Lavender Soap Benefits with Melt and Pour Soap Recipe

Lavender Soap Benefits with Melt and Pour Soap Recipe

Lavender remains a favorite scent for soaps. It is an herb from the mint family that has a sweet and floral aroma. Lavender soap benefits are numerous for both mind and body. Soaps made with lavender essential oil can promote a sense of well-being.

A simple essential oil melt and pour lavender soap recipe is also included in this post. First, lets look at some benefits of using lavender soap.

Lavender Soap Benefits with Melt and Pour Soap Recipe by Loving Essential Oils

Lavender Soap Benefits

Lavender's soft and clean floral fragrance makes it a favorite among soap makers.

Calming

- Lavender soap is effective at calming stress and excessive energy in children or adults, especially during the evening time.

Safe for Entire Family

- Lavender is a popular and all time favorite aromatherapy oil. It is widely used for a variety of aliments and is among the safest oils.

Sleep Aid

 - It is an excellent sleep aid. Using lavender soaps before bedtime can help to promote a deep sleep. It can create a comfortable and relaxing environment.

Improves Mood

- This calming oil can soothe strong emotions when feeling fearful. It brings composure and stability.

Healthy Skin

- Soaps made with lavender essential oil have soothing effects on many skin aliments. It is regenerative and can soften and condition skin. Lavender has antiseptic properties as well.

Lavender Soap Benefits with Melt and Pour Soap Recipe by Loving Essential Oils

Melt and Pour Soap Base

Melt and Pour soap bases are especially great for beginners or those DIYers that are not committed to crafting cold process soap (ME!!).

To use melt and pour soap, all you have to do is cut up the soap block, melt it down, add color and scent, then pour into your desired soap mold.

I am using Goat's Milk melt and pour base because it has hydrating and nourishing properties. Here is the one I like:

Goat's Milk Melt and Pour Soap Base for Essential Oils - Loving Essential Oils

Lavender Essential Oil Soap

Step 1: Cut up soap block with a sharp knife into small squares, this helps it to melt quicker. Place the cut up soap into glass measuring cup.

Lavender Soap Benefits with Melt and Pour Soap Recipe by Loving Essential Oils

Step 2: Place measuring cup into a pot with several inches of boiling water. You do not want rapid boiling because that can cause water to splash into your soap base.

Lavender Soap Benefits with Melt and Pour Soap Recipe by Loving Essential Oils

Step 3: Stir occasionally until base completely melts (no solid chunks left). Takes 10-15 minutes. Once melted, remove from heat using a pot holder because the handle will be hot.

Lavender Soap Benefits with Melt and Pour Soap Recipe by Loving Essential Oils

Step 4: Add in essential oils and stir well. I used Vanilla Absolute and Lavandin Essential Oil from Edens Garden.

Lavender Soap Benefits with Melt and Pour Soap Recipe by Loving Essential Oils

Step 5: Pour soap into soap mold. I filled 5 heart molds with this recipe. Immediately spray the exposed tops of soap with rubbing alcohol, this helps to pop the bubbles so the soap is smooth on top (see the picture). You can get the heart mold I used here.

Lavender Soap Benefits with Melt and Pour Soap Recipe by Loving Essential Oils

Step 6: Let cool until soap hardens, usually about 2-3 hours. Pop soap bars out of silicone mold. The unused soap bars will need to be wrapped in plastic wrap for storage to avoid having them sweat (also called glycerin dew).

Lavender Soap Benefits with Melt and Pour Soap Recipe by Loving Essential Oils

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Jennifer Lane

BIO: Owner and founder of Loving Essential Oils. I am a Certified Aromatherapist that loves to look toward essential oils and aromatherapy for all natural physical, emotional and spiritual support. I love creating and sharing DIY Essential Oil Recipes & Blends. Thank you so much for allowing me to be part of your essential oil journey!

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