Flower Friday: Marigold, Lemon, and Honey Soap

Flower Friday: Marigold, Lemon, and Honey Soap
Marigolds have been in full bloom at the LA Flower Market these past few weeks, which means they are also coming at a great price. About a month ago, Grant and I spent Sunday afternoon enjoying a delicious breakfast at the new restaurant across from the Market – Poppy + Rose – and then headed in to pick up a few bouquets for our home. I hung them to dry and put the petals to use by making some wonderfully moisturizing soap (this California heat is killing us!).

Flower Friday: Marigold, Lemon, and Honey Soap

Why I picked these ingredients: Marigolds (also known as Calendula) are known to help reduce inflammation and aid in treating eczema that can come from the dry winter air. Lemon has antiseptic benefits and shea butter and honey are both wonderfully moisturizing.

Learn how to make Marigold, Lemon, and Honey Soaps after the jump…

Flower Friday: Marigold, Lemon, and Honey Soap

Marigold, Lemon, and Honey Soap

1 lb Shea Butter (all natural) Glycerin Melt and Pour Soap Base
1/2 cup Marigold Petals (dried)
3 Tbsp Honey
10 drops of Lemon Essential Oil

Start by removing the petals from your dried Marigolds. Check out our Dried Flower Bouquets post to see more about drying flowers.
Flower Friday: Marigold, Lemon, and Honey Soap

Follow the steps for the Melt and Pour soap, you can also check out Jacinda’s Ice Cream Soaps.

When your soap is all melted you can add in the Marigold, Honey, and Essential Oil.

Flower Friday: Marigold, Lemon, and Honey Soap

Once they have cooled, pop them out of their mold and package them up to give as gifts.

Flower Friday: Marigold, Lemon, and Honey Soap

Be inspired to get squeaky clean with flowers by making: Dried Flower Clear Soaps and Rose and Eucalyptus Body Scrub.

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3 Comments

jodi

Oh, I was hoping to find a link as to where I could purchase this very tempting soap – I do LOVE a hot soak in the tub with wonderful body soaps.

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