The Christmas season is fast approaching and already I have started to think of what delightful homemade gifts my charges can give this year to their parents, grandparents, and teachers. We have just had their mum’s birthday and for that we made handmade Shea butter, coconut, and lavender soap. While I am still working on Christmas ideas, I thought I would write up the soap recipe just in case anyone else wanted to make some for their loved ones.

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You will need:

  • Shea butter soap base
  • Coconut soap fragrance
  • Dried lavender
  • Mould
  • Saucepan
  • Spatula

We used about ¼ of our Shea butter soap base which made 4 bars of soap, but you may want to use more.

handmade shea butter, coconut, and lavender soap

Haha EC looks like Deadpool stirring it! He was trying out his Halloween costume.

Cut up the soap base and place it into a saucepan on a low heat. Alternatively you can melt it in a microwave, but we don’t have one at work.

handmade shea butter, coconut, and lavender soap

Once the soap has completely melted, take it off the head and add 2 tbsps of the dried lavender and 15 drops of the coconut fragrance. EC was in charge of adding the lavender. Let’s just say that a lot more that 2 tbsps went into it. YC very diligently added the coconut.

Finally pour it into your moulds and leave it to set.

The soap really smelt amazing and felt so silky smooth. They really do make a wonderful homemade gift.

If you liked these homemade Shea butter, coconut, and lavender soap be sure to check out my stained glass night light jars and lavender salt dough draw smellers.

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Nanny Anita
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Nanny Anita is our resident Super Nanny. Having trained at the famous Norland College, in Bath, she has over 12 years experience, working all over the world with children from 2 months to 17 years old. Nanny Anita is an expert when it comes to keeping the little ones entertained and writes a column with Leonora called 'Get Crafty' for Little London magazine. Nanny Anita has been on hand to answer our reader questions, and she provides weekly arts, crafts and activities for families to do with their children at home. She really is a modern day Mary Poppins!

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