Homemade Lavender Scented Hand Soap (Made By My Kids)


My kids and I decided to make homemade hand soaps for the moms in our family. I scoured Pinterest and looked at different variations but ultimately decided to do our own thing. I have to say this makes a nice gift for any occasion and costs very little money.


home made soap

Materials needed:

Lavender Essential Oils

Microwavable Safe Pouring Cup

Goody Type Bags

2 lbs Of Glycerin Soap 

Embellishments To Add Inside The Soap (I used table decoration confetti which I bought at Michael’s on clearance. You could use anything, plastic animals, etc.)

soap collage 1

First line up molds, if you are using silicone cupcake liners like me place them in a cooking pan so that when you are pouring and you happen to spill then it is easy to clean up. Have the kids place the decorations for inside the soaps face down in the molds. Next cut up the Glycerin into cubes and place them in the microwave safe cup and heat for 30 seconds. Mix then heat for another 30 seconds. It should be fully melted, if not then heat for another 30 seconds. 

soap making 2

Once the soap is fully melted add 4 drops of lavender essential oils to the mix.   Next with supervision of the kids slowly pour the melted soap in the molds. Once they are all poured allow to sit untouched for at least 30 minutes. Then when they are cooled and appear solid gently peel the soaps out of the molds. Finally if you are giving them as gifts place them in goody bags. We placed three soaps per bag.


We made a few extra’s for the kids to give to their Community Bible Study teachers as a thank you end of the year gift. 


Have you ever made soaps before? We will definitely be making them again. What a lot of fun! 


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  1. Robin (Masshole Mommy) says:

    They did a really good job!! I love the scent of lavender!

  2. This would be a great Mother’s Day gift that the kids could make! Pinning this so I remember for next year!

  3. I love this idea and the scent of lavender. I wonder if someone could add a drop of food color to create different colors?

    • Nicole says:

      I thought about that but the idea of food colored rubbed all over the skin in the soap did not sound appealing to me plus you were able to see the decorations inside better because they are clear.

  4. These look super cute! I bet that they smell amazing too.

  5. Amy Desrosiers says:

    These are so adorable and actually simple! I have always loved fun shaped glycerin soaps!

  6. How cool is that?! I’ll have to give this a try. It doesn’t look too difficult.

  7. I think soap making is so cool. I’ve always wanted to try it, but I just never took the time.

  8. Helene Cohen Bludman says:

    What a cool idea for a DIY gift! I love the smell of lavender.

  9. These are so cute! What a fun little thing to do. My kids would love doing this with me!

  10. It is always so much fun to find a craft the kids can help with. Lavender is such a great scent to use for hoemmade soaps.

  11. Such a fun idea and I love the cute shapes! These would make great gifts for the teachers at the end of the year!

  12. What a fun idea for the kids to get involved. These would make great party favors too.

  13. That is a fun and practical gift to make and to gift especially since the kids had a hand at helping to make them. I personally would have to forgo the lavender scent (allergies) but I’m sure there are pther scents that could be used instead.

  14. These are so cute! And I love the Lavender scent too! My kids would love it!

  15. My daughter and I tried making soap when she was younger. It’s fun to be able to add your own scents. Lavender is so relaxing.

  16. What a thoughtful & fun gift idea for Mother’s Day!! Love that the kiddos got involved!!

  17. Minnesota from Scratch says:

    Great tutorial! I’ve been wanting to try making soap for a long time and this looks very do-able. Thanks!

  18. I have always wanted to make soap! This looks great!

  19. What a fabulous idea for kids to get creative. Plus they make great gifts.

  20. These lavender soaps are so beautiful and I imagine that they smell delicious. I can’t believe how easy they are to make.

  21. Never made soap before, but I love homemade soaps which have helped greatly with my kids dry skin. I’m visiting from weekly wrap up.

  22. I haven’t made my own soap before. Looks like a fun thing to do with the kids.

  23. I know people who make soap. These look so cute! Love the butterflies!

  24. Those are really sweet! Love that your kids had such a helping hand in them!

  25. Smart thinking on using the pan for spills. I think these are cute, a great idea for Mother’s Day!

  26. That looks like such a fun project. I bet that your kids enjoyed it

  27. I used to make soaps and bath bombs. It is such a fun project to do. I will have to try this recipe.

  28. That is so sweet and looks like they had a great time and a wonderful gift for mom.

  29. These are so neat and I’m sure they smell amazing I’d love to make them with my daughter, thanks for the instructions!

  30. Oh how fun! And they’re so pretty, too!

  31. What a nice gift. I am thinking of trying this myself!

  32. How clever! LOVE the molds! I think you officially quality as a fun and crafty mom 🙂

  33. This is my kind of post! I love making homemade soap and have a few tutorials on my site. This would make a great gift for Mother’s Day! Thanks for sharing at the #HomeMattersParty. We hope to see you next week!

  34. This is a really awesome idea! I’ve never made soap before

  35. Sounds fabulous. Would really love this! I love the smell of lavender.

  36. What a great gift idea. I bet you had a lot of fun making them.

  37. Awesome idea! Wonderful that little ones can be involved in this project!

  38. This looks so cool! Great project to do with my girls this summer. Thanks for linking it up at the Thoughtful Spot!

  39. That is so clever! I have never made my own hand soap let alone one that was as pretty as these. I need to try that.

  40. Lauren Elise says:

    awsome idea. I wouldn’t have thought of it on my own!!!! I’m going to have to try this.

  41. Great idea! Lavender is my favorite scent. God job!

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