Homemade soap with roses and vanilla

This probably doesn’t come as a surprise, but I have Mother’s Day gifts on the brain. And as far as homemade gifts go, it doesn’t get much easier than making your own homemade soap. Once you buy a soap base (I like shea butter because it’s so creamy) you can go wild making different flavors. Last time I experimented with cocoa & mint; this time I’m going with what every mom wants – flowers!

Homemade Soap with Roses and Vanilla | HelloNatural.co Homemade Soap with Roses and Vanilla

Supplies needed

  • About 1/3 of a 2 lb block of shea butter soap base for 3 bars of soap
  • 1/4 cup dried roses
  • 1-2 tablespoons vanilla extract
  • Soap mold. A small plastic container works perfectly.

Melt the shea butter soap base in 30 second intervals in the microwave until it is liquified. Use a microwave safe container, like a glass Pyrex measuring cup, so it is easy to mix and pour.

Homemade Soap with Roses and Vanilla | HelloNatural.co After the soap is melted, crumble the roses into small pieces and add to the soap with the vanilla extract. Start with 1 tablespoon of vanilla and add more if you want a stronger smell. Stir together until combined and pour into your mold. Let the soap sit for an hour or two until it hardens. Then pop it out of the mold.

Homemade Soap with Roses and Vanilla | HelloNatural.co Just add a bouquet of fresh roses and you’re all set for Mother’s Day.


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  1. says

    What a great idea! I love roses then if the soap can be made from these ingredient. I have never made soap but I would really like to try homemade soap. I am seriously wanting to get into soap making, and you make it seem so easy. And these are really awesome idea for mother’s day.

  2. Mary says

    NEVER made soap and wondering IF other flowers can be used AND other hand soaps besides the Shea butter soap?? Thank you

  3. indumathi says

    Hi Henry, I can smell the beautiful aroma of the soaps posted by you just by looking at them. I am so much in love with them that i want to do it myself and use it. Please tell me the vanilla extract which u have used in this soap is the one which we use for making cakes n cookies or is there something which is meant for making soaps. Thanq :) Indumathi

  4. says

    Your post title alone made me imagine how amazing this must smell! I only tried making soap once many, many years ago and it was some boring soap kit I got from a craft store nothing near as amazing as this one looks!

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