Rose Petal Soap

Rose Petal Soap
Batch DateJune 17, 2016

Primary Ingredients

IngredientQuantityPercentageSaponification ValueKOH Addition (Grams)NaOH Addition (Grams)
Castor Oil1.6 ouncesCalculating...0.18
Coconut Oil (76 deg)9.6 ouncesCalculating...0.257
Lard, Pig Tallow (Manteca)6.4 ouncesCalculating...0.198
Olive Oil12.8 ouncesCalculating...0.19
Shea Butter1.6 ouncesCalculating...0.179

Distilled Water12.16 ounces
Sodium Hydroxide (NaOH)129.4 grams

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Special Ingredients

2 teaspoons sodium lactate, ½ oz. dried rose petals (buds and stems removed), 1 teaspoon Moroccan red clay powder, ½ oz. saffron and honey fragrance oil.


Combine all oils. Add the sodium lactate to the cooled lye water mixture. Add the lye water to the oils and bring to a very light trace. Add the red clay powder and fragrance oils, blending well. Hand stir in the rose petals. Pour the mixture into the soap mold.

Batch Notes

The saffron and honey fragrance oil is a mellow sweet smell. It is described as a “cardamom, clover, musk and honey rounded out with smooth, milky notes”. I got it as a sampler with some other fragrances and thought it would pair well with the roses as very light scent in the soap.