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Flower Power Cold Process Soap Recipe

Posted on November 24 2016

flower power cold processed soap

Try this 60's Inspired Cold Process Soap Recipe

The heady, uplifting aroma of the patchouli plant is unmistakeable; known as the scent of the 60s, patchouli is an earthy, bohemian fragrance that remains perennially popular. Handmade patchouli soap is an ideal way to subtly scent your skin if you want just a hint of patchouli to linger throughout the day.

Alternatively, it makes a great base for applying similarly scented perfume for a stronger, long-lasting effect. Patchouli essential oil is renowned for its holistic benefits and said to have anti-inflammatory and antidepressant properties, as well as being an effective deodorant.

With our Flower Power cold process soap recipe, you can create your own patchouli soap at home and enjoy your favorite fragrance every day. For a hassle-free alternative, take a look at’s Wild Rose Natural Soap, made with patchouli, rose and lavender for an extra boost of flower power.


  • 13 oz olive oil
  • 5.25 oz hemp seed oil
  • 7 oz refined coconut oil
  • 4 oz soybean oil
  • 3 oz grape seed oil
  • 2 oz shea butter
  • 2 oz cocoa butter
  • 0.25 oz beeswax
  • 13 oz distilled water
  • 4.9 oz lye
  • 1 oz patchouli essential oil
  • Dried rose petals


  • Safety goggles
  • Rubber gloves
  • Wooden or plastic soap mould
  • Large stainless steel or enamel pot
  • Weighing scales
  • Hand stick blender
  • Two 3 qt size plastic pitchers
  • Two thermometers
  • Two wooden spoons
  • Measuring cup, 2 or 3-cup size
  • Freezer paper
  • An old blanket or large rag
  • Piece of cardboard cut to fit the mould as a lid

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1) Wearing your protective goggles and gloves, weigh out the distilled water into one pitcher and the lye into another. Add the lye to the water, stirring continuously.

2) While the mixture heats up, weigh out the oils, butters and beeswax and melt in a pot on the stove. Let the mixture cool to about 100 degrees F.

3) In the meantime, prepare your soap mold by lining with freezer paper.

4) When the lye mixture has reached the same temperature as the oils, pour into the pot of melted oils and butters and mix until you reach a light trace. At this point, add the patchouli essential oil and continue to stir or switch to the stick blender.

5) When the mixture reaches a medium to heavy trace, pout into your soap mold and sprinkle dried rose petals in a layer on top, padding down a little.

6) Cover the mold with the lid and blanket and leave for 18 hours before removing the coverings and letting the soap air.

7) After a few hours, remove the soap from the mold and let it cure for at least two weeks on a drying rack, or cut to size immediately.

Bear in mind that the longer the soap cures for, the better quality it should be.

We hope you enjoy making Flower Power cold process soap at home. Why not leave us a comment below and let us know how you got on?

Alternatively, feel free to share your soap-making tips and tricks and don’t forget to check back to the blog regularly for more great cold process recipes or contact us at Inspired by Rebecca’s recipe at

Please Note: Every week, Soap.Club receives incredible recipes from our members and guest soapers. Due to volume and time restraints, Soap.Club is not able to test each recipe. All recipes are to be used  strictly as a guideline. Since the recipe requires lye, it is very important to make sure you check you lye measurements. Soap.Club cannot guarantee the results and we strongly recommend that you stick to small batches at first. Please give us your feedback. We would love to hear for you.

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