DIY loofah soap – how to make exfoliating loofah soap with lavender essential oil.
DIY Lavender Loofah Soap
Well hello there, friends! Last year my husband and I celebrated our anniversary in Maui, which I still intend to share pictures and food recommendations. The island is absolutely beautiful with so many amazing beaches and places to eat. We were there for a week and didn’t have a set schedule planned, we mainly spent our days exploring different parts of the island. One of the days we stumbled upon a weekly market filled with food vendors, handmade crafts and Hawaiian souvenirs. I was so excited to find several handmade soap and sugar scrub shops. Of course, I had to bring some home! One thing I noticed was that almost every shop had loofah soap, even the local stores, and Target. I’ve seen loofah soap before but it’s pretty much everywhere on the island. I was inspired to make my own once I got home and I really enjoy the exfoliation the loofah provides. Today I’m sharing this easy recipe to make your own lavender loofah soap.
I’ve added Amazon affiliate links to the products I used below.
Lavender essential oil
Purple cosmetic grade pigment
How To Make Loofah Soap
Step one: cut loofah into 1-inch slices, or thinner depending on the size of your soap mold. Place one loofah piece into each cavity of the mold.
Step two: melt one pound of soap base in a microwave safe bowl, stirring every 30 seconds.
Step three: stir in purple pigment or soap dye and lavender essential oil until well combined.
Step four: Carefully pour soap into each cavity until the loofah is covered. Allow soap to set for at least 1-2 hours before removing.
The loofah embedded in the soap helps exfoliate dry skin, allowing your moisturizer to fully nourish your skin and leave it feeling smooth.This loofah soap would make a great handmade gift for friends, Mother’s Day, and birthdays. Customize it with your favorite essential oil and colors for a quick and easy gift idea.
More DIY ideas:
Homemade Lemon Soap
Coffee Sugar Scrub CubesHow to make Bath Bombs
love this post..thanks so much for sharing..perfect gifts for any occasion but with mothers day coming…simple!
Thank you! It would make a lovely Mother’s Day gift :)
Great idea. I’m going to try this as winter project.
Thank you for sharing, I am looked forward to making them as gift for the holiday
Can you make this with goat milk soap base?
Thinking about this for a favor next Christmas. What do you think about red and green instead of lavender. Using peppermint or spearmint instead? Do you know how long they keep. Such great easy favor and fairly affordable – thanks for the amazon links!