Video:Single-Use Dipped Flower and Leaf Soapwith David Fisher
Using silk flower petals and leaves, you can create an elegant hand soap that will liven up your bathroom. Try making unique seasonal flower soaps at home.See Transcript
Transcript:Single-Use Dipped Flower and Leaf SoapHi, I'm David Fisher for About.com. Today we are going to make a unique seasonal soap using silk flower petals to make single use hand soaps.
Homemade Flower Soap SuppliesFor this recipe, you will need:
- between 4 & 8 oz of melt and pour soap
- an appropriate fragrance oil to match your flower or silk petal that you have chosen
- assortment of silk flower petal or leaves (for wintertime you can use poinsettias, for
- spring time pansies, and for autumn, autumn leaves or ivy)
- kitchen tongs
- Pyrex measuring cup
- a sharp knife
- cookie sheet covered with wax paper
Arrange the Flowers and LeavesFirst, cut the leaves or petals off of the stems. Make sure that the dye used in the leaves are color fast. Otherwise when you add the soap, the dye will come off.
Prepare the SoapCut and measure your melt and pour soap and microwave it until it is completely liquid. Next add your fragrance oil and stir well. After the fragrance has been added, it is time to dip the leaves.
Dip the Flowers in the SoapUsing the tongs, dip the leaf into the soap, and let it sit for 10 seconds or so. After dipping, let the excess soap drip off of the leaf and then place the leaf on a clean piece of wax paper to cool.
When it is completely cooled, gently peel the leaves off of the wax paper. If there is any excess soap flowing off of the edge of the leaf, you can trim this easily with a pair of scissors. When you are done, place the leaves in a decorative bowl next to the sink.
It may take your guest a little while to realize that these are single use soaps and that they just throw the flower away when they are done. But once they do, they will be washing their hands over and over again.
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