How do you make Melt and Pour lavender soap at home?
This DIY lavender soap recipe is super easy to make because it is made using Melt and Pour soap base.
It is great for beginners and for those who enjoy making their own soaps but don’t want to mess with lye.
If this sounds like you I have 2 similar recipes below using lavender, oatmeal, and essential oils.
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Lavender Melt and Pour Soap Recipes
DIY Lavender Soap With Oatmeal
How to Make It
Melt Shea butter soap base and coconut oil in the microwave. Do it in short intervals making sure the soap does not boil.
Once melted, add ground oatmeal and lavender essential oil. Spray with alcohol to get rid of bubbles.
Divide the soap mixture into silicone molds and spray again with alcohol. I have used these molds.
Let the soap dry, but before it is completely set, spray generously with alcohol and sprinkle dried lavender buds on top of the soap.
Using your fingers, lightly press part of the lavender buds into the soap and let it dry completely.
You could mix the lavender seeds with the soap but the lavender will lose its lovely color and turn brown.
Once the soap is dry is time to unmold.
It is normal to lose some of the dried lavender buds. To prevent this as much as possible, try to press part of the buds into the soap.
Exfoliating Soap Recipe
300 gr Melt and Pour Shea butter soap base
2 tbsp sweet almond oil
Ground dried lavender flowers (1 or 2 tablespoons)
2 teaspoons dried lavender flowers
Lavender essential oil (15 drops)
Silicone molds or ice cube tray
How to make it
This recipe is similar to the one above.
After melting Shea butter soap, add almond oil, ground lavender seeds and lavender essential oil.
Spray with alcohol and place in silicone molds. If any bubbles remain, spray more alcohol to eliminate them.
Before the soap is completely set, spray alcohol and sprinkle lavender buds or seeds on the top. Lightly press them with your fingers and let the soap dry altogether.
Once the soap dries remove from the mold. These soap bars are of a different color due to the ground lavender buds that I have added.
Wrap the soap bars with plastic film and keep them in a cool, dry place. The shelf life of these soaps is 1 year approx.
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Lavender Soap Skin Care Benefits
Now let’s look at the ingredients used to make these DIY lavender soap bars and their benefits for the skin.
1- Shea Butter
Hydrates dry skin
Shea butter oil is an excellent moisturizer for the face and body. The fat content is responsible for its soothing and moisturizing properties. It locks the moisture in the skin and keeps it hydrated for a long time.
Treats acne and blemishes
Shea butter heals acne and blemishes due to the presence of various fatty acids and plant sterols such as oleic and linolenic acids.
It stimulates the making of collagen, the scaffolding protein in the skin. The vitamins A and E in this butter keep the skin flexible, bright, and nourished. Its anti-aging properties can increase circulation to the surface and promote cell turnover.
Reduces skin inflammation
With several derivatives of cinnamic acid that contains properties of anti-inflammation, it helps in improving worn-out skin, due to sunburns, cuts, or skin rashes.
Restores skin’s elasticity
The unsaponifiable and vitamin F in this butter are essential ingredients for maintaining the elasticity of the skin and helps in improving the making of skin collagen.
Soothe skin ailments
Lavender acts against superficial burns of the skin, wounds, eczema, pruritus, bedsores, and rosacea. It promotes healing.
Acts as a moisturizer
Lavender contains Vitamin E, which restores and rejuvenates dehydrated skin.
Lightens dark spots
Lavender oil is an enriched source of free radicals that fight antioxidants. These antioxidants reduce free radical damage that may have resulted in the hyperpigmentation that leads to blemishes.
Lavender oil has antioxidant benefits, helping to reduce the appearance of wrinkles by regenerating the skin, thus aiding in the dreaded signs of aging.
It cleanses and heals the skin without clogging the pores, causing deep and effective cleaning.
Soothing and anti-inflammatory
It soothes skin irritations and other conditions such as eczema, itching, dermatitis, hives, or psoriasis. It helps calm and counteract the damage caused to the skin by such circumstances.
Cleanses and exfoliates the skin
It has saponins that help remove all the dirt and grease that has accumulated in the pores without causing skin irritation.
It acts as a natural scrub that promotes the elimination of all dead cells and prevents the formation of new impurities.
It improves the skin with acne, because it reduces excess fat, closes pores, relieves discomfort, and prevents the appearance of impurities, such as pimples and papules.
Act as a moisturizer
It contains lipids and water-absorbing substances that keep the skin layers hydrated, preventing dryness. It helps eliminate all dryness symptoms such as eczema, peeling, and itching, leaving the skin feeling much softer and healthy.
4. Coconut Oil
Coconut milk is filled with fatty acids like caprylic, lauric, and capric, which, being efficient antimicrobials, can reduce existing acne and prevent further breakouts to a great extent.
Besides, some of those fatty acids act as antioxidants that eliminate free radical damage and imperfections quickly.
Soaps made with coconut oil are high in fatty acids. The soap profoundly cleanses the skin by removing all types of impurities while maintaining the skin’s natural hydration.
Relieves skin infections
Coconut oil has lauric acid, which is known for antibacterial, anti-fungal, and antiviral properties. When used regularly, coconut soaps can create a ‘chemical barrier’ on the surface layer of the skin.
Its regular use will also keep away some minor to significant skin infections such as eczema, psoriasis, and contact dermatitis.
The nutrients and fatty acids in coconut oil provide intense hydration for dry, dull, and lifeless skin. The soaps do not dry out the skin. Conversely, the super moisturizing properties help restore the lost moisture content of the skin by thoroughly rejuvenating the cells.
5. Sweet Almond Oil
Great for massage
Because almond oil is absorbed quickly is beneficial in massages as it repairs the skin, leaving it glowing and hydrated.
This oil can replace your cleansing milk, gently removing impurities, and is also perfect as a natural make-up remover.
Reduce stretch marks
It helps in the reduction of stretch marks because its fatty acids and vitamin E help to regenerate the skin, leaving it more moisturized and soft.
Almond oil has anti-inflammatory benefits and can be used to treat wounds, irritated skin, and other small conditions.
The nutrients and vitamins in almond oil can help to rejuvenate the skin, delaying the appearance of wrinkles.