What I love about homemade soaps is that they are so easy to make, and you can create something totally unique. My latest ones are these beautiful Dried Rose Petal Flower Soaps, and they are just perfect for Mother’s Day, Birthday’s, Christmas, or as a “Just Because” Gift any day!
The flower shape of these Dried Rose Petal Flower Soaps makes them a perfect decor accent to your bathroom counter, and the addition of rose essential oil makes them have a lovely fragrance.
Using a simple melt and pour soap base, these Dried Rose Petal Flower Soaps would make a perfect homemade gift for Mother’s Day, or a wonderful addition to a pampering basket for mum.
Dried Rose Petal Flower Soaps Supplies Needed
● ¾ lb Goat’s Milk melt and pour soap base
● 1 tablespoon dried rose petals (crushed)
● 15 drops Rose essential oil
● Large measuring cup, glass is best
● Spoon or wooden popsicle stick
● Rose Shaped Soap Mold
Put rose petals into soap moulds so that they cover the “flower”.
Cut soap base into 1 inch pieces and place in measuring cup. Microwave for 30 seconds. Stir very well. If not completely melted, repeat at 10 second intervals until fully melted, stirring in between. Add essential oil and a few drips of pink soap colour. Stir well.
Pour mixture slowly into the soap molds. Lightly spray with rubbing alcohol to prevent bubbles from forming on the soap. Let set for about 60 minutes and remove from mould.
How to store your soap
The great thing about using pour and melt soap base is that your soap is ready to use straightaway. It means that the soap doesn’t need any rest time or curing time unlike soaps made with the traditional method of soap making.
If you know that you are not going to use your soap straightaway, it’s best to wrap the soap in waxed paper or something that will prevent it from drying out too much.
Your homemade soap is best to be used within 6 months. That’s not because the soap would go ‘off’ but because the rose essence and the dried petals will loose their colour and fragrance.
Extra tips on making this rose soap
Can I use fresh rose petals for making my soap?
It’s best to use dry rose petals, because you don’t want to add to much extra moisture to your soap. You can collect rose petals from any roses and leave them to dry naturally on a clean paper towel. Make sure that the rose petals are not drying on direct sun or light as this will make them to loose colour and become brown. Your rose petals should be ready and dry within 28 hrs, but this does depend on your room temperature and humidity.
Can I use rosewater for making my rose soap?
Again, I would suggest that you use a concentrated rose oil to make your melt and pour soap. This is because rosewater is fairly diluted and you would be adding unnecessary water content and plus the fragrance is not going to be very strong.
What’s the best base for homemade soap?
This depends on your preference, I often use Goat’s Milk Soap Base, because it’s so creamy. But you can also use shea butter and other bases.
What happens if you overheat melt and pour soap?
In all my recipes, I’m constantly reminding my readers to go slow and melt the soap base very carefully in the microwave for 20-30 seconds at the time. This is because the soap base is fairly easy to burn if you overheat it. Once burned, you can’t do anything else with it, other than to throw it in the bin. I’ve previously tried to rescue the melt and pour bases, but it really wasn’t worth it. The burned smell overpowered all the fragrances I’ve tried to add in so in the end I had to give up.
These are a few items I use in my own home when preparing these Dried Rose Petal Flower Soaps
My Other homemade cosmetics recipes
- Coconut & Lime Soap Recipe >>
- Cranberry Sugar Scrub >>
- Cocoa Body Butter >>
- Lipbalm with Essential Oils >>
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Dried Rose Petals Flower Soap
- Large measuring cup
- Spoon or wooden stick
- Rose Shaped Soap Mould with 4-6 cavities
Materials & Ingredients
- ¾ lb Goat’s Milk melt and pour soap base
- 1-2 tablespoons dried rose petals crushed
- 15 drops Rose essential oil
- 1-2 drops pink soap colouring
- Put the crushed rose petals into soap molds so that they cover the bottom of the cavities.
- Cut soap base into 1 inch pieces and place in measuring jug.
- Microwave for 30 seconds. Stir very well. If not completely melted, repeat at 10 second intervals until fully melted, stirring in between.
- Add essential oil and stir well.
- Add few drops of pink soap colouring and mix in.
- Pour mixture slowly into the soap moulds.
- Lightly spray with rubbing alcohol to prevent bubbles from forming on the soap.
- Let set for about 60 minutes in a room temperature.
- Carefully remove from mould and wrap or use straightaway.