Lavender Soap Is Gentle, Soothing And Household Favorite
Lavender soap made with real natural ingredients is gentle and soothing for dry sensitive skin with natural oils, colorants and extras added to make this soap.
Lavender Honey and Oatmeal Soap
Why Lavender Soap
Natural Ingredients For Lavender Soap
Lavender essential oil – a natural essential oil distilled from lavender buds and flowers capturing the essence of the natural oils from the plant.
Soaper's like myself will use several types of lavender essential oils like lavender 40/42 and Hungarian lavender essential oil.
- Lavender EO 40/42 is made from a mixture of lavender essential oils creating a dependable scent year after year. This is the most common lavender essential oil used in the soaping craft because the scent is dependable, cost effective for purchasing lavender EO, and it’s a consistent blend of natural lavender essential oils.
- Hungarian essential oil is less camphoraceous and more green in scent giving a smooth scent instead of a bold fragrance. It does cost more than lavender 40/42.
- Lavender fragrance oil is not a natural ingredient because it’s made in a lab, but is a staple in making soap and smells true of lavender. You will see listed on the ingredients FO (fragrance oil) instead of EO (essential oil)
Common Oils Used Instead of Lard
Apricot kernel oil, sweet almond oil, avocado oil, Babassu oil, canola oil, castor oil, coconut oil, corn oil, cottonseed oil, Emu oil, grapeseed oil, hazelnut oil, hemp seed oil, jojoba oil, Kukui nut oil, macadamia nut oil, neem oil, extra virgin or grade A olive oil, pomace olive oil, palm oil, palm kernel oil, pumpkin seed oil, rice bran oil, safflower oil, sesame seed oil, shea oil, liquid soybean oil, shortening soybean oil, sunflower oil, wheat germ oil
Lard and beef tallow – animal fats
The most common are olive oil, coconut oil and palm oil.
Natural Powders and Herbs for Color
Activated charcoal, alkanet root powder, annatto seed, beet powder, carrot seed powder, dried lavender buds, kelp powder, lemon peel, madder root powder, marigold – calendula dried, natural indigo powder, olive leaf powder, orange peel powder, paprika powder, poppy seeds, rose petals (on top of soap), safflower powder, spirulina powder, turmeric powder, yarrow flower
All of these can be used to make this soap, but the ones in bold are most commonly used above.
Extra Natural Additives
Colloidal oatmeal powder is super fine oatmeal used to gently sooth dry, irritated or sensitive skin
There are a lot of ingredients in making soap, but with a few oils and lavender essential oil a simple lavender soap can be made for yourself and as a gift.