Making Petal Soap for Mother’s Day
Petals are a nice personal touch to soap you're making so choose your mom's best kind! It’s such a fun way to make a special Mother’s Day gift.
What You Need:
- 100% Pure soap base
- Flowers – We’re using chrysanthemums and roses.
- Essential oils
- Shaped moulds (you can even use a yogurt pot and cut the bar into three pieces)
- Knife for cutting the soap base
- Cutting board
- Cellophane and ribbon for wrapping your finished soap
(Check the package instructions for your soap base.)
Cut the soap into small chunks so that it makes it easier to melt.
We melted ours in a jug in the microwave, 30 seconds at a time.
Pour each melted batch into a second jug as you're done melting it, collecting enough for your mould.
Leave it to cool. You'll know it's ready to pour when a thick skin forms on the top.
Pick off the flower petals.
Stir the flower petals and a some essential oil (depends how scented you want it) into the melted soap base.
Pour the mixture into the mould and leave it to set. The mould should be cold to the touch before attempting to remove it. Put gentle pressure...
Try leave your soap to set for a day or two before wrapping it. Coloured cellophane works best.
You can use your mom’s favourite colour! Use some pretty ribbon to tie it together. Your mom will love it!