DIY loofah soap – how to make exfoliating loofah soap with lavender essential oil.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.
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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 imbedded 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