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Making your own soap is very satisfying. Not only can you choose what kind of soap base you use, you can also choose from endless possibilities of scents, colors and textures. And even better? You get to share your handmade delicious smelling creations with friends and family. The official process of making soap from scratch […]

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How to: Make Lavender Honey Lemon Soap

February 9, 2015

By Sarah

51 Comments on How to: Make Lavender Honey Lemon Soap

How to: Make Lavender Honey Lemon Soap - SISOO.com

How to: Make Lavender Honey Lemon Soap - SISOO.com

How to: Make Lavender Honey Lemon Soap - SISOO.com

Making your own soap is very satisfying. Not only can you choose what kind of soap base you use, you can also choose from endless possibilities of scents, colors and textures. And even better? You get to share your handmade delicious smelling creations with friends and family. The official process of making soap from scratch is rather involved (remember Fight Club?). But there are a lot of resources (Amazon, craft stores) that sell “melt and pour” bases, that you literally just melt and add your desired colors, scents, textures (oats, poppy-seeds, dried flowers etc) and pour into molds. It’s a much easier and faster method–but you can still get very creative with your soap.

2 lb goat’s milk melt-and-pour soap base (I found mine on Amazon, this yields about 6-8 bars for me in a 3.8 oz bar mold)

1 lemon rind, zested

3 tablespoons of dried lavender buds

2 tablespoons of honey

15 drops of lavender essential oil

6 drops of lemon essential oil

Jar or bowl for melting soap base (in microwave or double boiler)

Grater (for zesting)

Silicone mold

How to: Make Lavender Honey Lemon Soap - SISOO.com

Chop soap into smaller pieces. It will melt faster this way. Place in bowl and microwave (or double boil). Be careful to watch soap and not let it burn.  If you are using microwave, heat in 30 second increments, stirring frequently.

How to: Make Lavender Honey Lemon Soap - SISOO.com

Zest your lemon. Be sure to wrap in a paper buy viagra europe towel and press out any extra fluid. This prevents it from clumping together in your soap. Side note: the glycerine in the goat milk soap base acts as a preservative and keeps the lemon rind from molding.

How to: Make Lavender Honey Lemon Soap - SISOO.com

While your soap chunks are in the microwave (or double boiler), measure out your lemon zest, lavender and honey in small bowls for easy adding once your soap is melted.

How to: Make Lavender Honey Lemon Soap - SISOO.com

Once soap is melted add your essential oils first.

How to: Make Lavender Honey Lemon Soap - SISOO.com

Once essential oils have been added and mixed thoroughly, add the lavender buds, lemon zest and honey.

How to: Make Lavender Honey Lemon Soap - SISOO.com

Have your mold ready to go, on a flat, even surface. You’ll want to move quickly before the soap cools too much. Mix everything thoroughly again, and pour mixture into mold.

How to: Make Lavender Honey Lemon Soap - SISOO.com

Once mixture is poured into mold, I like to sprinkle extra lavender buds on top for aesthetics. Do so while it’s still warm so buds solidify with soap. Let the soap cool for 2-3 hours until bars are completely solid. You might want to give it an extra couple hours just to be sure!

How to: Make Lavender Honey Lemon Soap - SISOO.com

Pop each bar carefully out of the mold. Take a sniff! You did it. Whew.

How to: Make Lavender Honey Lemon Soap - SISOO.com

Wrap or package however you like.

How to: Make Lavender Honey Lemon Soap - SISOO.com

How to: Make Lavender Honey Lemon Soap - SISOO.com

Enjoy your new melt and pour soap skills!

xo!Sarah

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  1. Ashanta Lopez

    April 30th, 2015 at 9:08 am

    I heard that the lavender buds turn a dark color over time, how do you or did you remedy this?

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    October 20th, 2015 at 1:52 am

    Thank you for sharing this soap I loved it,and am going to try it

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  7. Pam

    February 23rd, 2016 at 2:57 pm

    Sounds wonderful. How mch did it cost to Make per bar???

  8. Annie C Neal

    May 6th, 2016 at 11:27 pm

    Love this! Beautiful photos too, by the way. I definitely want to give this a try.

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  12. Linda Bacic

    July 28th, 2016 at 6:36 pm

    I love this soap! Have been experimenting with Melt and Pour, but gave up because the soap keeps sweating. I’m very careful not to let it boil and all the things they say that might cause this, but gave up. Do you have this problem?

  13. Carolyn

    May 9th, 2017 at 8:41 pm

    You said your soaps are sweating. For the first few days wrap the individually in saran wrap or I put them in heat shrink bags and seal them.

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    October 7th, 2016 at 12:17 pm

    This soap looks so beautiful! I have been resistant to use lavender buds because I heard that they will turn the soap brown, but I may try your recipe. Love it!

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  19. Stacey

    November 20th, 2016 at 10:33 am

    Love the recipe and your packaging is beautiful! Where did you find the little lavender sprigs to go on the outside of the packaging?

  20. SJ

    November 20th, 2016 at 5:50 pm

    HI! You can find them here: http://amzn.to/2gbh1pg

  21. Sarah

    November 29th, 2016 at 5:05 am

    Hi there … before I make a huge mistake, can you clarify that the recipe (3 tbls of lavendar, 2 tbls honey) is for the entire 2lb soap base? I just got confused by the picture that shoes you mixing what appears to be each bar seperately in little containers. Can you not just mix the entire 2 lb soap base with all the ingredients at once? Thanks … they are so cute … making for Christmas gifts.

