Dandelion & Honey Melt & Pour Soap

Learn how to infuse skin-loving dandelion flowers into soap base to create these super easy dandelion and honey melt and pour soap bars.

bowl of chopped cubes of melt and pour soap base topped with dandelion flowers and leaves

This soap is naturally colored with dandelion flowers, while honey adds nourishment and a slight boost to lather.

It’s a melt and pour version of my popular cold process Honey & Dandelion Soap.

I lightly scented these bars with bergamot and sweet orange essential oils for a soft citrusy-floral scent, but you could choose to leave them unscented, or replace the bergamot and sweet orange with another essential oil, such as lavender, if you’d like.

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bars of yellow soaps infused with dandelions on a wooden background

Ingredients & Equipment

  • 1/4 cup (abt 8 g) fresh or dried dandelion flowers
  • 1 tsp water
  • 8 oz (227 g) white soap base (I used SFIC Goat’s Milk)
  • 1/2 tsp honey
  • 1 g (abt 1/4 tsp) bergamot essential oil
  • 1 g (abt 1/4 tsp) sweet orange essential oil
  • optional – 1/8 tsp tamanu or jojoba oil
  • wide-mouth pint (500 ml) canning jar + lid
  • flower shaped mold (I used this “Celebrate It” flower mold from Michaels Craft Store)
a glass canning jar showing melt and pour soap base that's partially melted over fresh dandelion flowers

Directions to Make

Step 1

Place the dandelion flowers and water in the bottom of the wide-mouth pint canning jar or similar container. Place the soap base on top of the dandelions.

Step 2

Optional: Jump start the infusing process by microwaving the jar for about 30 to 45 seconds, until the soap just starts melting.

Step 3

Cover the jar with its lid or a heatproof saucer and place in a small saucepan filled with several inches of water. Heat over a medium-low burner for about 30 to 45 minutes, until the soap has turned yellow from the dandelions.

Step 4

Remove the soap from the pan and uncover. Stir in the honey and essential oils. If you have dry skin, you may want to add the jojoba or tamanu oil, though it may slightly dampen the amount of lather your soap has.

clear glass jar of dandelion flowers infusing in white melt and pour soap base

Step 5

Pour the soap through a strainer into a clean jar or pouring container.

Step 6

Spritz the bottom of the mold lightly with rubbing alcohol, to make sure the soap gets a clean impression. Pour the soap into the mold and spritz the top with rubbing alcohol to eliminate air bubbles. If using the mold shown, you should get about 3 soaps, not quite filled to the top.

Step 7

Let cool for several hours or overnight, until completely hardened. Remove from the mold and wrap in airtight packaging.

How does the color hold up?

Below, on the left, is a dandelion infused soap that I made last year around this time, so it’s about 1 year old. On the right, is a bar of this year’s dandelion & honey soap. You can see the color holds up pretty well over a year, especially if the soap is stored out of direct sunlight or indoor light.

two flower shaped bars of dandelion infused soap with green dandelion leaves and blue flowers on a wooden background
2 soap bars with diagonal green and yellow design on fresh grass beside a book cover for a soapmaking book

Looking for more creative melt and pour soap ideas? Check out my print book, Easy Homemade Melt & Pour Soaps. It’s filled with helpful tutorials, natural colorant galleries, essential oil blends, plus 50 recipes with full color photos of each project!

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Jan
 

Jan Berry is a writer, herbalist, soapmaker, and bestselling author of three print books: 101 Easy Homemade Products, Simple & Natural Soapmaking, and Easy Homemade Melt & Pour Soaps. She lives in the Blue Ridge Mountains with her family and a menagerie of animals, where she enjoys brainstorming creative things to make with the flowers and weeds that grow around her.

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