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 melt and pour soap base with fresh dandelions

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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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)
jar of melt and pour soap base partially melted with dandelions

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.

melted soap base with infused dandelion flowers

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.

comparison of 1 year old dandelion soap and fresh dandelion melt and pour soap
bars of soap beside cover of Easy Homemade Melt & Pour Soaps 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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    1. Hi Heather! When you add oil to melt and pour, it really diminishes the lather, so I don’t think you could add enough without it negatively affecting your soap.
      If you don’t have any dandelion flowers handy this time of year, you could use calendula flowers instead.
      Or, elder flowers and forsythia flowers also infuse melt and pour soap with a soft yellow color. :)

    1. Hi Karen! I agree, they do have a cool look while infusing! My thoughts about not leaving them in is that they might feel scratchy or weird on your skin and the flower bits would make a mess in your shower or tub when you use the soap. Fresh dandelions would also probably mold or get slimy. So it’s usually better to strain out any plant matter after infusing. :)

    1. Hi Chrissie, Yes! Lots of herbs & flowers can be infused into melt & pour soap base.
      I have a whole melt & pour print book that covers this in depth, but hope to get an article about that technique on here soon too! :)

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