How to Make Lavender Soap


Learn How to Make Lavender Soap at home for a fraction of the cost of bath boutiques and easily customize it to suit your skin type.

This recipe is so simple that you can even make it with your kids for gifts or for them to enjoy at their own bath time.

lavender cloud shaped soap on wood background with lavender flower buds

With two types of moisturizing oil and a creamy base, this lavender soap is sure to leave your skin smooth and hydrated after every use. It makes a lovely gift, wrapped in brown paper or piled up in a little basket for friends, family, neighbors, or teachers.

How to Make Lavender Soap

Creating your own moisturizing bars of soap at home is so easy and fun you will wonder why you haven’t tried it already! Lavender is the obvious choice to create a relaxing atmosphere in the bath or shower. You can use any mold shape you like; I love these little clouds because the size is perfect, and the shape is great for holding in your hand.

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cloud shaped lavender soap on white wash cloth on a dark table

How long will my soap last?

It will last through about 20-25 showers if it is left out of the direct line of spray. Unused and wrapped up, it is good for up to a year. If you are storing it rather than using it right away, I recommend you skip adding the dried lavender, as it will react with the soap and change color over time to a rusty brown.

Do I need to color my soap?

You can totally skip this step if you prefer. I like to add just a bit of mica powder to give a light tint to mine for gift-giving or to place at the sink in the guest bathroom. Mica powder goes a long way and is easy to work with. It is the same colorant that is used for makeup.

What other oils can I use?

If you prefer, you can use olive oil, jojoba oil, apricot, walnut, or sweet almond oil in place of coconut oil. You do not have to use vitamin E oil, but not only does it help with dry skin, it also acts as a natural preservative to help lengthen the life of your stored soap.

How Do You Make soap for oily skin?

Use the same recipe but add in 5 drops of tea tree oil and two teaspoons of activated charcoal to help absorb the oil from your skin. This is a great recipe for skin that is prone to body acne breakouts as well!

lavender cloud shaped soap on dark boards with dried lavender sprinkled around it

Lavender Soap

Learn how to make lavender soap in just a few easy steps without any fancy equipment!
Prep Time5 minutes
Resting Time8 hours
Total Time8 hours 5 minutes
Keyword: diy, melt and pour soaps
Author: Jody Smith




  • Cut up soap base into about 1"x1" squares.
  • Place in a microwave safe bowl.
  • Add coconut and vitamin e oil.
  • Microwave for 1 minute, stir.
  • Continue to heat in 30 second increments until it is completely melted.
  • Remove from microwave and stir in essential oil and mica powder just until desired shade is reached.
  • sprinkle a little of the lavender buds into the bottom of each mold.
  • Pour soap mixture carefully into molds.
  • Allow saop to dry and harden overnight.
  • Carefully remove from mold.
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