Lavender Soap Recipe

Use this Lavender Soap Recipe to create a bar that is always a welcome addition to any bathroom.

Lavender essential oil's calming scent is a great way to finish the day, especially when enjoyed in a warm, bubbly, soothing tub.

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This soap recipe is a two step process (if you use the design idea pictured) so be sure to read it through first.

For a more 'well-rounded' lavender scent, try using a blend of lavender essential oils rather than just one variety.

You can easily make this recipe Palm Free, by simply switching out the palm oil for lard, tallow, shea butter, cocoa butter or mango butter and re-running the recipe through a lye calculator to get the correct amount of sodium hydroxide (lye) needed.

Lavender Handmade Soap

Lavender Soap Recipe Ingredients

Coconut Oil  -  270 gr.  |  9.52 oz.  |  30%

Olive Oil  -  360 gr.  |  12.7 oz.  |  40%

Palm Oil**  -  270 gr.  |  9.52 oz.  |  30%

Distilled Water  -  326.1 gr.  |  11.5 oz.  

Lye  -  125.6 gr.  |  4.42 oz.  

Water as % of Oils = 36.23

Super Fat/Discount = 8%

Optional Additives

Lavender E/O  -  8 tsp. (30 ml)

Confectioners Sugar  -  1 tsp. (5 ml)

Orris Root Powder  -  1 tsp. (5 ml)

Crimson Mica  -  1/4 tsp. (1.25 ml)

Ultramarine Blue  -  1/2 tsp. (2.5 ml)

Lavender Soap Recipe Instructions

Step One

Step Two

  • Mix the mica and ultramarine with a small amount of oil and blend until all lumps are gone. Put aside.
  • Once the soap batter reaches a thin trace, add in the confectioners sugar, orris root and mica ultramarine mixture. Continue to mix until a medium trace has been reached.
  • Add in the lavender essential oil. Do not be alarmed if your soap trace seems to thin. For some reason lavender essential oil sometimes will slow down and even reverse trace a bit. Keep mixing until a medium trace is again reached.
  • Drop your soap ribbons into the soap batter and gently mix. Carefully pour the soap into your soap mould and insulate as usual.

Many more Homemade Soap Recipes can be found on the main recipes page.

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