It’s true… I made soap without blowing up the house. My sister-in-law Molly and I had been planning to make homemade soaps for ages. In doing some research I realized that I was far to big of a wimp (and a complete failure at most crafts) to make soap using a lye process. I like my eyes, throat, hands, and various other appendages that I would likely have lost if going to lye route. I decided we should use a simple glycerin soap base and go from there. I am pretty sure Molly is happy she still has all of her body parts in tact thanks to my research. And as such… We invented a simple lavender soap recipe and I figured I’d show you how-to make it too. Because… I like your body parts as much as I like you.
Homemade Lavender Soap
- 8 oz. translucent glycerin soap base
- 2 tablespoons dried lavender
- 3-5 drops of purple coloring depending on how deep you want your color (You can find soap/lotion safe coloring online or at your local craft or hobby store)
- 2 cup glass measuring cup
- 2- 4 oz. soap molds.
Place glycerin soap base in glass measuring cup and melt in microwave. Melt in 30 second intervals, stirring in-between, until soap is completely melted.
Quickly stir in lavender and coloring.
Carefully pour into molds.
Cool for 1 hour.
Remove from mold by pressing firmly on bottom surface of the mold.
- Great as a bath or hand soap.
- Perfect gift for family or friends.
- Wrap in ribbon or tissue paper for that added touch.
- And of course… Enjoy!
Now you can go out and make soap too. Because if I can do it… A chimpanzee can. And don’t worry… with every triumph comes failure. I introduce to you… Soap BALLS