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Lavender Soap How-To

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Materials

  • 2 pounds goat’s-milk soap base
  • Lavender essential oil
  • Pink Himalayan salt
  • Silicone (or silicone-lined) loaf mold
  • Kraft paper
  • Twine

Steps

  1. Step 1

    Cut soap base into chunks and place in a large heatproof-glass measuring cup. Heat in microwave for 30 seconds; stir. Repeat until smooth throughout. Mix in about 30 drops essential oil.

  2. Step 2

    Sprinkle salt in bottom of mold. Pour in about 1/2 inch melted soap and let sit 2 minutes. Then sprinkle with another thin layer of salt and let sit 5 minutes. Repeat, adding 1/2-inch layers, until you reach top of mold, then sprinkle another thin layer of salt on top. (For a slightly thicker layer, spritz with water and then sprinkle on more salt.) Let set several hours.

  3. Step 3

    Gently peel away sides of mold to release block of soap onto a cutting board. Using a sharp knife or bench scraper, cut soap into 1-inch-thick bars (if needed, heat blade over a burner to facilitate cutting). Wrap bars in kraft paper and tie with twine.

Source
Martha Stewart Living, July/August 2014

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Reviews (3)

  • Gwenseeks 27 Jul, 2014

    Did I miss something? Does not say where to get the goat milk soap base.

  • PrincessCrane35 20 Feb, 2015

    Brambleberry.com provides all that you need, they even have the pink himalayan salt and loaf molds!

  • soapgal 24 Jul, 2014

    I love the idea of the Pink Himalayan salt. I think it would also look very cool with some dead sea salt that has been colored lavender. Takes an extra step to the process, but it would be worth it!