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DIY Honey & Lavender Soap Recipe

Filed Under: Beauty,Flower Essences,Personal Care,Recipes at 11:16 am | By: Jessica Justh
Lavender flowers and soap on grey table

If you’re a habitual label reader like me, then you’ve probably spent an embarrassing amount of time poring over every ingredient in your beauty and skin care products as if hidden among the glycerins, acids and glycols was the secret to life itself, always on alert for anything synthetic or gross-sounding. Wouldn’t it be great to have that time back and to eliminate the worry and obsessing? Then why not make your own?

Not only will you know everything single ingredient that goes into your homemade product, but you can take pride in knowing that you created something totally on your own, and on the cheap, too.

This super-easy, DIY soap recipe requires no lye (a common soap ingredient that can be pretty dangerous if mishandled), can be whipped up under 30 minutes and features nothing but safe, natural ingredients. Goat’s milk soap has caprylic acids which allows the milk’s emollients to be absorbed without stripping away your skin’s natural protective oils. Honey boasts some serious skin-saving and anti-aging properties while bringing the moisture in a big way. And who doesn’t love the soothing aroma of lavender?

Add expert “soaper” – ie, someone who makes soap, duh – to your bag of tricks with this simple and rejuvenating recipe.



  1. Slice the goat’s milk base into cubes and place in microwave-safe glass container that can hold four cups.
  2. Microwave for 15-30 second increments until melted.
  3. When the soap is completely melted, stir in 3 tablespoons of honey and the essential oils.
  4. Pour the melted soap into the honeycomb mold, and allow to sit undisturbed until cool.
  5. Once cooled, carefully remove the soap from the mold.

6 Responses to “DIY Honey & Lavender Soap Recipe”

  1. Ar says:

    You dont say how much soap base to use?

  2. Leah Hazuda, Contributing Editor says:

    Thanks for making us aware of this error. The article is now updated!

  3. Kathie says:

    Where do you buy the goat milk soap base?

  4. Jessica Justh, Senior Editor says:

    You can get it on Amazon or some craft stores like Michael’s and Hobby Lobby.

  5. Ann says:

    Not sure what soap molds is and where to get. Can you use regular honey instead of raw.

  6. Brenda says:

    Could I make this with some powdered milk, a plain castile liquid soap and a bit of salt as a thickening agent in place of goat milk soap base? Then speakinh of whipped up, one may perhaps whip this and store in a container.. Although, I really wish you carried a soap base, making multiple purchases is time consuming. Thank you for your assistance.

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