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Rosemary and lavender make a great combination in homemade beauty products. I love how easy this Rosemary Lavender Melt and Pour Soap recipe is to make – even for beginners. Enjoy!
I love incorporating dried herbs into my homemade beauty products. There’s something so special about using the whole herb – not just the essential oil.
Due to time, I often reach for essential oils, but I do love my whole dried herbs! Two of my favorite herbs to combine are rosemary and lavender.
Together, they make a combination that’s both uplifting and relaxing at the same time. Plus the aroma of rosemary is said to be good for enhancing memory, something I need help with lately.
An added bonus of using whole herbs in your melt and pour soap bars is that it makes them exfoliating as well as cleansing! I like to make sure I have a drain catcher in place to catch any whole herbs so they can go in the trash instead of down the drain.
You can substitute other herbs and flowers if rosemary and lavender aren’t your thing. Just make sure they’re skin safe!
Rosemary Lavender Melt and Pour Soap Bars Recipe
Ingredients and Supplies
- 8 ounces clear aloe soap base
- 4 drops lavender essential oil
- 2 drops rosemary essential oil
- 1/2 teaspoon dried lavender
- 1/2 teaspoon dried rosemary
- Double boiler
- Soap mold
- Chop your aloe soap base into small cubes, then place in a double boiler and heat until the base is completely melted.
- While the soap is melting, sprinkle the dried lavender and rosemary into the bottom of your soap molds.
- Once the soap base is melted, remove from heat and allow to cool for 3-5 minutes before adding essential oils.
- Once the essential oils are stirred in, pour the melted soap base into the soap molds.
- Allow the soap to harden completely before removing from the molds.
Making homemade soap doesn’t have to be intimidating. You can start with melt and pour soap bar recipes for beginners like this one before advancing to more complex techniques. The result is still impressive!