014, 11:05AM

I think this is great. Can’t wait to try it!

Caitlin Dohrenwend -May 27, 2014, 8:36PM

i tried making this with the dried lavender and it turned brown!! it looks terrible. any idea how to prevent it from turning brown SO quickly?

tessa -August 8, 2014, 1:38PM

these are beautiful! I made them for my mom on Mothers Day and she absolutely LOVED them the only problem was that after a few days the color of the flowers started changing colors and now the stunning purple of the lavender has become a yellow color, so I’m going to try to make them again today and see if I can improve the result.

i-som -February 15, 2015, 7:14AM

Tiwtter: @irissom
Gonna try these myself sometime :)

Linda -December 30, 2015, 9:47AM

Just a heads up to everyone – These look great when you first make them but the flowers and greenery inside turn brown almost immediately. Unfortunately there’s nothing you can do to prevent this.

deedeebar -February 8, 2016, 7:21PM

Great information. Twitter name is deedeebar

Jaime -May 30, 2016, 2:28PM

I want to know do the soaps get cloudy once you start using them? Any flowers you do or don’t reccomend?

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