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Easy Soapmaking Instructions for Rose and Orange Olive Oil handmade Soap. A Recipe using Rose and Orange Essential Oils.


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Soap making Ingredients, all weighed out on a scale.

20 oz of Olive oil

2.5 oz Lye

7.5 oz Water

15 drops Rose Essential Oil

10 drops Orange Essential Oil

1 tbs Dried Rose Petals - crushed

1 tbs Orange Zest - finely grated

Equipment that you need.

Steel pan

Pyrex jug

Candy thermometer

2 wooden spoons

Stick blender

Eye protection and rubber gloves (health and safety !)

Greaseproof paper

Plastic cartons or silicone cake molds.

Soapmaking instructions for Orange and Rose Essential Oil Soap.



1. Put water into jug, place jug in sink.

2.Open window, don eye-protection and rubber gloves.

3.Gently sprinkle lye into the water, mix gently,with wooden spoon, it will get very hot.

Take care not to splash it about.

4.Leave the jug in the sink.

5.Heat the oil in the steel pan, over a gentle heat until it reaches 110F, use the candy thermometer.

6.Test lye temperature when it is also 110F, gently add into the heated oil.

7.Mix lye and oil together using the stick blender.....carefully !

8.When the mixture resembles creamy custard and is at the point where a drizzle of the mix will lay briefly on top of the mixture, "trace" has been reached.

9.Add the essential oils, the dried rose petals and orange zest into the mixture, give the mix one last gentle zizz with the stick blender to fully incorporate the final ingredients.



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Thats It !

Now pour the mixture into your chosen mould.

Smooth down mix.

Cover with greaseproof paper.

Wrap blankets over the top and walk away for 2 days.

After 48 hours, take out of the molds.

Place onto greaseproof paper and leave for 5 weeks to "cure".

After 5 weeks the soap is ready.

Enjoy your Orange and Rose Essential Oil olive oil soap bar !


Follow the links below to discover how to use essential oils in your home, for beauty and health, for cooking, for cleaning, in soapmaking and also how to grow herbs.

Why not go to the Make Soap page for more homemade soap recipes, see the link below to try some easy Olive Oil based soap recipes.

All of the recipes use only Olive Oil, Essential Oils and Herbs, there are many to choose from, if you would like know more about each respective herb or oil take a look at the navigation bar on the left-hand side of the page to find out more.




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