Easy Chamomile Soap Recipe (with melt & pour base)

Want to dip your toes into soap making, the easy way? Try this chamomile soap recipe.

I’ve wanted to learn to make my own soaps from raw products for a long time.

Soap made from rendered beef tallow is my goal. (Hopefully I’ll have a recipe later this summer to share).

But sometimes, shortcuts are ok, too.

You can still make beautiful handmade soaps that incorporate dried herbs and flowers, with the help of an easy melt-and-pour soap base.

Close up of bar of chamomile soap in a flower shape against a background with more soaps.

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Benefits of goat milk soap

The melt and pour soap base we’re using in this recipe includes a goat’s milk soap base, which is known for its beneficial properties for the skin. Here are just a few:

  • Contains Vitamins A, B6, B12, C, D, E, as well as alpha-hydroxy acids and even probiotics
  • Slows down effects of aging
  • Adds elasticity and moisture
  • Easily absorbed into skin
  • Can benefit a variety of skin conditions such as acne, psoriasis, eczema and rosacea
  • Can help calm bug bites

(Source)

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Chamomile: The Super Flower

Since we’re also incorporating chamomile into this soap, it doesn’t hurt to know that it is also has many of the same benefits as goat’s milk.

It can reduce inflammation and redness, sooth sensitive skin and also contains antioxidants. So, combining goats milk with the power of chamomile is really a one-two punch for calming and healing irritated skin. (Or, if you have skin like mine that is very sensitive to many synthetic ingredients.)

If you enjoy gardening, it’s a great herb to grow for making everything from tea, to chamomile bath salts, and of course, this soap recipe.

Best of all, it has a very sweet, floral smell when you’re drying it, which makes the house smell lovely!

How to Make This Easy Chamomile Soap Recipe

There are only a few steps in this process.

The first part is kind of fun: choosing the molds for your soap. I used this one, but there are tons to choose from on Amazon.

The other ingredients used are: goat’s milk melt and pour soap base, dried chamomile flowers (you can buy in bulk or use home-grown), and essential oils.

(If you’re an Azure Standard customer and can find it in stock, they usually have the best prices on dried chamomile flowers.)

The essential oils are optional, but there are many you could choose from. Some that complement chamomile are other florals like lavender and clary sage, or citrus oils like lemon or orange.

You can experiment with your favorite oils.

Mason jar filled with soap base and chamomile flowers, ready to melt and infuse over double boiler.

The process involves infusing the soap base with chamomile over a double boiler; then straining the mixture; then adding essential oils and pouring into the molds. After it cools, it’s ready to go.

It’s really that easy! These soaps make great gifts, too.

See recipe card below for full instructions.

Easy Chamomile Soap Recipe

Easy Chamomile Soap Recipe

Yield: 3 bars
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 1 hour
Additional Time: 3 hours
Total Time: 4 hours 5 minutes

Soap making is made simple with a melt and pour soap base, and fragrant, colorful chamomile makes it beautiful!

Ingredients

  • 1 lb goat's milk melt and pour soap base
  • 1/4 cup dried chamomile flowers
  • 20-25 drops essential oils (such as lavender, clary sage, orange or lemon)
  • Soap mold

Instructions

  1. Cut up the melt and pour soap base into small squares. 
  2. Add to a mason jar (or large glass heat-proof bowl) along with the chamomile flowers. Melt on a double broiler to infuse the flowers for an hour or so. Then strain.
  3. Next, add in the essential oils (optional).
  4. Then, pour into your mold. Let sit for about 3 hours, or overnight until hardened. Carefully remove from the molds and enjoy!  

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