Easy to make Single Use Fall Leaf Soaps!

Fall is my favorite season.  I love the crisp smell of a fall day, the beautiful colors of the leaves in the trees, apple cider, pumpkins and corn mazes.  I was hoping that since we have been working in Maine that we would see some amazing leaf colors before we have to pick up and head for Florida for the winter.  Unfortunately, we will be leaving this week and Fall is still gathering itself together for it’s big show.

So in an effort to bring Fall a little closer, I decided to create some fun Single Use Fall Leaf soaps.


You will be surprised at how easy these are to make!  Tuck a few of them in a ziplock bag and store them in your purse, and you have a little single use soap the next time you need one!  These not only make great gifts, but who wouldn’t want a little fall color in your purse?


photography challenge fall mums

And speaking of Fall colors, check out this beautiful Mum display at the local roadside stand!  The leaves may not be ready to turn, but we sure have our share of color here!

So, want to know how to make those fun soaps?

fall leaf single use soaps

We start with some Fall leaves!  Well, not real ones.  We have to go with silk leaves.  (You can find them in your local craft store in the floral section).

fall leaf single use soaps

Oh, and we need some Melt and Pour Glycerin Soap Base.

That’s all!

I told you this was a simple project!

fall leaf single use soaps

Cut up some 1″ pieces of soap base and put them in a microwave safe cup or bowl.

fall leaf single use soaps

Microwave on high for about a minute and 30 seconds.  (Do not allow it to boil).

fall leaf single use soaps

Dip the silk leaves into the soap base one by one.  Lift with a fork and drain, then place on a piece of wax paper.

fall leaf single use soaps

Allow to dry for a few minutes, then re-dip each leaf for a second coat of soap.

fall leaf single use soaps

Pretty, right?  In just a few minutes I have a house full of fall leaves.

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  • b September 18, 2016, 6:49 pm

    Do you use the silk leaf as some sort of scrubber as you wash??

    • Susan Myers October 4, 2016, 12:25 am

      Hi Rebecca!
      Yes, you could certainly use it for that. Once the soap is used up, just toss it away!

      • Linda L. September 10, 2017, 10:13 pm

        Is there a reason you couldn’t re-use the leaves? It seems a shame to buy something to use once and throw it away.

  • Linda September 17, 2016, 3:34 pm

    Suzy, I looked up that soap base you recommend and I’m wondering if any of those are scented or are they all just plain soap. Personally, I love the smell of my hands when I use Dial soap on them. But I also love any clean smell, not any strong smells, especially if they don’t smell “clean” or lemony. What do you recommend. I also love the odors of autumn everywhere. Thank you for such a great idea. Would also make nice Christmas gifts, even though they have the autumn idea.

  • gloria ines August 16, 2016, 10:18 pm

    Cuando estoy haciendo el jabón en que momento le coloco la fragancia de Glade y como?

  • Michelle L October 21, 2015, 3:05 pm

    Those are so cool! An interesting concept I never heard of before. Would be such a pretty gift!

  • wanda j October 19, 2015, 2:29 am

    But then what do you do with silk leaf when you use the soap ? Throw it away or bring back and reload. I was thinking it you just painted it on the back when cooled you could pop it off and reuse the leaf. Just a thought.

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