Make Your Own Rosemary Soap

Did you know that it’s pretty easy to make homemade Rosemary Soap right in your very own kitchen? The fresh herbs and essential oils make this soap recipe so easy to make – plus it’s so pretty and it smells wonderful.

Image shows a homemade rosemary soap over a wood table next to rosemary leaves. Text reads "Make your own rosemary soap" and the recipe is from Kids Activities Blog.
Let’s make our own rosemary soap with natural ingredients!

Make Your Own Rosemary Soap

In my house, we love making natural handmade soap. We get to choose exactly what to use and usually the bar soaps last for a long time. I love knowing this soap mixture doesn’t have any harsh chemicals, making it one of the best natural skincare products! Depending on the season, I might try different oils – for example, in winter, we get really dry skin so the best soap for us is one with mint leaves and sandalwood essential oils.

For night time we use lavender essential oil soap as it’s a great way to relax after a long day.

This time I made Rosemary soap for my morning shower. A study published by the International Journal of Neuroscience found that rosemary essential oil is also great for memory and mental clarity. Not only that, but rosemary has anti-inflammatory and pain-relieving properties, making it the best way to ease headaches and muscle soreness at home. To make things better – the scent of rosemary is so good, that you won’t be able to resist making these soap bars over and over again.

Image shows the final result of homemade rosemary soap using essential oils and natural ingredients. Recipe from Kids Activities Blog.
This homemade soap will leave your skin feeling refreshed.

They also make great Mother’s day or birthday gifts! Especially for people with sensitive skin that prefer organic ingredients and natural soap bars. You can even add dried rosemary leaves on the top of the soap for a nicer look, or wrap them in tissue paper (or wax paper) and seal them with some washi tape to gift to friends and family.

Ingredients needed to make Rosemary Soap:

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Image shows the process of cutting rosemary soap into pieces using a serrated knife. Recipe from Kids Activities Blog.
You can even try using cookie cutters to make small soap bars.

Instructions to make Homemade Rosemary Natural Soap

Follow the easy steps to make this homemade rosemary soap to keep your skin looking and feeling fresh.

Step 1:

Melt soap as directed on the package, until it is the same consistency as heavy cream. Stir with a wooden spoon.

Step 2:

In a blender or using a small food processor, mix chia seeds, rosemary, and oatmeal until powdered.

Step 3:

Add mixture to melted soap, and then add in 20 drops of essential oil.

Step 4:

Stir and pour into a soap mold. Set aside for about 45 minutes until firm.

Step 5:

Remove from mold, cut, and use. Store at room temperature or in an airtight container to maintain its consistency.

Note: Try using different utensils to cut it. A pastry scraper will do the job and a serrated knife will give the soap slices a textured edge.

 

Image shows a collage of the rosemary soap making process. From mixing the ingredients, to cutting, to the final result. Text reads "Make your own rosemary soap" recipe from Kids ActivitIes Blog.
Our recipe is super easy to follow and the result smells a-mazing!
Yield: 1 bar

Make Your Own Rosemary Soap

Follow this easy recipe to make your own rosemary soap using essential oils and natural ingredients to help your skin feel refreshed.

Prep Time 5 minutes
Active Time 15 minutes
Additional Time 45 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 5 minutes
Difficulty Medium
Estimated Cost $15

Materials

  • Melt and Pour Soap (1/4 of the brick)
  • Fresh Rosemary, 4 oz.
  • 1/4 cup Grapeseed Oil
  • 1/4 cup Chia seed
  • 1 cup Oatmeal
  • Rosemary Essential Oil – 20 drops

Tools

  • Wooden spoon
  • Parchment paper
  • Blender
  • Soap mold

Instructions

  1. Melt soap as directed on the package, until it is the same consistency as heavy cream. Stir with a wooden spoon.
  2. In a blender or using a small food processor, mix chia seeds, rosemary, and oatmeal until powdered.
  3. Add mixture to melted soap, and then add in 20 drops of essential oil.
  4. Stir and pour into a soap mold. Set aside for about 45 minutes until firm.
  5. Remove from mold, cut, and use. Keep at room temperature or in an airtight container to maintain its consistency.

Notes

Note: Try using different utensils to cut it. A pastry scraper will do the job and a serrated knife will give the soap slices a textured edge.

This is a great activity to do with friends. Get together and pool different ingredients for a variety of soaps – and spend a fun soap making afternoon. Once you make your first batch you’ll be hooked!

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What was your favorite thing about this rosemary soap? Did you add more essential oils besides rosemary?