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Simple DIY Lavender Goat Milk Hand Soap To Start Your Soap Making Journey

This DIY lavender goat milk hand soap is a simple and quick way to start your soap making journey. Find out how I make soap without lye!

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.

That is until I discovered how to make soap without lye!

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Make DIY Lavender Goat Milk Hand Soap

Related: Indulge In A DIY Mint Lavender Mineral Bath

Until… 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 simple natural goat milk soap base. And guess what? I found pounds of it at my local craft store! Wouldn’t you know that next weekend, our dreams of soap making came true!!

homemade soap making with goat milk melt and pour soap base

Learn more about goat milk soap with printable soap-making guides for each soap base type in the Simple Living Library. And get tips on how to choose a melt and pour soap base here.

Related: How To Make Irresistible DIY Rose Bath Bombs

How to Make DIY Lavender Goat Milk Hand Soap

Start Soap Making With Melt and Pour Soap

This DIY lavender goat milk hand soap is a simple and quick way to start your soap making journey with melt and pour soap. Ready to get started?

Lavender Goat Milk Soap Ingredients:

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 Lavender Goat Milk Soap:

Clean the square silicone soap mold by drying and spritzing it 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. Then 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 the melted soap and whisk to combine. Next, add 1 tablespoon of dried lavender buds and whisk thoroughly.

Then pour the lavender soap into the prepared silicone mold (this is the soap mold we used). Spritz with rubbing alcohol to remove bubbles in the soap as needed.

Let the soap cool in the mold for 1 to 2 hours or until solid before removing it from the mold.

Yields: 2 soap bars

lavender goat milk hand soap

I just love how creamy and 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 in Willow and Sage magazine!

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  1. 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.

    1. lifenreflection says:

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

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

    1. lifenreflection says:

      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!

  3. 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!

    1. lifenreflection says:

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

  4. 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

    1. lifenreflection says:

      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.

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