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Homemade Lavender Vanilla Soap Recipe

Have you ever tried making homemade soap? You won’t believe how easy it is to whip up a batch of this lavender vanilla soap recipe.

This soap is made with shea butter melt and pour soap base, dried flowers and some fragrant essential oil to make a soap that is so luxurious! It smells amazing and rivals any high priced boutique soap I have ever tried. It is perfect for sharing with someone special or just using in every bathroom of your house!

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Homemade Lavender Vanilla Soap

There are many ways to make your own soap and if you think you might like it then you should definitely try it. It can be very rewarding and the soaps that you make can be wonderful for your use, giving as gifts, and even for selling should you decide that you would like to.

Oils

Soap is made from a chemical reaction between oils and fats and caustic soda (usually lye). This process is done everywhere real soap is made. However, the results of the soap and how it treats your skin has everything to do with which oils and or fats are used. If you make your own, you can decide what oils you use and which properties you seek. You can make soap with a certain type of later, a certain feel, or even with the benefits to your specific skin type. You have all the control.

Additives

You can choose what things are added to your soap. You can decide if you want an all natural soap that is colored naturally and fragranced with essence oil. You can decide if you want to add Vitamin E oil, herbs, Aloe Vera, or other great for your skin ingredients. It is all in your hands. Whether you wish for a rich soap or one that will help even out your oily skin, you can do it all with just a little research.

You can also add wonderful products such as cucumbers, fruits, avocados, and even milk. Honey, sugar, and oatmeal are some other fantastic options for a great bar of soap.

Fragrances

You can choose to make your soaps with fragrance oils (synthetics) or with essence oil (all natural). You can also choose the fragrances that appeal to you. No more searching for the perfect bar of soap with a smell that you like, or can even handle. You get to decide what you want from many other choices.

Homemade Soap

Soap can be drying to the skin and having the right ingredients is important. However many of the bars of “soap” we buy today aren’t really soap. They are made from detergents, synthetic chemicals, and other options. These are particularly harsh on the skin. If you make your own soaps you don’t have to worry about these things.

Make your own homemade soaps can be a great advantage and can provide you with the perfect bar of soap any time. You can craft something worth talking about that has the perfect later and is healthy for your skin. You have the power.

Lavender Vanilla Soap Recipe

Making soap isn’t super complicated, it involves a little melting, a little mixing, a little pouring, and more than anything else, patience. Waiting for your soap to dry and harden is the most time consuming part of the process. It is worth the wait though!

While I made this soap in vanilla lavender fragrance, you can use any dried flowers or essential oils you prefer. This DIY lavender soap bars are versatile, it can work to suit your preferences or supplies on hand.

Helpful Tools

It is important to have a spray bottle of alcohol and a wooden craft or popsicle stick during the process. The wooden stick is perfect for stirring and it will save you from ruining your wooden spoons. The alcohol will be sprayed over the soap to prevent air bubbles and create a nice, smooth, uniform finish for your bars of homemade soap. It is a small step but it adds so much to the finished product.

You can find soap molds in a variety of shapes and sizes from retailers like Amazon. For this recipe, with the measurements given, I used rectangular molds and would recommend you do too if possible.

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Homemade Lavender Vanilla Soap

You can find more DIY bath ideas on the blog. Reader favourites include 10 DIY Lavender Bath and Body Recipes and 8 Homemade Lip Balms.

How to make homemade lavender soap

*You can get all of these soap making supplies at Michaels. You can also find similar products on Amazon.

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Supplies for the Lavender Vanilla Soap

  • ¾ pound Shea Butter melt and pour soap base
  • 1 tablespoon dried lavender flowers
  • 10 drops lavender essential oil
  • 10 drops vanilla essential oil

Equipment Needed

  • Large measuring cup (Pyrex is great)
  • Spoon or wooden popsicle stick
  • Rectangular soap molds (3)
  • Spray bottle of rubbing alcohol
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Diy lavender soap recipe

Step 1. Sprinkle some lavender flowers into the molds.

Step 2. Cut soap base into cubes (this can easily be done with a butter knife), and place in measuring cup.

Step 3. Microwave for 30 seconds. Stir very well. If not completely melted, repeat for 10 second intervals until fully melted.

Step 4. Add essential oils.

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Step 5. Stir lavender flowers into mixture.

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Step 6. Pour mixture into the soap molds.

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Step 7. Spray lightly with rubbing alcohol. This helps to prevent bubbles.

Step 8. Let set for about 30-60 minutes and remove from mold.

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Homemade Lavender Vanilla Soap

Yield: 3
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Active Time: 10 minutes
Additional Time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 45 minutes
Difficulty: medium
Estimated Cost: $10

DIY Lavender Vanilla Soap

Materials

  • ¾ pound Shea Butter melt and pour soap base
  • 1 tablespoon dried lavender flowers
  • 10 drops lavender essential oil
  • 10 drops vanilla essential oil
  • Spray bottle of rubbing alcohol

Tools

  • Large measuring cup (Pyrex is great)
  • Spoon or wooden popsicle stick
  • Rectangular soap molds (3)

Instructions

  • Step 1. Sprinkle some lavender flowers into the molds.
  • Step 2. Cut soap base into cubes (this can easily be done with a butter knife), and place in measuring cup.
  • Step 3. Microwave for 30 seconds. Stir very well. If not completely melted, repeat for 10 second intervals until fully melted.
  • Step 4. Add essential oils.
  • Step 5. Stir lavender flowers into mixture.
  • Step 6. Pour mixture into the soap molds.
  • Step 7. Spray lightly with rubbing alcohol. This helps to prevent bubbles.
  • Step 8. Let set for about 30-60 minutes and remove from mold.

Lyne Proulx
Lyne Proulxhttps://ottawamommyclub.ca/
Lyne Proulx is a Certified Infant Massage Instructor (CIMI), Certified Professional Wedding Consultant, and an Event Planner. It has always been her dream to create a website dedicated just for Moms since her children were young. Thus, after 10 years, she finally accomplished it, and the Ottawa Mommy Club was born in May 2011. She loves all things Disney and is an avid chocoholic. She was also the Queen B of the BConnected Conference, Canada's Digital Influencer and social media Conference in Ottawa and Toronto. She coordinated the Annual Infant Information Day/Early Years Expo for the City of Ottawa for 8 years. She was also the co-chair of the Navan for Kraft Hockeyville 2009-2011 committee that organized five community events within 6 months, and helped Navan reach the top 10 finalists in Canada. In April 2011, she received the City of Ottawa Mayor's City Builder Award.

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Comments

  1. I love recipes like this one and trying them out.I also love essential oils and lavender is one of my favorites.Thank you. 🙂

  2. I think that the homemade and creative gifts are the best. It shows a lot of thought and the love comes through 🙂

  3. Lavender is my favorite scent and I love wearing it in my essential oil beads. This recipe is so appreciated. I can’t wait to make some soap.

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