DIY Lavender Oatmeal Soap

As seen in The Drive Magazine

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

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What you will need: 

(Makes 6 soap bars) 

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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 diced, place the bowl of cubes into the microwave, heating it in 1 minute intervals until melted.  About 2.5 minutes.

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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. 

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Next, add in the oatmeal and essential oil to the soap base and mix it. 

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 vs straight from the mixing bowl.   Pour up to the top of each mold then set aside to cool (approx. 2 hours).

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.

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I hope you enjoyed this DIY soap recipe. I could not believe how easy and quick it was to make! I am already thinking of what other scent combinations I will do next!