Lavender and Rosemary Soap

Lavender and Rosemary Soap

Make these rich, aromatic soaps using a square muffin pan or soap molds. Keep them on hand for gifting but be sure to make them at least one month in advance.
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Materials

  • 3 tablespoons of dried lavender buds
  • 3 tablespoons of dried rosemary
  • 2 cups distilled water
  • 1½ teaspoons of lavender oil
  • 1½ teaspoons of rosemary oil
  • 3 cups clear or white glycerin soap base*
  • Soap molds (muffin tins, special soap mold, etc.)
  • Soap molds (muffin tins, special soap mold, etc.) – available at craft stores.

Instructions

step 1 Pulverize dried rosemary in a food processor, or buy ready-made.
step 2 Make the infusion (Infusion means “to make tea”) of the lavender and rosemary: Boil distilled water (non-chlorinated water is best) and then pour the 6 tablespoons of ground, dried lavender and rosemary and let sit for 10 minutes.
step 3 Add the lavender oil and rosemary oil to the infusion.
step 4 Melt the glycerin soap base and add ¼ cup of infusion per 1 cup of soap base. Stir until blended and then pour into molds.
step 5 Let sit for one month to completely set mold.


*Craft Tip:

 To achieve soap that is lavender colored, use “white” glycerin soap, rather than “clear.” Then, before pouring into the mold, tint with “soap dyes” made especially for soap making, combining red and blue until desired lavender tint is achieved.

Figure on having around 3 ¾ cups of soap solution when determining how many molds you will need to fill. The amount of soap you have when you’re done will vary based on the size and number of muffin tins or molds that you use.
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1/16/2013 , 
Carole  V.
I know Michaels carries a great line of soap making products! With other bath products, as well!
9/27/2011 , 
Lillian  H.
It takes a month because soap needs to cure. When making soap with lye, it actually takes 6 weeks and the soap needs to be turned everyday. You can buy pure glycerine soap bars in a health food store or go online to see if Amazon offers them. Happy Soap Making!
9/15/2010 , 
mercedita  d.
Where can I get the soap base ? There was no mention in the article. I'd like to try making them for my holiday gift giving . I enjoy your articles.. and appreciate them. I've learned a lot , too !
3/27/2010 , 
Janyce  S.
What works great for molds are those silicone ice cube trays, the ones that have nice shapes to them. You can get them in all sorts of shapes suitable for all ages.
2/4/2010 , 
lynda  b.
what herbs were mentioned? why 1 month?
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