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DIY Lavender Melt and Pour Castile Soap Recipe

In this post, I’ll show you how to make a homemade lavender soap with a melt-and-pour base.

Usually, when I make melt-and-pour soap, I use the double boiling system.

That is, melting your soap in a container placed in hot boiling water on the stove.

But today, I tried the microwave method, which is faster.

So, melt your soap on a stove over boiling water or microwave.

Always choose the method that works best for you.

With that out of the way, let’s make a DIY lavender melt and pour castile soap.

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How to make DIY lavender melt and pour castile soap

This DIY melt-and-pour soap is made with castile soap, known to be gentle on the skin.

Also, I used dried flowers (forget-me-nots), which you can leave out if you wish.

Lastly, you don’t have to use essential oils if you don’t like fragranced soaps.

So here’s what you need to make a homemade lavender melt and pour soap.

Ingredients

cut the soap into small cubes -DIY Lavender Melt and Pour Castile Soap
  • 1/2 pound Castile melt and pour soap base
  • One handful of dried forget-me-nots or lavender buds
  • Five drops of lavender essential oil
  • a pinch of purple mica powder

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Tools

  • Pyrex glass measuring cup
  • Silicone soap mold
  • Spatula
  • Kitchen knife
  • Chopping board
  • Measuring cups
  • Measuring spoons

Directions

  • First, place your silicone soap mold on a chopping board before making the soap.
  • Next, sprinkle the forget-me-nots or lavender buds into the soap mold.
  • Then more to the next step.

Note: One bar of Castile soap is a pound.

  • So cut the block into two.
  • Now you have two half pounds of Castille soap.
  • Next, cut the half-pound of melt-and-pour soap base into small uniform cubes.
  • This will help the soap melt faster.
  • Then put the melt and pour soap cubes into your microwave-safe Pyrex glass measuring cup.
  • And melt the soap in the microwave for 1 minute 30 seconds.
  • Depending on the strength of your microwave, your soap might melt entirely within a minute or take longer.
  • Once the soap is completely melted, add five drops of lavender essential oil and a tiny pinch of purple mica powder.
  • Then mix with the spatula until you see no traces or balls of mica powder.
  • Please add a little mica powder at a time until you get your desired color.
  • Next, pour the lavender Castile soap into your soap mold.
  • You can make three big soap bars or six small soap bars.
  • Then place the chopping board in the fridge for 30 minutes to 1 hour
  • You can even leave it overnight.
  • Once the soap is hardened, you can easily pop them off the silicone mold.

Now you have your own homemade lavender melt and pour Castile soap.

It’s a great addition to your bath or shower routine.

And it can also make a lovely handmade gift for your friends and family.

Enjoy!

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How to store your homemade lavender melt and pour soap

You can keep the DIY lavender melt and pour castile soap in a zip bag in your fridge or bathroom cabinet.

This soap will last for weeks as it contains no water or anything that can contaminate it.

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How to use the DIY lavender castille melt and pour soap

Use this melt-and-pour soap like you would any bath soap.

  • First, wet your skin in the shower.
  • Then wear exfoliating gloves or a washcloth to hold the soap and rub it all over your body.
  • Next, keep the soap in your soap dish, then scrub your whole body gently.
  • And rinse with lukewarm water.
  • Make sure to moisturize your body immediately after drying with a towel to prevent drying.
  • Then get dressed and go about your day.

Lavender melt and pour castile soap benefits

The DIY lavender melt-and-pour castile soap has several benefits.

Let’s discuss them.

Aromatherapy

Lavender has a calming and soothing scent that promotes relaxation and reduces stress.

Using lavender soap in your daily routine can create a calming atmosphere and help you unwind after a long day.

Skin-soothing properties

Lavender has anti-inflammatory and antiseptic properties, which help soothe irritated or sensitive skin.

Adding lavender to your skincare routine can help reduce redness and calm skin conditions like acne, eczema, etc.

Gentle cleansing:

Castile soap is mild and gentle as it’s made from olive oil.

It cleans your skin without stripping away its natural oils.

So your skin stays clean, moisturized, and refreshed without drying up.

Which makes it a great soap for all skin types.

Moisturizing

Castile soap contains a natural humectant that helps attract moisture to the skin.

Which keeps your skin hydrated and prevents drying.

Making it ideal for retaining moisture on dry skin.

So those of us with dry skin would benefit from using castile soap daily.

Free of chemicals

Making DIY melt-and-pour soaps at home means you can control the ingredients in your product.

So if you have sensitive skin that reacts to synthetic fragrances, you now have a fragrance-free soap.

Again, feel free to skip the essential oils if you don’t like them.

You can customize your soap recipes.

Also, you can add honey, aloe, or even citrus zest to your homemade soap if you like.

And for an exfoliating soap, add sugar, pink Himalayan salt, or coffee.

And always remember to do a patch test before using any new product to prevent allergies and skin reactions – even if they’re homemade.

DIY Lavender Melt and Pour Castile Soap Recipe

DIY Lavender Melt and Pour Castile Soap Recipe

Yield: 6 soap bars
Prep Time: 2 minutes
Active Time: 3 minutes
Additional Time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 35 minutes
Difficulty: easy
Estimated Cost: under $5

Materials

  • 1/2 pound Castile melt and pour soap base
  • One handful of dried forget-me-nots or lavender buds
  • Five drops of lavender essential oil
  • a pinch of purple mica powder

Tools

  • Pyrex glass measuring cup
  • Silicone soap mold
  • Spatula
  • Kitchen knife
  • Chopping board
  • Measuring cups
  • Measuring spoons

Instructions

  1. First, place your silicone soap mold on a chopping board before making the soap.
  2. Next, sprinkle the forget-me-nots or lavender buds into the soap mold.
  3. Then cut the half-pound of melt-and-pour soap base into small uniform cubes.
  4. This will help the soap melt faster.
  5. Then put the melt and pour soap cubes into your microwave-safe Pyrex glass measuring cup.
  6. And melt the soap in the microwave for 1 minute 30 seconds.
  7. Depending on the strength of your microwave, your soap might melt entirely within a minute or take longer.
  8. Once the soap is completely melted, add five drops of lavender essential oil and a tiny pinch of purple mica powder.
  9. Then mix with the spatula until you see no traces or balls of mica powder.
  10. Please add a little mica powder at a time until you get your desired color.
  11. Next, pour the lavender Castile soap into your soap mold.
  12. You can make three big soap bars or 6 small soap bars.
  13. Then place the chopping board in the fridge for 30 minutes to 1 hour
  14. You can even leave it overnight.
  15. Once the soap is hardened, you can pop them off the silicone mold easily.

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Conclusion on how to make lavender melt and pour soap

So that’s how to make handmade lavender Castille soap for the body.

Remember, you can add more mica powder to get a darker lavender soap.

Or even use customize this melt-and-pour soap recipe with your favorite essential oils.

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Thanks for reading.

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