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5 from 6 votes

Homemade Lavender Soap

Fragrant lavender soap made with melt and pour shea butter soap base, dried lavender buds and lavender essence
Prep Time10 mins
Active Time10 mins
Drying/Setting time1 hr
Yield: 6 soaps

Equipment

  • Silicone Soap Mould (with 6 or more cavities)
  • Measuring jug suitable for microwave use
  • Pester & Mortar (to crush the lavender buds - optional)

Materials

  • 3.5 oz melt-and-pour soap base with shea butter (this is about 100 g)
  • 1 tablespoon of lavender buds
  • 2-3 drops of lavender essential oil depending on how strong you want the scent to be
  • 1 drop of purple soap colour

Instructions

  • 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.

Notes

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!