The special story about the picture of this rose soap is the rose petals were from a beautiful bouquet of fresh roses! I love the light scent of rose and rose water is refreshing to irritated skin.
Let's get started!
What you'll need:
- 40-50oz Soap Mold
- Stick blender
- 4.4oz Lye
- 9.6oz Frozen or Chilled Rose Water (Here's how to make it!)
- 24oz Olive Oil
- 6.4oz Coconut Oil
- 1.6oz Castor Oil
- 1-1.5oz Rose Fragrance Oil
- Crushed Rose Petals
Safety First: Protect yourself! Make sure to work in a well ventilated area, and always wear gloves, goggles and a mask when making soap.Working with lye can be dangerous as it releases fumes and cause chemical burns.
Step 1: Slowly and carefully add the lye to the rose water and stir. The lye and rose water may change colors drastically, but it's okay. Let it set until it reaches 100-120 degrees Fahrenheit.
Step 2: Fully melt coconut oil before adding it to olive oil and castor oil. Then, add the lye and rose water to the oils once they are both at 120 degrees or below.
Step 3: Use a stick blender to blend to a light to medium trace. Add Rose Fragrance oil to the soap batter and blend or stir.
Step 4: Pour the soap into the mold and tap down to release any air bubbles. Use your spatula to move the soap away from the sides of the mold and sprinkle dried rose petals to the top of the soap.
Step 5: Let the soap set for 2-3 days or until it will easily remove from the mold. Cut and allow it to cure on a rack for 4-6 weeks. Enjoy!