I'm diving headfirst into a new world of awareness and chemical free living! We have always done our research in buying "green" products, but making your own just takes it all the the next level! I made this soap and it is just so pretty! And I know exactly what's in it. And I'm sharing the recipe here :)
Glycerin soap base. Now I am a soap making newbie! So I used craft store bought glycerin soap base. (In the future, I'd like to explore the process of soap making from scratch! )
Organic raw honey. I got mine from trader joes.
Young living lavender essential oil. Only the best will do. Get it here.
Dried lavender flowers. I got these from the cutest little flower shop in Pittsburgh's strip district! It's called Roxanne's dried flowers. If you are local, check this place out!
Soap molds. Lots of options here! I got mine from Michaels. In the future I'm going to get silicon molds in fun shapes!
Use a glass container! (Always use glass when heating true essential oils, as they are so pure that they can break down petrochemicals from plastics). Scoop out a good chunk of the soap base and melt in the microwave in a glass bowl for 20 seconds. If not completely liquid, continue melting in 5 second intervals. Melted soap is hot so be careful! I added in one spoonful of raw honey, which melted down almost instantly in the soap mix. Then I added about 5 drops of lavender eo and a handful of lavender flowers. No need to be exact! Give it all a mix and pour quickly into the soap molds. It will start to harden quickly, but if you are impatient like me you can stick them in the fridge to speed it up:).
Pop out the molds once they're dry and marvel at the gorgeous soap you've made!! I love how the flowers float and makes one side very scrubby and exfoliating! I packaged my soap up in some small baggies and tied them with twine. I've given out a few as gifts and the reactions have been great!
Enjoy your beautiful and relaxing soap! Is it bath time yet??!