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Homemade soap is easy to make. Our recipe for DIY all natural lavender soap smells heavenly.
Hey friends, we are so excited to be back after an unintentional blogging break. Sometimes real life interferes and we need to hit the pause button. Now we’re back and super excited about the weeks ahead. Jenn and I had the chance to spend some family time together this weekend. We toured small, old towns looking at vintage homes and neighborhoods. We were also able to steal away a bit of time alone to map out our content for the rest of the year. Now, let’s get back to making DIY All Natural Lavender Soap.
Fortunately, my lavender plants bloomed very well this year. Lavender has a fragrance that can’t be described. To me it is just a heavenly scent. I was able to harvest the blooms and save the buds. Did you know that lavender also offers some health benefits?
According to Healthline.com
Lavender is most commonly used in aromatherapy. The fragrance from the oils of the lavender plant is believed to help promote calmness and wellness. It’s also said to help reduce stress, anxiety, and possibly even mild pain.
Once upon a time, lavender was recommended for people suffering from insomnia or other sleep disorders. People stuffed their pillows with lavender flowers to help them fall asleep and get a better night’s rest.
Today, aromatherapists use lavender to treat headaches and nervousness or restlessness. Massage therapists sometimes apply lavender oil to the skin, which might function both as a calming agent and a sleep aid. In Germany, lavender tea has been approved as a supplement to treat sleep disruptions, restlessness, and stomach irritation.
In our home we diffuse lavender in the evenings for a more restful sleep. It works wonders
To create this fabulous soap, I used a goat’s milk soap base and added essential oils of lavender and clove. No artificial coloring or added chemicals. Plus, I used a super cute bee design silicone mold. I was fortunate to find this one at a thrift store in Florida while on vacation. Previously, I used a silicone bee-patterned candy mold for smaller soaps.
This recipe makes four bars with a rectangular bee silicone soap mold. I prefer using the silicone molds over the plastic molds because removing them is so easy. The bars of soap literally pop out!
My base is goat’s milk melt and pour soap.Using the melt and pour soap bases makes the job fast, simple and they always turn out beautifully.I purchase the soap base from the craft store or online from Amazon. Using a store coupon of 40% off or when the soap base is on sale at 50% off is the best way to save money. There are also soap bases available in cocoa butter, shea butter, castille, oatmeal, honey and more. My brand of preference is “Our Earth’s Secrets” as I have always had great results.
- 1 lb melt and pour soap, cut into cubes
- 25 drops lavender essential oil
- 6 to 8 Tablespoons Dried Lavender Flowers
- Old metal coffee pot for stovetop method - OR -
- Microwave safe bowl for microwave method
- Wooden spoon or stick for stirring
- Measuring cup
- Bee Silicone Molds
- Spray bottle with isopropyl alcohol *optional*
- Add soap base to an old metal coffee pot or microwaveable bowl.
- Melt on medium high heat, stirring with a wooden spoon. -OR- Microwave on high for 30 seconds. Then microwave at 10 second bursts, stirring in between, until soap is melted. Make sure to cover the microwave bowl to avoid splatters.
- Remove from heat. Quickly stir in lavender essential oil.
- Pour melted soap into the bee silicone soap mold, filling only half way.
- Sprinkle lavender buds over each soap mold.
- Spray a light mist of alcohol to prevent browning. *Optional
- Finish pouring and filling melted soap base onto each mold.
- Sprinkle with more lavender buds.
- Spritz with more alcohol.*Optional
- Let soap dry and harden for about 1 hour.
- Remove soap from molds and enjoy!
The isopropyl alcohol is not a necessary step. The alcohol helps prevent the lavender from turning brown.
Pretty and fragrant soap
The bee molds offer a beautiful bar of soap.
When I use this lavender soap in the shower, I am instantly relaxed.
It’s perfect for bedtime showers or tubs.
I hope that you make some DIY all natural lavender soap for yourself. They make perfect gists too
We’d love to hear what soap recipes you use.