DIY Rosemary Bar Soap.
It’s almost time for spring! Which means if you’ve been letting your skincare go a bit through the dry winter months, now is the time to get back to hydrating and beautifying your skin! A fun way to do that is with a homemade soap! This DIY Homemade Rosemary Soap is made with only a few ingredients, so you know there’s only things in that will help your skin, not hurt it!
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This homemade soap contains rosemary essential oil, which is wonderful for your skin! Rosemary essential oil is an astringent, antiseptic, and anti-inflammatory oil. It can help protect your skin from sun damage and free radicals, plus it smells really nice! If you don’t have any, you can make this soap with just the dried rosemary, but the essential oil makes this DIY soap even better!
Homemade Rosemary Soap
¾ lb melt and pour soap base
1 Tbsp dried rosemary (the kind you keep in your spice cabinet- if you use fresh rosemary instead the soap will go bad in about 1-2 weeks)
1 teaspoon rosemary essential oil (preferably therapeutic grade)
Small glass bowl
Spoon or wooden craft stick
Rectangular soap mold
1. If your dried rosemary is full length rosemary leaves, spend a minute or two chopping it up so each piece will be smaller. You could also use a coffee grinder. I just chopped mine by hand.
2. Put soap base in a microwave safe bowl and microwave for 30 seconds. Stir well. If not completely melted, repeat at 10 second intervals.
3. Add in rosemary essential oil. Stir for a minute or two until you feel the soap is starting to thicken. Then stir dried rosemary into the bowl.
4. Spoon mixture into the soap molds, but don’t do it all at once to keep the rosemary from floating to the top. Instead, spoon in layers, waiting 30-60 seconds between layers, so the soap sets a little bit each layer. This way the rosemary will stay evenly distributed. Mine made 3 rectangular soap bars, but yours may make more/less depending on the size of your molds.
5. Let set for about 30-60 minutes. You want it to be completely cool before you remove it from the mold. Press on the bottom of the soap mold with one hand and pull on the mold at the top with the other to pop the soap out. Enjoy!
Have you ever made a DIY soap before? What kind did you make?
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