We’re making soap all week! And each how-to has a matching video lesson!
Melt-and-pour soaps are the perfect vehicle for dried herbs and flowers. You just pour them right in! To follow along as we make these soaps, check out our video lesson How To Make Chamomile Soaps on Curious.com
8 ounces white shea butter soap base*
16 drops chamomile essential oil
40 drops yellow soap color
8 teaspoons dried chamomile buds
Flowers candy mold
Rubbing alcohol in a spray bottle
1. Cut the soap base into cubes, place them in the Pyrex cup, and melt in the microwave on high for 30 seconds. Stop and stir with a chopstick, then heat on high for ten seconds, checking and repeating until melted.
2. Mix in 8 teaspoons of chamomile buds (stems removed). Add in 16 drops of chamomile essential oil and 40 drops of yellow soap color. Blend together with the chopstick.
3. Pour the soap mixture into the molds and immediately spritz the surface with rubbing alcohol to release bubbles. Let cool for an hour or until cool to the touch.
4. Once the soap has set, turn the mold over and gently unmold the soaps. If the soaps don’t release easily, place the mold in the freezer for 15 minutes and try again.
*We filled our soap mold with water to measure what amount of soap base to use. Multiply the amounts we used to fit the mold you are using.