Tropical Rose Soap 2

In the summer there is nothing better than a rich lather soap with oils from the tropics. Enjoy the splendor from a rich lathering soap with the luxury of Shea Butter. Tropical beaches with warm sand and cold drinks are now no more than a shower away! Who knew such a rich, extravagant vacation existed in the form of a bar? Come join me for some good summer fun. 

I really was delighted with the outcome of this soap. (Even though I soaped at too high of temperatures and ended up with a cosmetically challenged bar.) It is a glorious soft pink and this soap smells of heirloom tea roses. It reminds me of one time when I visited an older couple to help them pick apples from their enormous tree. Their backyard looked like it was ready to host a wedding. The yard was rimmed in gorgeous blooming heirloom tea roses. I have never smelled anything so good. Come join me in this beautiful yard surrounded by towering trees and blooming flowers.

When making this soap, I didn’t let my oils or lye solution cool like I should have. As a result, the soap volcanoed and I had to force it through saponification. This gave me a cosmetically challenged bar, but I was so impressed with my results, I can’t wait to make this again where the bars are perfect. (Cross your fingers for me!) Don’t forget to request one of these delightful soaps in your next order today!

Patience is a virture… patience is a virture… patience doesn’t exist in my being no matter how many times I utter those words!!!

Collect Needed Items:

Coconut Oil
Palm Oil
Palm Kernel Oil
Shea Butter, Refined
Rose Fragrance Oil
Amethyst Pink Color
1 Gallon Soap Bucket
Soap Spoon
Soap Mold
Glass Beakers
Immersion Blender
.15 cc Scoop


Recipes in Ounces
21 oz Coconut Oil
25 oz Palm Oil
32.75 oz Palm Kernel Oil
5.25  oz Shea Butter, Refined
32 oz Water
12.25 oz Lye
1 fl oz Rose Fragrance Oil
.15 cc scoop Amethyst Pink Color
Recipes in Grams
595 grams Coconut Oil
708 grams Palm Oil
928 grams Palm Kernel Oil
148 grams Shea Butter, Refined
907 grams Water
347 grams Lye
30 mL Rose Fragrance Oil
.15 cc scoop Amethyst Pink Color
Recipes in Percentages
19% Coconut Oil
23% Palm Oil
30% Palm Kernel Oil
5% Shea Butter, Refined
29% Water
11% Lye
1.5% Rose Fragrance Oil
Q.S. Amethyst Pink Color

Weigh all of the oils into a microwave safe container. Heat gently until liquid. Add the lye to the water to for a lye solution. Mix the oils and lye solution and blend until a light trace is achieved. Add the Rose Fragrance Oil and  and mix well. Pour into a mold and allow to sit for 24 hours. Cut the soap. Allow the soap to cure. Longer curing time will result in a harder bar. Enjoy!


Finished Soap

Weighing Oils

Weighing Oils

Weighing Lye

Heated Oils

Adding Lye Solution to Oils

Adding Amethyst Pink Color

Adding Amethyst Pink Color

Blending Soap

Blending Soap

Adding Rose Fragrance Oil

Stirring in Fragrance

Soap in Mold

Separated Soap

Blending Separated Soap

Blending Separated Soap

Soap in Mold (A second time)

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About Taylor

I'm a twenty something happy, animal loving, curious experimenter. I love reaching back into history and trying old recipes for cosmetics or foods. I'm constantly asking "Why?" My curiosity has me trying new things. I love taking walks with my dog as well as staying at home to cuddle with the dog and my cats. Some of my favorite scents include Hinoki Wood, Rose Garden, Jasmine and Gladiator.

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2 thoughts on “Tropical Rose Soap

  • Renee

    Taylor… I mix my lye water and let it cool while I’m lining my mold and heating my oils. Sometimes I even make my lye water the night before. I only heat the solid oils, and add the soft oils at room temperature. Adding the room temperature lye water gives me a little more time to work with my oils, but it still heats up (since the mixed oils are warm) and goes through gel when covered. I haven’t had any problems doing it this way. And I can make 3-4 batches of lye water (in old coffee carafes I found at Goodwill) and let them sit until I’m ready to use them. It really takes away the stress from checking temps all the time!

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  • Taylor Post author


    Lol. Isn’t it nice when things work like they should? Unfortunately I have work induced ADOS. (Attention Deficit Ooh Shiny!)

    Plus, my sense of time isn’t all that great. “oh I’ll come back in five minutes” turns out to be an hour. 🙂

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