Making my own soaps has definitely become a favorite hobby of mine! It is so simple and I mix fragrances and textures to make the perfect soothing lathering soap. One of my most favorite scents for helping calm, soothe and relax is of course lavender. Then add the fresh citrus zest of a lemon and wowzers – perfection!!!
Lavender is most commonly known for it’s soothing effects, but what you may not know is that Lavender oil has antiseptic and anti-inflammatory properties which can help heal minor burns and bug bites. Furthermore, there has been some research showing that Lavender oil is useful for treating anxiety, insomnia, and Homemade Bug Spray HERE. There have also been some studies showing that Lavender oil can help with digestive issues such as vomiting, nausea, upset stomach and gas! But that’s not all! Additionally Lavender is useful to help relieve pain from toothaches, sores, sprains, headaches and it even repels insects! (See my Homemade Bug Spray HERE).
There are a few things you will need before making your soap. First is a good Goats Milk Melt and Pour Soap Base, I use this one HERE from Bramble Berry it’s amazing! Second, you will need a soap mold. I prefer silicone molds as they make removing the soap super easy. Lastly you will need a microwave save measuring cup like this one HERE.
Once you have all the supplies then it’s just a few simple ingredients and steps to make your own customized soaps.
Start out by cutting your goats milk base into 1 inch cubes. Place cubes in your microwave safe Pyrex measuring cup and microwave in 30 second increments. Every 30 seconds remove from the microwave and stir. Continue until soap base is fully melted.
Add lavender oil and lemon zest to the melted soap base.
Pour entire contents into your square soap molds. Set aside for a minimum of 60 minutes or until the soap is fully solid. Remove from mold, use and enjoy!
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