These rose scented DIY soap bars are really easy to make and are perfect DIY gifts for loved ones or friends this Valentine’s Day.
What do you need to make rose scented DIY soap bars:
Most of the ingredients used to make these rose scented soap bars can easily be found online. As an Amazon Prime member I tend to take advantage of my free next day delivery on all orders which makes Amazon my store of choice. For those who usually use Amazon I have included text links to my preferred options.
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400g Melt & pour soap – I use this fabulous Shea butter soap found on Amazon.
Soap colourant – You can use whichever colours you wish but for mine I have used rose coloured liquid soap colourant.
Rose Essential oil – Or your own preferred fragrance if you wish.
Silicone moulds – I have a used a variety of heart shaped moulds for these rose scented DIY soap bars.
Small stick or spatula
Other useful tools to make peppermint swirl soap bars:
Double boiler or equivalent. I personally use a heat proof plastic jug placed in a saucepan of water. You can also use a microwavable dish and melt the soap in the microwave if you prefer.
Rubbing alcohol to help the the soap stick together and eliminate bubbles.
Sharp knife to cut up the soap block.
How to make rose scented soap bars:
This recipe and instructions below are enough to make around 6 rose scented soap bars depending on the size of the moulds used.
Step 1 – Start off by cutting up the soap into smaller chunks and then split into 2 x 200g batches.
Step 2 – Carefully melt both batches either using the double boiler technique or by heating in a microwave. If using a microwave make sure you only heat in short 30 second bursts and stir between each interval.
Step 3 – Once both batches have melted add in the colourant and fragrance to the first batch and just the fragrance to the other.
Step 4 – You should now have two different colour batches, one white and one pink. You can now fill up the moulds as you wish. Once poured spray with the rubbing alcohol to get rid of any bubbles on the surface of the soaps.
You can either, pour a single colour into each mould or try layering the colours or making a marbling effect.
For a layered effect – Pour the first layer of soap into the moulds and then let cool for around 30 minutes, spray with rubbing alcohol and then slowly pour the next layer.
For a marbling effect – Just pour the two colours simultaneously into the moulds. Then with a small stick mix the colours as desired. Make sure to work fast, as the soap will start to harden quite quickly once poured into the moulds.
Tip: If the soap starts to harden again just pop in the microwave for a few seconds
Step 5 – Once filled, spray with rubbing alcohol and leave to set for a couple of hours. Once hardened, gently ease the soap out the moulds and the soap is ready to use.
How to store homemade soap
Melt and pour soap contains glycerin which acts as a great moisturiser for the skin, however, if not stored correctly it can start to sweat. The best way to store melt and pour soap is to wrap immediately after de-moulding in cling film and store in a cool, dry place until ready to use.
Giving homemade soap as gifts
These homemade rose scented soap bars also make great DIY gifts. Just wrap in a clear plastic bag and tie with some fancy ribbon and add a gift tag. I used these lovely free downloadable gift tags from Skip To My Lou!
If you prefer to make your own gift tags I recommend using Avery Design & Print. You can design all your own gift tags or labels with their free templates and software. You can then download for free and print on your home printer.
Hope you have enjoyed this post and that it’s inspired you to make your own rose scented DIY soap bars. If so, let me know in the comments below.
Thanks for reading,