Prep 5 mins
Cook 3 hrs
This recipe found on a herb/craft talk forum. Posting for request for lavender uses.Guessing at quantity as recipe not tried.
- 4 ounces unperfumed white bath soap, grated
- 5 tablespoons water
- 3 tablespoons lavender flowers, ground in food processor
- 1 -2 drop lavender oil
- 1 drop food coloring (optional)
- vegetable oil
- For the cardboard tubes you can make these using white cardboard and masking tape- tape up one end well, so the mixture doesn't run out.
- Place the soap and water in a large bowl and place in the microwave on high 2-3 mins (or melt over a pan of simmering water) Stir the mixture and add the lavender, oil and color if using.
- Mix well.
- Using a funnel pout the mixture into the tubes, standing upright til soap sets about 2-3 hours Remove the mold and cut the soap diagonally into short sticks.
- Polish with few drops of vegetable oil on a soft cloth Great gift ideas- Wrap in bundles with organza ribbon and a silk flower hot glued to middle of bow.
Wow! I've never had so much fun with one bar of soap! I also adapted this recipe & made grapefruit soap, by ommiting the lavender flowers & substituting grapefruit oil & yellow food clouring.
I also made grapefruit soap by omitting the lavender flowers and using grapefruit essential oil instead of lavender essential oil. I used 2 drops of pink food colouring for my soap to get pink scented soap sticks. In step 2, I did not use any oil at all(other than the essential oil). Also, I didn't feel it necessary to put the soap mixture in cardboard tubes in order to get sticks. After step 2, I directly proceeded to make sticks by shaping the soap into sticks with my fingers. I did not have any difficulty at all and my time was saved as well! I got about 6 soap sticks with 1 bar of soap. I've kept these soap sticks to air dry and I'll use them once they are ready to use and update this review, perhaps!