Treat Yourself: DIY Lavender Oatmeal Soap

This winter season has definitely taken its toll on my skin. So since one of my 2019 new year’s resolutions is to practise more self-care, I thought what better way to get started than to whip up a batch of some moisturizing soap. If your skin is begging for some hydration, you need to try this super easy and quick recipe.


What you will need: 

(Makes 6 soap bars) 

·      ½ kg oatmeal and shea butter soap base

·      2 tsps lavender essential oil

·      ¼ cup lavender buds

·      ⅓ cup oatmeal

·      Silicon soap mold    

Directions:

  1. To begin, dice up the soap base into cubes and place them in a medium microwave safe bowl. This will help it melt quicker and more evenly. Once the cubes are diced, place the bowl into the microwave, heating it in one-minute intervals until melted, about two and a half minutes in total.
  2. While the soap base is melting, place a pinch of lavender buds into the bottom of each soap mold. This will give you a nice layer of lavender buds at the top of the soap bar once it is complete. 
  3. Next, add the oatmeal and essential oil to the soap base and mix it. 
  4. Finally, transfer the mixture to the soap molds. To do so, grab a large liquid measuring cup and transfer your mixture to it. It will make it much easier to pour your mixture into the molds from the measuring cup versus straight from the mixing bowl. Pour up to the top of each mold then set aside to cool (approx. two hours).
  5. Once the soap bars have solidified, you can store them in a cool, dry place, separated with wax paper to prevent them from sticking to each other. If you decide to gift your soap bars, the style you package them in is endless! For these soaps, I used craft tissue paper and thick twine to give them a rustic look. I tore the tissue paper instead of cutting it to help add to that effect.