Soap Leaves Tutorial
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Easy Soap Silk Leaves Tutorial

 

Easy Soap Silk Leaves Tutorial

 

Ahhhhh Fall, that time of year when the air gets crisp and the leaves start changing colors. Harvest is going on strong, and family and friends come together for the upcoming holidays. We love to get creative, and a product we are known for is our scented Soap Fall Silk Leaves. Lakeside Candles and Crafts sells out every year. We have such a high demand for these fun soaps, so I want to share with you this fun and easy  Soap Silk Leaves Tutorial so you can make your very own.

Supplies Needed

You will need supplies that you can find around the house, plus others you will need to purchase. We have provided affiliate links to items you can purchase for this tutorial that we trust. You can also find these items in a craft store of your choice.

  • Large Glass Measuring Cup
  • Digital Scale
  • Package of Silk Leaves (Or rose petals, snowflakes, etc. Below is a link to some of our favorites)
  • Clear Melt and Pour Soap
  • Fragrance Oil of your choice
  • Wax Paper
  • Gloves (Below are our favorite for soaping, candle making, etc.)
  • Long Nose Pliers

Instructions:

  1. Gather your supplies and lets prep your crafting area! Lay out sheets of wax paper. You will be placing your soap leaves on the paper to dry. Open your packs of leaves and sort them out into colors, sizes, amounts, etc. Check the silk leaves, they can stick together and you can accidentally dip two stuck leaves together.
    Easy soap silk leaves tutorial
    Packages of Silk Fall Leaves

     

     

    Easy Soap Silk Leaves Tutorial
    Lay out your leaves in groups so you have an even amount in each collection.

    2. Put on protective gloves. Weigh out about 8 ounces, or 1/2 pound of the clear melt and pour soap. Cut it up into small pieces so it is easier to melt in the microwave. Don’t worry about extra leftover soap. You can pour it into a mold if you have one, a plastic cup, silicone cupcake liners, etc. to make an extra piece of soap.

     

Easy Soap Silk Leaves Tutorial

 

3. Put your melt and pour soap into the microwave and nuke it in 30 second intervals. Stir with a metal spoon between each interval. Don’t let your soap boil, that will result in rubbery soap. Continue microwaving soap in 30 second bursts until all the soap is melted.

Easy Soap Silk Leaves Tutorial

 

4. Check the temperature of your soap. Do not let the soap get too hot. Let it cool down to around 140 to 120 degrees. Once optimal temperature is reached, add your fragrance oil. Add 1 tablespoon of fragrance oil per 1 pound of melt and pour soap, so in our case, add 1/2 tablespoon of fragrance.

Easy Soap Silk Leaves Tutorial

Easy Soap Silk Leaves Tutorial

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

5. Using your long nose pliers, dip each individual leaf into the liquid melt and pour soap. Let it drip off into the glass measuring cup, then place the leaf back onto the wax paper to dry.

Easy Soap Silk Leaves Tutorial

 

Easy Soap Silk Leaves Tutorial

6. Repeat this process until all your leaves are dipped in soap.

Soap Leaves Tutorial

7. Your soap leaves will be ready to peel off of the wax paper after about an hour. You are Done!!! Easy Right? Your soap is ready to use immediately! Use the    leaf just like you would a bar of soap. Store soap leaves in zip-lock bags to keep moisture out.

Finished Soap Leaf
Finished Soap Leaf
Easy Soap Silk Leaves Tutorial
Store in a zip-lock bag

Enjoy your soap leaves. Remember you can use this method to create all kinds of soaps in different shapes, sizes, and fragrances!

Easy Soap Silk Leaves Tutorial

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