homemade lavender rosemary soap


Here is an easy tutorial for how to make your own homemade infused lavender rosemary soap!

Are you tired of using store-bought soaps that are filled with toxic chemicals and synthetic additives? If so, it’s time to take matters into your own hands and make your own soap at home.

Not only is this DIY project fun and rewarding, but it also allows you to have full control over the ingredients that go into your soap.

In this blog post, we’ll show you how to create a luxurious and all-natural lavender rosemary infused soap that is not only gentle on your skin but also free from harmful ingredients. We’ll guide you through the step-by-step process, including optional essential oils that you can add for a personalized touch.

So get ready to indulge in a little self-care and create a homemade soap that will leave you feeling refreshed and rejuvenated.

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Why Make Your Own Soap?

Making your own soap provides so many benefits over store bought.

You know exactly what’s going in your soap and dont’ have all of the parabens, pthalates, and preservatives that can wreak havoc on your body’s hormones.

You can customize your soap to make it exactly how you like it. Don’t want the Rosemary in this recipe? No problem! Leave it out! Want it stronger? Add more essential oil. Too strong? Add less.

Plus, it’s so very satisfying making your own beauty products! These also make fabulous gifts! Who wouldn’t want to receive some beautiful homemade soap?

Materials for your DIY Rosemary Lavender Soap

What You’ll Need

image of melt and pour soap base, lavender, rosemary and essential oils

Before you get started, gather your supplies so that everything is ready to go.

  • 1 cup lavender flowers
  • 1 cup rosemary
  • 1 tablespoon purple mica powder
  • 1 lb melt and pour soap base – I personally love and use this Goat’s Milk soap base. Any will work.
  • 20-25 Rosemary and lavender essential oils (optional)
  • Soap mold (I love these decorative molds if you want to get fancy and have pretty patterns on your soap)
  • Double boiler (or a glass mason jar in a pot of simmering water)

Step-by-Step Tutorial

homemade lavender rosemary soap

Simple Homemade Lavender Rosemary Infused DIY Soap Recipe

Author: Dawn Goehring
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  • Cut up the soap base into inch squares. Split in half between two glass mason jars.
    soap base broken up into glass with lavender for homemade diy soap
  • Add the lavender into one jar and the rosemary into the other jar.
    diy lavender rosemary soap in jars
  • Heat in a double broiler for a few hours on low heat. This will infuse the herbs into the soapbase
  • After a few hours, strain each of the melt and pour base into two different glass measuring cups or jars.
  • Add the purple mica powder into one cup and stir to combine. Leave the other melted soap base white.
    melted soap base with lavender mica powder
  • Add the essential oils to each cup if using.
    adding essential oil to melted soap base
  • Take both measuring cups and swirl them into the soap mold at the same time. Make sure to evenly swirl both colors to create the same design.
    pouring lavender and rosemary goat's milk soap base into soap mold
  • Let sit out overnight or until it is completely hard.
    lavender and rosemary homemade soap in mold
  • Pop your soap bars out of the mold and they are ready to use!
    homemade lavender rosemary soap with mold


  • This recipe will make 3 square soap bars if using the same mold.
  • You do not have to infuse the soap base if you don’t want to – simply add the essential oils instead.
  • Any soap base will work.

Storing and Using Your Homemade Soap

I like to wrap my soap in unbleached wax paper or unbleached parchment until I’m ready to use it.

Thse make fabulous gifts!! Wrap some twine around it and you have the perfect gift!

Related Post: You may also love this article on essential oil blends for making homemade soap


Enjoy Your All-Natural DIY Lavender Rosemary Soap!

To sum up, creating your own all-natural lavender rosemary infused soap using a melt and pour base and essential oils is a simple and rewarding DIY project to use for yourself or give as a gift.

By following the steps outlined in this blog post, you can enjoy the soothing aroma and skin-loving benefits of lavender and rosemary in a personalized soap. Whether you choose to add optional essential oils for extra fragrance or keep it minimalistic, this homemade soap is a delightful addition to your self-care routine.

Give it a try and indulge in the beauty of crafting your own natural soap that leaves you feeling refreshed and rejuvenated. Happy soap-making!

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About The Author

Dawn Goehring Desert Naturals Essential Oils

Dawn Goehring

Owner / Founder of Desert Naturals

Dawn Goehring is the founder of Desert Naturals where she writes educational articles on essential oils, DIY's on natural beauty products, homemade cleaners, and provides related essential oil accessories like Planners, Journals, Trackers, tshirts, and custom made essential oil storage.

Dawn discovered essential oils about 10 years ago to support her then 4 year old son who was struggling to manage a respiratory condition. She then learned how to use essential oils for everyday natural remedies for her family, and has helped hundreds of women incorporate essential oils in their lives to live a healthier, more holistic lifestyle using natural products and essential oils.

Dawn has earned an aromatherapist degree and has earned a doTERRA essential oil specialist certification which is a fancy way of saying she has learned a lot about the chemistry of essential oils and how they work in the body.

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