How to Make Rose Soap


The floral aroma of fresh roses elicits romantic emotions and the feeling of being surrounded by a lush botanical rose garden. Incorporating this fresh and attractive scent with soap makes for a truly luxurious experience in the bath or shower. The materials needed are minimal and the time needed to make a fragrant rose soap doesn't exceed an hour.

Step 1

Fill the plastic bottle approximately 3/4 full with unscented soap base.

Step 2

Add the essential oil of rose to the liquid soap base.

Step 3

Drop the stearic acid powder into the bottle. Stearic acid provides extra foaming properties to the soap base; it can be purchased from a soap and craft supply store.

Step 4

Add the rose hydrosol, which can be found in craft stores, to the bottle.

Step 5

Cap the bottle securely and shake it vigorously to completely mix the contents of the bottle. Shake the bottle for approximately 3 minutes and then let the liquid settle for about 2 hours.

Step 6

Use the liquid rose soap as a body wash in the shower or as a luxurious bubble bath.

Things You'll Need

  • Rose essential oil (25 drops)
  • Liquid soap base (16 oz)
  • Stearic acid (1/2 tsp.)
  • Rose hydrosol (1 tbsp.)
  • 18-oz plastic bottle with cap


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