How to Make Homemade Dandelion Soap With Dandelion Infused Oil

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40 Minutes

This homemade dandelion soap with dandelion infused oil is an easy melt and pour soap beginners can make at home. It’s a simple way to learn how to infuse foraged herbs and botanicals, such as dried dandelions, into carrier oils and use to make homemade melt and pour soaps.

This is such an fun and easy melt and pour soap recipe for beginners. Not only will you and your family enjoy using this homemade dandelion soap, it also makes lovely homemade gifts for friends and other family members. Here's how to make it.

Make a Dandelion Oil Infusion

Before you can make this dandelion soap recipe, you'll first need to make the dandelion oil. You can learn how to forage for, dry and how to make dandelion infused oil here.

Once your dandelion infused oil is ready, you're all set to make this soap. You can find additional details on how to make this easy melt and pour dandelion soap recipe here along with soap making tips and tricks and additional ideas for natural colorants.

How to Make Homemade Dandelion Soap

For this soap making project you will need a both clear and white melt and pour soap bases, dandelion infused oil, essential oils and optional cornflowers.

You'll also need a digital scale, utensils for mixing the soap, a silicone soap mold, a microwave and containers for mixing. A thermometer and spray bottle with isopropyl alcohol is also recommended.

Begin by using a digital weigh out the clear melt and pour soap base called for in my dandelion soap recipe. Cut the soap base into chunks and combine in a glass container.

Now heat the base in the microwave in 20-30 second increments until melted.

Once melted, remove the soap base from the microwave and allow to cool. While the soap cools, weigh out the orange essential oil.

When the melted base reaches 120°F-125°F, stir in a pinch of corn flowers as desired, along with the orange essential oil and 70% of the dandelion infused oil. Mix well to combine, then pour evenly into each of the mold cavities.

Spritz the tops of the dandelion soap you just poured with isopropyl alcohol to remove any air bubbles. Then allow the soap to fully cool and harden.

Once the clear melt and pour soap base has hardened, weigh out the white melt and pour soap base called for in my dandelion soap recipe. Cut the soap base into chunks and heat in the microwave in 15-20 second increments until melted.

Allow the white soap base to cool to 125°F. Then weigh out and stir in the lavender essential oil, as well as the remaining dandelion infused oil. Mix well.

Now spritz the tops of the cooled, clear soap base with isopropyl alcohol.

Pour the melted white soap base on top of the previously poured soap, and spritz with alcohol once poured. Allow to harden.

Finally, remove your finished dandelion soaps, from the mold. Then wrap your homemade soaps tightly in foodservice film to store, until ready for use.

This homemade dandelion soap recipe will make six 2.75 oz. soap bars. Depending on materials you have on hand, where your source ingredients (locally or shipped) and whether or not you buy in bulk, each bar will cost around $3 each or less to make on average.

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