These hand-made, all natural decorative soaps are so beautiful and fresh. Not to mention so very easy to make. It's the perfect way to use leftover roses, just pull a few petals off for the soaps and dry the rest! Keep them for yourself or give them away as a thoughtful, inexpensive gesture.
Shop the spring color inspiration: The Rose Collection
What you'll need:
An all-natural soap base, we used Stephenson's clear suspending, so we could layer the flowers throughout the bar.
Dried flowers and herbs of your choice (press the rose petals in a book for a couple of days before use)
Soap Mold of your choosing
Essential oils of your choice (We used Rose and Lavender)
Beet Juice for coloring if wanted
Directions: Cut soap base into small pieces and place in a pan over boiling water to melt. You can also microwave the base on high for about 30 seconds.
Stir in essential oils of your choice. 1-2 drops is more than enough, oils are very strong and can be overpowering. Make sure to stir slowly.
Place petals in the bottom of soap mold and pour base on top. Use one of your flower stems to press the petals down into the base as they tend to float to the top.
You can do a layering technique to arrange flowers throughout the bar by pouring a thin layer of base, letting it dry for about 20 minutes, then placing additional flowers. Repeat process until you get your desired look.
If you want to color to your soap base, add a small amount of the beet juice which will give the soap a pinky tint (we did this on our final layer.)
Let harden for at least an hour. We put ours in the fridge to speed up the process a bit. They should be completely cool and come out of the molds easily. If they don't, let them cool a bit longer.
Voila! Easy, beautiful soaps! We are so in love with them we put them all around the office!