Making Lavender Soap at home using the melt and pour method is easier than you think! It can also serve as a great homemade gift for the holidays.
The trick to this lavender melt and pour soap recipe is to get alkanet root powder which will give a beautiful lavender blue-purple color to your soap.
Do not try to use dried lavender flowers directly inside your soap because
- they will turn brown
- they will not impart any lavender color to your soap. Believe me, I tried!
Here is my favorite Alkanet root powder
Just keep in mind that Alkanet root will produce shades of pink, blue, and purple, depending on the amount used, the types of oil used, and the alkalinity of the soap.
For the organic melt and pour soap base that I used, it turned out perfectly lavender blue-purple.
Which is the Best Soap Base To Use?
For this melt and pour soap recipe, you need to buy organic goat milk soap melt and pour base on amazon. Just make sure you read the ingredients so that they are indeed natural and organic.
Have fun with it, you can also add natural loofah, orange zest, sugar, Himalayan salts, or ground coffee to exfoliate… The possibilities are endless!
Best Melt And Pour Lavender Soap Recipe
This recipe is very easy to make even for beginners. And it is always a good thing that, soap making doesn’t require a lot of ingredients and equipment.
- 8 cups melt and pour an organic soap base with goat’s milk
- a double boiler or an aluminum bowl placed in a pot of water
- 2 tablespoons organic jojoba or organic almond oil
- 2 tablespoons organic cocoa butter or shea butter
- 1 tablespoon of alkanet root powder
- 30 drops essential oil of lavender, cedarwood essential oil, bergamot essential oil (total max. 30 drops)
- Silicone soap mold
- 100g organic dried lavender buds
Follow these steps carefully in order to get the desired results. Also, see this Easy Goat Milk Soap Recipe.
- Cut the soap base and cut it into small cubes so that they melt more quickly
- Add them to your double boiler (basically an aluminum bowl in a saucepan half-filled with lukewarm water) over low to medium heat. Your water should be simmering, but not boiling.
- Keep stirring until the soap base is melted
- Once melted, add jojoba or almond oil, cocoa butter, mix well. You can also replace it with any carrier oil or butter of your choice.
- Once everything is melted, remove the bowl from the heat, wait a few minutes until it cools slightly then add the essential oils if desired, mix well. If you add the essential oils when the base is too hot they will evaporate and you can say goodbye to amazing scents….
- Pour into the silicone mold but keep 1/4 cup so you can add the alkanet root separately.
- In the remaining quarter of the base, add the alkanet root and mix well.
- Add the molten alkanet and pour into your silicone mold and create swirls with a wooden stick going from side to side.
- Alternatively, you can also add the alkanet root to the whole fusion base and pour and have purple soaps, it’s up to you!
- Spray pure alcohol on the soap to remove bubbles if any
- Add the dried lavender flowers to the soap while it is still liquid.
This homemade melt and pour lavender soap recipe will make about 12 soaps. Leave it to dry for 24 hours before demolding and cutting.
Where To Buy Natural Lavender Soap?
If making your own Lavender soap feels too complicated but you are curious and would like to try this natural handmade soap, feel free to buy one. You can get high-quality natural lavender soaps online.
Here are some great options for you.
Last update on 2021-09-26 / Affiliate links / Images from Amazon Product Advertising API