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
Materials:
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.)

Directions:
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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Fran

Gorgeous!! Shared of course @franishido

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Ashley

Beautiful @anchesson

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meg

So pretty! This would make an awesome homemade gift!

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k

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

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

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Allison

These would make beautiful holiday presents! @nnylnosilla

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GAH. SO PRETTY. @gabiguest

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Emma Cole

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

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

Will definitely try this at home!
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