Patchouli Rose Complexion Soap Recipe with Essential Oils
This patchouli rose complexion soap recipe is made using a melt and pour soap base and activated charcoal and clay help to fight acne. Made using natural essential oils, this easy melt and pour soap recipe for beginners is a great project for beginners looking to add a natural soap to their daily skin care routine.
Melt and Pour Soap Inspiration
These heart shaped complexion soap bars were inspired by a recent melt & pour soap recipe at Soap Queen blog that included both Rose Kaolin Clay and Activated Charcoal for natural color and detoxifying properties. I switched this melt and pour soap recipe up a bit and used a six cavity heart shaped mold silicone mold for my melt and pour complexion soap recipe. I also scented mine with rosewood essential oil and patchouli essential oil instead of the more expensive rose absolute and Australian sandalwood essential oil. (If you prefer not use rosewood essential oil for this soap recipe, ho wood essential oil is a suitable substitute.)
The resulting homemade soaps are perfect for giving your face that bit of extra love to help keep it clean and clear regardless of your skin type. Or you can gift these complexion soap bars to a sweetheart or loved one. They also make a lovely homemade gift for Valentine’s Day if you’re one to plan ahead.
Patchouli Rose Complexion Soap Recipe
© Rebecca D. Dillon
22 oz. natural white melt & pour shea butter soap base
2 Tablespoons activated charcoal powder
1 teaspoon rose kaolin clay
1 ml patchouli essential oil
1 ml rosewood essential oil (or ho wood essential oil)
Tools & Supplies:
Quart sized Pyrex Measuring Cup
stick/immersion hand blender
digital kitchen scale
Wilton 6-Cavity Silicone Heart Mold Pan
Graduated Plastic Transfer Pipettes
cutting board (optional)
professional plastic food wrap film
rubbing (isopropyl) alcohol in spray bottle
How to Make Complexion Soap
To create this homemade complexion soap recipe you’ll begin by using a digital scale to weigh out 12 oz. of the melt & pour soap base. Cut into cubes and place in the Pyrex measuring cup. Melt in the microwave in 30 second increments.
Measure out 2 Tablespoons of activated charcoal powder and using the stick blender, mix into the soap base into fully incorporated.
Now measure out the patchouli essential oil with a pipette and stir into the base. Place the mold on a cutting board for easy transport, then evenly pour the melted base into all six of the heart shaped mold. Spritz with alcohol.
Set the mold aside and allow it to set up. Clean out the measuring cup for the next layer.
Once the first layer of soap has set you can prepare your second layer. Measure out 10 oz. of the soap base, cut into cubes and melt.
Measure out the rose kaolin clay and add to the soap base. Use the stick blender to fully incorporate the clay into the base.
Then use a transfer pipette to measure our the rosewood essential oil blend and stir into the base. Spritz the existing soap in your mold with alcohol, then pour the soap with the clay into the six cavity mold on top of the first layer.
Allow soaps to harden completely then remove from the molds and wrap tightly in plastic food film. I highly recommend using professional plastic food wrap film – it’s what I use – as it wraps tightly to prevent sweating and stays wrapped. Label if desired.
More Melt and Pour Soap Recipes
If you’re interested in making more easy melt and pour soap recipes using the same silicone soap mold as my patchouli rose complexion soap recipe, then be sure to check out these other soap making ideas.
- Triple Butter Solid Sugar Scrub Hearts
- Handmade Heart Shaped Handmilled Soap
- Homemade 4th of July Red White & Blue Soap
- Handmilled Lavender & Dead Sea Salt Milk Soap
While not a melt and pour soap recipe, my Valentine’s Day Solid Lotion Bars also use the same mold. To learn more about how to make homemade soaps, be sure to check out my post on how to make melt and pour soap for beginners.