We spent a quiet morning making soap this week. It was a simple, creative way to start the day, and we both felt pretty proud of the resulting little packages. Rowan helped to measure, stir, and pour the soap, and we took a long walk to our local coffee shop while the soaps sat and dried. It was a good morning.
You can make this soap by adding your favorite essential oils to an organic soap base for a handmade gift any dad or teacher would love. We added added dried lavender which is not only made them beautiful, but make these soaps calming and aromatic. The watercolor tags that any kid can create made them extra special.
Handmade Organic Lavender Soap
Organic Goats Milk Melt and Pour Soap Base
20 drops Lavender Essential Oil
10 drops Ylang Ylang Essential Oil
10 drops Vetiver Essential Oil
10 drops Orange Bergamot Essential Oil
Silicone Soap Molds
Labels template printable HERE.
I used half of the package of this soap base which made four bars of soap and worked well with the amount of essential oils in the recipe.
Chop soap base into small squares. In a double boiler melt soap base to a liquid. You can microwave the soap in a pyrex bowl by heating it in intervals until liquid.
Add vitamin e and essential oils to base and stir. Add dried Lavender. Experiment with the essential oils to get the scent you like. There is no real recipe needed here. It can be a very personal project. Pour liquid into molds and let set for about an hour until solid and firm.
Cut out labels template, and let kids color or paint them. Wrap bars in parchment paper or tissue paper. Glue labels to bars.