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.
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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.
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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