So you're interested in making homemade soap? Homemade lavender soap is a unique baby gift idea.
If you'd like to learn how to make homemade soap you're in luck. You'll find an unlimited supply of online resources. If you've never made soap before, a kit will make it easy for you to try out the process and get a good feel for everything involved in this fun and unique activity.
Homemade baby soap is a gentle alternative to its store-bought counterpart. Making homemade lavender or chamomile soap is the perfect homemade baby gift project and would make a nice addition to a natural baby gift basket. A mild unscented soap for baby is usually best. But, considering the unique aromatherapeutic properties of lavender and chamomile, they'll be your best bet if you'd like a scented baby soap.
Keep in mind that homemade soap will not be "tear-free". But did you know that no baby wash is actually tear free? They simply add a numbing agent that takes the "sting", so to speak, out of it. In reality the ingredients are no different than the body wash marketed for adults.
I am really happy with the customer service and selection of soap making supplies at Brambleberry.com. They have both liquid soap bases, as well as the Melt & Pour variety. The Organic Melt and Pour Base probably be most suitable for a baby since it is so pure and natural. But over all, any of the bases would be better than the mass-manufactured alternative. They also carry the lavender essential oil as well as chamomile if you'd like to add them for the scent and the nice calming properties.
If you discover that making homemade soap is a hobby you would like to pursue in-depth you will find SoapMakingForum.com (link below) to be a fabulous resource as you are starting out. It's a community message board for soap making, candle making and other crafts. Join today and share recipes, ideas and meet new friends.