This easy do-it-yourself soap with dried flowers is perfect as a gift, for personal use or you can even sell it! The ingredients are also inexpensive and are easily available at your local craft store. Make this in batch to keep or give as a present to your family or friends.
WHY MAKE YOUR OWN SOAP WITH DRIED FLOWERS?
Instead of buying and spending a lot of money, you can easily make this diy soap! It’s easy and you can choose what flowers to use. Aside from choosing what flowers, you can even experiment with scent and add your favorite fragrance/essential oil.
WHAT ARE THE BEST FLOWERS TO USE?
In this recipe, we used Chrysanthemum flowers however, you can practically use any dried flowers that you like. Some of the most popular ones are rose petals, lavender, calendula, or chamomile.
SOAP WITH DRIED FLOWERS: HOW TO DRY FLOWERS?
The easiest way to dry flowers is by air-drying them. Albeit time-consuming, you can just take a bunch of flowers you like and do it by batch. All you need to do is hang the flowers upside down in a dark, dry area with good circulation. Leave for a week or until completely dry. Another method you can do is by microwaving them. Simply put your flowers inside a microwave-safe container, and cover the bottom with silica gel.
Of course, you can always purchase dried flowers from Amazon, which is where I got the ones for this homemade soap recipe. You can also grab the supplies below to make your own soap.
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- 1 pound Goat’s Milk Melt and Pour Soap Base
- 25 drops Violet Fragrance Oil
- 4 Dried Chrysanthemum flowers
- 1-2 drops Peach soap colorant
- 2 tablespoons Beeswax Pastilles
- 2 inch square soap mold
- Small spray bottle with rubbing alcohol (optional)
- In a small bowl, melt beeswax in microwave on high for 30 seconds. Stir. Put on for 30 seconds increments until fully melted, stirring each time.
- Dip each Dried Chrysanthemum flower into the beeswax, fully coating each flower. This will help the flower to hold it’s shape and not break.
- Set on wax paper or plate to dry.
- Cut soap into 1 inch squares and place into microwave safe container.
- Heat soap in microwave on high for 30 seconds, remove and stir. If soap is not completely melted, heat for 10 second intervals, stirring in between.
- Remove from microwave and add fragrance oil and soap colorant. Stir well.
- Pour into soap mold.
- Place one Dried Chrysanthemum flower into the center of ach soap filled mold. Press down very gently, just to get the flower to stay put in the soap.
- Spray with rubbing alcohol to help reduce bubbles.
- Let soap set for 1-2 hours without disturbing the mold.
- Remove from mold and store in an airtight container to preserve the scent.