Lavender Melt And Pour Soap

Gorgeous Lavender Oatmeal Soap Cupcakes (That Anyone Can Make)

Instantly Download Good Clean FunThis lavender oatmeal soap is soothing and calming for your skin. And any recipe that uses my garden-grown lavender rates especially high in my books! Lavender is my favorite ingredient, especially when it comes to natural beauty recipes, a slight addiction which can be seen in a simple search for lavender crafts. But along with being one of my favorite scents, dried lavender buds make this soap as beautiful to look at as it feels when you lather up.This lavender oatmeal soap is soothing and calming for your skin and, even though it looks complicated, it is incredibly easy to make at home for gifts.

To make this soap as a gift for holiday gift-giving or for someone special, make it in cupcake molds and then wrap it in a cupcake wrapper. Who wouldn’t want to get a lavender oatmeal soap cupcake as a gift? I can imagine even the burliest person out there would want to suds up with these!

Making these lavender oatmeal soap cupcakes can work with both cold process recipes and with melt and pour. If you choose to make cold process soap, please follow the recipes and the instructions in this article on how to make cold process soap. Cold-process soap is my go-to skincare bar, but it does take a long time and a lot of equipment to make.This lavender oatmeal soap is soothing and calming for your skin and, even though it looks complicated, it is incredibly easy to make at home for gifts.

Today, I’ll demonstrate a speedier soap-making project using melt and pour soap. Melt and pour soap kits are very easy to work with and simply require you to cut up the block into cubes, melt it, add your scents, and pour it into molds.

Materials

Make it!

The melt and pour soap base should come as a block and have a list of the ingredients. You can choose from a number of different formulations such as glycerin soap, milk soap, and fat- and/or butter-based soaps. I chose a natural soap base that had shea butter and oatmeal in it. If you would like to add oatmeal separately, then grind a few teaspoons of organic oats and add it to the melted mixture when you add the lavender buds.This lavender oatmeal soap is soothing and calming for your skin and, even though it looks complicated, it is incredibly easy to make at home for gifts.

Use a sharp knife to cut your soap base into 1-inch cubes or smaller. Put the cubes in a heatproof container like a Pyrex measuring cup and put that in the microwave.This lavender oatmeal soap is soothing and calming for your skin and, even though it looks complicated, it is incredibly easy to make at home for gifts.

Melt the soap base on medium-high in the microwave for 3 to 4 minutes. Stop the microwave occasionally and check the soap base. It should be melting but not steaming. Take the soap base out of the microwave before it’s completely melted and use a metal spoon to stir it until it has no lumps.This lavender oatmeal soap is soothing and calming for your skin and, even though it looks complicated, it is incredibly easy to make at home for gifts.

Add one teaspoon of lavender essential oil and 1-2 tablespoons of dried lavender buds.This lavender oatmeal soap is soothing and calming for your skin and, even though it looks complicated, it is incredibly easy to make at home for gifts.

Stir the ingredients well and pour the soap into silicone cupcake molds. I chose a cupcake mold that was quite tall but I only filled each cupcake section halfway so that the soap was a nice manageable size when finished.This lavender oatmeal soap is soothing and calming for your skin and, even though it looks complicated, it is incredibly easy to make at home for gifts.

Add a few extra lavender buds on the top of the soap if you think it needs it and allow the soap to dry undisturbed for at least an hour. When the soap is hard you can unmold it and use it right away or wrap it up for gifts.This lavender oatmeal soap is soothing and calming for your skin and, even though it looks complicated, it is incredibly easy to make at home for gifts.

A simple parchment paper cupcake liner makes a great wrapper for these lavender oatmeal soap cupcakes. I like the natural look of parchment paper but you can use any cupcake liner that you think would add to the presentation. Use a bit of garden twine to tie it up and if you have a stem of lavender add that as well.This lavender oatmeal soap is soothing and calming for your skin and, even though it looks complicated, it is incredibly easy to make at home for gifts.

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About the Author : Stephanie RoseAn artistic gardener aiming to feed the body & soul through an urban potager garden & a community veggie plot in Vancouver.View all posts by Stephanie Rose

  1. Libby Wilkie
    Libby WilkieOctober 17,16

    Oh, how beautiful and delicious (smelling…) Having just returned from three weeks in the south of France where lavender was everywhere, these are very appealing! I just might try it as I have lavender oil from the distillery over there. Lovely. Thank you for this!

  2. Kate
    KateOctober 24,16

    They’re beautiful and they would make fabulous gifts for Christmas even if they were to be individually wrapped and used as stocking stuffers!
    Thanks for linking up to the Merry Monday link party!
    We hope to see you again next week!
    Kate | TheOrganizedDream.com

  3. Steffi kerpan
    Steffi kerpanOctober 24,16

    This is such a great idea for gift giving! I have a lavender plant and I always run out of ideas as to what to do with the stems!

