Easy DIY Rosemary Vanilla Essential Oil Soap

I cannot believe it is already spring! I was taking the dog for a walk this morning and it was gorgeous outside. The temperature was in the low 60’s, the daffodils are standing tall and the birds are singing in the trees. This is absolutely my favorite time of the year. How about you? It is time to get those winter clothes into storage and bring the spring/summer wardrobe out!

Easy DIY Rosemary Vanilla Essential Oil Soap

When Caitlin and I were getting our warm weather clothes out of storage, a thought occurred to me. My skin will be showing!! But my skin is still kind of dry and wintry looking! But, no fear! All I need to do is get it into springtime shape! That means doing some exfoliating and moisturizing! The solution? My Easy DIY Rosemary Vanilla Essential Oil Soap!

Easy DIY Rosemary Vanilla Essential Oil Soap Recipe

I love this Easy DIY Rosemary Vanilla Essential Soaps recipe! It is so easy and inexpensive to make. And it is so much better than any store bought soap you can get! I love a soap recipe with herbs and essential oils, don’t you? The dried rosemary exfoliates your skin and the vanilla and goats milk soap base makes your skin super soft!


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Easy DIY Rosemary Vanilla Essential Oil Soap Recipe


1. 1/2 lb. goat’s milk soap base
2. 2 tablespoons dried rosemary
3. 1 tablespoon vanilla extract
4. 10 drops rosemary essential oil
5. Soap mold
6. Spritz bottle filled with rubbing alcohol

Diced Rosemary for Goat's Milk Soap


Step 1: Chop rosemary into fine pieces and set aside.

Sliced Goat Milk Soap Base

Step 2: Cut the goat’s milk soap base and place into a microwave safe bowl.

melting goat milk soap base

Step 3: Heat at 30 second intervals until soap is melted.

vanilla extract soap mixture

Step 4: Add vanilla extract to the bowl.

rosemary essential oil soap mixture

Step 5: Add rosemary essential oil to the bowl and blend well.

spray soap mold with rubbing alcohol

Step 6: Spray bottom of the mold with rubbing alcohol. This gets rid of the bubbles on the bottom, which will become your top!

rosemary soap mold

Step 7: Add chopped rosemary to bottom of the mold.

forming rosemary vanilla soap bars

Step 8: Gently pour soap mixture into mold.

spray soap molds with rubbing alcohol to clear bubbles

Step 8: Spray the top of the soap with the rubbing alcohol. This gets rid of the bubbles on the top, which will become your bottom! Allow to harden for at least an hour. Gently pop out and store in an airtight container or ziplock bag until ready to use.

Easy DIY Rosemary Vanilla Essential Soaps

I am so excited for you to try this Easy DIY Rosemary Vanilla Essential Soaps recipe! The kids and I made these on a Saturday afternoon. It was so easy and fun to make together. This is a craft that you can make with kids of any age. The younger kids can help with sprinkling the rosemary into the mold or spraying the alcohol. The middle age kids can help with poring the soaps into the mold and popping them out. Older kids can almost make this recipe on their own.

About Kelly

Kelly is a wife, mom of 5 (2 are furry), camera bug, tech lover, gadget grabber, travel enthusiast, music aficionado and TV junkie. Her goal is to share with you recipes, DIY ideas and crafts that are fun, easy to make and won’t break the bank.


  1. I would love to make my own soap! I have made my own bath salts but not soap.

  2. I have always wanted to try to make my own soap. I’ve just recently started growing my own herbs, so when the rosemary comes up, this may be just the one to try first.

  3. I am loving this fragrance combination! Homemade soap would make a wonderful end of the school year gift for teachers.

  4. I love making my own soaps with essential oils. I bet this combination of fragrances smells so good. I can’t wait to try it.

  5. Homemade soap is cool. My sister makes soap all the time.

  6. Christina Almond says:

    This looks like a fun project! I love homemade soaps! Spring is my favorite time of year too–goodbye to cold!

  7. shelly peterson says:

    I have never tried making soap before. I bet this smells really good.

  8. Dana Rodriguez says:

    This is so easy! I bet the scent is amazing!

  9. Kelly Hanley says:

    This sounds amazing and super easy!

  10. Susan Hartman says:

    This does sound easy. I would love to try. Wish me luck!

  11. Heather Thomas says:

    This sounds like an amazing smelling soap!!! Must try it

  12. Christina Gould says:

    I’d love to make this. The packaging is beautiful. Thanks for posting!

  13. I use ice tray instead so I have hear-shaped soap so cute!

  14. Bernie Wallace says:

    I’ve never made my own soap before. This looks like a fun project to do. I’ll have to try making it this summer.


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