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 using all natural ingredients – making it great for sensitive skin. Make 12 bars of soap with lavender scent in just one hour. No lye solution needed! This is an easy homemade soap recipe because you will use soap blocks, melt them, and customize your own soap batter before you pour it into a silicone soap mold.
Easy Homemade Lavender Soap Recipe – Made with Lavender Essential Oil
Are you looking for some unique and useful homemade gifts this season that uses lavender essential oil? 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! Plus you are making these the easy way melt and pour soap. This natural 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.
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 Soap Molds for 12 bars
- Pure Lavender Essential Oil (You can use soap fragrance oils, but I like to make natural lavender soap. You can even purchase organic lavender oil if you prefer.)
- Dried Lavender Buds or Flowers (I have my own lavender plant where I get my dried lavender buds from. But you can always buy some as well.)
- Red & Blue Liquid Soap Colorant
- 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 your scent of lavender to be stronger. 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 soap base 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.
PRO TIP: If there are bubbles on the bottom of the soap after you pour, the best way to get rid of those is to spray a mixture of 50:50 isopropyl alcohol and water. That will pop the bubbles so that you will have a nice smooth bottom on each bar of soap.
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 is a great soap for all skin types and it smells amazing 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 your lavender soap bar 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 soap!
Other Easy Homemade Soap Recipes:
Other Lavender Soap Recipes using a Blend of Essential Oils: