Homemade Lavender Soap

This may be the easiest DIY I've ever completed.  Not only is it easy to do, it smells AMAZING!  You only need 4 items to make it, all readily available.  

Let me welcome you to the Creative Craft Hop hosted by Donna from Modern on Monticello.  If you just came from Terrie @ Decorate & More With Tip, welcome to the Cottage.  At the bottom of this post I'll direct you to the next stop on this hop, but be sure to visit all of the other stops too for some amazing inspiration. They will all be listed.

Let's make some Lavender Soap!

There are lots of ways to make soap and many types, as well.  I decided to use a Shea Butter Soap Base that is 'melt and pour' and some simple soap molds.  They are both available on Amazon and I provided links.  I am not an affiliate and I do not make any commission if you buy them.  I'm just sharing what worked for me!

The lavender grew in my garden and was harvested last Summer. You can also find it on Amazon if you don't have any growing in your garden.
After drying, it was stored in a jar.  Opening it was heavenly!

The only other thing I added was a teaspoon of Lavender Essential Oil.  

The first step is sprinkling some lavender buds in the soap molds.
Next, cut one pound of soap into chunks (half the package).
Put it into a microwave-safe container and heat for 30 seconds.  
After that, heat in 10 second increments until the soap is completely melted.  Mine took about 2 minutes total, but it depends on your microwave oven.  Then add the essential oil and stir.  Sorry, no pictures.  I was busy with hot soap and you need to work quickly since it wants to harden around the edges.  

Pour into the molds and sprinkle a few more buds on the surface.
I had enough soap to make 5 bars.
I let it sit for a couple of hours before removing the soap from the mold, wrapped it in plastic wrap, and found some ribbon for decorating.  
A piece of lavender ribbon was placed around the bar of soap and attached on the back with a dot of hot glue.
Some lace and pearl ribbon was placed over the top.
It needed a 'little more' and I found these snazzy earrings in my estate sale jewelry stash.
I cut them apart and used them as embellishments on some of the bars. Plain bows were added to the others.

 Just 4 items:  Soap base, molds, lavender buds, & essential oil - An easy way to make a lovely gift for someone special.  
Keep this in mind.  Mother's Day is just around the corner!

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  1. This is not only pretty but one gift that everyone would love to receive! Pined for later and I am definitely going to give this a try. Lush makes a shea butter shower bar that I love.... so I'm thinking I will love this one too! Thanks for sharing.

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    1. Thanks, Tammy. It's so easy and my kitchen smelled amazing while I was making it!

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  2. I love making soap, Ann! And your tutorial seems so easy and the soap looks lovely, too! I even imagined smelling lavender through the screen as I read your post, lol! Thanks for sharing!

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    1. It really is easy, Gail and I was so glad I was able to use lavender that grew in my garden!

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  3. I’ve never made soap, but you are tempting me. Pinning.

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    1. It's so easy, Michelle - give it a try!

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  4. I have always wanted to make my own soap but never really stopped to do it. You have given me the inspiration to do it. Thanks Ann, your soap turned out so pretty and I bet smells amazing.

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    1. I hope you'll give it a try, Terrie. I want to experiment with other fragrances now!

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  5. Ohhh so pretty, I bet they smell heavenly! I love the way you packaged them, so professional looking...the recipients of these lovely soaps will be lucky indeed!
    Jenna

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    1. They do smell wonderful and it was fun digging through my 'stuff' to wrap them up!

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  6. Ann, I love, love, love lavender and I can't wait to try these! Thanks for sharing--pinned!

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    1. I love lavender too! I plan to make some sachets with the rest of it for the linen closet and drawers.

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  7. I bet that smells heavenly! You packaged them all up so pretty-like too. Pinned.

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    1. Thank you, Joanne. They do smell pretty amazing!

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  8. How pretty and I know it smells wonderful!!

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    1. Thank you, Dee. Lavender is one of my favorites!

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  9. I've never made soap before! This looks like fun and I bet it smells lovely.

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    1. This was the first time for me and it was surprisingly easy! Now I want to experiment with different soap bases and fragrances.

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  10. I bet this soap smells heavenly! I love lavender. I really like the embellishments you added to the soap. So pretty! Pinning!

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    1. I must admit, it smells pretty terrific! Thank you for the pin - it's appreciated!

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  11. I am sure your house smells wonderful when you are making these. And they are pretty as well. Thanks for joining the link party this month.

