How to Make Soap Petals
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Learn how to make soap petals with faux rose petals.  These are perfect for a guest bath or to take with you for single use soaps.


Way back when I sold bath and beauty products, these were a hot seller for me.  I used to make them in several different scents in rose petals and other flower petals.  


Now I make them for myself because I have eczema on my hands and most hand soaps in stores make me flare up.  I keep a baggie of these disposable soaps in my purse so I can use soap without risking itching.



These soap petals are also good for a romantic bath.  Simply toss a few in to the bath water, and they will float.  As the soap dissolves, the fragrance is released into the bath water.  


How romantic would this be for Valentine's Day or date night?


They also look and smell pretty in a dish on the counter in a guest bathroom.  Keep reading to learn how to make soap petals for disposable soaps or guest soaps.


How to Make Soap Petals


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How Do You Use Soap Petals?


Simply grab one soap petal and use it like you would normal soap.  When you are done, you can toss the soap petal.  


If there's enough soap left, you can reuse it if you want.


Normally I don't like anything that's single use, but I do make an exception for these soap petals.  My eczema can get very bad very quick, which means some harsh medications and risk of a secondary infection.  


The benefits far outweigh the risks for my skin health.


How Do You Store Soap Petals?


The biggest question I get is how do you store soap petals?  I take them with me in a small tin that I keep in my purse.


I do not reuse them because the went petal would melt the rest of the soap and make them icky.  I don't leave the house daily, so it could be a week or more before I use it again.  By then, it could grow mold.


Melt and Pour Soap


I get all of my melt and pour soap from Crafty Bubbles.  They have basic white and clear bases.


You can use any clear melt and pour soap to make soap petals.  You can get clear soap base on Etsy or on Amazon.


You can use white soap, but it will alter the color and may not look as good as the clear.  For personal use though, it will work.


For more melt and pour soap ideas, check out these posts:



Fragrance


I've made soap petals both with essential oils and with fragrance oils.  My best seller was Aquolina Pink.  It's sort of a musky cotton candy scent.  


You can use your favorite essential oils in this recipe.  Some blends that I like are:



Try one of these fun essential oil blends that smell like candy.


Flowers


You'll have to use silk flower petals to make these soap petals.  If you use real ones, they could rot and grow mold.  





Soap Petals Tips and Tricks


I've seen these made with tweezers instead of using pins, but this always gave me a clump where I held the petal. 


If you're making these for yourself and don't mind the clump of soap, then you can use tweezers.  I used to sell them, so I used the pin method.


When I was making 100s of these at a time, I used a double boiler.  Since I was making a small batch to take photos for this post, I just heated the soap in the microwave and worked until the soap started to harden.  


You can heat the soap for 10 to 30 seconds if it gets too cool.


Once you're done, pour the soap in a mold and reheat the next time to make more.  


The soap will thicken as it cools and cause clumps.  If you get clumps, reheat the soap or try using a double boiler.


Soap Petal Supplies




 


STEP #1


After you've melted your soap, add your fragrance oil.  As a general rule, you'll need 1 teaspoon of fragrance per pound of soap.  I melted about 3 ounces of soap, so I used a little less than 1/4 of a teaspoon of fragrance oil.  


STEP #2


Push the pin through the petal.  You want the petal near the pin head, but not touching the head because the soap will clump there if it touches.



STEP #3


Carefully dip the flower petal in to the soap.  The soap will probably be cool enough that it won't burn you, but be careful not to burn yourself.  After you fully submerge it in the soap, twirl the pin back and forth between your fingers to get the excess soap off.  


 

STEP #4


Stick the pin in your styrofoam to let dry.  Try not to let the petal touch the foam or you'll get a clump. 

 


STEP #5


Once you've made a few and the soap starts to set up, you can remove the pin.  To remove the pin hole, just gently rub with your fingers and the soap will smooth over.  



STEP #6


Let the petals cool completely on the foam before you package them.  They will stick together if you package them too quickly.  


If you have soap left over, you can save it for the next round or pour it in a mold and use as hand soap at home.


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Yield: 50 soap petals
Author: Cari @ Everything Pretty
Estimated cost: $10

How to Make Soap Petals

prep time: 15 Mperform time: 1 hourtotal time: 1 H & 15 M
How to make single use soap petals.

materials:

  • Flower petals (usually found with bridal supplies)
  • Clear melt and pour soap
  • Pyrex measuring cup or double boiler
  • Pins
  • Styrofoam (I reused some that came with an appliance we recently bought)
  • Fragrance oil (I used Aquolina Pink)

steps:

  1. After you've melted your soap, add your fragrance oil. As a general rule, you'll need 1 teaspoon of fragrance per pound of soap. I melted about 3 ounces of soap, so I used a little less than 1/4 of a teaspoon of fragrance oil.
  2. Push the pin through the petal. You want the petal near the pin head, but not touching the head because the soap will clump there if it touches.
  3. Carefully dip the flower petal in to the soap. The soap will probably be cool enough that it won't burn you, but be careful not to burn yourself. After you fully submerge it in the soap, twirl the pin back and forth between your fingers to get the excess soap off.
  4. Stick the pin in your styrofoam to let dry. Try not to let the petal touch the foam or you'll get a clump.
  5. Once you've made a few and the soap starts to set up, you can remove the pin. To remove the pin hole, just gently rub with your fingers and the soap will smooth over.
  6. Let the petals cool completely on the foam before you package them. They will stick together if you package them too quickly.
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Cari Dunn
Cari Dunn

Cari lives on a small farm with her husband, three kids, two dogs, two cats, and a goat. She loves coffee, Gilmore Girls, her chihuahua, and her kids, but not in that order.