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DIY Rose & Frankincense Soap: A Luxurious Beauty Essential


About the author: Jinane Doughan is a professional make-up artist with a degree from the French Fashion Institute ESMOD Dubai. She specialized in natural handmade skincare and haircare products.
Her YouTube channel, Jinane World, has 600+ educational videos and 100K+ subscribers.
She is an accredited Master Trainer and gives courses at a reputed academy that has 16 branches worldwide. She sells online courses about natural skincare.
Disclaimer: This article is for educational purposes only and does not constitute professional medical advice. Use any natural skincare or haircare products at your own risk and perform a patch test before use.

Introducing our latest beauty essential: DIY Rose & Frankincense Soap. Unlock the secrets of luxury skincare with this exquisite do-it-yourself soap that combines the enchanting aroma of rose oil and the rejuvenating properties of frankincense.

In this article, we’ll guide you through the simple yet rewarding process of crafting your own bar of indulgence. Learn how to pamper yourself or surprise your loved ones with a thoughtful and luxurious gift. Follow our step-by-step recipe to create a spa-like experience in the comfort of your home.

Ingredients Needed

  • Glycerine soap. Ensure it is of high quality.
  • Soft shea butter
  • Dried rose petals that are ground or crushed
  • Vegetable glycerine
  • Oily color. We will use red color since the soap is all about roses.
  • Rose oil
  • Frankincense oil. If you prefer to make your own frankincense oil, I have covered it in a previous article. For your convenience, I will repeat here:

Choose high-quality ingredients to boost the effectiveness and safety of your DIY beauty products. Also, where an essential oil is included in my recipes, I utilize either of two types of essential oils: pure, if added in drops, or diluted, if mixed in grams.

To Make the Frankincense Oil

  • Using a coffee grinder, grind one tablespoon of frankincense till it becomes powder
  • Add 100g of sweet almond oil
  • Store the container for 20 days in a cabinet. Shake the container every day or so.
  • Important: after 20 days, filter it thoroughly to remove any residue completely.

Tools Needed

  • Large mold
  • Cutting board
  • Knife
  • casserole pan
  • Bowl
  • Silicone spatula for mixing
  • Medical alcohol 70%

Prior to use, ensure that both your utensils and containers are properly cleaned and disinfected. Wash them with warm soapy water, dry with a tissue, and then sanitize by spraying with 70% medical alcohol. Wipe them clean and let them air dry before use.

Steps: DIY Rose & Frankincense Soap

The quantities below will make you 9 rose & frankincense soap bars, which you can use personally or give as gifts. If you prefer to make a fewer number of soap bars, just adjust the quantities proportionately for all the ingredients. The mold required depends on the soap quantity you want to make. Here, I am using a mold that can take 1 kilogram of soap mix.

Note: Have the quantities measured and ready before starting. If your glycerine soap is of lower quality, it might harden quickly after you melt it in a bain-marie as explained below. So it is better to have the quantities ready.

1- Start by measuring and preparing these quantities of the ingredients:

  • 1 kilogram (35.27 oz) of glycerine soap
  • 10 grams (0.35 oz) of shea butter
  • 10 grams (0.35 oz) of dried and crushed rose petals
  • In a bowl, mix 10 grams (0.35 oz) each of the rose oil, frankincense oil and glycerine
  • You will need 3 teaspoons of oily color in liquid form. If you have it as powder, mix it with a small quantity of sweet almond oil.

2- Cut up 1 kilogram (35.27 oz) of glycerine soap into pieces.

DIY Rose & Frankincense Soap. Cut up the glycerine soap into pieces
Cut up the glycerine soap into pieces

3- Put them in a casserole pan. In the image below, I used both transparent and white glycerine soap, because I didn’t have 1 kilogram of either. So I used 1/2 kg of each.

DIY Rose & Frankincense Soap. Place the glycerine soap pieces in a casserole pan
Place the glycerine soap pieces in a casserole pan

4- Place the pan in a bain-marie (hot water bath) to melt the glycerine soap.

A bain-marie is done by placing the pan in a larger pot of hot steaming water. This will gradually melt whatever is inside the pan without causing it to burn. As the contents melt, make sure to mix every now and then.

After the contents have melted, take the pan out of the bain-marie.

DIY Rose & Frankincense Soap. The glycerine soap was melted in a bain-marie
The glycerine soap was melted in a bain-marie

5- Add 10 grams (0.35 oz) of shea butter.

DIY Rose & Frankincense Soap. Add shea butter
Add shea butter

6- With the silicone spatula, mix to melt the shea butter in the hot glycerine soap.

7- Add 3 teaspoons of the red oily color.

DIY Rose & Frankincense Soap. Add the oily color
Add the oily color

8- Mix the color.

DIY Rose & Frankincense Soap. Mix the oily color
Mix the oily color

9- Add 10 grams (0.35 oz) of dried and crushed rose petals.

DIY Rose & Frankincense Soap. Add the dried and crushed rose petals
Add dried and crushed rose petals

10- Stir the contents for a good mixing.

11- Add the mix that we have prepared of rose oil, frankincense oil, and glycerine.

