Hibiscus Soap Recipe

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Layered Hibiscus Soap Recipe Complicated or Not?

Making layered hibiscus soap sounds relatively complicated. Choosing color, fragrance, and herbs for soap making can be big tasks on their own. Especially when you also want to make natural soap. Moreover, when you add the layered soap factor and flower-shaped soap goals, things do look complicated on appearance. 

However, you’ll be happy to learn, when it comes to this hibiscus soap recipe – appearances are misleading. 

It happens to be one of my easy homemade soap recipes! I love sharing free melt and pour soap recipes with you. Such as my first soap recipe for lavender goat milk soap I shared a few years ago, my most recent easy soap recipe without lye – coffee soap, as well as my first clear soap recipe

I’ve made countless others behind the scenes for our home and family. One of the things I love most about soap making is that it’s probably the best handmade gift idea for any occasion. And this layered hibiscus soap recipe does not deny! 

The floral, almost fruity scent is unique. And the layers of white and pink poured to make flower-shaped soap is reminisced of a garden rose and all her many layers. Sprinkled with hibiscus flowers this flower petal soap has a luxurious appearance and a rich lather bursting with benefits for the skin. 

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Sprinkled with hibiscus flowers this flower petal soap has a luxurious appearance and a rich lather bursting with benefits for the skin. Find out why you've got to make it!

How does Hibiscus Soap Benefit the Skin?

This layered soap recipe is not only beautiful but so nourishing for the skin. It starts with a creamy goat milk soap base blended with oils and butter for softening and moisturizing even the driest skin. Then rosewater used by ancient cultures to soothe, brighten, and tighten the skin is added not only for its youthful benefits but also for the classic floral scent only known to the rose. 

Want to make your own rose water? Here’s how to make any type of hydrosol

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For the pink color powdered hibiscus flower petals are mixed into the soap in the pink layers. But, it’s not just added to as a natural soap color. Ever heard of the botox plant? Hibiscus is known as Nature’s Botox.

According to the natural skin care experts are Pronounce Skincare, “Filled with collagen boosting properties hibiscus is a powerful anti-aging plant with a reputation for increasing skin elasticity and so much more.”

Yeah, this herb makes a great soap ingredient. I am right? 

There’s more than a dozen reasons to love, adore, and worship (just kidding) Nature’s Botox - A.K.A. hibiscus. But, let me get you hooked with a dozen reasons to start using hibiscus soap!

12 HIBISCUS SOAP BENEFITS:

There’s more than a dozen reasons to love, adore, and worship (just kidding) Nature’s Botox – A.K.A. hibiscus. But, let me get you hooked with a dozen reasons to start using hibiscus soap! 

  • Natural source of alpha-hydroxy acids (AHAs)
  • Helps speed up cell turnover
  • Unclogs pores helping to prevent blackheads
  • Anti-bacterial cleansing properties help control acne
  • High antioxidant levels protect from free radical damage
  • Exfoliates and dissolves dead skin cells
  • Improves elasticity, tightening wrinkles and fine lines
  • Antioxidants help reduce the damage of UV rays
  • AHAs aid in improving skin tone 
  • Anti-inflammatory properties help soothe skin
  • Boosts collagen production with Vitamin C
  • Alpha-hydroxy acids aid in reducing dark spots

All together, lathering up with hibiscus can result in softer, younger longer looking skin. And it’s ideal for all skin types! So how can we resist making hibiscus soap? 

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Making Layered Hibiscus Soap Flowers

SOAP INGREDIENTS OR SUPPLIES:

¾ lb goat milk soap base 

1/2 teaspoon rose water 

2 tablespoons dried hibiscus flower petals

1 teaspoon hibiscus flower powder

1 rose flower silicone soap mold

Unlock the natural botox benefits of this layered hibiscus soap recipe to revive and pamper your skin with creamy goat milk, rose water, and hibiscus.

How to Make Hibiscus Soap:

1. Prepare a flower silicone soap mold by cleaning, drying, and spritzing with rubbing alcohol. Sprinkle a total of two tablespoons of dried hibiscus flower petals into 4 of the flower molds. 

