Lavender Soap Recipe

In this Lavender Soap Recipe you will use both lavender buds and a lavender essential oil.  

Lavender is one of the many popular additives used for soap making today.  It's an amazing plant with a wonderful fragrance.

Use lavender soap bars to shower with daily or use them to scent your garment drawer. Lavender soap has antiseptic properties as well as calming and soothing properties.

Lavender Soap Recipe:

1. OILS. To make this soap we used a combination 4 oils & fats for their beneficial soap properties. Here is the list of oils including percentages and how much (in ounces) to use.

a. Lard - - - - - - 75%……………15.0 oz.

b. Olive Oil - - - 10%………….….2.0 oz.

c. Coconut Oil- -10%………….….2.0 oz.

d. Palm Oil- - - - -5%……………..1.0 oz.

               Totals: 4 Oils =100% = 20.0 oz.

2. LYE AMOUNT = 2.58 oz. (.05% Superfatted)

3. H20 AMOUNT = 6.33 oz.


a. Dried Lavender Buds (2% of total oil amount). Amount = 0.4 oz. Add this at trace.

b. Lavender Essential Oil (3% of total oil amount). Amount = 0.6 oz.  Add this at trace.

Lavender Soap Recipe by the numbers.

The Lavender Soap Recipe uses 4 oils and fats. They are: Lard, Olive Oil, Coconut Oil and Palm Oil. From this combination of oils and fats we can calculate our soap attribute numbers from the Soap-Calc. 

1. Hardness of ( 44 ).

2. Cleansing Capabilities at ( 8 ).

3. Conditioning Qualities are at ( 51 ).

4. Bubbly number is ( 8 ).

5. Creamy number is ( 36 ).

6. Iodine is at ( 55 ).

7. The INS number is at ( 148 ).

So what do all these numbers mean? Well, with these numbers we can compare our soap recipe to the best range numbers from the Soap-Calc.

Compare this recipe by the numbers

So here’s how our soap recipe fits into each of the ranges.

1 Hardness. Best range is between (29 – 54). The higher the number the harder the soap bar will be. Our hardness number was ( 44 ) which is within the range and near the higher end. This recipe will yield a greater than average hardness in the soap bar.

2. Cleansing. Best range is between (12 – 22). The lower the number the more mild the soap. Our cleansing number is ( 8 ) which is off the chart for mild! This will be a mild soap.

3. Conditioning. Best range is between (44 – 69). The higher the number the more soothing and softening to your skin. Our number is ( 51 ) which is within range. This bar of soap will be average in it's soothing and softening capabilities.

4. Bubbly. Best range is between (14 – 46). Higher numbers in this category equate to more bubbly lather. Our Bubbly number is ( 8 ). This is below the range in the bubbly category. This means there will be less than average amounts of bubbly in the lather category.

5. Creamy. The best range is between (16 – 48). The higher the number the more lather you will have. Our Creamy number is ( 36 ) which means this soap will have higher than average amounts of creamy lather.

6. Iodine. The range here is anything (under 70). If your number is below “70” the soap will not go rancid. Our number is ( 55 ) which means the soap will not go rancid.

7. INS. The best range here is between (136 – 165). The lower the number the more moisturizing the soap will be to your skin. We have the number ( 148 ). This number is within range.  The soap will have a higher than average moisturizing ability.