Lemon Lavender Homemade Soap Recipe

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No One Can Resist This Lemon Lavender Homemade Soap Recipe!

Here’s a lemon lavender homemade soap recipe no one can resist with its sweet, tart notes and gorgeous color highlighting lavender’s delicate buds

We’re nearing the end of March, and all I can think about is planting flowers in the garden. Heady blossoms of Annabelle hydrangea, towering, velvety soft lamb’s ear blooms, and, of course, more stalks of fragrant lavender. 

I’m giving it all my patience not to walk through the local greenhouses. The calendar says it’s officially spring, but our nighttime temps keep dipping low a few days each week. So, I don’t dare risk freezing any plant babies. 

In the meantime, while I painstakingly wait, I’m bringing spring to life inside; however, I can. And this lemon lavender homemade soap recipe is all things spring: fresh, colorful, cheerful, and fragrant! 

It has a creamy cocoa butter base in the most irresistible shade of purple that highlights lavender’s delicate buds and lemon’s happy yellow. Yes, it smells as incredible as it sounds with a coupling of sweet herbaceous lavender essential oil that balances tart lemon citrus essential oil.

Find out just how easy it is to make this springtime lemon lavender homemade soap recipe now! 

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These lemon lavender homemade soap bars come together in minutes with a beautiful balance of sweet herbaceous lavender and luscious lemon in an easy soap recipe you’ll want to come back to every spring!

What are the ingredients to make homemade soap?

First, I’m sure you want to know what are the ingredients to make homemade soap? I started with one of my favorite soap bases – cocoa butter. With one of the highest-rated lathers, cocoa butter melt and pour soap base, creates a noticeably creamy lather. Rich in vitamin E, the ingredients hydrate and soothe skin.

If you’re new to soap making, melt and pour soap is how soap can be made without lye. Technically, there is lye in basically all soap, but you don’t have to handle any lye when you start with a soap base. 

Outside of not needing any safety gear for lye, what I love most about melt and pour soap bases is that they allow us to focus on the design and customization of soap making, such as the color, fragrance, shape, and additives like lavender.

homemade soap making with cocoa butter melt and pour soap base

Find this cocoa butter melt and pour soap base guide from our many printable soap-making guides in the Simple Living Library.

Related To: How to Choose a Soap Base

How do you make lavender soap with real lavender?

How do you make lavender soap with real lavender?

If you’ve never added real lavender to soap, it’s something you should definitely try now! Real lavender is a fantastic complement to soap. But, keep in mind fresh lavender and lemons, while we’re on the subject, aren’t ideal for soap making. They won’t keep for the length of time a bar of soap lasts, and heat can quickly turn fresh ingredients brown. 

Dried lavender, on the other hand, can last for years! See my four steps to drying lavender here or have a jar of vibrant blue dried lavender delivered to your door. To dry lemon slices, follow the same instructions I shared to dry oranges or have dried lemon slices delivered with your lavender. 

It is, however, ok to use fresh lavender and lemon slices or zest in something you’re going to use quickly. Such as my mother’s favorite lemon lavender sugar scrub recipe my sister and I created several years ago to restore our hands after gardening that was published in our Bittersweet Walnut Grove book series!  

Related To: Creative Lavender Uses

How can I make natural lavender soap color? 

If you love the color of the lavender soap too, it might surprise you that it’s very easy to achieve with natural colorant. I only use natural, non-toxic colorants for soap, such as clay, mica powder, and spices. This lavender mica powder is what gives this soap a beautiful spring-like purple color. 

The color doesn’t overpower blue-hued lavender flower buds or cheery yellow dried lemon slices. Instead, it only highlights each, as if it’s frosting covering a cake topped with lemon slices and sprinkled with lavender. 

Are you drooling yet? Let’s make this lemon lavender soap together!

This lemon lavender homemade soap recipe is all things spring: fresh, colorful, cheerful, and fragrant!

How do you make lavender and lemon soap?

