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This Calendula Soap recipe is as easy as the finished product is gorgeous.

Which makes it look even better, right?

I mean, it basically resembles a fancy pastry that you would find in some delicious French bakery while on a European holiday. Or at least that’s what I think. 🙂

The process is so basic even the most novice soap maker will feel right at home mixing it up in their kitchen, which is amazing being as it makes such a statement as a finished product. The end result in no way looks like it was an easy project, so be ready to impress everyone.


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How beautiful are Calendula petals? The color is just perfect for a summer soap. They add a light, summery fragrance to the mix so there’s no need for additional scents.


Using a double boiler, melt the grated soap over medium heat.

Add in the water at the beginning of the melting process. This will add the moisture back into the rebatched soap and help create a smooth, silky texture as it melts down.

Continue stirring over medium heat until you’ve reached the consistency of mashed potatoes.

Once you’ve reached the thick, smooth consistency it’s time to stir in your additives. I started with the Vitamin E Oil and blended it in with my wooden spoon.

Now fold in the Calendula petals.

Carefully remove the soap mixture from the heat source and scoop it into your soap mold. I used a silicone rectangular mold for individual soaps.

Rather than partially filling the spaces for more bars, I used just four spaces and stacked the mixture heavily on top. I love the way they look from the side, all piled high with the rustic looking mixture.

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Just gorgeous.

So pretty you might have a hard time convincing people you made them yourself!

It can be our secret just how easy they were 🙂

Let us know if you try out this recipe or any others from our blog!

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As with all products, users should test a small amount prior to normal extended use. If pregnant or suffering from illness, consult a doctor before use. 

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  1. Is there something else I could use instead of ordering this rebatch soap to get the same consistency? Would I be able to grate an oatmeal, shea/cocoa butter or Goats milk and still get the same affect? (Very new to soap making!)

    Thank you!

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