May Flowers: Lavender Neroli Soap Recipe

Here’s a simple little recipe for beautiful and beneficial, lavender speckled soaps that are sure to please the eye as well as the skin. We’ll be making it with lavender buds and Neroli Essential Oil, along with some of our favorite soap making supplies.

Neroli Essential Oil is known for increasing circulation and stimulating new cell growth. It also works to prevent scarring and stretch marks and can soothe dry, irritated, or sensitive skin. It’s a pretty impressive little oil and this soap is packed with it!

Neroli Essential oil is extracted from the flowers of orange trees. You may also have seen it labeled orange blossom oil. It’s used in perfumes, for aromatherapy, and in lotions and soaps. (Like this one!)

Lavender buds are relatively easy to find, get, and store. They usually come already dried out. If you get some from us here at Bulk Apothecary we’ll give you the whole bundle!

Grab your supplies and let’s make some soap!

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  • Place the cubed soap base in a microwave-safe bowl
  • Heat until cubes have dissolved into a smooth liquid
  • Stir in Neroli Essential Oil
  • Carefully pour into molds (I used a silicone rectangle mold)
  • Quickly sprinkle lavender buds over each soap before they begin to set
  • Allow the soaps to cool and harden completely before popping out of the molds

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(That was so easy, right?!)

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14 thoughts on “May Flowers: Lavender Neroli Soap Recipe

  1. Love lavender soap! Where can I get the soap base and molds. Have. Beautiful blooming plants and cannot.wait to try it. Thank you!

  2. what is the maximum amount of neroli oil that can be added to 3pounds of soap base? i want to try and utilize as much of the scar softening and stretch mark properties as i can without destroying the integrity of the soap and lather. Thanks

    1. Hi Regina!

      This is is 100% pure and we recommend sticking with the 1 tsp. per 3 pounds of base; you will definitely get the benefits using this amount.

      Happy Creating!

  3. Could you stir in the lavender buds so it’s distributed throughout the whole thing? Or would they settle at the bottom?

    1. Hi Jessica!

      Most will settle to the bottom, but you can do this and just add a few to the top.

      Hope this helps!

  4. I am very new to essential oils but started applying Lavender to my grandson at bedtime and decided I could certainly use a good nights rest so I decided to try it on my feet at night before bed. It works so I am now obsessed! I have a question on the soap that will this base soap also be helpful with a child and relaxing for better sleeping?

  5. Hi – I was so excited to try my first home soap making and I thought the that Lavender Neroli Soap Recipe would perfect. But the Neroli oil prices are really scary – very expensive, can I substitute it with regular lavender oil? Thanks.

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