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DIY All Natural Lavender Soap – Easy to Make

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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

Aromatherapy

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. 

Sleep aid

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. 

Yield: 4 large rectangle bars

DIY All Natural Lavender Soap - Easy to Make

DIY All Natural Lavender Soap - Easy to Make

This all natural lavender soap is easy to make and smells heavenly1

Prep Time 5 minutes
Active Time 10 minutes
Additional Time 20 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes
Difficulty Zero

Materials

  • 1 lb melt and pour soap, cut into cubes
  • 25 drops lavender essential oil
  • 6 to 8 Tablespoons Dried Lavender Flowers

Tools

  • 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*

Instructions

  1. Add soap base to an old metal coffee pot or microwaveable bowl.
  2. 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.
  3. Remove from heat. Quickly stir in lavender essential oil.
  4. Pour melted soap into the bee silicone soap mold, filling only half way.
  5. Sprinkle lavender buds over each soap mold.
  6. Spray a light mist of alcohol to prevent browning. *Optional
  7. Finish pouring and filling melted soap base onto each mold.
  8. Sprinkle with more lavender buds.
  9. Spritz with more alcohol.*Optional
  10. Let soap dry and harden for about 1 hour.
  11. Remove soap from molds and enjoy!

Notes

The isopropyl alcohol is not a necessary step. The alcohol helps prevent the lavender from turning brown.

Young Living offers the very best essential oils. Jenn and I personally use them in our own homes.

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.

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4 Comments

  1. Ruth Larman says:

    Just beautiful. I did not know you could buy soap bases I will have a look if there are any in Australia.
    Always wanted to make soap but scared to use lye .
    Thankyou
    Ruth.

  2. These are seriously so pretty, you guys! I still have the bee soaps you made for me and I love them. Every time I see them all gorgeous on my bath towels I think about you both. Can’t wait to see what you have in store for us this fall. Hugs, CoCo

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