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Lavender is known for it’s calming properties; especially when used in a soap with a warm bath. This calming lavender soap recipe is perfect for when you just need to relax. It’s super simple to make, is very budget friendly and sure to be your new favorite homemade soap recipe!
I’ve mentioned it before but I believe that in order to live a truly frugal life, you should always be learning a new frugal (Six Dollar Family) skill. Learning how to make homemade soap is one of the best frugal skills that you can have.
In fact, it was one of the very first ones that I learned myself and over the years, it has become both a hobby and a side hustle when I need it to be.
And a homemade lavender soap was one of the first homemade soap recipes I learned how to make.
Benefits of Lavender
Lavender is antiviral, antibacterial, antiseptic and antifungal. In addition It can calm the mind, soothe the skin and of course, make wound-up children tired in a gentle and easy way.
I other words, it is a great addition to your home in both flower form and in essential oil form.
Is Lavender Kid-Safe?
Generally yes, lavender is safe for kids; especially when used in a homemade recipe. However, as with any essential oil, they should be considered “hot” and never applied directly to the skin.
If you’re using lavender for your kids for the first time, you will also want to be mindful of any allergies or adverse reactions that you may not know about.
How to Start Making Homemade Soap
Leaning how to make homemade lavender soap – or any homemade soap recipe really – can really feel overwhelming when you’re first getting started. I can remember being afraid to soap making at first.
You hear so many people talk about lye and how dangerous it can be. It’s enough to scare a person away from making soap at all. It’s true that it can be, but if you’re careful and follow your homemade soap recipes carefully, you shouldn’t have any issues.
But, this is the reason that I recommend that anyone new to soapmaking starts with a melt and pour base. It gives you time to learn more about the basics of soap coloring, mixing, curing and so on.
Once you’re ready to move on, I recommend you pick up a book such as this All Natural Soap Making book with over 100 soap recipes.
Homemade Soap Making Supplies
Before you begin learning how to make homemade soap, you’ll want to make sure you have the homemade soap making supplies you’ll need to do so. If you’re missing any supplies at all, you are running the risk of your soap not setting.
You’ll also want to be sure that you keep your soap making supplies just for soap making; especially if you are making more difficult recipes than melt and pour soap recipes. Even if they’re cleaned properly, the risk of lye residue in food just isn’t worth it.
At the bare minimum, you will want to have:
If, after making this lavender soap recipe, you want to expand into harder recipes, be sure to check out these 33 homemade soap recipes. They are a mix of easy and harder making them great for those who have been making soap for a while and folks who are just learning!
That’s about it. Do you have a favorite lavender product you make?
Homemade Calming Lavender Soap Recipe
Calming Lavender Soap
- Large Rectangle Soap Mold
- Glass Measuring Cups or Mixing Bowls
- Stir Stick
- Soap Cutter or Very Sharp Knife
- Cut Melt and Pour Soap Base into 1" cubes.
- Microwave the white soap base in a glass bowl or measuring cup for 30 seconds. Stir and melt in 10 second increments as needed until melted making sure to stir after each heating.
- Once melted, add 1 tsp. lavender petals and mix well. Once mixed, 1-2 drops lavender soap colorant if desired mixing well after adding. If desired, add 3-5 more drops until you reach a color you're happy with.
- Pour the soap base into your soap mold and set aside.
- Repeat the melting process with the clear melt and pour base .Once melted, color if desired and mix well. When done, stir in 15-20 drops lavender essential oil and the other 1 tsp lavender petals and stir well.
- Once well combined, pour the essential oil layer into your soap mold on top of the first batch. If desired, you may spread lavender petals gently across the top for presentation. Set the soap mold aside and allow it to harden for a minimum of six hours.
- Once hardened, use a soap cutter or very sharp knife to cut your soap into bars. Wrap or store in an air tight container.
- Yes, you can make this lavender soap without colorants. It will not hurt the recipe or the finished product at all. The color just lends a prettier finished bar which may be important to some people.
- You can change this recipe to make a lavender eucalyptus soap by using 1 tsp lavender petals and 1 tsp eucalyptus petals.
- Price per bar is based on prices current as of 02/2021 and is based on 12 bars. You may pay more per bar depending on current prices and how many bars you cut from one batch.