Winter Rose Soap

Winter Rose Soap

This winter rose soap recipe came about one gray and gloomy day when I was sorting through my dried flower collection from last summer.

Rose is such an uplifting flower and scent; you can’t help but be cheered up when working with it!

I thought it would make the perfect February submission for my newest gig as monthly contributor to’s blog: The Craft Hub.

You can click HERE to hop over and read the full tutorial. I hope you like it!

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Jan Berry is a writer, herbalist, soapmaker, and bestselling author of The Big Book of Homemade Products, Simple & Natural Soapmaking, and Easy Homemade Melt & Pour Soaps. She lives in the Blue Ridge Mountains with her family and a menagerie of animals, where she enjoys brainstorming creative things to make with the flowers and weeds that grow around her.

  • Farmer Doug @ Ladybug's Mew says:

    I admire your drive, Jan. You are really taking your website (and talents) to the next level. Good for you! :)

    • Jan says:

      Thank you Farmer Doug! I think it’s a bigger dose of good luck than anything else, but I sure am grateful for this wonderful opportunity from the nice folks at Hobby :)

  • SUE KAYS says:

    do you have ree samples we can try, of your soaps, lip balms, appreciate trying anything, like florals, v=any vanilla, hollyhock flower, rose rugosa. spring violets, carrot honey, lemon balm, sunflower, pumpkin, dandelion raw honey, alot of dry skin, thanks for your time

    • Jan says:

      Hi Sue! Unfortunately, I’m unable to afford to mail out samples. I make everything on a very small scale, mostly just for my immediate family to use, and am not set up like a large business with big profit margins. Maybe one day I can get to that point! :) Extra bars of soap sometimes go to my Etsy shop, but supplies are really limited. The link to it is here though, if you want to check it out from time to time and see if any are in there!

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  • Cheri says:

    Do the crushed roses inside the soap discolor after a time?

    • Jan says:

      Hi Cheri, The dried, powdered rose petals give those brownish-pink speckles you see in the photo. They won’t change much from the picture. They’re only in this recipe to give the soap a “rustic” look, so if you don’t care for the speckles, you can leave them out – no problem. The rose clay gives a really nice soft pink color, but if you want to leave that out too, you’ll have a creamy off-white soap instead. So, it’s really a matter of personal preference of how you want your soap to look! :)

      Here’s a quick snapshot I took of the bar that I’ve been using well over a month & it’s almost used up. Hopefully, this will help give you an idea of how the rose petals look after time and use:

  • Cheri says:

    Thanks Jan so much for your quick reply and the picture:-)Yes, the soap still looks beautiful. I can’t wait to try this!

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