Rose essential oil is one of the most precious essences available, so it’s extremely expensive. Luckily with this homemade rose soap recipe we can substitute it for a rose fragrance oil.
There are so many other great natural ingredients in this recipe. I find the coconut oil, sunflower oil and cocoa butter make for a wonderfully exotic soak after a hard day’s work running around after little ones.
I’ve used cardamom essential oil in this recipe as I love the fragrance, but you can feel free to substitute it or add other floral essential oils that you enjoy or that suit your skin. For example lavender works very well with this homemade rose soap recipe. Lavender originates from the Latin word ‘lavo’ which means ‘to wash’, so perhaps that’s why its always a good ingredient for homemade soap recipes!
It’s also possible to substitute the water in this recipe for a homemade rose water or even add a little homemade rose oil infusion.
ingredients for a homemade rose soap recipe
312g (10oz) Vegetable Fat (Shortening)
312g (10oz) Coconut Oil
250g (8oz) Sunflower Oil
125g (4oz) Cocoa Butter
146g (4.5 oz) Lye (Sodium Hydroxide/Caustic Soda)
300g (10oz) Spring Water
10ml (2 tsp) Red Liquid Soap Coloring (Amazon Link)
10ml (2 tsp) Rose Frangrance Oil (Amazon Link)
5ml (1 tsp) Cardamom Essential Oil
2.5ml (1/2 tsp) Benzoin Resin Oil
Specifics To This Recipe
Use the Cold Process Method plus the following recipe specific steps: