Fragrant lavender soap made with melt and pour shea butter soap base, dried lavender buds and lavender essence
Silicone Soap Mould (with 6 or more cavities)
Measuring jug suitable for microwave use
Pester & Mortar (to crush the lavender buds - optional)
3.5ozmelt-and-pour soap basewith shea butter (this is about 100 g)
1tablespoonof lavender buds
2-3drops of lavender essential oildepending on how strong you want the scent to be
1drop of purple soap colour
Weigh the melt and pour soap base and put into a measuring jug.
Melt very slowly in microwave for 10-20 seconds at a time.
Add a drop of purple soap colouring
Add lavender essential oil and ground lavender buds stirring well.
When it's all combined, just pour into your soap mould.
Finally, you simply allow the soap to harden and set for about 60 minutes, then remove from the mould.
Grinding the buds releases the essential oils so it becomes more fragrant, and has additional exfoliating properties. Grind them using a mortar and pestle until they have broken down into pieces, it smells so good!