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Gorgeous Lavender Oatmeal Soap Cupcakes (That Anyone Can Make)

This 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.Honey Rosemary Roasted Root Vegetables

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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Comments

  1. Does this recipe only yield 12? Looking at doing this for a shower favours, just trying to determine how much I’ll need.

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      • Taylor & Stephanie,
        For my baby shower this weekend: I used the “mini silicone muffin” molds and ended up making about 26 mini soaps from this recipe. I coupled them with two DIY lavender shower disks in an organza bag with a little note saying “From Michelle’s Shower To Yours” and they turned out adorable. I can’t wait to give my guests these favors!! Thank you, Stephanie!

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    • Can you use your soaps that day or the day after you make them? I found so many soap recipes that say you have to let them sit for 4-6 weeks, to get all the water completely out.

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      • Hi Tanya, yes, with this melt and pour recipe you can use them right away. All of the projects in my Melt and Pour soap book (Good Clean Fun) can also be used immediately. You have to let Cold and Hot Process soap cure for 4-6 weeks but not Melt and Pour. Have fun!

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    • The shelf life will be the same as on the package of soap. Over time, though, the lavender will start to bleed into the soap. So if you want to store them for a long time, omit the lavender buds.

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  2. The shelf life will be the same as on the package of soap. Over time, though, the lavender will start to bleed into the soap. So if you want to store them for a long time, omit the lavender buds.

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    • It has to be a melt and pour soap base, specifically for making melt and pour soap, but you can use any type of melt and pour soap base. So if there is an olive oil one on the market, that would work. I haven’t seen one though. Regular Castille bar soap will not melt unfortunately.

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