Charming Honey Lavender Soap Recipe
Make a honey lavender soap recipe with a farmhouse style in adorable beehives. Use my easy melt and pour soap technique to make soap in minutes!
Are you on the hunt for a unique handmade soap gift idea? Or perhaps you’re searching for a creative way to infuse farmhouse style into your powder room or guest bath? I was too, and I’m excited to share with you what I made to fulfill both of these needs. So, settle in and kick off your shoes for a slice of barefoot and beautiful farmhouse living.
Because this DIY project is perfect for those seeking a handmade gift idea and a touch of farmhouse charm in their daily routine. By following my simple step-by-step instructions, you’ll be able to create a luxurious bar of soap that is equally charming and practical.
And you can say goodbye to mass-produced soaps and hello to a personalized creation infused with the captivating scents of lavender and the natural goodness of honey. I know honey beekeepers and my fellow gardeners will appreciate that! I certainly love to find new ways to use lavender and other herbs, as well as flowers I grow in the garden.
That being said, you don’t need a green thumb or fresh honeycomb to make this honey lavender soap recipe. A simple love of DIY projects is all it takes to create these beautiful beehive soaps.
I’ve included a list of supplies, complete step-by-step instructions, and charming ideas for packaging soap. You’ll soon see how simple it is to craft this thoughtful gift and make your guests feel truly pampered with farmhouse-style lavender soap bars.
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What Do You Need To Make Soap?
There are numerous advantages to making your own soap. But my favorite part is that I get to create uniquely personalized bars, expressing my creativity.
From choosing colors, scents, and molds to incorporating exfoliants, herbs, and botanicals – the possibilities for creating unique and visually appealing soaps are endless. So, don’t be afraid to let your imagination run wild as you design and craft soaps that reflect your style.
For this tutorial, I added a touch of farmhouse chic with these supplies and ingredients:
Honey and Goat Milk Melt and Pour Soap Bases
I blended popular goat milk melt and pour soap base with a honey melt and pour soap base. The honey adds moisture and a touch of sweetness to the creamy texture and extra skincare benefits goat milk provides.
This blend of soap bases created a solid soap with a gorgeous honey color alone. So, you could happily leave out the lavender mica powder in the soap recipe. But if you want a soap bar that will stand out, add it!
Lavender Essential Oil
Lavender essential oil is the star of this soap recipe, providing its calming and aromatic properties. When selecting lavender essential oil, opt for a high-quality, pure oil to ensure that you experience the true essence of lavender in your soaps.
Farmhouse Style Beehive Soap Mold
I chose this beehive soap mold to infuse a charming farmhouse aesthetic into the soap. I had my eye on this adorable silicone soap mold for a while, and I really think it gives the soap bars a farm-inspired look.
You can find beehive soap molds online here. It’s perfect for melt and pour soap making and is easy to unmold.
Don’t forget to gather some honey from your beehive or pantry as an additional ingredient for your honey lavender soap. Honey adds nourishing properties and a touch of natural sweetness to the soap.
You can use your basic honey or something fun like lavender or wildflower honey for a unique twist in fragrance and color!
By gathering these supplies and a few kitchen tools, you’ll be ready to learn how to transform these ingredients into a fragrant and nourishing honey lavender soap.
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Soap Packing Ideas For A Thoughtful Personalized Gift
Handmade soaps make beautiful gifts that show you’ve put time, thought, and care into creating something special. Personalizing the scents, colors, and packaging is a great way to showcase a handmade gift.
Here are a few ways to present your soap with creative soap packaging ideas that will leave a lasting impression on your recipients:
Elegant Simplicity with Raw Satin Ribbon:
Achieve an elegant look by slipping each soap bar into a clear cellophane bag, often used for baking. Then choose a purple hue of raw silk ribbon like this to complement the soap’s fragrance and farmhouse style. Twist the bag closed and tie the ribbon into a bow for a polished finish.
Add a handwritten tag or a sprig of dried lavender for an extra touch of charm. Or scoop a tablespoon of dried lavender buds into each soap bag that can be poured into a bath.
Vintage Appeal with Fabric Wraps:
Add a touch of nostalgia by using fabric wraps to enclose your soap bars. Cut squares of charming fabric patterns such as gingham, floral, or ticking stripes. Even better: pick a cotton fabric with a lavender print!
Place the soap in the center of the fabric, gather the edges, and tie them together with a rustic twine or lace ribbon. This creates a delightful, old-fashioned look.
Repurpose Unique Containers:
Instead of traditional packaging, think outside the box and consider repurposing unique containers such as candy, hot cocoa, or tea tins. You might also consider vintage soap holders or saucers intended for teacups to present your soap.
Fill a container with shredded paper or dried lavender buds to cushion the soap or tie with ribbon onto soap holders and teacup saucers.
Remember, the packaging is your handmade soap’s first impression, so let your creativity shine through when selecting the wrapping and presentation.
I know with these ideas, you can elevate your honey lavender soap into a thoughtful and personalized gift that will bring joy to the lucky recipients. Now that you have some inspiration for soap packing let’s move on to the step-by-step recipe to create your own farmhouse-style honey lavender soap.
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How To Make Lavender Soap With A Drizzle of Honey In Fun Beehive Bars
It’s time to grab your apron, gather your supplies, and start soap making! These step-by-step instructions will guide you through the process of making this delightful soap from scratch.
Soap Ingredients and Supplies:
5 ounces honey soap base
2 ounces goat milk soap base
25 drops lavender essential oil
¼ teaspoon lavender mica powder
1 teaspoon honey
Honey Lavender Soap Instructions
1. Chop & Measure Soap:
Chop five ounces of the honey soap base and two ounces of the goat milk soap base with a soap knife into 1-inch chunks. I like to use a digital scale in my kitchen to weigh the chopped soap by placing a large glass measuring cup on the scale. Then tap to tare the measuring cup’s weight and add soap chunks until you reach the required amount.
2. Melt Soap Bases
Next, place the glass measuring cup filled with both chopped soaps into the microwave. Melt soap for two 30-second intervals, stirring in between with a heat-resistant silicone spatula or wooden spoon.
3. Add Lavender & Honey
Once melted, remove the soap from the microwave and add 25 drops of lavender essential oil into the melted soap base. Then drizzle one teaspoon of honey and stir.
If you want lavender color soap beehives, now is the time to add ¼ teaspoon of lavender mica powder. Stir it thoroughly to fully blend the color.
4. Pour The Soap
Use the spout of the measuring cup to pour the soap mixture into six sections of the beehive silicone soap mold. Allow the soap to harden and cure for one to four hours before removing it from the soap mold.
MORE FARMHOUSE DIYS:
- Pressed Flower Candle Holder DIY
- Honey Lavender Soap Recipe
- Pastel Beeswax Sheet Candles
- DIY Pressed Flower Art Frame
- DIY Candle Making
Now it’s your turn to craft this charming farmhouse-style soap. Make your guests feel totally pampered with a fresh bar in the guest bath or powder room. Or look back to the ideas above to package the soaps for a thoughtful gift. Handmade soap crafted with love is always appreciated for birthdays, Thank-Yous, or special occasions.
Pin this honey lavender soap recipe to your soap ideas board on Pinterest, and tag #farmhousechicliving on Instagram to share your DIY!