Making your own Homemade Lavender Soap is not only fun, but a great way to improve your soap making skills. You can easily create customized soaps. Make 12 free of harmful chemicals Lavender Scented bars in just one hour.
Easy Homemade Lavender Soap – Made with Essential Oils
Are you looking for some unique and useful DIY gift idea this season that uses essential oils? If there is one thing I truly enjoy, it is making my own homemade items, like this lavender soap
This is one homemade gift idea that is easy and is guaranteed to be loved by its recipient: Melt and pour soap recipes using essential oils. This soap is so pretty and when using lavender essential oil, it smells absolutely amazing. If you’ve never tried any easy melt and pour soap recipes, then this is the perfect one to start with.
Melt and pour soap is a great option for beginners and This surprisingly takes very little time and effort to make. I was shocked the first time I tried this that I really could create 12 bars in under an hour! Friends, neighbors, and teachers will just adore this homemade gift!
Supplies Needed for Homemade Lavender Soap:
- 2 lb block of Shea Butter Soap Base (Goat’s Milk soap base is also just as great!) – this is enough for 12 bars
- Silicone Mold for 12 bars
- Lavender Essential Oil
- Dried Lavender Flowers
- Red & Blue Liquid Soap Color
- Empty dropper bottle
- Microwave Safe Glass Measuring Cup w/ Spout
- Decorative tape, raffia, burlap, and/or ribbon
Makes 12 bars
Creating Your Homemade Lavender Soap:
- The large block of the soap base is smooth and silky, and it cuts easily with a kitchen knife. First, slice the soap base into strips, then cubes, and place them inside the microwave safe measuring cup.
2. Next, melt in the microwave in 30-second increments, stirring well in between to ensure that the soap is completely melted. It took three 30 second heatings for each batch to 100% melt. My pyrex measuring cup was only big enough to melt half of the soap at one time, so I ended up making 2 batches out of the 2 lbs of soap base.
3. Once the soap is completely melted, add 25-30 drops of lavender essential oil. You can add more if you want a stronger scent. Then add about 3 tablespoons full of dried lavender flowers. You can add more or less depending on how many you want for texture.
Adding Color To Your Homemade Lavender Soap
4. You will also need about 20 drops of the purple liquid soap color. You’ll need to mix the purple by dropping 10 red and 10 blue into its own empty dropper bottle. Again, this amount can vary depending on how bright you want your soap color to be.
5. Once all of that is stirred well, pour it into the soap mold and let sit for at least 45 minutes to cool. The 2 lbs of soap exactly fit to make 12 bars using this mold.
6. I found some burlap and purple raffia that I had in my craft stash to wrap around the soap. While shopping at Walmart (clearance section) I stumbled upon adorable brown flower tape. I also like to use these made-over cookie tins to hold the soaps when giving them as a gift. This is great for Christmas, Mother’s Day, teacher gifts – so many possibilities with this! 🙂
Aren’t these Homemade Lavender soaps just beautiful?
More About Lavender
Lavender is wonderful not only for allergies but helpful for a range of skin issues. It smells amazing and lingers with a fresh scent of clean. This is why it also helps with anxiety and gives a calming effect.
Goat soap is non-abrasive. It’s gentle and provides healing to dried out skin. This combination is not only extremely simple to make but it has many positive benefits. This is why you will just enjoy making and using these homemade lavender Soaps.
Free Homemade Lavender Goat Milk Soap Label
I also have this great free printable soap label sheet! Just fill out the form below and you will get the PDF sent right into your inbox! Then you can click, print and cut out these labels to wrap around and add to your lavender soap for a more polished look of your handmade soap!
If you decide to make your own, I’d love to see some pictures and hear about your experience! This is a very versatile homemade soap recipe where you can add different scents and experiment with creating your own custom bar of soap!
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Content Originally Published on Septemeber 22, 2015