DIY Lavender Soap features Dry Lavender Flower Pods

Enjoy the calming and aromatic experience of using your homemade lavender soap during your daily bathing routine or give it as a thoughtful handmade gift to someone special.


  • 2 cups of melt-and-pour soap base
  • 1 tablespoon of dried lavender flower pods
  • 1 tablespoon of lavender essential oil
  • 1-2 drops of purple soap colorant (optional)
  • Soap mold
  • Mixing bowl
  • Heat-resistant container for melting soap base
  • Spoon or spatula for stirring
  • Spray bottle filled with rubbing alcohol


  • Begin by melting the melt-and-pour soap base. Cut the soap base into small chunks and place them in a heat-resistant container.

  • Using a double boiler or microwave, melt the soap base according to the instructions on the package. If using a microwave, heat the soap base in 30-second intervals, stirring in between until completely melted.

  • Once the soap base is melted, add the dried lavender flower pods and lavender essential oil to the mixing bowl. Stir gently to combine.

  • If desired, add a drop or two of purple soap colorant to achieve a light lavender hue. Mix well to distribute the color evenly throughout the soap base.

  • Carefully pour the lavender soap mixture into the soap mold. Gently tap the mold on the counter to remove any air bubbles.

  • Spritz the surface of the soap with rubbing alcohol to eliminate any remaining bubbles and help the soap set smoothly.

  • Allow the soap to cool and harden completely. This usually takes about 1-2 hours, but it may vary depending on the size and shape of the soap mold.

  • Once the soap has hardened, gently remove it from the mold. If it's stubborn, you can place the mold in the freezer for a few minutes to help release the soap.

  • Trim any rough edges or excess soap using a knife or soap cutter, if desired.

  • Your DIY lavender soap with dry lavender flower pods is now ready to use! Store it in a cool, dry place or wrap it in plastic wrap or airtight packaging to preserve its scent.