Total Time
1hr 40mins
Prep 10 mins
Cook 1 hr 30 mins

A wonderful homemade liquid soap recipe. Let me know what you think of it!

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 12 cup mineral water
  • 12 cup rose water
  • 1 tablespoon dried peppermint
  • 1 tablespoon dried chamomile
  • 1 tablespoon dried rose petal
  • 1 tablespoon unscented glycerin bath soap, grated
  • 1 teaspoon castor oil


  1. In a medium saucepan, bring the distilled water and rosewater to a boil.
  2. Add the herbs and flowers to the boiling water.
  3. Let simmer 10 minutes.
  4. Turn off heat, and let the mixture continue to steep for 1 full hour.
  5. Strain the herbs and flowers out of the mixture.
  6. Reheat the mixture, but don't boil.
  7. Add the grated glycerin soap and castor oil.
  8. Stir til soap is melted.
  9. Let cool, and bottle.
Most Helpful

I think this was very cool! I had to make substitutions, though, due to the inavailability of various ingredients. I used dried rosemary as a substitute for rose petals and dried marjoram as a substitute for dried peppermint. Instead of grating the bath soap, I used a liquid bath soap. Also, I did not have castor oil on hand, so I used Dabur Vatika oil as a substitute. It smells great on its own and imparted a lovely smell to this soap. I allowed the mixture to steep for 1.5 hours. This soap smelt wonderful and was gentle on my hands. My hands felt smooth after using these. Definitely a keeper! Thank You Very Much for sharing:-)

Charishma_Ramchandani September 16, 2003