Overhead view of DIY lavender bud soap bars laid on a counter
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Homemade Lavender Bud Soap Recipe

Learn how to make beautiful lavender bud soap bars with melt and pour soap in this easy tutorial.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time35 mins
Total Time45 mins
Course: DIY Beauty
Cuisine: Soap
Servings: 3 Soap Bars
Author: Chrystal Johnson




  • Starting with the clear melt and pour soap, cut 4-5 ounces into uniform pieces and melt in your double boiler until completely melted. Pour a thin layer of the melted soap into one mold cavity and spritz with rubbing alcohol to remove any bubbles. Allow it to sit until a skin forms on the surface.
    Spraying soap layer with rubbing alcohol in silicone mold
  • Once a skin has formed, press lavender buds into the soap.
    Lavender buds pressed into pink soap bar silicone mold
  • Pour the remaining clear soap over the lavender buds and spritz with rubbing alcohol.
    lavender bud soap step 4
  • Allow soap to harden for 30-40 minutes, or place into the refrigerator for 15 minutes, or until set.
    Lavender bud soap hardening in a silicone mold
  • Remove soap from mold.
    lavender bud soap bar on counter
  • Cut bar into 3 equal pieces and place them back into the molds towards the center.
    Lavender bud soap bar cut into 3 pieces and placed into a silicone mold
  • Melt 12-13 ounces of white melt and pour soap in your cleaned double boiler. Add 2-3 drops of purple soap colorant and 4-5 drops of lavender essential oil, mixing until well combined. Carefully pour the melted white soap into the molds, avoiding the center soap. If any white soap gets poured over the buds, it is okay. Allow it the soap harden as in the following step, then wipe the excess soap off with a damp cloth.
    Lavender bud soap bars hardening in a pink silicone mold.
  • Allow the lavender bud soaps to harden for 1 hour before removing from the mold.
    Homemade lavender bud soap standing on its edge