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Make Your Own Lavender Soap Balls

Make Your Own Lavender Soap Balls

Save up those odds and ends of old soap, add a little lavender, and you can make the sweetest, most relaxingly-scented soap balls to give as gifts or keep to use with great pleasure yourself!

You won’t believe how easy and how much fun these are to make. Children love to help, too, and there is no cleverer way to get them to wash their hands. (Moms will like the fact that lavender not only smells heavenly, it is also antibacterial.) You will end up with a charming finished product, very soothing to the senses. All in practically no time!

INGREDIENTS
2 bars mild, unscented castile or vegetable-based soap (or the equivalent in odds-and-ends)
1/2 cup dried lavender blossoms (available online from many herb companies)
5 drops essential oil of lavender
1/4 cup warm water

1. Using a cheese grater, grate the soap into a large bowl.

2. Add the lavender blossoms to the grated soap.

3. Add the essential oil to the soap mixture, combining thoroughly.

4. Add the warm water and stir.

5. Roll heaping tablespoons of the mix into balls.

6. Place on a cookie sheet and allow to air-dry completely, which will take approximately 2 days.

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Adapted from The Herbal Home Spa, by Greta Breedlove (Storey Books, 1998). Copyright (c) 1998 by Greta Breedlove. Reprinted by permission of Storey Books.
Adapted from The Herbal Home Spa, by Greta Breedlove (Storey Books, 1998).

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Annie B. Bond

Annie is a renowned expert in non-toxic and green living. She was named one of the top 20 environmental leaders by Body and Soul Magazine and "the foremost expert on green living." - Body & Soul Magazine, 2009. Learn Annie's latest eco-friendly news on anniebbond.com, a website dedicated to healthy and green living.

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2:26PM PDT on Jun 25, 2013

great idea.

9:20PM PDT on Apr 23, 2013

Will make some up for gifts! Thank you

7:41PM PDT on Mar 26, 2013

Thank you for info.

7:39PM PDT on Mar 26, 2013

Thank you for info.

5:21AM PDT on Mar 26, 2013

I grow my own lavender, so thanks.

9:19PM PDT on Mar 14, 2013

Excellent! thanks!

11:29AM PDT on Mar 14, 2013

excellent idea! love it!

8:27AM PDT on Mar 13, 2013

thanks for sharing

8:24PM PDT on Mar 12, 2013

Sounds lovely, thank you, Annie :)

5:40PM PDT on Mar 12, 2013

Who knew?

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