How to Melt Flowers


Many craftspeople like to use flower essence and flower material when they make such things as soaps and candles. You can buy flower essence and flower material at your local craft store, but you can make these from your own flowers at home quickly and easily. Homemade flower essence tends to have a stronger scent than the essence you buy at the craft store, and the flower material tends to be more colorful.

Step 1

Add 2 cups of distilled water to a stew kettle. Place the kettle on low heat on your stove.

Step 2

Add 2 cups of flower petals and cover the kettle. Allow the petals to simmer for approximately 1 hour.

Step 3

Pour the mixture through a strainer into a dish to collect the water. Allow the scented water to cool . Pour the water into a storage container with a lid. Store in a cool location until you need to use the water.

Step 4

Place the slimy flower pulp on a paper towel. Allow it to dry for 24 to 48 hours. Store the dry flower material in an air-tight container until you need to use it.

Things You'll Need

  • Stew kettle
  • 2 cups flower petals
  • 2 cups distilled water
  • Strainer
  • Paper towels


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Keywords: melting flower petals, extracting flower essence, creating flower material

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Jason M. Bruner is a freelance writer who has been in the field for more than five years. His content has been previously published on sites such as eHow.