Hey guys, sorry for the brief hiatus. Lots of things have been happening in my world and it’s left me feeling a bit behind. More on that another time.
I decided to go through my old archives from the Relatively Offbeat days and snag a DIY blog post that I really, really loved and share it on here before it disappears with our old domain soon enough.
So, without further ado, here are is favorite soap recipes:
I use the melt and pour method, which is super quick and easy! I
have tried using both goats milk soap and shea butter soap base. They
are equally great and share the same consistency.
This recipe makes approximately 4 full bath bars, but you can adjust the
batch and use whichever molds you’d like. Once you’re comfortable with
the melt and pour method, you can start creating some of your own
recipes based on your favorite essential oils.
Lavender Coconut Bath Bars:
What you need:
+ double boiler
+ silicone spatula
+ soap mold
+ 1 tsp. DoTerra fractionated coconut oil
+ 1 tsp. coconut oil
+ 6-8 drops DoTerra Lavender essential oil
+ 1 tbsp. lavender seeds
+ approx. 14 cubes of goats milk or Shea butter soap baseDirections:
Put cubes of soap base into double boiler and stir with spatula until completely melted.
Add fractionated coconut oil, regular coconut oil and lavender and stir until well-blended.
Remove from heat and pour into soap molds slowly and carefully.
Put in refrigerator for 30 minutes. Remove from molds after chilled.
After the soaps are chilled, use plastic wrap or clear gift wrap to protect them. Then you can get creative with packaging! They make great gifts for friends and family, too.
I’ve experimented with many different soap recipes, but this will always be one of my favorites. Lavender is, without a doubt, my most used essential oil. Give this recipe a try sometime!