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Fresh and Fragrant Rosemary and Eucalyptus Soap Recipe Made With Essential Oils

A rosemary and eucalyptus soap recipe to make homemade essential oil soap bars are as beautiful as they are refreshing with beautifully stamped leaves and creamy coconut milk!

If you’ve ever wanted to create your own fresh and fragrant homemade soap with essential oils, today’s the day! With this quick tutorial, you’ll learn how to make soap that not only cleanses but also pampers your skin. It’s an essential oil soap recipe that combines simplicity with creativity. 

I’m talking about a twist on soap making with an easy-to-follow method. No complicated processes here because we’re using a coconut milk melt and pour soap base! 

But that’s not all – we’ll add a touch of vibrant green spirulina powder for its natural color and its amazing skin-loving benefits. And for gentle exfoliation, we’ll toss in a pinch of poppy seeds, giving your skin that extra care it deserves.

Pouring this luscious concoction into charming leaf-shaped soap molds to add a touch of nature will have you hooked on soap making!

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Soap-making process: Melt and pour soap base enriched with coconut for a luxurious lather with rosemary and eucalyptus essential oils.

Which Essential Oils Are Best for Soap Making?

One of the best parts about making DIY soap is that you can choose the scent! Use a single essential oil such as vanilla, sandalwood, eucalyptus, or lavender. Each is one of the best essential oils for soap making. 

Or create your very own custom soap scent by blending multiple essential oils. 

Essential oil blends for soap chart you can print!

If you are looking for a scent you’ll love all year round, you’ll adore these essential oil blends for soap! I use them to make foaming hand soap, too. Print out these charts of essential oil soap blends from the Oily Chic Library or pin them for later use as a quick reference. 

If you’ve read my 10 Eucalyptus Essential Oil Uses article, you know I can get enough of the invigorating scent of eucalyptus. Whether it’s wafting through our kitchen from the diffuser or soaking it up with bath salts – I’m game! 

It’s often just the refreshing boost I need. And that’s why I started with a bottle of eucalyptus for this soap recipe. 

Related To: 12 Ways To Use Essential Oils This Year

Beautifully leaf stamped green soap bars with a bohemian, herbal appeal on a wood soap tray.

What scent goes well with eucalyptus in soap making?

As a general rule, choose oils that sit next to each other on an essential oil blending wheel to create appealing essential oil blends. As for eucalyptus, it pairs wonderfully with lavender, lemongrass, pine, juniper, grapefruit, spearmint, lemon, rosemary, and cedarwood, ideal for your soap bars. 

These scents blend seamlessly, creating a fresh, invigorating aroma perfect for your soap-making project. 

That’s why I chose to combine rosemary with eucalyptus in this essential oil soap recipe. Does rosemary and eucalyptus go together well? Rosemary and eucalyptus complement each other beautifully, offering a balanced and uplifting fragrance. 

What does rosemary and eucalyptus smell like?

The combination of rosemary and eucalyptus essential oils smells crisp, herbaceous, and revitalizing, making it a fantastic choice for your homemade soap bars!

Related To: Refreshing Eucalyptus Diffuser Blends

Handcrafted soap bars featuring natural exfoliants infused with fresh essential oils and leaf designs.

Fragrantly Fresh Rosemary and Eucalyptus Soap Recipe: Essential Oil DIY

We’re not holding back on the freshness with this essential oil soap recipe! This essential oil blend of rosemary and eucalyptus will captivate plant lovers, outdoor enthusiasts, and anyone with a bohemian spirit. 

The herbal, fresh scent will be wafting through your shower as you cleanse and gently exfoliate with this rosemary and eucalyptus soap. 

Each soap bar is stamped with delicate leaves, with the ease of this silicone soap mold, creating quite the appeal. Let’s get started!

Rosemary and Eucalyptus Soap Supplies & Ingredients

4.5 ounces coconut milk melt and pour soap base

1 oval leaf silicone soap mold

⅛ teaspoon spirulina powder

⅛ teaspoon poppy seeds

15 ml eucalyptus essential oil

10 ml rosemary eucalyptus 

Rosemary and Eucalyptus Soap Recipe Instructions:

1. Prep Soap Mold – Prepare the oval leaf-stamped silicone soap mold by cleaning, drying, and spritzing it with rubbing alcohol. 

2. Chop Soap Base – Slice and chop 4.5 ounces of coconut milk melt and pour soap base into ½-inch to 1-inch cubes. Using a soap knife makes this step super quick! 

3. Melt Soap Base – Scoop the chopped coconut soap base into a large glass measuring cup with a spout. Then, place it in the microwave and melt the soap base in four 30-second intervals at 50% power, stirring intermittently. 

4. Add Color and Exfoliant – Add ⅛ teaspoon of spirulina powder to the melted soap to create the green color along with added nutrients. Thoroughly whisk it into the soap, then add ⅛ teaspoon of blue poppy seeds to create an exfoliant in the soap bars. 

5. Add Essential Oil – Next, add 15 ml of eucalyptus essential oil and 10 ml of rosemary essential oil to the soap mixture. Whisk the oils thoroughly into the soap. 

6. Pour Soap – Next, carefully pour the mixture evenly between four sections of the soap mold, avoiding overflow before the soap hardens. And it will begin to harden quickly! 

Watch the soap harden and spritz the soap tops with rubbing alcohol to remove bubbles in the soap. Then, allow the soap to cool in the mold for one to two hours or until solid before removing. 

Close-up of leaf-shaped homemade soap bars with a fresh and fragrant scent of this quick rosemary and eucalyptus soap recipe.


Whether you’re a devoted plant lady or an outdoorsy soul, this essential oil soap recipe is utterly perfect for you! It’s all about fresh, earthy aromas that resonate with your free spirit. 

Pin this rosemary and eucalyptus soap recipe to your Pinterest soap idea board, and while there, follow Oily Chic for more inspired ideas. And don’t forget to print your chart! 

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