Looking for a soap recipe that’s both beautiful and luxurious? Learn how to make rose soap. Made with natural ingredients this homemade soap will pamper your skin while cleansing it gently.
This rose soap recipe is perfect for beginners. Handmade rose soap uses simple ingredients and the end result is beautiful, fragrant soap that your friends and family will love.
If you are looking for a great DIY that you can do for gifts for the women in your life, whether it is for relatives or friends, handmade soaps are perfect. This beautiful soap is a great gift that is easy to do and will be a favorite gift of theirs.
The base ingredients of this luxurious soap are a simple melt and pour goat milk soap base, along with sweet almond oil. You will then add essential oil blends of Ylang Ylang and Grapefruit, plus rosehip oil.
The scent combination of those essential oils is fantastic and it has a very feminine smell without being too perfume-like. The grapefruit oil is wonderful for the skin. It cleanses and moisturizes, and leaves a fresh aroma.
The Ylang Ylang is a floral oil, which has a sweet rose scent without the super-strong floral odor. It is great for women and helps to balance hormones and mood.
Rosehip oil has very little scent, but it brings many benefits to your skin and health. It is great to reduce inflammation and helps boost the collagen production in the skin. It is a great oil for hydration and it brightens as well. Because it is a thicker oil, you will not need to use a lot.
DIY Rose Soap
- 1.75 cups goats milk soap base
- 2 tsp. sweet almond oil or coconut oil
- 20 drops of rose hip oil
- 30 drops grapefruit essential oil
- 18 drops Ylang Ylang essential oil
- ¼ cup heaping fresh rose petals
This recipe makes 4 bars of the standard soap bar size, or slightly thicker. You can make more bars if you have smaller soap mold.
Dry Rose Petals
First, dry the rose petals. The best way is to start by hanging them upside down after tying them together in a bunch. Let them dry that way for about a week or two.
This helps the petals stay in the shape they grow in and they don’t fall off as easily and bend over as if you just leave them sitting flat or upright.
After that, carefully remove the heads of the roses and lay out a few paper towels in a good, flat area that they can stay drying on for a couple of days.
A window sill is a great location to dry the rose buds. Take them apart and spread the petals on the paper towels and let them dry out well.
Then you can put them into a tin or jar for storage until you need them.
Soap Making Process
Start making your own soap by taking a cutting board and a good knife and cut the goats milk soap into 1” sized cubes. If your soap base is already marked out with squares, just follow those lines when chopping it up.
Use a large glass measuring cup that is microwave safe and place about 8 cubes into it. Heat in the microwave for 90 seconds.
While the soap is heating, measure the rose petals out. This part isn’t an exact amount, but approximately a heaping ¼ cup of petals is needed. Tear or crumble them in your hand to make the petals a bit smaller. If you leave them too large, they don’t set up well in the soap.
Cover the bottom of the silicone molds with the flower petals for 4 bars.
Stir the melted soap in case of any lumps and then add the remaining soap cubes. Microwave for 60 seconds. Don’t microwave the soap mixture any longer than about 30 second intervals after this point, as it is likely to boil over.
Add in the small amounts of almond oil, rosehip oil and essential oils, taking your time and being careful as you count the drops not to get too many. Stir well and scrape the bottom and sides for any that may already be cooling and sticking, and then heat for another 20 seconds or so.
Stir the soap one last time and then pour soap base into your molds.
Fill the mold to a little below the top. As you pour, the petals rise to the top and they will dry mostly on this side of the bar.
If you’re adding them at the end, sprinkle them over the bar quickly, making sure to cover most of it and then just check to see that they are all touching the soap or they will fall off later. The soap sets up fast.
Allow the soap to cool off fully at room temperature. It can take an hour to two hours to be completely cool. Once it feels a consistent cool temperature on the top and bottom, you can peel it out of the mold.
Flip the soap bars over to allow the other side to dry for a few minutes, in case of any moisture being there still, and once they are dry, you are ready to use!
More Melt and Pour Soap Recipes to Try:
Turmeric Soap Bars
DIY Loofah Soap
Peppermint Soap Recipe
Honey Oatmeal Soap with Lavender
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I’m so interested doing this flower soap especially I have many rose plants around my house. Where do I get the goat milk soap base?
I think I would like to do this DIY. Thank you so much! I’ve been looking for such as this ever since cause I really hate throwing away my Rose’s petals. Just like today, I’ve thrown so much already. I’m looking on how to make use of my plant’s like roses & lavenders (which I’m starting to learn how to grow them).
Reesa Lewandowski says
Hi Susan! In the post, I provided links to items used. You can find the goat milk soap base there!