Making your own lavender oatmeal soap recipe from scratch can be quite invigorating. Not only because of the therapeutic benefits that come along with it, but the ability to keep your body and skin healthy with a natural, chemical-free alternative.
While soap making is somewhat of an art form, it’s something anyone can do. There are countless methods of soap making and a seemingly infinite amount of recipes out there. This, of course, makes it difficult to know where to begin. Making your own homemade soaps can be a luxurious gift for yourself, or a thoughtful (and crafty) gift for the holidays.
This DIY lavender soap recipe nourishes your skin with hydration and vitamins. It’s quick and easy to assemble, and its refreshing scent is divine!
Homemade lavender soap ingredients
- Soap base of your choice
- Vitamin E
- Lavender essential oil
- Oval or decorative soap bar mold
- Organic rolled oats
The DIY soap recipe “tutorial”
- Put your soap base in a glass bowl.
- Place the bowl with the soap base in a saucepan with water.
- Melt the soap base on your stove over medium heat.
- Let the base cool slightly, then add 5 drops of lavender and 2 drops of vitamin E.
- Mix the concoction well, sprinkling in some oatmeal, and pour into your soap mold.
- Leave the mixture out to cool for at least an hour before popping the soap bar out of the mold.
And that’s it. You now have your own lavender oatmeal soap bar!
Looking for another recipe? Try out lavender lemonade for headaches.
If you want to “pretty up” your soap bars you might consider adding in a purple colorant. And there are a number of ways to color your soap naturally without having to use dyes (which generally include chemicals).
If you plan on using your soap bars as gifts, you can use narrow strips of brown paper or natural string to tie around the bar. If you want to get really fancy, you can print off a little round label to attach to the strip of paper.
Essential oils in your soap recipe
If you’ve never used essential oils, or are not very familiar with them, note that they are different from “fragrance oils.” While essential oils are natural compounds of plants, fragrance oils can be blends of oils that are often artificially manufactured; therefore, negating the all-important natural component of this recipe.