2. Then carefully slice 3/4 pound of goat milk soap base into cubes that are approximately ½” to 1” in size using a soap knife. And equally, divide sliced goat milk soap base.

3. Scoop one half of the sliced soap base into a large glass measuring cup for safe melting and easy pouring. Place it in the microwave and melt the soap base in 30 seconds intervals, stirring intermittently to avoid burning.

4. Promptly remove the melted soap base from the microwave and quickly, distribute evenly between 4 of the prepared flower molds. Let stand for 2 to 3 minutes. 

5. Then scoop the second half of the sliced soap base into the large glass measuring cup. Place it in the microwave and melt the soap base in 30 seconds intervals, stirring intermittently.

6. Promptly remove the melted soap base from the microwave and add ½ teaspoon of rose water and 1 teaspoon hibiscus flower powder. Stir together using a non-stick heat resistant spatula to scent and color. Add more hibiscus flower powder as needed to create your ideal pink color. 

7. Working quickly, pour scented, pink soap into each soap mold over the white layer, avoiding overflow, before the soap begins to harden. 

8. If needed, spritz with rubbing alcohol to remove bubbles in the soap. Allow hibiscus soap to cool in the mold for one to two hours or until solid before removing. 

Make layered hibiscus soap and easy melt and pour recipe bursting with skin care benefits!

Hibiscus Soap Recipe

Yield: 4 soap flowers
Prep Time: 3 minutes
Active Time: 15 minutes
Additional Time: 1 hour
Total Time: 1 hour 18 minutes

Unlock the natural botox benefits of this layered hibiscus soap recipe to revive and pamper your skin with creamy goat milk, rose water, and hibiscus.

Materials

  • ¾ lb goat milk soap base
  • 1/2 teaspoon rose water
  • 2 tablespoons dried hibiscus flower petals
  • 1 teaspoon hibiscus flower powder

Tools

  • rose flower silicone soap mold
  • soap knife
  • heat resistant spatula
  • large glass measuring cup

Instructions

  1. Prepare a flower silicone soap mold by cleaning, drying, and spritzing with rubbing alcohol. Sprinkle a total of two tablespoons of dried hibiscus flower petals into 4 of the flower molds. 
  2. Then carefully slice 3/4 pound of goat milk soap base into cubes that are approximately ½” to 1” in size using a soap knife. And equally, divide sliced goat milk soap base.
  3. Scoop one half of the sliced soap base into a large glass measuring cup for safe melting and easy pouring. Place it in the microwave and melt the soap base in 30 seconds intervals, stirring intermittently to avoid burning.
  4. Promptly remove the melted soap base from the microwave and quickly, distribute evenly between 4 of the prepared flower molds. Let stand for 2 to 3 minutes. 
  5. Then scoop the second half of the sliced soap base into the large glass measuring cup. Place it in the microwave and melt the soap base in 30 seconds intervals, stirring intermittently.
  6. Promptly remove the melted soap base from the microwave and add ½ teaspoon of rose water and 1 teaspoon hibiscus flower powder. Stir together using a non-stick heat resistant spatula to scent and color. Add more hibiscus flower powder as needed to create your ideal pink color. 
  7. Working quickly, pour scented, pink soap into each soap mold over the white layer, avoiding overflow, before the soap begins to harden. 
  8. If needed, spritz with rubbing alcohol to remove bubbles in the soap. Allow hibiscus soap to cool in the mold for one to two hours or until solid before removing.

Notes

All together, lathering up with hibiscus can result in soft, younger longer looking skin. And it’s ideal for all skin types!

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Unlock the natural botox benefits of this layered hibiscus soap recipe to revive and pamper your skin with creamy goat milk, rose water, and hibiscus. 

This soap recipe makes 4 flower soaps. If this is your first time making soap, don’t miss the beginner soap guide and all-in-one soap making supply list. Print this soap recipe now or Pin it to make later. Tag #lifenreflection on Instagram to share your soap recipes!

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    A Life Adjacent

    These are so pretty, Kristy!

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      lifenreflection

      Thank you, I love how they turned out too!

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