How to Make Floral Soap Bars
It’s time to clean up your act — with homemade floral soap bars. If you’ve never made soap, you won’t believe how easy it is to make. All you need to start is some glycerin melt-and-pour soap base and a silicone mold, both of which you can find at a crafts store. Silicone molds come in every possible shape, from basic blocks to hearts to the Star of David. Then you can add any embellishments to the soap that you wish, such as dried flower petals. When the soap hardens in the mold, it just pops out, and you’re ready for bath time. These floral soap bars also make great gifts.
What you’ll need:
Glycerin melt-and-pour soap base
Dried flower petals
1. Start with a block of clear glycerin soap base. Cut up the soap base into cubes so that it will be easier to melt.
2. Place the cubes in a microwave-safe measuring cup and heat in 30-second intervals until the soap is melted. Add some essential oil for fragrance if you wish.
3. Select a silicone mold. They are usually in the baking section of the crafts store. I found the Star of David mold on Amazon.
4. Sprinkle some dried floral petals in the mold. Dried petals work better than fresh ones because the fresh ones wither in the hot soap base.
5. Pour the soap base in the molds. The flower petals will float to the top, so take a stir stick to push them down under the surface.
6. Let the soap harden for 24 hours. Then pop the soap out by pushing up from the bottom of the molds.
Jonathan Fong is the author of “Flowers That Wow” and “Parties That Wow,” and host of “Style With a Smile” on YouTube. You can see more of his do-it-yourself projects at jonathanfongstyle.com.