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  12. These are so cute and look like they smell heavenly! I love lavender! They would make the perfect Mother's Day gifts like you said. Also, affordable gifts for teachers since the end of the school year is only about 3.5 weeks away (where we live anyway). Thanks for the tutorial!
    Happy hopping!
    Niki

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    1. Teacher gifts? Great idea! You'd think I would include that as a retired teacher!

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  13. Visiting from Two Chicks and Mom's Funtastic Friday link up - You make this look so easy!! Would love it if you shared at our Share the Wealth party! https://bigfatmenopausallife.blogspot.com/2022/04/share-wealth-link-up-17.html

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    1. It really is easy! Thanks for stopping by!

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  14. I love the scent of lavender. It definitely lulls you to sleep. I can imagine soaking in a bath using this soap. Thanks for sharing.

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    1. Lavender is one of my favorites and soaking in a bath sounds so relaxing!

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  15. What a great idea. They look beautiful too :)

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  16. You made this look so easy. I have a mold and lavender and the oil ready to go. I guess I'll need to pick up the shea butter. Thamks for sharing at Funtastic Friday Link Party .

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    1. Have fun! It really is an easy project!

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  17. Ann, lavender is one of my favorite scents. I would love to have one of your lavender soaps. You did a great jop of explaining the process of making them.

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  18. This soap looks wonderful. I have always thought about making lavender soap but never have. I usually make my soap from scratch but this looks so easy, I might have to try it.

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    1. This was actually very easy. Dealing with lye makes me a little nervous.

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  19. CONGRATS Ann! Your post will be FEATURED at the Crafty Creators Link Party 16 where Grammy’s Grid is co-hosting with Life as a LEO Wife on Thursday at 6am central!

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    1. How wonderful! Thank you, Dee.

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    2. Yay! You'll be featured tomorrow on the party at LifeasaLEOWife.com. I'm so thankful to have Dee's help! If you're following me on FB or IG, let me know, and I'll set your post up to be featured across my social media accounts over the weekend or just before next week's party. Thanks for sharing this wonderful tutorial with us!

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    3. Thank you so much, Niki. Glad you have help with the party - they're a lot of work!

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  20. These look so lovely and I bet they smell so nice. May have to try and make myself some of these soaps

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  21. Lavender is one of my favorite scents. Your handmade soaps look so pretty and I bet smell amazing! I love how easy they seem to make. Like you I harvest and dry my lavender from the garden so I might just try my hand at making some of these for gifts. Thanks for the tutorial 🙂

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    1. It's one of my favorites too, Marie and I'm sure going to miss my gardens this year, but I'm going to try growing some in a container. This was one of the easiest projects I've done. Next on the list are sachets for the linen closet!

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  22. Mmm. I bet this lavender soap smells delightful. I like how you embellished the soap with ribbon and pearls. Thank you for participating in Talent-Sharing Tuesdays 17.
    Carol
    www.scribblingboomer.com

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  23. I adore lavender soap I want to try making some for me and for gifts. Thank you for the tips.

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    1. I love it too, Kippi. Give soap-making a try - it's very easy!

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  24. These look amazing, so pretty and I bet they smell divine! I love how easy they are to make too.

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    1. Thanks, Julie. They do smell pretty terrific and I was amazed at how easy it was to make them!

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  25. Hi Ann, I'm dropping by to let you know that I've chosen your lavender soap as a feature on Sunday at Happiness is Homemade. You can see all the features at southernsunflowers.com tomorrow.

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    1. Thank you so much, Allyson. I can't wait to see what's happening at the party!

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  26. Ann, your homemade soap is lovely. I have made some before. We have lots of lavender, so I shall be putting it to good use. I am happy to feature your pretty homemade Lavender soap at Love Your Creativity.

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    1. Thank you so much, Linda. Using lavender from your garden makes it even more special!

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  27. What a great post and wonderful gift idea! Hubby and I are heading to Provence, France this summer during lavender season and I can't wait to see and breath it all in!

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    1. Thank you, Debbee. Have a wonderful trip - I'm sure the lavender will smell amazing!

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  28. Thanks for sharing with us, I'm featuring you this week when the next To Grandma's house we go party starts. Happy spring!

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    1. Thank you so much, Tarah! Happy Spring to you too!

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  29. How wonderful! I grow a lot of lavender in my garden as the deer do not eat it and Iove its scent.

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    1. I hope you'll give this project a try since you already have the lavender. It's even more special when it's made with lavender from your garden!

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  30. Hi Ann, Just dropping by to let you know I'll be featuring your lovely homemade soap tomorrow for May's Feature Friday!

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    1. Thank you so much, Cecelia...I can't wait to see it!

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