DIY: Lavender + Oatmeal Melt + Pour Bar Soap

Melt and Pour Bar Soap Recipe
If you are interested in crafting your own soap, but a little nervous about the process involved in making it from scratch, melt + pour soap could be the perfect craft for you! You literally melt down the soap base, add whatever scents, botanicals and/or spices you want, pour the mixture into a mold + let it harden. In about an hour, you’ll have fresh bars of soap. Simple, huh?
To get your started on your melt + pour adventures, I am sharing with you one of my favorite recipes: Lavender + Oatmeal Bar Soap.
Featuring lavender + vanilla essential oils and flakes of oatmeal, this soap smells + feels wonderful on the skin. Here’s how you make it:
  • 1/2 lb. natural melt + pour soap base
  • 2 tablespoons dried lavender
  • 2 tablespoons oatmeal
  • 10 drops lavender essential oil
  • 10 drops vanilla essential oil or vanilla extract
  • Soap mold – can be bought or you can use muffin tins or small paper cups
  • Spray bottle filled with rubbing alcohol

Lavender Oatmeal Melt Pour Soap

  • Sprinkle a small amount of the lavender + oatmeal into the bottom of each soap mold. These will end up on the top of the soap when finished.
  • Cut the soap base into small cubes + place it into a microwave-safe bowl or a small pan for melting.
    • This can be done in the microwave or on a stove top.
    • To melt in the microwave, heat at 30-second intervals until soap is melted. Allow the melted soap to cool a little as heat can cause the essential oils to burn off.
    • Add the essential oils to the soap. You can add as little or as much as you like. Start with about 10 drops of each, stir, and then smell.
    • Spray the bottom of the mold with rubbing alcohol. This will help to remove any air bubbles that could become trapped.
  • Add the remaining lavender + oatmeal to the bowl and mix well.
  • Gently pour the soap mixture into your molds.
  • Spray the top of the soap with the alcohol + allow to harden for 1 hour.
  • Gently remove from mold + store in airtight container until you’re ready to use.
    Lavender Oatmeal Melt Pour Soap
Use this recipe as a guide for trying out other types of bar soap scents + ingredients. Here are some ideas:
  • Dried Lemon Peel + Rosemary
  • Peppermint + Orange Peel
  • Coffee + Coconut Extract
  • Lemongrass + Lime Peel
Not interested in making your own soap? No problem! We have you covered with our collection of cold process natural bar soaps + shampoo bar.
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Leave a note in the comments telling us what you thought of this recipe + if you ventured out to make any other scent combinations.

xo, Michelle
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