DIY Soap Recipe for Spring

DIY Soap Recipes- That Are Perfect For Spring

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Spring has sprung! Easter is on its way. This means flower, sunshine and shedding those winter layers! From those big parkas to that dry and dull winter skin. We’ve created two DIY Soap recipes that will help you say good-bye to winter.

Our Recipe for Lavender Oatmeal Goat Milk DIY Soap will moisturize and gently exfoliate your skin for spring. And it smells like a field full of fresh lavender!

Our “Orange-You Glad its Spring” Goat Milk DIY Soap with turmeric and wild orange will brighten up dull skin. This is a bright and cheery smell to help boost your mood and get you excited for that sunshine!

These Melt and Pour recipes take only 10 minutes to mix up and an hour or two to set. Add this soap to your skin regimen or give it away as a gift in everyone’s easter basket. Nothing says “Happy Spring” quite like a handmade gift with a bright or floral vibe.

DIY SOAP

Tips for Working with Melt and Pour DIY Soap Base

Melt and Pour Soap Bases are a great way to make your own soap. These bases are already made so there’s no need to mix chemicals like lye, or render any fats like in the olden days.

  • Melt soap base in a glass measuring cup or bowl in the microwave. Use intervals of no more than 30-seconds at a time, and make sure to stir in between each set.
  • While melting this soap, set up your soap molds. Make sure they’re clean and dry. Sprinkle decorative toppings into the bottom of the mold.
  • When soap is completely melted add your larger or solid additives first, such as oatmeal, ground coffee, loofah, etc. Then you can add liquid additives such as essential oils, fragrance or color.
  • As soon as your mold is full spray top of soap with rubbing alcohol in a fine mist sprayer. This helps to break up and bubbles and force out any extra moisture from the soap.
  • Melt and pour base can start to set up if you don’t move quickly. However, If your soap starts to get a film on top of it, put it back in the microwave for 20 seconds and stir again before pouring more into the molds. This helps prevent chunky soap that might separate.
  • Let your soaps set for 1-2 hours at room temperature. Avoid putting them in the freezer or fridge to cool faster. This can lead to cracking and separation later on.
  • Finally, let your soap rest for 24 hours before using. If possible let the soap dry for a week before using. This will allow the soap to set/cure fully and lead to longer life of your soap bar over time!

Why We Chose These Amazing Ingredients for our DIY Soap Recipes-

Goat Milk Base-

Goat Milk Soap Base is a naturally moisturizing soap base which includes minerals and vitamins that promote healthy skin. Such as Vitamin A, Lactic Acid and Selenium. These minerals help to promote healing. Not to mention, this ultra-nourishing soap is perfect for people with sensitive skin.

Oatmeal-

Adding oatmeal to your soap, which is a natural exfoliator. will remove dead skin cells. Thus, giving you youthful glowing skin. In addition, oatmeal is a natural moisturizer. Also, oatmeal is a natural anti-inflammatory improving the overall appearance of your skin.

Lavender Essential Oil-

Lavender Oil is among the most popular essential oils for its amazing smell and relaxing properties. It promotes calm, eases stress and anxiety. Thus, it improves sleep quality and can even help alleviate headaches. Lavender Essential oil is great for all skin types too! Additionally, it reduces Inflammation, calms skin, and promotes healing.

Turmeric Powder-

Turmeric Powder has anti-inflammatory properties and contains anti-oxidants, which makes it great for bringing a natural glow to your skin. More importantly, these properties help to heal the skin. Additionally, Turmeric treats acne and scarring.

Wild Orange Essential Oil-

Wild Orange Essential Oil is the perfect scent for spring. It boosts your mood, promotes cheer, and decreases stress levels. More importantly, wild orange is full of monoterpenes, which promotes healthy immunity and stimulates cell growth.

Incidentally, in some cases, Wild Orange Essential Oil can cause some photosensitivity to the skin, so it’s used sparingly in this recipe. Additionally, to be safe you can avoid direct sunlight for 12 hours after use. I still chose to use it because of the divine smell and skin brightening properties.

diy soap ingredients

Calming Lavender-Oatmeal Goat Milk DIY Soap Recipe

  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Microwave time: Approx 5 minutes (broken up into 30-second intervals)
  • Set Time: 1-2 Hours
  • Yields Approx: 5 Standard Bars (Or 24 Tiny Bars)

Ingredients:

Equipment:

Directions:

  • First, use a sharp knife to cut Goat Milk Soap Base into approx 1in chunks. Then, put these into your glass bowl or measuring cup.
  • Second, microwave on 30-second intervals (stirring well after each interval) until the soap base is completely melted.
  • Next, add the ground oatmeal directly into the soap base and stir until incorporated.
  • Then, add Lavender Essential Oil and stir well.
  • Prepare the soap mold by sprinkling a light layer of lavender buds and old fashioned oats into the bottom of each mold.
  • Next, pour soap slowly into the mold until each compartment is full.
  • Finally, spray the top lightly with rubbing alcohol and sprinkle additional oats and lavender buds on top if desired.
  • Allow soap to set for 1-2 hours at room temperature before removing from the mold.
diy soap picture with summer

“Orange-You Glad it’s Spring” Goat Milk DIY Soap Recipe

Turmeric and Wild Orange Scented DIY Soap

  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Microwave time: Approx 5 minutes (broken up into 30-second intervals)
  • Set Time: 1-2 Hours
  • Yields Approx: 5 Standard Bars (Or 24 Tiny Bars)

Ingredients:

Equipment:

  • Sharp Knife
  • Glass Bowl or Measuring Cup
  • Spoon
  • Soap Molds or Silicone Cupcake Holders
  • Microwave

Directions:

  • First, use a sharp knife to cut Goat Milk Soap Base into approx 1in chunks. Then, put these into your glass bowl or measuring cup.
  • Second, microwave on 30-second intervals (stirring well after each interval) until the soap base is completely melted.
  • Next, add the turmeric directly into the soap base and stir until incorporated.
  • Then, add Wild Orange Essential Oil and stir well.
  • In the bottom of each soap mold, sprinkle a light layer of crushed dried orange zest.
  • Then, pour soap slowly into the mold until each compartment is full.
  • Finally, spray the top lightly with rubbing alcohol to break up any bubbles.
  • Allow soap to set for 1-2 hours at room temperature before removing from the mold.

These recipes for Goat Milk DIY Soap can be used after drying for 24 hours. However, each bar will last longer if given a week to cure/set before using.

If you liked our DIY Soap check out our other homemade recipes below:

If you’ve ever made DIY Soap Recipes before share your favorites with us below.

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Summer K-Hadden

Summer K-Hadden

A lifestyle blogger, and freelancer living her dream in sunny Hawaii. My passions are personal development, mental wellness, and island living. My goal is to inspire others to live a life they don’t need to take a vacation from. When I'm not writing, you can find her out on the water, soaking up the sun and the vitamin sea.

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