What you'll need:
- Solid shampoo melt and pour base - this one is from Stephenson Personal Care
- ¼ cup dried organic rose petals
- A microwave-safe bowl
- A rubber or silicone spatula
- Soap molds- I used a mini muffin non-stick tin to get this shape
- Optional: 2-3 tablespoons of dried rosemary - rosemary variation instructions at end of post
Start with 8 ounces of solid shampoo base (half a 1 lb package). Cut into smaller, cubed chunks. You may rip your rose petals into smaller pieces, if you wish.
Microwave your shampoo base in 30 second intervals until it is completely melted, stirring well each time. Once it is melted, add rose petals. Stir to incorporate, and pour into soap molds.
Tip: lightly spray soap with rubbing alcohol after you pour it into the mold to get rid of the air bubbles. Bubbles are a cosmetic issue, so doing this is optional.
You can sprinkle a few rose petals to the exposed melted mixture before it solidifies, just to add extra beauty to your shampoo bars.
Let sit for 2-3 hours, until the shampoo is completely solidified. If you used a muffin tin like I did, you can pop the tray in the freezer for ~10 minutes, which can help the bars come out of the tray.
Package as soon as possible. Ideas include saran wrap; kraft packaging paper; gift wrap; muslin drawstring bags; etc.
In this post I used tea-dyed cloth bags to package these lovely shampoo bars. If you'd like to learn how, it's on page 42 in Snowed In Magazine below!
Rosemary variation: would you like to add rosemary to your solid shampoo bars? Find out how on page 39 below: