Use this recipe to customize your own handmade flower soap using lavender, rose-geranium, ylang ylang, or another flower essential oil. You can add flower petals to decorate your soap too! Technical information: 1lb / 454g batch -- 5% superfat -- 33% water discount
Keyword lavender, rose, rose geranium, ylang ylang
* Mix the clay and water up before you begin making soap. Add it to the melted oils by pouring through a sieve/strainer. Cosmetic clays come in a range of colors including blue, green, pink, and brown. Here are various natural soap making colorants to give you inspiration.
** You may use a maximum of 3 tsp of essential oil total in your soap choosing from these scents: chamomile (Anthemis nobilis), lavender (Lavandula angustifolia), neroli, palmarosa (Cymbopogon martini), rose geranium (Pelargonium graveolens), or ylang ylang (Cananga odorata).
*** Dried flowers are a pretty way to decorate handmade soap but unfortunately they can turn brown on contact. Calendula petals will stay yellow but for others there are two options. You can lightly sprinkle them on once the soap has firmed up slightly. The parts that don't come into contact with the soap will stay colored, at least for a while. The other option is to wait until your soap is fully cured. After the 28 day waiting period, spray your the areas you want flowers on your soap with witch hazel or denatured alcohol. Sprinkle the dried flowers on top and wait for the alcohol to dry. When it's fully dry, the flowers will be adhered to the soap. Neat huh?Decorate your soap with rose petals, lavender buds, calendula petals, dried chamomile, and other skin-safe dried flowers and leaves.