Chamomile & Lavender Cleansing Bars

Chamomile & Lavender Cleansing Bars

A simple melt and pour recipe for soap-making beginners, the Chamomile and Lavender Cleansing Bar is the ultimate DIY Mother’s Day gifting idea to spoil Mum this Mother’s Day.

Makes: 9 soap bars

Time required: 30 mins

What You’ll Need:

  • 700g Shea Butter Melt & Pour Soap Base
  • 2 teaspoons Shea Butter Oil
  • 2 teaspoons Chamomile Extract
  • 1 teaspoon Sodium Lactate Plus
  • 40 drops Chamomile essential oil (3% in jojoba)
  • 50 drops Lavender French essential oil
  • Purple colouring (optional)
  • 1L microwave safe jug
  • 1L glass measuring jug
  • Stirring stick or wooden spoon
  • Thermometer (optional)
  • Pipette or dropper for fragrance
  • Rubbing alcohol in a spray bottle (optional)
  • Silicone mould


  1. Measure the Shea oil & Chamomile extract out into a glass or ceramic measuring cup.
  2. Dice the Shea Butter soap base. Melt in a microwave safe jug in the microwave in short 30 to 40 second bursts. Check the solution will melting, stir and repeat until the base has melted.
  3. Pour the essential oils, Shea oil and Chamomile extract into the melted soap base solution, stir gently ensuring additives are combined.
  4. Carefully pour the soap into the silicone mould and allow to set.
  5. Unmould after a couple of hours and then wrap as usual.
  6. Repeat steps 1 – 5 to make a second batch of 3 soap bars.


Credit: Aussie Soap Supplies