DIY Rose & Frankincense Soap. Add the rose oil, frankincense oil and glycerine
Add the rose oil, frankincense oil and glycerine

12- Mix the contents well.

13- Pour the contents in the mold.

DIY Rose & Frankincense Soap. Pour the contents in the mold
Pour the contents in the mold

14- Spray the surface with alcohol 70% to get rid of the bubbles.

DIY Rose & Frankincense Soap. Spray alcohol on the surface
Spray alcohol on the surface

15- Cover the mold with a towel and leave it to cool down. Depending on the weather in your area, it could take 3-12 hours to cool properly.

16- If you wish to add some decoration on the surface, wait for the soap to solidify partially, then insert carefully some dried rose buds. Take care not to disturb much the soap surface. Leave it to cool fully.

DIY Rose & Frankincense Soap. Optionally, add some decoration
Optionally, add some decoration

17- After the soap has fully hardened, remove it carefully from the mold.

DIY Rose & Frankincense Soap. After the soap has hardened, remove it from the mold
After the soap has hardened, remove it from the mold

18- With the knife, cut the soap into bars.

DIY Rose & Frankincense Soap. Cut the soap into bars
Cut the soap into bars

19- Your DIY Rose & Frankincense Soap is now done! You can start using it after a day.

DIY Rose & Frankincense Soap. Final product
DIY Rose & Frankincense Soap. Final product

How To Use: DIY Rose & Frankincense Soap

Using your DIY Rose & Frankincense Soap is a delightful experience that will leave your skin feeling nourished and refreshed. Follow these simple steps to make the most of this luxurious beauty essential:

  1. Wet Your Hands: Start by wetting your hands with warm water. Ensure your skin is damp before using the soap.
  2. Lather the Soap: Gently rub the DIY Rose & Frankincense Soap between your hands to create a rich lather. The fragrant combination of rose oil and frankincense will awaken your senses and elevate your bathing routine.
  3. Apply to Your Skin: Apply the lathered soap to your face and body, massaging it into your skin using circular motions. Allow the natural ingredients to work their magic, cleansing and nourishing your skin.
  4. Enjoy the Aromatherapy: Take a moment to inhale the soothing aromas of rose and frankincense as you continue to cleanse your skin. The calming scents will promote relaxation and reduce stress.
  5. Rinse Thoroughly: After cleansing, rinse off the soap thoroughly with warm water. Ensure there are no soap residues left on your skin.
  6. Pat Dry Gently: Once you’ve rinsed, pat your skin dry gently with a soft towel. Avoid rubbing vigorously to prevent irritation.
  7. Moisturize Your Skin: For the ultimate indulgence, follow up with your favorite moisturizer or a nourishing lotion. The combination of the soap’s ingredients and your moisturizer will leave your skin feeling supple and rejuvenated.

Remember, this handmade soap is crafted with care and natural goodness. It is free from harsh chemicals, making it suitable for most skin types. Use it daily as part of your skincare routine to enjoy its full benefits.

DIY Rose & Frankincense Soap. Final product 2
DIY Rose & Frankincense Soap

Benefits: DIY Rose & Frankincense Soap

Indulging in the luxurious DIY Rose & Frankincense Soap comes with a host of wonderful benefits for your skin and overall well-being. Let’s explore the delightful advantages of incorporating this beauty essential into your daily routine:

  1. Nourishes and Hydrates: Enriched with shea butter and vegetable glycerine, this soap deeply nourishes and hydrates your skin, leaving it feeling soft, smooth, and supple. Say goodbye to dry and dull skin, and embrace a radiant, healthy glow.
  2. Rejuvenates and Revitalizes: The combination of rose oil and frankincense creates a powerful synergy, providing anti-aging and rejuvenating properties. These natural ingredients can help reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, promoting a youthful and revitalized complexion.
  3. Soothes and Calms: The calming aroma of rose oil and the grounding scent of frankincense offer aromatherapy benefits that help soothe the mind and reduce stress. Incorporating this soap into your bathing routine can become a comforting self-care ritual, promoting relaxation and tranquility.
  4. Gentle and Non-Irritating: Free from harsh chemicals and artificial additives, this handmade soap is gentle on the skin and suitable for most skin types, including sensitive skin. Experience a cleansing experience that won’t strip your skin of its natural oils or cause irritation.
  5. Antioxidant Protection: Both rose oil and frankincense are rich in antioxidants, which help combat free radicals and environmental pollutants that can damage the skin. This soap assists in protecting your skin from oxidative stress, promoting a healthier complexion.
  6. Aromatherapy Benefits: Inhaling the fragrant blend of rose and frankincense can uplift your mood, reduce anxiety, and promote overall well-being. The beautiful scent lingers on your skin, offering a subtle and delightful fragrance throughout the day.
  7. Handcrafted with Love: Creating this soap with your own hands allows you to infuse it with your intentions and care, making it a thoughtful and meaningful gift for yourself or your loved ones.

With the benefits of nourishment, rejuvenation, and aromatherapy combined, the DIY Rose & Frankincense Soap is a luxurious addition to your daily beauty routine.

Here are more articles on how to make your own natural soaps:

Video How-To on My Channel | Jinane World

The steps to make the DIY Rose & Frankincense Soap are demonstrated in this video.


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