Handmade, Homemade Soap Recipes: Simply Lavender Soap

This easy Simply Lavender soap is perfect for the first-time soap maker.


| November 2010 Web



Simply Lavender soap

Dried lavender flowers look like little pods when added to soap.


Photo Courtesy Lark Crafts

The following is an excerpt from Soapmaking the Natural Way: 45 Melt-and-Pour Recipes Using Herbs, Flowers and Essential Oils by Rebecca Ittner (Lark Crafts, 2010). This excerpt is part of Chapter 4: Luxuriate. 

Perhaps the easiest recipe in this book, the Simply Lavender soap is perfect for the first-time soap maker. Dried lavender flowers look like little pods when added to soap. If you prefer a more textured look, crush the flowers using a mortar and pestle. Gently crushing the flowers also releases fragrance and will make the soaps more heavily scented. Yields six bars.

Materials 

1 teaspoon lavender essential oil
2 teaspoons dried lavender flowers
1 pound olive oil melt-and-pour suspension soap

Tools 

Double boiler with lid
Glass measuring cup: 4-cup
Large knife
Measuring spoons
Metal spoon for stirring
Mold: silicone muffin pan
Rubber spatula
Spray bottle filled with rubbing alcohol

jeanine pon
10/23/2012 6:28:26 PM

I can't find pure lavender essential oil?






mother earth news fair

MOTHER EARTH NEWS FAIR

Oct. 21-22, 2017
Topeka, KS.

More than 150 workshops, great deals from more than 200 exhibitors, off-stage demos, inspirational keynotes, and great food!

LEARN MORE