The Easiest Way to Make DIY Lavender Loofah Soap
Last year around Christmas, I made this DIY lavender loofah soap for my friends and family. They were super popular because they’re cute and they smell great. They’re also ideal if you’re trying to create a zero waste bathroom.
Even if you’ve never made homemade soap a day in your life, you can follow these simple directions to make DIY lavender loofah soaps for yourself or to give as gifts.
The Benefits of DIY Loofah Soap
If you’re trying to life a more sustainable and natural life, making the switch to a loofah soap offers a variety of benefits.
First, natural loofah is an excellent zero waste alternative to a shower pouf made from plastic. Since natural loofah is actually a gourd, you can compost it when you’re done with it.
Plus, plastic shower poufs are a breeding ground for bacteria, which is pretty much the exact opposite of what you want from a shower that’s supposed to clean you.
You need to throw away your plastic shower pouf every two months to keep harmful bacteria from growing on it, but you can’t recycle the plastic. This means the poufs just accumulate in the landfill.
If you like using a plastic shower pouf to remove dead skin, don’t worry. Natural loofahs also offer a gentle scrub that exfoliates and cleans your skin.
How to Make DIY Lavender Loofah Soap
Now that you know why you should skip that plastic shower pouf, are you ready to make your own homemade lavender loofah soap? Then just follow these simple directions!
- Natural loofah
- Clear glycerin soap base
- Lavender essential oil
- Skin-safe colorant
- Muffin tin
- 99% isopropyl rubbing alcohol in a small spray bottle
- Use a knife to cut the natural loofah into six 1-inch slices.
- Place each slice in a muffin tin cavity.
- Cut 1 pound of the glycerin soap base into cubes and place them in a microwave-safe bowl.
- Melt the soap in the microwave in 30-second intervals, stirring between each interval.
- Once the soap has melted, stir in 7 drops of lavender essential oil and 3 drops of purple (grape) colorant.
- Pour the soap over the loofah slices until there’s a small amount of loofah sticking out on the top.
- Spritz the top of the soaps with the rubbing alcohol to remove air bubbles.
- Allow the soaps to cool and harden overnight.
- Once the soaps have hardened, remove them from the muffin tin and enjoy.
- If you won’t be using your soaps right away, you can wrap them in plastic to prevent glycerin dew.
Important Notes About DIY Lavender Loofah Soap
The measurements for the DIY lavender loofah soap are based on making six soaps. If you want to make more or less, you’ll need to adjust the measurements accordingly.
You can also increase or decrease the amount of essential oil and colorant depending on your preference for scent and color of soap.
The great thing about this easy homemade loofah soap recipe is that you’re not limited to just the lavender scent. Feel free to experiment with essential oils and colorants to make a variety of different soaps.
Some other loofah soaps I have made include:
- Homemade Vanilla Loofah Soap– 15 drops of vanilla essential oil, 2 drops of yellow (lemon) colorant, 2 drops of black (black current) colorant, and 2 drops of red (cherry) colorant
- Homemade Rose Loofah Soap– 12 drops of rose essential oil and 3 drops of peach colorant.
More Eco-Friendly Living Tips
Now that you see how easy it is to make DIY lavender loofah soap, are you interested in even more great tips that can help you live a natural and more sustainable life? Then be sure to check out a few of our other popular posts:
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