I like the idea of giving some of these Soap Petals to my girlfriends for a little Mother’s Day treat and it would be fun to put them in the powder room if you work in a smallish office too. They would also make a fun reception favor or be placed in the powder room of the ceremony or reception venue. A little envelope of these would be nice to have in your handbag too. But the best part is that you can give a little something and it won’t cost a lot of money… and really not much time either.
To use them just take a petal, run it under water and wash your hands with it. After the petal is used it just gets tossed in the trash. All the way around EASY!
- Faux or “Silk” rose petals (they come in TONS of colors)
- Soap Scent (or leave them unscented)
- Clear Glycerin Soap
- Microwave safe dish
- Long tweezers
Melt several chunks of the soap and then, using your tweezers, dip each petal into the melted soap. If the soap starts to get a film on it just put it back in the microwave for a few seconds to re-liquefy it. Don’t heat the soap too much or it may cause the rose petal color to bleed out a little.
Slightly shake excess soap from the petal and then place it on a piece of parchment to set. The soap sets up quickly.
For a wedding favor or girlfriend gift you can place a few petals in an organza bag or on a small plastic silver dish. Place the dish in the center of a tulle circle, pull the sides up around to the top and tie off with a ribbon that has a small charm attached.
For the powder room you can just place a handful of petals in a small dish. You might have to leave a little note card to tell your guests what the petals are for.
I did a little math and figured that the soap on the silver dish was about 85 cents each and the supplies I used made 48 favors with approximately 4 petals in each.