Sea Salt & Lavender Soap

Sea Salt & Lavender Soap

This is a simple soap recipe that takes approximately 1 hour to make from start to finished product. All ingredients are readily available online and very inexpensive. This will make a lovely gift or treat!

Ingredients:
500g Vegetable soap base
15g Kaolin Clay
1 Tbsp dried Lavender Flowers
2 Tbsp Sea Salt
5g Shea Butter
10 drops Lavender Essential Oil
Liquid oil of your choice to grease a small bread loaf tin

Phase 1:
Make a double boiler using a pyrex jug/bowl over a saucepan of water on a medium heat and add the 500g of vegetable soap base to the jug.

Phase 2:
Whilst your vegetable soap base is melting, grease your small loaf tin with the liquid oil of your choice. It is best to use your hands to cover the inside of the tin with the oil and then wipe any excess away with a piece of kitchen roll.
Sprinkle the 2 Tbsp of Sea Salt and 1 Tbsp dried Lavender Flowers into the bottom of the loaf tin, making an even layer.

Phase 3:
Once your vegetable soap base has melted, pour a thin layer of the clear mix over the top of the sea salt and lavender in the loaf tin.
Helpful hint! – Pour the soap over the back of a tablespoon so you don’t displace too much of the sea salt and lavender.
Put the rest of the soap back onto the double boiler.

Phase 4:
Add the 15g of Kaolin Clay, 10 drops of Lavender Essential Oil and 5g of Shea Butter to the remainder of the vegetable soap base on the double boiler. Use a whisk to gently mix the clay into the soap. Try not to create too many bubbles (a few is fine and adds to the finished appearance).

Phase 5:
Once the ingredients are mixed together, pour the remainder of the mix into the loaf tin and leave to cool for 20 minutes.
Once cooled, remove the soap from the loaf tin and cut your soap into blocks.



3 thoughts on “Sea Salt & Lavender Soap”

  • Hi Jo, I hope you and the family are well.

    As with any home-made soap, it does not foam as much as shop-bought soap but it does foam and create a nice lather. The addition of the shea-butter also stops your hands drying out that regular soap can do.

    I only added one layer of lavender and salt and some bits always float to the top (bottom). I don’t worry too much as it adds to the home-made look.

    Give it a try and let me know how you get on. I bought all my ingredients from eBay.

  • That looks amazing! Does it foam up like regular soap? Did you put another layer of salt and lavender on the top or are the bits of lavender on top ones that rose to the surface? Will have to try this!

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