I found Rosehip Melt & Pour soap recipe on the Soap Queen’s page and fell in love. You can either purchase the products from Amazon, or order them in a nice little kit off of the Soap Queens page from Bramble Berry like I did. The total cost of the kit costs over $65 and has everything you need. You can even remove items if you already have them stocked at home.
When using a melt & pour recipe, you can play around with it as you see fit. It is pretty fool proof. I honestly can’t say that I have ever messed up a batch. Every bar I have ever made has been used until there was no more to use. I hope this helps to encourage you if you are nervous. You can’t mess this up.
Okay, so let’s get into what you will need:
Soap mold – I purchased a silicone mold that makes 8 bars from Amazon. I love them because once the soaps are done you can just pop them out. Most importantly, cleaning them is a breeze.
32 oz of Melt & Pour soap (I broke this up into half so over all this should give you about 16 bars of soap.
4 tsp of Rose Clay
2 tsp of Rosehip Powder
2 Tbsp spoon of Poppy seeds
0.3oz Lavender Essential Oil
0.3oz of Lemongrass Essential Oil
99% Isopropyl Alcohol (I only had 94%)
8oz Spray bottle
- Cut your melt & pour soap into cubes and place them in a bowl for later use.
- Get separate bowls for the rose clay and Rosehip powder and dissolve them in a Tbsp of alcohol. I didn’t follow the recipe because the clay got really thick so I kept adding alcohol until it was a good consistency to scoop until the soap.
- While the clay and Rosehip powder is dissolving, you can place the soap in a microwave for 30 seconds at a time. You can also use a double boiler if you don’t want to use the microwave which is what I have done.
- Once the soap melts, add the clay and the powder and stir thoroughly.
- Add in your poppyseed once the clay and rosehip power has been added.
A note of caution: Once you pour your soap into the molds do not move them. If you do too soon, you risk getting folds on the bottom of your soaps which won’t look pretty. I did this and the bottom of my soaps don’t look the best. I resolved this my second time around by placing my molds on a placemat and once poured, I moved the placemat to the location where the soaps will set for the next 24 to 48 hours. Also, you need to work fast because the soap will begin to harden (see bottom right soap). My daughter and I decided to add some lavender buds to some of the soaps to change things up a bit.
Something I didn’t do this time around, which I should have done was sprayed the bottom of my soaps with alcohol to get rid of the bubbles. This makes your soap look more smooth all around. I didn’t see many bubbles and didn’t feel like it, so I didn’t. I mean, seriously…you won’t even see the bubbles after your first use.
Voila! Once the soaps have set, you can pop them out of the molds and you now have a great exfoliant soap! The Rosehip powder is high in vitamin C and brightens the skins while the poppy seeds work as an exfoliant removing the dead skin cells. These soaps have a really good lather and the scent is both heavenly and relaxing!