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Homemade Lavender Soap

HOMEMADE LAVENDER SOAP WITHOUT LYE

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Happy weekend friends! Are you like me and have a Tik Tok feed full of homemade soap videos? You know the ones…..where they’re talking about all the gorgeous ingredients and delightful scents they’ve used, while cutting them into bars? Have you ever wanted to try making handmade soap, but hesitate at the thought of working with lye? Yeah, me too! Not only that, but who has the time to make soap that way?! Well my friends you’re in for a treat with this weeks post! I’m going to show you how to make homemade lavender soap without lye the quick and easy way!

I discovered this method a few years ago when my oldest daughter was in an “everything natural” phase, and made these homemade soap bars for her birthday that year. They turned out so gorgeous and I loved how easy they were to make.

Understanding Soapmaking Without Lye

First things first, let’s debunk a common myth: while all soap technically involves lye, it’s not as intimidating as it sounds. Lye, or sodium hydroxide, is indeed a key component in soapmaking, but when used correctly, it transforms into soap through a chemical reaction with oils, leaving behind no trace of lye in the final product. However, if you’re uncomfortable working with lye or prefer a simpler approach, fear not! We have an alternative method that’s just as effective and much less daunting.

The Magic of Melt and Pour Soap Bases

Let’s talk about the wonders of melt and pour soap bases. – the perfect solution for people like me who want to create their own soap without dealing with lye. These ready-made bases come in various formulations, from clear glycerin to shea butter-infused, goats milk and they’re as simple to use as melting chocolate. All you need to do is melt the base, customize it with your favorite scents and additives, pour it into molds, and voila! You’ve got yourself a batch of beautiful homemade soap.

Choosing Your Ingredients

When it comes to making homemade soap without lye, the sky’s the limit in terms of creativity. Start with a high-quality melt and pour soap base, preferably one made from natural ingredients to ensure a gentle and nourishing product for your skin. I love using a goats milk soap base! From there, you can customize your soap with a myriad of ingredients, including essential oils for fragrance, dried herbs or flowers for exfoliation and visual appeal, and natural colorants like spirulina or turmeric. There are so many options to try!

DIY Lavender Soap Recipe

Now, let’s get down to the fun part – crafting your own unique soap creations! To get you started on your Melt and pour soap making journey here’s a soothing lavender-scented bar recipe that I’m sure you’ll love. Who doesn’t love lavender right?

Lavender Fields Soap

Ingredients:

So, lets gather some ingredients and dive into the soap making tutorial!

Homemade Lavender Soap (Without Lye)

What You’ll Need

HOMEMADE LAVENDER SOAP WITHOUT LYE

What to Do

Step 1

Begin by cutting the goat’s milk soap base into small cubes and placing them in a microwave-safe bowl. I placed my soap cubes in a glass measuring cup.

HOMEMADE LAVENDER SOAP WITHOUT LYE

Step 2

Microwave the soap base in 30-second intervals, stirring each time, until fully melted and smooth. You could also melt the soap in a double boiler on the stove. I’ve done both methods and microwaving is definitely easier and quicker.

Step 3

Once melted, add 20-30 drops of lavender essential oil to the soap base and stir gently to ensure even distribution. If you desire a gentle lavender hue, add a few drops of purple soap colorant to the mixture and stir until well blended. Adjust the color according to your preference. You could also add some dried lavender buds as well.

HOMEMADE LAVENDER SOAP WITHOUT LYE

Step 4

If you wish to add a decorative touch, sprinkle dried lavender buds into the soap mold before you pour the soap. Then carefully pour the lavender-scented soap mixture into soap molds, filling them to the brim.

TIP- If you put the dried lavender buds in the mold first, be sure to pour the soap very slowly into the mold. This will allow the buds to stay at the bottom of the mold so they give a decorative look once they come out of the mold. You’ll see in the finished product photos the difference in the soaps I made. the one with all the lavender buds showing was poured very slowly (as I was taking pictures). The other one was poured quickly and the buds rose to the top of the mold

HOMEMADE LAVENDER SOAP WITHOUT LYE
HOMEMADE LAVENDER SOAP WITHOUT LYE

Step 5

Set the mold aside and allow to cool and harden for several hours or overnight. Then remove the bars by gently pressing on the bottom of the mold, Your homemade Lavender Fields Goat’s Milk Soap is now ready to use or gift! You can’t get much easier than that.

Perfect for Gifting

These lavender soap bars are a perfect DIY Mother’s Day gift idea! If you’re gifting the soap, I’ve created some wrap around labels to add a professional touch. You can print off onto cardstock, and wrap it around the soap, securing it with a little glue. For an added touch of luxury to your gift, you could also make my DIY Lavender Bath Salts to compliment the Homemade Lavender Soap!

HOMEMADE LAVENDER SOAP WITHOUT LYE
HOMEMADE LAVENDER SOAP WITHOUT LYE
HOMEMADE LAVENDER SOAP WITHOUT LYE

Hope you enjoyed this super easy soap making tutorial. Happy DIYing!

Until next time

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