See Jane show you how to make a beautiful bar of soap!
DIY soaps are super easy to make and can be a fun new hobby to pick up. These DIY pressed flower soaps can make a special gift to give to a friend or can even be sold at your local farmers market on the weekends!
Arrange the flowers
First, drop the dried flowers into the bottom of the mold. Make it so the top of the flower is facing downwards.
Melt the soap
add the clear glycerin to one of the measuring cups and melt it in the microwave for thirty seconds. After the thirty seconds, melt the soap using ten second intervals until it is fully melted.
Add the essential oils
You can add essential oils to create a nice scent for the soap. Add lavender, lemon, or mint to give a refreshing fragrance to the soap. The possibilities are endless, and you can mix and match! Mix the essential oils into the clear glycerin mixture and use the stirring stick to mix them together.
Pour into the mold
Add the clear glycerin mixture into the mold and let it cover the flower. Add the mixture until it is about halfway up and wait for it to harden. This usually takes about eight minutes, and then spray the hardened glycerin with rubbing alcohol.
Melt the white glycerin
Add the white glycerin to the other measuring cup and melt it in the microwave for thirty seconds. After the thirty seconds, melt the glycerin at ten second intervals until it is completely melted. Once it is melted, you have the option of adding additional essential oils to the white glycerin mixture for a stronger fragrance.
Pour the white glycerin
Next, pour the white glycerin mixture over the clear base that is already in the mold.
Remove the soap from the mold
Finally, after about an hour, remove the soap from the mold.
There you have it! Beautiful DIY pressed flower soaps that make a great hostess gift, or even a little extra cash by selling them.
Jane is a lifestyle expert, radio personality and Emmy winning television host. She has a passion for sustainable fashion and upcycling by using her creativity, innovation and a drive to make happiness homemade! Learn more about Jane here!
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