Simple Lavender Soap Recipe

homemade lavender soap recipe



  1. Measure out your ingredients carefully. I highly recommend not opening your lye until you’re ready to measure, and immediately mix it in with your water or milk – especially if you live in a humid area where your lye will absorb moisture and stick to, or lump up in your measuring device.
  2. In a well ventilated place – preferably outside, pour water or goat milk into a large, non-reactive bowl – either glass or high-quality stainless steel.
  3. sprinkle lye granules on top of milk, and stir with a non-reactive spoon or spatula until lye is dissolved.
  4. Let mixture site and cool until it reaches about 100 degrees.
  5. In the mean time, melt oil, and cool to 100 degrees. I like to use an instant infrared thermometer, but a candy thermometer will work as well.
  6. When the temperatures match, gently pour the oil into the milk/lye mixture.
  7. Mix with an immersion blender for 5-15 minutes until your soap mixture reaches a trace. If you’re not sure what a trace is, read this article with descriptive pictures.
  8. Stir in essential oil and mix well.
  9. Pour soap mixture into a prepared mold. I got this loaf mold from amazon and double this recipe to fill it.
  10. Carefully move your full mold to a place where it can sit undisturbed for at least 24 hours.
  11. Cover with a cardboard or plastic box, and then with a towel or blanket to insulate.
  12. After 24-48 hours, you can remove your soap from the molds
  13. Place soap back in a place where it won’t be disturbed, and let cure for at least three weeks before using to complete the saponification process, sweat, and become harder.