Making Soap Petals 2


On Friday I promised I would show you how to make soap petals. What are soap petals? Soap petals are silk flower petals dipped in scented melt and pour soap to make a one-time-use soap. There are two different methods for making soap petals that I will show today.

Collect supplies.

Collect supplies.

Collect needed supplies for making soap petals.

Supplies for both methods:
Silk Flower Petals
Transparent Melt & Pour Soap
Spoon
Transfer Pipette
Container for melting soap and dipping petals (It is okay to have more than one container)
Fragrance Oil of your choice (I will be using Wedding Blossoms Fragrance Oil.)
Old newspaper, parchment or waxed paper to collect any possible drips of soap.

Putting petals in melted soap.

Putting petals in melted soap.

Supplies for the first method:
Tweezers
Metal Cooling Racks or Baking Sheets lined with parchment

Supplies for the second method:
Needle
Thread
Tray for dipping petals
Place to hang cooling petals

Petals in the soap.

Petals in the soap.

Melt the desired amount of soap and then add fragrance oil. I am going to melt one pound of Transparent Melt & Pour Soap and for a moderate scent level, I will add 7 mL of Wedding Blossoms Fragrance Oil.

Using the tweezers to pull a petal out.

Using the tweezers to pull a petal out.

First Method:
Drop several silk petals into the melted soap and stir until the petals are completely coated with the soap. Using the tweezers pull the petals out of the soap and gently shake them to allow excess soap to fall off your soap petal.

Cooling petals on paper.

Cooling petals on paper.

Place on the cooling rack or baking sheet and allow to cool. Repeat until all petals have been removed from the melted soap. Add more petals to the soap and repeat until the melted soap is gone or you need to reheat the soap again.

Red petals on string to be dipped.

Red petals on string to be dipped.

Second Method:
Thread the needle with doubled thread for strength and stability while dipping the silk petals. Thread the petals onto the needle and thread. Leave adequate spacing for the petals to cool without sticking to each other. Once the petals have been threaded onto the thread, remove the needle from the thread. Make sure you have left enough room on the thread to hang the thread on place you have designated for hanging the threaded petals.

Dipping red petals into the soap.

Dipping red petals into the soap.

Once the petals have been threaded, dip the petals into the melted soap in the tray. If your tray is not big enough for you to dip all of the petals at once, dip all sections of petals until all petals are coated. Hang the thread horizontally to allow the petals to cool. Repeat with other strings. Once the petals have cooled, remove them from the thread.

Cooling petals.

Cooling petals.

It doesn’t matter what method of dipping petals you used, you have now reached the same point. The soap petals are completely cooled and ready to be packaged. How would you package them? There are so many different options, so here are just a few.

1) Package in a clear gusseted bag and tie with ribbon or raffia.
2) Place in a small shallow glass dish or basket and shrink film the basket.
3) Fill a small jar with petals for traveling.

Dye left after dipping one strand of petals.

Dye left after dipping one strand of petals.

Another way you can jazz up your soap petals is to add some Silver Mica or Ultrafine Iridescent Glitter to the soap before you dip your petals!

Note:
We also decided to make red petals and we scented one pound of Transparent Melt & Pour Soap and for a moderate scent level, we added 7 mL of Endless Love Fragrance Oil. However, the red petals would bleed excess dye every time we dipped them.

Have fun!
Andee


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About Andee

I'm a twenty something soap snob. I've grown up with hand made soaps and I love them! I really like making lotions, soaps and perfumes. I adore mixing scents to come up with something new. My favorite scent is either Wicked or Cotton Candy. I tend to hoard fragrances, I even have an Earl Grey Tea from the MMS catalog. I won't tell you how old it is, but it sure is good!


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2 thoughts on “Making Soap Petals

  • Julie Marcil

    Hi Andee,

    I really like the idea of your soap petals! I had never thought or seen this before. I was wondering though, do you think using other kind of fabric would work well too?

    Julie ^_^

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