Homemade Lavender Soap

DIY Lavender Soap Tutorial

DIY Lavender Soap Tutorial

Last week I shared how to make honey brown sugar scrub and today I’m back with a soap tutorial. This lavender soap tutorial is so easy to make and only requires a few ingredients. Once you try soap making you’ll love making soap to give to friends and family.

DIY Lavender Soap

I haven’t made soap in years, not since I made the cupid soap bars to give as Christmas gifts, but I’ve had this Goat’s soap bar for months and knew it was time to put it to use. I used the leftover lavender from my lavender mason jar tutorial.
Lavender soap tutorial


Goats Milk Soap Base

Lavender Oil

Organic Lavender Flowers

soap colorant (optional)

***update: I recommend adding a preservative or omitting the lavender if the soap will not be used immediately. I’ve read vitamin e oil can help preserve natural items like lavender but have yet to try it. I’ll keep you updated when I do. :)

DIY Lavender Soap

To make three lavender soap bars you will need about 13 goat’s milk soap cubes.

1. Cut soap into cubes and place in a double boiler or microwave in 30 second intervals (I used a large pyrex measuring cup over a double boiler).

2. Melt soap over low-medium heat.

3. Once soap cubes turn liquid add a few drops of lavender extract, colorant, and lavender; stir well. The lavender will naturally float to the top as you can see in the picture above.

4. Pour into soap molds and allow to harden for at least one hour. Press mold to release soap.

And there you have it..your own lavender soap bars!

I made one without purple colorant and two with the colorant. There are also plenty of ways to naturally color your soap if you prefer to not use dyes. I do suggest using essential oils over fragrance oils though, both can be found at your local craft store.

Supplies used:

Goat’s soap base

Lavender essential oil & soap colorant from Michaels

Soap molds from Hobby Lobby

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Homemade Lavender Soap




    • says

      Tonia@thegunnysack » Thanks Tonia! I have this big bundle I picked up at my grocery store so I’ve been thinking of ways to use it. It smells wonderful in my house. I hope you have a great weekend, sweet friend! :)

  1. says

    What a lovely project – I have thought about doing this from time to time. I have an allergic reaction to vitamin e, and have to be super careful about bath and beauty projects. This would also be a great way to use my dry lavender. Thanks for the tutorial and hope you can stop by the enchanted oven to say hi!

  2. says

    I love using my lavender in soaps. We make our soap from scratch and grind up the buds to act as scrubbies and then put some whole ones on top. Makes great soap. Since we want to keep the soap natural, we never add any artificial color.

  3. says

    Wonderful, I have lavender, I love goat’s milk soap & this looks lovely! Thank you for this way to combine all of these things into one simple tutorial.

  4. says

    Hello sweet friend,

    Saw this on Pinterest! I am trying to make lavender soap (bought a giant bag of lavender at a yard sale)..but I wondered how you got the soap purple? This looks like such an amazing project!


    • says

      Thistle » This Hi Karianne! I used a soap colorant that I found at Michaels. Its a small bottle that you squeeze a few drops into your melted soap then stir until you achieve your desired color. I hope that helps! :)

  5. says

    I agree – these would make a wonderful gift! I just love the scent of lavender – brings back the hope of Spring!!! Hope you are having a great week!
    Jenn xo

  6. says

    This looks wonderful! I am always on the lookout for a great soap, and what a better way then to make my own. I am going to give this a try. Thanks for the great tut;)

  7. says

    These are beautiful! I am a huge fan of lavender. I use a few drops of lavender essential oil in my nighttime bath. The soaps would be a great addition! {visiting from knock our socks off!}

  8. says

    Oh thank you so much for sharing. I am in love with goat milk soap and almost out. Now that I know how to make it I will never have that problem again.

    The Glitter Tart

  9. Lyn says

    I have a giant bush of lavender in my yard so this would be a great project. Where exactly do you purchase goat’s milk soap base?

  10. J J says

    Just wondering if I could use a few drops of food coloring gel instead of soap coloring.l. (That’s what I have on hand.) I <3 this idea. Also, I only have glycerin- based bars for melting. Would that be OK? Thanks in advance. :) J

  11. Tiffany says

    When you say you need 13 cubes to make three bars- how many 32 ounces of goats milk base do you normally get for just one recipe?

  12. Sydney says

    Any word or experimentation with the preservatives? I plan to make your lavender, coffee, and lemon soap bars for Christmas gifts and would love to know if any additions to your wonderful recipes will be necessary!

  13. Liliana says

    Hi there! How much of the goat milk soap base did you use in grams? Thank you very much! Love the hand made soaps :)

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