How to Make Rose Petal Soaps


Roses come in a variety of colors, and can be used to match several decor themes. They are typically used to decorate living rooms, bedrooms and dens. In the bathroom, roses can be used to create delicate single-use soaps. The simple and pure ingredients create soaps that are both visually appealing and useful.

Step 1

Remove the rose from the stem of the real or silk rose. Separate the petals from one another. This is done by hand with real roses, but scissors are needed to separate silk rose petals.

Step 2

Melt the glycerin soap bars or cubes. If you have a microwave, heat the cubes in a glass bowl 30 seconds to 1 minute at a time, until the glycerin is completely liquefied. On the stove top, use a double boiler to melt the glycerin.

Step 3

Add scented oils to the melted glycerin. Stir gently to mix the scent throughout the liquid glycerin.

Step 4

Lay sheets of wax paper on the table or counter top.

Step 5

Pick up a rose petal with a pair of tweezers or an open safety pin. Dip the rose petal into the liquid soap a few times. Lift the soap-covered petal out of the liquid, and hold it over the bowl until it stops dripping.

Step 6

Place the soap-covered rose petal on the wax paper to cool and dry. Repeat the process for all of the rose petals. If the glycerin hardens, reheat and continue.

Tips and Warnings

  • Use caution heating the glycerin and oils. Do not leave the heating materials unattended.

Things You'll Need

  • Real or silk roses in your choice of color
  • Clear glycerin soap
  • Double boiler or microwavable bowl
  • Scented oil for soap making
  • Tweezers or safety pin
  • Wax paper
  • Scissors (optional)


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