  4. Mary Goodger
    Mary GoodgerOctober 26,16

    Wow, I love this! Thanks for sharing! Now I’m off to explore the rest of your site which I found through the Inspiration Monday link party! :)

  5. Pale Blue Corner
    Pale Blue CornerOctober 27,16

    I just love everything that is about lavender :)
    Cheers,
    Emese

  6. Jamie
    JamieOctober 29,16

    Those sound amazing! I so want to start making my own soap – but just need to learn the best ingredients. :) Thank you for sharing with us at the #HomeMattersParty

  7. Demi
    DemiNovember 4,16

    I love lavender and these soaps look lovely!! I just saw it on The Creative Collection link party!!!

  8. Sharon
    SharonNovember 15,16

    I LOVE the melt and pour soap base idea. And TY for mentioning that you can add the oats separately if you want to.

  9. Dana
    DanaNovember 17,16

    Hi they look wonderful! I’ve made similar soaps before but have found the oatmeal and lavender discolours. The lavender goes very dark looking. How do you stop this from happening in yours please?

    • Stephanie Rose
      Stephanie RoseNovember 17,16

      Hi Dana, did you use melt and pour soap or cold-process? I did not find that the color of the oatmeal changed at all, but the lavender always loses its purple color and goes a bit grey or brown as can be seen in the photos. Perhaps, you could add some color to your soap to add the purple hue instead of using the lavender buds? Here is one recipe with soap color http://gardentherapy.ca/ombre-melt-and-pour-soap/ and another with ratanjot powder http://gardentherapy.ca/handmadesoap/ (the purple soap was colored with ratanjot).

  10. Colette
    ColetteNovember 25,16

    Hi Stephanie, I’m curious, how many cupcake sized soaps did a 2 lb block make? Thanks.

    • Stephanie Rose
      Stephanie RoseNovember 27,16

      Hi Colette, the 2lbs filled the 12 cups of the silicone mold about 3/4 of the way full. The soap are the perfect size for handling that way too!

  11. Peggy Close
    Peggy CloseFebruary 22,17

    Where can you buy ther melt and pour soap base?

    • Stephanie Rose
      Stephanie RoseFebruary 22,17

      Hi Peggy, if you look at the ingredients list, you will see some of the ingredients are in a bold text, click on those and it will show you were to buy them.

  12. Mary
    MaryJune 17,17

    Do you have to use a silicone cupcake tray even if you are using cupcake liners?
    Can’t wait to make these. They look amazing and I bet they smell good too.

    • Stephanie Rose
      Stephanie RoseJune 17,17

      Hi Mary, you can use metal for soap but they are much harder to get out. It’s worth the investment in silicone. Also, the cupcake liners aren’t for making the soap, they are for wrapping them for gift-giving. They do smell lovely! Keep me updated on the progress :)

  13. Michele Bauer
    Michele BauerSeptember 3,17

    hello Stephanie, can u also use the melt an pour Goats Milk and add the Lavender or oats to it also? I am beginner and this is perfect for me for the first time maker, I am into the Essential Oils (YL) love them but want to go more chemical free, also do u have a paperback book to buy?

    • Stephanie Rose
      Stephanie RoseSeptember 5,17

      Hi Michele, yes, absolutely! Melt and pour is VERY flexible with recipe changes. Go for it and have fun!

      • Stephanie Rose
        Stephanie RoseSeptember 5,17

        And yes, I will have a paperback book soon, but for now, it’s just digital. You can print it though! Keep an eye on our newsletters as I’ll announce the hard copy of the books there.

  14. Michele Bauer
    Michele BauerSeptember 8,17

    don’t know if I missed it but do u have an easy toilet cleaner bomb recipe?

    • Stephanie Rose
      Stephanie RoseOctober 3,17

      I do, and it is planned to go up on Garden Therapy this month. Be sure to sign up for the newsletter to get a notice when it goes live. Thanks!

  15. Michele Bauer
    Michele BauerSeptember 8,17

    I just ordered all the ingredients for this recipe I cant wait to make them and how do I store them, i’m in Southeast Pa.(all 4 seasons) thank you, cant wait for ur book

    • Stephanie Rose
      Stephanie RoseOctober 3,17

      Hi Michelle, please store the soap in a cool, dry location, like a linen cabinet. You can also wrap some up and give them away as gifts!

  16. Mary Fields
    Mary FieldsOctober 3,17

    I made my soap using Glycerine Soap base and for some reason it will not make suds on a wash cloth, I was hoping for some suds. Would u happen to know why.

    Thank you for your.

    Mary Fields

    • Stephanie Rose
      Stephanie RoseOctober 3,17

      Hi Mary, Can you share a link to the soap base you used? If you bought one without SLS (a chemical additive that helps make suds) then it will be less bubbly, but that is not a terrible thing. without the chemical additives, it is much better for your skin. Natural soap can have fewer suds than you are used to but if that is important to you, then perhaps look for a coconut oil base which has a bit more bubbles.

  17. Sylvia
    SylviaOctober 15,17

    I heard about your website from tipjunkie. I love the lavender soap and all the amazing pictures! Thank you for sharing your hard work!

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