These lemon lavender homemade soap bars come together in minutes with a beautiful balance of sweet herbaceous lavender and luscious lemon in an easy soap recipe you’ll want to come back to every spring! 

Don’t miss our soap making beginner guide full of tips for newbies if you’re a first-time soap maker! 

Lemon Lavender Soap Ingredients 

25 drops lavender essential oil 

20 drops lemon essential oil

½ pound cocoa butter melt and pour soap base

½ teaspoon lavender mica powder

1 hexagon silicone soap mold

1 tablespoon dried lavender flower buds

2 dried lemon slices

How To Make Lemon Lavender Soap

  1. In a small glass bowl or measuring cup combine 1/2 teaspoon lavender mica powder with 2 tablespoons 99% isopropyl alcohol. Blend together with a metal whisk to avoid clumping and set aside. (You can wear gloves for this step to avoid coloring your hands, but it doesn’t stain.) 
  2. Prepare the hexagon silicone soap mold by cleaning, drying, and spritzing with rubbing alcohol. 
  3. Cut two dried lemon slices in half and place inside three cavities of the soap mold. 
  4. Then carefully slice ½ pound of cocoa butter melt and pour soap base into ½” to 1” cubes using a soap knife
  5. Scoop the sliced cocoa butter soap base into a large glass measuring cup. Place it in the microwave and melt the soap base in 30 seconds intervals, stirring intermittently to avoid burning for approximately 1 to 1.5 minutes total.
  6. Promptly remove the melted soap base from the microwave and whisk in your color mixture. 
  7. Next, add 25 drops of lavender essential oil and 20 drops of lemon essential oil. Blend thoroughly together and carefully pour into three cavities of the soap mold. 
  8. Sprinkle 1 tablespoon of dried lavender flower buds over the tops of soap. Use a toothpick to move the lavender or lemon slices where you like before the soap hardens. 

Notes:

  • Allow the soap to cool in the mold for one to two hours or until solid before removing. 
  • This melt and pour soap recipe makes 3 hexagon bars of soap. 

Lathering up with this luscious lemon and lavender, surprisingly easy, homemade soap recipe will put a spring in your step! 

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Lathering up with this luscious lemon and lavender, surprisingly easy, homemade soap recipe will put a spring in your step!

Lemon Lavender Homemade Soap

Yield: 3 bars of soap

Lathering up with this luscious lemon and lavender, surprisingly easy, homemade soap recipe will put a spring in your step!

Materials

  • 25 drops lavender essential oil
  • 20 drops lemon essential oil
  • ½ pound cocoa butter melt and pour soap base
  • ½ teaspoon lavender mica powder
  • 1 hexagon silicone soap mold
  • 1 tablespoon dried lavender flower buds
  • 2 dried lemon slices

Instructions

  1. In a small glass bowl or measuring cup combine 1/2 teaspoon lavender mica powder with 2 tablespoons 99% isopropyl alcohol. Blend together with a metal whisk to avoid clumping and set aside. (You can wear gloves for this step to avoid coloring your hands, but it doesn’t stain.) 
  2. Prepare the hexagon silicone soap mold by cleaning, drying, and spritzing with rubbing alcohol. 
  3. Cut two dried lemon slices in half and place them inside three cavities of the soap mold. 
  4. Then carefully slice ½ pound of cocoa butter melt and pour soap base into ½” to 1” cubes using a soap knife
  5. Scoop the sliced cocoa butter soap base into a large glass measuring cup. Place it in the microwave and melt the soap base in 30 seconds intervals, stirring intermittently to avoid burning for approximately 1 to 1.5 minutes total.
  6. Promptly remove the melted soap base from the microwave and whisk in your color mixture. 
  7. Next, add 25 drops of lavender essential oil and 20 drops of lemon essential oil. Blend thoroughly together and carefully pour into three cavities of the soap mold. 
  8. Sprinkle 1 tablespoon of dried lavender flower buds over the tops of soap. Use a toothpick to move the lavender or lemon slices where you like before the soap hardens. 

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