a few years ago i purchased some soap base so i could make my own soap. i know this might be cheating a little bit and isn't really making soap from scratch but it is what my life has time for these days. i love filling my house with warming smells and we get a months worth of soap out of each batch and some to give friends and neighbors.
this weekend i made some of my favorite blend and is one that i make most often. All you need is a soap base, lavender oil, patchouli oil, and some dried lavender flowers. it's such a simple way to have good soap all of the time.
the wanderer blend soap
2 pound block of soap base, I purchase mine here (there are many varieties, try them out and find your fav)
1 1/2 teaspoon of lavender oil
1/2 teaspoon patchouli oil
1 teaspoon dried lavender, optional
-In a double broiler, melt your soap base, it may take 20-30 minutes
-when base is completely melted, add oils and stir until mixed
-pour your mixture into a soap mold, I use a simple rectangular bar mold
-sprinkle dried blooms
-wait a few hours or overnight to cut your bars
recipe and photos by kristen bach