Lavender essential oil is known for its classic fresh scent. Historically Egyptians used it as perfume and Romans used it for bathing. It’s no wonder that this amazing essential oil has withstood the test of time. Today many aroma therapists use lavender to improve sleep, reduce stress and anxiety. There is just something very intoxicating about this essential oil.

Is lavender soap a good seller?

This happens to be one of my best selling soaps over at Natural Soap By Zakia and once you smell the lavender you would understand why. Many people are familiar with Lavender and because of it’s positive benefits coupled with the classic smell it does not require much discussion. I infused therapeutic grade Lavender Essential oil in my highly popular triple butter blend recipe to create an aromatic spa like experience with Lavender Tranquility handcrafted soap.

This batch was crafted and cut live.

Known Benefits

  • Reduce anxiety and stress
  • Help to heal burns and wounds
  • Improve skin complexion
  • Slow affects of aging with antioxidants
  • Reduce Acne

Usage in Soap

When using therapeutic grade of this essential oil you want to be careful not to get it directly on your skin. Be sure to wear gloves when handling this ingredient. A general rule of thumb is to use between .5 and 1 ounce per pound of oil in your soap recipe. Remember you generally need less essential oil in hot process soap as it is not added until the saponification process has completed.

Final Thoughts

You really can’t go wrong with lavender by itself or blended with other essential oils. Try it our in your next recipe and see how you like it. Some people love it, others hate it. Only you can decide if you actually like it. Remember to avid making any claims in your marketing or labeling. Just because an essential oil is known for benefits you cannot transfer those same benefits to your product without FDA approval. Check out this post¬†for a little more on Lavender Essential oil in bath and body products.