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Beautiful Butterfly Shea Butter Essential Oils Soap Bars

Today, I'm sharing a simple melt-and-pour recipe for gorgeous Butterfly Shea Butter Soap Bars. These bars are infused with the delicate scents of jasmine and rose essential oils, a touch of exfoliation from dried rose petals, and the skin-loving goodness of shea butter.

Beautiful Butterfly Shea Butter Soap Bars

Why Shea Butter Soap?

Shea butter is a natural wonder ingredient for skincare. It's packed with vitamins A and E, along with essential fatty acids, which not only hydrate the skin but also ensure it remains soft, supple, and nourished.

When combined with the therapeutic benefits of essential oils, shea butter soap bars become a luxurious treat for the skin. Shea butter soap leaves your skin feeling soft, supple, and pampered.

The Power of Essential Oils

This recipe combines the romantic floral notes of jasmine and rose essential oils. The choice of jasmine and rose essential oils is no coincidence.

Jasmine Essential Oils

With its sweet, romantic fragrance, Jasmine offers a soothing effect that can help reduce stress and anxiety. (affiliate link, if you make a purchase I will make a small commission)

Jasmine Essential Oil

Rose Essential Oils

On the other hand, rose essential oil is celebrated for its ability to improve mood and promote feelings of love and harmony.

Rose Essential Oils

Together, they create a symphony of scents that not only pamper the skin but also uplift the spirit.

Let's Get Crafting!

Makes: 12 bars Prep time: 10 minutes Down time: 1-2 hours

Supplies Needed:

  • Butterfly molds (like these on Amazon – affiliate link)
  • 4 cup microwave-safe measuring cup
  • Wooden craft stick
  • (optional) Spray bottle with rubbing alcohol


  • 1 lb shea butter melt-and-pour soap base
  • 10 drops jasmine essential oil
  • 16 drops rose essential oil
  • 2 tbsp dried rose petals, crushed
  • ½ tsp red mica powder
Beautiful Butterfly Shea Butter Soap Bars


Prep: Cut the soap base into 1-inch cubes. Put half (½ pound) into your measuring cup.

Why Shea Butter Soap?

Melt: Microwave the soap base on high for 30-second intervals, stirring well between, until fully melted.

Scent and botanicals: Add 5 drops of jasmine oil and 8 drops of rose oil. Stir well, then add 1 tablespoon of dried rose petals.

Beautiful Butterfly Shea Butter Soap Bars

Pour: Carefully pour the soap mixture into the molds. Let it set for 1-2 hours until fully hardened.

Beautiful Butterfly Shea Butter Soap Bars

Second layer: Repeat steps 1-3. This time, after adding the scent, stir in the mica powder until evenly colored.

Unmold and enjoy! Once set, pop your beautiful butterfly soaps out of the molds.


  • Customize: Try other essential oil combinations (lavender and chamomile are lovely!). Experiment with dried botanicals like lavender buds or calendula petals.
  • Spritz for success: A light spritz of rubbing alcohol on the molds before pouring can help prevent bubbles.
  • Gift ready: These soaps make wonderful gifts! Package them in small cellophane bags with a ribbon.

I hope you enjoy making (and using!) these luxurious and fragrant shea butter soap bars.

Here are some additional natural beauty recipes you might like!

Let me know how your soaps turn out! Share your creations in the comments below!

Beautiful Butterfly Shea Butter Soap Bars