Making your own soap is a nice hobby to have. Not only do you get to whip together some of your favorites, and try different scent and supply combinations, but you know what's in your soap when you make it yourself. This lavender oatmeal soap recipe is super simple to follow, and includes a lot of natural ingredients. It sure is pretty too! As an Amazon Associate, I earn from qualifying purchases.
You might enjoy some of our other popular homemade soap recipes too. Try one, or try them all. These certainly do make wonderful gifts for the holidays!
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You should also try these homemade sugar scrub recipes to help exfoliate your skin. They are so inexpensive to make with items in your kitchen!
You could certainly make each of the recipes that I have shared with you, and create gift baskets for your family and friends to include multiple scents and styles of homemade soaps and sugar scrubs.
Does oatmeal soap whiten skin?
In short, yes oatmeal soap can lighten your skin tone. The texture of oatmeal not only smooths the skin, but tones it as well.
How do you keep lavender from turning brown in soap?
To keep the lavender that nice shade of purple, one tip that I have learned is to sprinkle the seeds on after the soap has gelled a bit, then spray liberally with alcohol.
How do you dry lavender quickly?
Perhaps toy would rather use your own fresh dried lavender, rather than buy it from the craft store. To dry lavender, bundle the lavender and tie a sting around it. Pick a dark, warm spot and hang it upside down. Make sure that it stays out of the sunlight so that it preserves its color, and you might want to place a towel underneath to catch any buds that may fall off during the dry time. Your lavender should be dry in about 7-10 days.
Lavender Oatmeal Soap Recipe
Makes 5 bars if using same mold
- ¾ pound melt & pour goats milk soap base
- 4 ounces rolled oats (finely ground)
- 1 tablespoon dried lavender flowers
- 10 drops lavender essential oil
- Silicone soap mold
- Large Pyrex measuring cup
- Wooden craft stick
Step 1. Grind the oats. (You can do this with a rolling pin, in the food processor, ninja, magic bullet, or whatever your preferred method is.)
Step 2. Cut the soap into 1 inch chunks. Melt the soap in the microwave for 30 seconds. Stir. If it is not completely melted, put it back on for 10 second increments, until fully melted; stirring each time.
Step 3. Add the ground oats to the soap base. Mix well.
Step 4. Add the lavender essential oil. Mix again.
Step 5. Poor into the silicone mold.
Step 6. Add about half of the lavender flowers, and give it a little stir with your wooden stick.
Step 7. Add more lavender flowers to the top.
Step 8. Let set for about 2-3 hours.
Step 9. Remove from mold. Using the wavy scraper, cut the soap into 2 ¼ inch bars.