Marigold Soap Recipe with Honey and Oatmeal

Soap making is easy and full of fun and fresh possibilities. Try this Marigold Soap recipe with Honey and Oatmeal for a moisturizing clean.


  • Gifts from the Garden book cover
    “Gifts from the Garden” by Deborah Robertson is full of creative ways to use your garden to its fullest, year round.
    Cover Courtesy Kyle Books
  • Marigold soap recipe setting in an antique muffin tin
    New or vintage muffin and tart pans in interesting shapes make great soap molds.
    Photo Courtesy Kyle Books

  • Gifts from the Garden book cover
  • Marigold soap recipe setting in an antique muffin tin

Gifts from the Garden (Kyle Books, 2013) is food writer Debora Robertson’s inspirational collection of over 100 pretty and practical projects for any green-fingered crafter wanting to make the most of their garden’s bounty throughout the seasons. From the edible to the decorative, Robertson presents original ideas to suit every occasion. This excerpt gives you a step-by-step marigold soap recipe with honey and oatmeal accents.

You can purchase this book from the Mother Earth Living store: Gifts from the Garden.

Marigold Soap Recipe with Honey and Oatmeal

Soap making can be just as satisfying and addictive as creating delicious recipes. Combine ingredients to suit your mood, whether you want something to uplift, energize, or promote relaxation. This is a pretty and soothing concoction. Marigolds are a natural anti-inflammatory, honey nourishes and moisturizes the skin, and oatmeal is a gentle exfoliant. Cheering, soothing, citrus-based essential oils provide the perfect seasoning.

• 18oz melt-and-mold white soap
• 3 tablespoons honey
• 5 tablespoons dried marigold petals
• 4 tablespoons coarse oatmeal
• 10 drops bergamot, neroli, or mandarin essential oil
• 1 tablespoon sweet almond or peanut oil
• Soap molds, muffin pans, or small tart pans



1. Grate the soap with the coarse side of a box grater and place it in a heatproof bowl large enough to fit over one of your pans. Alternatively, you can use a double boiler. Add the honey to the soap. Place the bowl over a pan of barely simmering water—the water should not touch the bottom of the bowl—and melt the soap with the honey, stirring from time to time, until it’s liquid and well blended.

2. Remove the bowl from the heat. Stir in the marigold petals, oatmeal, and essential oils and mix thoroughly. Lightly but thoroughly grease the molds with a little of the sweet almond or peanut oil. Pour the liquid soap into a measuring cup and then pour it into the molds. Rap the molds gently on the work surface to eliminate air bubbles (this isn’t necessary if you are using silicone molds) and leave to set for at least 4 hours.

pattygirl232
11/28/2014 11:39:03 AM

Hi...just wondering... This soap that is used for the recipe... Is that any soap you can buy on the shelves.... Thank you




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