I have wanted to make homemade soaps for a while, and this week I finally had the pleasure of marking that task off of my list. It’s a great gift idea for friends and family, and even for yourself! I am a huge fan of lavender, so when I made my first batch, it was with this easy homemade lavender soap recipe.
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Homemade Lavender Soap Recipe
To make this soap, you are going to need a few items:
- Shea Butter Soap base
- Lavender (essential oil)
- Dried lavender flowers (optional)
When you pick up your shea butter soap base, you will notice that it is molded into 48 small rectangles that are attached. I cut off 6 small pieces and find that this will make 2 bars of the rectangle soaps.
- The first thing you want to do is break off the number of pieces from the base soap for the number of soaps you want to make. I broke off 12 pieces because I was making 4 bars of soap. (Soap molds come in different shapes and sizes and this is perfect for making the regular sized rectangular soaps.)
- Once you have your pieces, add them to a glass dish and place them in the microwave for 30 seconds. Stir, and repeat heating with 10 second intervals until all of your shea butter soap is melted.
- After your soap has melted, allow to cool slightly and then add in your Lavender essential oil.
- Once you have your scent added, add in your dried flowers and mix well.
- Take your funnel and then slowly pour the mixture into your molds. This is to keep out any air bubbles that could be created if scooping or pouring in directly. Allow to sit for 40 minutes to harden.
- To remove from the mold, carefully and gently pull the sides of the molding away from the soap to remove the suction, and then carefully pop out!
This was such a fun and easy project! I love the benefits of lavender, and the scent itself has the most relaxing properties about it.
When I was in the hospital and in labor with my first child, the nurse allowed me to burn a small scented lavender candle in the room to help me relax.
I even have Lavender scented baby soap in the house. You can pour a little in the bath water and make a great lavender scented bubble bath (and the bubbles last forever), and now that I have my own personal soap, I am excited about bath time! Can you tell I love Lavender?
I hope you enjoyed this Homemade Lavender Soap Recipe. I am going to be making these for gifts this holiday season and creating fun baskets for my family and friends. It’s such a fun project, so I hope you get to make these soon! Tomorrow I will share packaging ideas, and share with you how I packaged my soap using my Silhouette machine.
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