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.
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
Goat’s milk soap base
Lavender essential oil
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. :)
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.
Lavender essential oil & soap colorant from Michaels
Soap molds from Hobby Lobby
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