Making your own soap is easy and lots of fun. The only catch? You have to let it set a whole month before using or gifting, so plan ahead!
3 tbsp of dried lavender buds
3 tbsp of dried rosemary
2 cups distilled water
1½ tsp of lavender oil
1½ tsp of rosemary oil
3 cups clear or white glycerin soap base
Soap molds (muffin tins, special soap mold, etc.) – available at craft stores.
Pulverize dried rosemary in a food processor, or buy ready-made.
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.
Add the lavender oil and rosemary oil to the infusion.
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.
Let sit for one month to completely set mold.