Lavender, Rose Bud, and Marigold Soap - Floral Melt and Pour Soap DIY Tutorial
This elegant lavender, rose bud, and marigold melt and pour soap is a feminine and fun soap to make! It smells like fresh lavender with fresh lavender buds throughout and dried delicate lavender, rose petals, and marigold on top. It uses shea butter melt and pour soap for a soft, lather and gentle feel. I promise you'll love it!
What you'll need:
1 lb PureLux Shea Butter melt and pour soap base
3 Tbsp lavender buds (1 Tbsp kept separate for use on surface of soap)
1-2 Tbsp Dried Marigold flowers
1-2 Tbsp Dried Rose Buds/Petals
10-20 drops of lavender essential oil
Microwave safe container
99% isopropyl alcohol in spray bottle
Silicone Soap Mold
Prepare ahead of time: Measure out your dried flowers ahead of time so they're ready to go!
Take your Shea Butter melt and pour soap base and cut into evenly sized cubes and place into a microwave safe bowl. Melt by microwaving in 10-15 second intervals, stirring in between. Melt and stir until the soap is a smooth liquid. Don't burn!
Next remove from microwave and soap should be a smooth even consistency. Add in your lavender essential oil. Stir well.
Add 2 Tbsp of your lavender buds into the melted shea butter mixture. Stir well.
While stirring, take your silicone mold and carefully pour the soap into the molds, stirring as best as you can as you distribute evenly among the molds - this is to try to evenly spread out the lavender buds.
Once in the molds, spray some isopropyl alcohol onto the surface of the soap to eliminate any air bubbles. Then carefully add the last remaining Tbsp of lavender buds on top, dried marigold flowers, and dried rose petals onto the surface of the soap. Carefully pressing lightly to get them anchored into the soap surface but not pushing so far down that they're not sticking up from the surface.
Let cool for 30-45 minutes until firm - pop out of molds and enjoy!
- Hannah Straight