DIY Lavender Goat Milk Hand Soap


Make DIY Lavender Goat Milk Hand Soap

If I had the notion that soap making was this easy, I would be a soap manic by now!

After baking all day on a late Sunday afternoon last summer my mother and I sat across from each other flipping through pages of in-depth soap making books. We had been talking about making handmade soap for at least a year and we were itching to get started! The books were filled with all the tools we would need, safety instructions for working with lye, how to store soap, and the list goes on. The more we read the more we felt our dreams of making handmade soap would never come true.

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Thank You, Pinterest

Several months later as the leaves turned gold and crimson on the trees, I came across a soap making project on Pinterest that said you could make soap in less than 10 minutes. Shocked and skeptical, but interested I clicked the link to visit the website. “When what to my wondering eyes should appear”, but a soap making recipe without a workshop full of tools, scary safety instructions, or lye!

The recipe used an utterly simply natural goat milk soap base. I found pounds of it at my local craft store! Wouldn’t you know the next weekend, our dreams of soap making came true!! And yours can too, try our simple handmade recipe for DIY lavender goat milk hand soap below.

How to Make DIY Lavender Goat Milk Hand Soap

DIY Lavender Goat Milk Hand Soap Ingredients:

lavender goat milk soap

1/2 lb goat milk soap base

10 drops lavender essential oil

1 tablespoon dried lavender buds

1/4 teaspoon rubbing alcohol

square silicone soap mold

soap knife

How to make DIY Lavender Goat Milk Hand Soap:

Clean the square silicone mold, dry and spritz with rubbing alcohol. Set the soap mold aside and chop up 1/2 pound of goat milk soap base using a soap knife into small chunks. Toss chopped soap into a medium glass bowl. Place the bowl in the microwave and melt at 30-second intervals, stirring intermittently to avoid burning. Remove melted soap promptly from the microwave.

Add 10 drops of lavender essential oil to melted soap and whisk to combine. Add 1 tablespoon dried lavender buds and whisk thoroughly. Pour lavender soap into a prepared silicone mold (this is the soap mold we used). Spritz with rubbing alcohol to remove bubbles in the soap. Let the soap cool in the mold for 1 to 2 hours or until solid before removing from the mold.

Yields: 2 soap bars

lavender goat milk hand soap

I just love how creamy, soft this DIY lavender goat milk hand soap is and the lavender buds just make it oh so pretty! Right? If you love the fragrance of lavender essential oil don’t miss my recipes for Lavender Rose Bath Fizzies and Vanilla Lavender Linen Spray.  P.S. Watch for this recipe and more in my column of Willow and Sage magazine!

homemade soap making with goat milk melt and pour soap base



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    Mary Beth

    Your soap looks and sounds absolutely magical! I love lavender. I can’t wait to give this project a try. Thanks so much for the inspiration and for sharing your creativity at Project Inspired.

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      You’re going love this natural soap if you love lavender too!

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    This looks wonderful! And thank you for the handy shopping list. I just may have to try this!

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      Kelly, thank you for the reminder – I need create more printable shopping lists for several of my other recipes. Diffidently try this recipe – it’s not just pretty!

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    Rachel Teodoro

    These are so fabulous! Just wanted you to know that I featured them on the create link inspire round up of DIY ideas. Thanks for joining the party!

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      Thank you so much Rachel!! I can’t wait to see, I’m going to pop over there now!!

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    Hi Kristy, this soap looks fantastic…I now have everything to make it for Christmas gifts, my question is how long is the shelf life on this or any of this kind of soaps…I was thinking of making it very soon..
    My diy Christmas theme this year is going towards ( love your bath time ), so I will be making more of your bath time recipes 🙂
    Hugs Debbie

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      They do make wonderful gifts for any occasion! I recommend using it within three months of making. Do note any herbs you add to soap can brown over time.