How to make rose scented soap bars
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DIY Rose Scented Soap Bars

Who doesn’t love DIY gifts? Adding a personal touch to your gift-giving can show someone how much you care, and homemade soaps are the perfect way to do just that. Plus, with Valentine’s Day just around the corner, these soft rose-scented soap bars will be a great present for your special someone. 

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These rose-scented DIY soap bars are easy to make and are perfect DIY gifts for loved ones or friends on Valentine’s Day.

Most ingredients used to make these rose-scented soap bars can be found online. As an Amazon Prime member, I take advantage of free next-day delivery on all orders, making Amazon my store of choice. I have included text links to my preferred options for those who usually use Amazon.

400g Melt & pour soap – I use this fabulous Shea butter soap found on Amazon.

Soap colourant – You can use whichever colours you wish, but I have used rose-coloured liquid soap colourant for mine.

Rose Essential oil – Or your preferred fragrance if you wish.

Silicone moulds – I have 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 use a heatproof 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 helps the soap stick together and eliminate bubbles.

Sharp knife to cut up the soap block.

How to make rose scented soap bars

How to Make Rose Scented Soap Bars:

This recipe and instructions below are enough to make around six rose-scented soap bars, depending on the size of the moulds used.

Step 1 – Start by cutting the soap into smaller chunks and then splitting it 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, ensure you only heat it in short 30-second bursts and stir it between intervals.

Step 3 – Once both batches have melted, add the colourant and fragrance to the first batch and the fragrance to the other. 

Step 4 – You should now have two different-coloured batches, one white and one pink. You can now fill the moulds as you wish. Once poured, spray with the rubbing alcohol to get rid of any bubbles on the surface of the soap.

You can either pour a single colour into each mould or try layering the colours or creating 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 – 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 harden quite quickly once poured into the moulds.

Tip: If the soap starts to harden again, microwave it 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 of 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 it immediately after de-moulding in cling film and store it in a cool, dry place until ready to use. 

Giving Homemade Soap as Gifts

How to make rose scented soap bars

These homemade rose-scented soap bars also make great DIY gifts. Just wrap them in a clear plastic bag, tie them 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 gift tags or labels with their free templates and software. Download the software and print it on your home printer.

Final Thoughts

Scented soaps make a great Valentine’s Day gift for that special someone, and these rose-scented soap bars will surely please. They’re easy to make, and you can customise them with different colours and fragrances. So why not give it a try? You may just fall in love with making your own soap!

Remember to check out our related resources. We have many other helpful tips, gift ideas, and delicious treats to make your Valentine’s Day celebrations extra special.

Thanks so much for stopping by; I appreciate everyone who takes the time to read and make it to the end! I have lots of exciting new content in the next few weeks, so make sure you pop back to catch up!

DIY Rose scented soap bars
DIY Rose scented soap bars

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