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How to Make Soap with Pressed Flowers

Soap making ideas like this are pretty as a work of art!

How to Make Soap with Pressed Flowers
How to Make Soap with Pressed Flowers
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Learn how to make soap at home with this super easy DIY. Make the prettiest soaps ever when you nest a pressed flower in the center.

This video tutorial shows you how to make soaps that you can use for so many occasions. Give them as hostess gifts or as small gifts for your friends and family during the holidays. Use your favorite essential oils and even food coloring to give your soaps gorgeous scents and vivid colors. Soap making is a fantastic craft to get into, so if you're looking to dive into a new DIY trend, this is the perfect craft for you.

Estimated CostUnder $10

Time to CompleteIn an evening

Primary TechniqueCandlemaking/Soapmaking


Project TypeMake a Project

Materials List

  • Clear glycerin melt and pour soap base
  • White glycerin melt and pour soap base
  • Dry flowers
  • Rubbing alcohol
  • Essential oils
  • Silicone mold
  • 2 heat-proof measuring cups
  • Stir sticks


  1. Drop the flowers into the bottom of the mold.

  2. Melt the clear glycerin soap base in the microwave for 30 seconds, then intervals of 10 seconds until completely melted.

  3. Mix in a few drops of essential oils and stir.

  4. Pour into the mold over the flower about halfway up.

  5. Wait for it to harden: about 8 minutes. Then spray rubbing alcohol over the top of the clear glycerin.

  6. Melt the white glycerin soap base in the microwave for 30 seconds, then 10 second intervals until completely melted.

  7. Optional: add a few more drops of essential oils to the white glycerin if you want more fragrance in your soap.

  8. Pour melted white glycerin on top of the clear base already in the mold.

  9. Wait an hour for soap to harden.

  10. Another option is to add food coloring to your clear glycerin to make colored soaps.

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Wow, this soap is really beautiful. What a great gift idea or even a creative wedding favor!

I love this idea! I've been looking for a way to use my dried wedding bouquet. The colors did not stay as vibrant as I hoped, so this seems like a good use of them. Also, these soaps would make a great gift!

What a cute , easy project. I would love to make these and give them as Christmas presents in a variety of scents. It's so easy you can't mess it up. And you can get very creative too. You can find all kinds of molds to use. I won't have to spend a fortune to fill my Christmas gift list!


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