Dried bachelor button and calendula petals(optional)
Put on safety gear, and then measure your ingredients using a kitchen scale.
Gently heat the oils and butter in a double boiler until they reach 115°F.
Meanwhile, add lye to water in a well-ventilated area. Stir continuously until fully dissolved. Cool in an ice bath until it also reaches 115°F.
When the oils and lye water are at the same temperature, add the lye to the oil in a large mixing bowl. Blend with an immersion blender until you reach a light trace.
Add in your essential oils and blend again.
Make a swirl by adding green mica to one side of the bowl and blue to the other side of the bowl. Mix in place using the immersion blender. Use a chopstick to help make a couple of swirls in the bowl before pouring.
Pour in soap mould, and then top with the dried flowers for decoration. Let sit somewhere warm for 48 hours.
After 48 hours, cut the soap into equal bars. Let sit and cure for six weeks before using.