This crafty soap will bring a touch of autumn into bathrooms and kitchens. This craft project is a new take on traditional soap and is super easy. Keep in mind that each of the leaves has enough soap on them for a single hand wash. When you’re done, you can just toss them into the trash. Best of all they look (and smell) lovely in a decorative bowl.
What you will need:
- About 4 oz. of clear melt and pour soap
- Leaves from your craft supply or floral shop
- Appropriate autumn fragrance oil (think cranberry, pumpkin etc.)
- A glass bowl or dish
- Some tongs
- A sheet of wax paper
- Basic tools for Melt and Pour Soap Making
Instructions for the project:
The first step is to prepare the leaves. You will want to make sure that the dyes that are used in the leaves are color fast! Otherwise, you add the soap, the dyes will come off! Cut the leaves off of the stems. You will then need to cut and measure, your soap. Melt the soap in the microwave, until it is completely liquid. At his point you can add your chosen fragrance oil. Make sure the oil is completely stirred into the soap, before you move on to the next step. Now it’s time to dip the leaves. Keep in mind that it is important that the soap be very liquid. If you need to, you can pop it back into the microwave for 15-30 second to get it nice and liquid. Using the tongs, dip the leaf into the soap and let it sit for at least 10 seconds. Be sure to let the excess soap drip off the leaves and back into your bowl. Gently place the leaves onto the wax paper, to dry. When the leaves have completely cooled, gently peel them off of the wax paper. If there is excess soap flowing off of the edges of the leaf, you can trim this easily with a pair of scissors. (Though it can look like “frost” on the leaves.) Place in a decorative bowl next to the sink, to impress family and friends.