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Rosemary Lavender Soap Recipe with Melt and Pour Goat’s Milk Soap

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Make homemade soap with this easy lavender soap recipe with melt and pour goat’s milk soap base, essential oils, and dried herbs.

Homemade soap is one of our very favorite DIY projects. Thanks to the genius of melt and pour soap, it’s also super easy to make.  You literally melt down the soap base, add whatever scents and colors you want, and remold the soap into any shape you like. Let it harden and it’s ready to go in about an hour.

We’ve made a lot of fun soaps over the years including Star Wars Soap, Orange Creamsicle Soap (one of my favorites!), and even a really fun Layered Rainbow Soap.  This lavender rosemary soap is perfect for gift giving especially for Mother’s Day.

Make sure to grab our FREE printable soap label for your homemade bars of soap! 


Rosemary Lavender Soap Recipe

with Melt and Pour Goat’s Milk Soap




Step 1: Chop lavender and rosemary into fine pieces. If you have fresh rosemary or lavender in your yard, you can use that, too.

Step 2: Sprinkle a small amount of the rosemary and lavender into the bottom of each soap mold. These will end up on the top of the soap when finished.

Step 3: Cut the goat’s milk soap base and place it into a microwave-safe bowl or a small pan for melting.

Step 4: To melt in the microwave, heat at 30-second intervals until soap is melted.

You can also melt it in a pot on the stove over low heat. Keep stirring until melted completely. Simply wash the pot out when you’re done. It’ll be really clean! It’s easier to pour the soap into the molds if you transfer it to a liquid measuring cup after it’s melted.

Step 5: Allow the melted soap to cool just a bit. Heat can dilute the scent of essential oils. Then add rosemary essential oil to the bowl. You can add as little or as much as you like. Start with about the drops, stir, and then smell. You can also do a test bar and allow it to cool so you can determine the smell once it’s solid.

Step 6: Next, add lavender essential oil to the soap with the same process. Start with a few drops and add more as desired.

Step 7: Add coloring to soap mixture if you want to color it. This is entirely optional. The soap will look just fine if left white.

Step 8: Using a spoon, mix everything together.

Step 9: Spray the bottom of the mold with rubbing alcohol. The alcohol helps to remove air bubbles that can otherwise get trapped in the soap.

Step 10: Add remaining rosemary and lavender to bowl. Gently pour the soap mixture into soap molds. You can use any shape of mold you like. Our label will fit square or rectangle molds best.

Step 11: Spray the top of the soap with the rubbing alcohol. Allow the soap to harden for at least an hour. Gently pop out and store in an airtight container until ready to use.

To give as a gift, wrap your freshly made lavender soap in our printable label and tie it with twine. Pair with 3 Ingredient Moisturizing Lavender Sugar Scrub Recipe for a fabulous homemade gift set!

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  • Sabrina
    December 13, 2020

    Hi I used Shea butter melt and pour my first few we’re ok my next batch solidified fast so I had to reheat several times and it came out in clumps. Help

    • Camille
      December 14, 2020

      Hi Sabrina! I’m not sure if I’ve ever used shea butter melt and pour so I’m not sure if that makes a difference. I keep the soap over a very low heat while pouring so I don’t have to re-melt it. I hope that helps.

  • Loreli
    August 11, 2020

    Hi there, quick clarification. The recipe above says 1/2 lbs, however, your comment mentions this is a recipe for 1 1/2 lbs. could you please clarify which is correct? 🙂

    • Camille
      October 9, 2020

      I’m not seeing where I mention 1 1/2 lbs in the recipe. It doesn’t really make a big difference. You can increase and decrease the oils to your preference depending on how much soap base you use. It’s very flexible.

      • Kim
        December 7, 2020

        Your comment to a previous question (Niamh on August 5th) you reference 1 1/2 lbs. Can you clarify if this recipe is for 1/2 lb of goat milk base or 1 1/2 lbs of goat milk base.

        • Camille
          December 8, 2020

          Hi Kim! It is really up to you how much you want to use. You can make 1/2 or 1 and 1/2 lbs. Just the amount of soap you end up with will change. You can also adjust the amount of oil used to your preference. Soap is very forgiving and flexible.

  • Niamh
    August 5, 2020

    Thank you for these easy to follow instructions!! How much soap does this make? I am super excited to try this out!

    • Camille
      August 5, 2020

      It really depends on the size of your soap molds. 6 oz is a large bar of soap and this recipe uses 1 1/2 lbs which is 20 oz so that’s 5 bars of soap.

  • Brenda Bowie
    December 21, 2019

    Love it!