Homemade lavender soap has a fresh fragrance that eases stress. I am giving soap away to friends but also saving some to give away at a book signing. I will wrap them in lavender netting, tie with a ribbon, and add sprigs of lavender and rosemary. In A BRAND NEW ADDRESS, Marchand’s mother brings homemade soap to Yardley at her greenhouse. The fragrance reminds her of when his mother’s hair was black instead of gray and her mother was still alive.
Rosemary Lavender Soap Recipe
3 cups glycerin soap base (at your local pharmacy)
1/4 cup infusion of lavender flowers and rosemary leaves (crush them)
1 1/2 teaspoon, lavender oil
1/2 teaspoon rosemary oil
1 teaspoon pulverized dried rosemary
When you make your infusion with the dried lavender flowers and rosemary leaves, your kitchen will smell wonderful. Use a double boiler or low heat to melt the soap base into liquid. Add the infusion, oils, and some pulverized rosemary leaves. Stir for even distribution. I used muffin tins as molds. After the soap hardens, it comes out easily.