  22. SJ

    November 29th, 2016 at 11:10 am

    HI Sarah, mix it all at once, stir thoroughly, and then pour into the molds! xoxo

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  25. Sarah

    March 16th, 2017 at 8:38 am

    I am looking to make these as wedding favours. How far in advance to the wedding do you think I could make them without them going bad?

  26. Sarah

    March 16th, 2017 at 2:40 pm

    Hi! I would do them a few weeks prior!

  27. Sandra Breshears

    March 31st, 2017 at 2:22 pm

    Where do you find the Lavender buds and the goats milk soap?

  28. Sarah

    April 4th, 2017 at 9:48 am

    Hi, I link to them above in the list of what you’ll need!

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    May 8th, 2017 at 4:58 pm

    Will it ruin the recipe if you add coconut oil? If you can.. how much can I add? Very adorable. I will be doing this project tomorrow!

  31. Jessica

    May 30th, 2017 at 8:33 pm

    I tried your recipe last night minus the lemon oil, but using 1/2 lb of soap base. So I quartered the other ingredients as well. I found my soaps to feel kind of “sticky” (like when you have hard water) when I use them and it took some work to get them to lather. I read that adding too much honey can make the soap too soft and feel sticky. Do you find this issue when you make this recipe?

  32. Sarah

    May 31st, 2017 at 10:18 am

    HI, yes, it’s possible the ratio was thrown off and there was too much honey. Be sure to split the other ingredients if you only use 1/2 lb of soap! xoxo

  33. Kimberly

    July 31st, 2017 at 1:30 am

    What did you use to tie around each bar of soap and to hold the lavender sprig in place? I can’t wait to try soap making!

  34. Sarah

    August 1st, 2017 at 9:11 am

    HI Kimberly, I used a gold metallic cord similar to this: http://amzn.to/2uRAlQX

  35. Liz

    August 3rd, 2017 at 5:48 pm

    Do you have any other scent combinations that you’ve used with this base? I’m looking to make it for a wedding shower party favor and would love to have some variety.

  36. Christina

    August 26th, 2017 at 9:31 am

    Hi Sarah,
    Just found you recipe for making soap on Pinterest, love it very much, thanks. I’m going to try making this for Christmas, I’ll need a little practice before I can pass them on as gifts.

  37. Olivia

    August 30th, 2017 at 10:53 pm

    How long do these stay good for if you want to make in bulk?

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  40. Sarah

    November 23rd, 2017 at 4:27 pm

    Hello,

    I have just made these as Christm as Gifts and they are beautiful how long will they last?

    Sarah

  41. Brighid

    January 28th, 2018 at 11:20 am

    I tried this and all the lavender buds floated to the top. I’d there a way to stop this from happening or ensure they stay throughout?

  42. Mikki

    April 25th, 2018 at 10:17 pm

    My lavender in the soap turned brown after one week….what would cause this?

  43. Suzanne

    June 19th, 2018 at 12:37 pm

    Thanks for sharing! The goat soap cubes are a great idea!

  44. Vanessa

    June 19th, 2018 at 12:40 pm

    This looks so simple and beautiful! I love to make things like this as gifts!

  45. Dana

    July 24th, 2018 at 5:17 pm

    I am making a similar recipe and none of the lavender that I have bought including the link you’ve shared did not look nearly as vibrant as yours do. Also everything I have read says lavender turns brown in soap no matter what. After I ruined my first batch I decided to just sprinkle the lavender on top and spray with 91% alcohol which worked fine. And lastly the honey gives the soap a yellow tint but yours looks so white?

  46. Dana

    July 24th, 2018 at 5:18 pm

    I am making a similar recipe and none of the lavender that I have bought including the link you’ve shared did not look nearly as vibrant as yours do. Also everything I have read says lavender turns brown in soap no matter what. After I ruined my first batch I decided to just sprinkle the lavender on top and spray with 91% alcohol which worked fine. And lastly the honey gives the soap a yellow tint but yours looks so white?

  47. ganesh chaturthi

    September 7th, 2018 at 6:21 am

    I have just made these as Christm as Gifts and they are beautiful how long will they last?

  48. Angie Mitchell

    February 23rd, 2019 at 10:59 am

    Hi, I have just made your beautiful soap, all the lavender floated to the top and were just completely covered, so much so you couldn’t see the soap, I only used the 3 tablespoons of lavender. Where have I gone wrong. Thanks in advance.
    Angie xx

  49. Karen

    March 4th, 2019 at 9:58 am

    How do you get your lavender to stay purple? Mine all floated to the top and turned an awful shade of brown…. is there a different between using fresh dried lavender and lavender buds?

  50. Breanna

    March 28th, 2019 at 7:18 pm

    Do you have to let these bars cure? How long ? Do the soap bars go bad?

  51. Kristin

    June 14th, 2019 at 8:46 am

    HELP, PLEASE! I made a test batch of this soap recipe for shower gifts. After one week the soap/lavender has turned brown!!! Where did it all go wrong? They looked beautiful day 1 & 2!

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