Random Gifts of Flowers: Spreading Love Through Flowers

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Have you ever received a bouquet of flowers just because or stopped on the street to admire someone?s flower garden? I bet it brought you a ton of joy! Flowers have a way of uplifting our spirits with their beauty and bright colours.

Random Gifts of Flowers is all about spreading that joy. Flowers are such meaningful gifts, lifting people?s moods in an instant. It proves that it really doesn?t take much to make someone smile and brighten their day. All you need is a little bit of colour from mother nature.

Random Acts of Flowers dahlias

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What is the Random Gifts of Flowers Project?

When asked me to be part of their spring project to help spread the word that flowers make people happy, I responded with a resounding, ?Yes, please!!?

They wanted to share how planting summer flowering bulbs in the spring will brighten your summer garden winds replacement canopy for the windsor gazebo standard 350 beige_700032 and bring some much needed happiness. Together, we decided that the best way to get the word out was to catch the reactions of everyday folks receiving Random Gifts of Flowers. #RandomGiftsOfFlowers

?What exactly are summer-flowering bulbs?? you ask? Read all about and see which ones you would choose for your garden.

We?ve now filmed the whole series and will be releasing the videos over the next few weeks. I?ll admit, I?m just bursting to show you guys how it went! It?s our hope that seeing the joy that flowers bring will encourage more people to grow summer flowering bulbs as cutting flowers and give them away to others.

Random Acts of Flowers

Part One: Surprising Strangers with Flower Bulbs

For our first Random Gifts of Flowers, we headed to my local garden centre, to surprise some garden shoppers with summer bulbs. When I popped up with two packs of bulbs in hand, everyone was truly surprised. It was an absolute delight to see all the individuals, families, and children light up when we gave them flowers.

Some people shared some really personal stories with me that they didn?t want to share on camera, but it reminded me how much pain and suffering is out there in the world. We truly don?t know what people are going through and living with.

The best part of it all was to hear who folks would share the flowers with! Be sure to see what they say in the video, it?s heartwarming.

To give people flowers and brighten their day may not solve all the world?s problems, but it does make a difference in brightening that part of their day. Being able to do this opportunity is amazing and after feeling everyone?s emotions, I just wanted to give them a big hug. Flowers are the next best thing.

Check out the video below. You can?t help but smile while watching it!

A huge thank you to the staff and customers at GardenWorks, Burnaby ? Lougheed. They made shooting this project a breeze and they are always a treat to work with. You can find them at 6250 Lougheed Hwy, Burnaby, B.C.

A note on filming: our crew takes all COVID-19 protocols very seriously. We followed all health directions from the retailer and the Provincial Health Officer. While filming, all crew members were free of any symptoms, wore masks, practiced social distancing, and used plenty of hand sanitizer. A huge thank you goes out to everyone who is working hard at keeping our most vulnerable folks safe.

Part Two

I knew I wanted to include frontline workers in the #RandomGiftsOfFlowers project. This past year has been so difficult for many of us and without them, we wouldn?t have healthcare, groceries, mail, school, food, and so much more. While I wanted to surprise them, I also wanted to make sure I didn?t interfere with their hard work.

This led me to all the amazing delivery people in my life! They work tirelessly to keep the community safe and allowing us all to stay at home. Without them, immunocompromised people, the elderly, and stay-at-home parents like me wouldn?t be able to stay safe while getting everything they need.

After giving away the flowers and bulbs, the response was overwhelming. While we didn?t share it on camera, some people were extremely touched by the gesture and it goes to show how a little bit of flower joy can make all the difference.

Watch us surprise delivery workers below!

Thank you to for providing me with these gorgeous bouquets!

Part Three

For the last Random Gifts of Flowers, I wanted to thank the people who support our communities by taking care of our children. Childcare workers prove themselves as everyday heroes by supporting parents and the community to allow essential service workers to get out there so we can all be well supported.

As a working parent myself, I see the hard work of childcare workers every week. They deserve all the praise in the world for everything they do for our kids!

The day may have been rainy, but the joy of flowers truly lit up the spirits of those involved. Check out the video below!

Flowers are the New Hugs

This past year has been hard on many and we could all use a little happiness boost. It is my hope that Random Gifts of Flowers continues well beyond me. Giving flowers as gifts spreads love and compassion in a time when we need it the most.

Grow your own flowers to brighten your neighbourhood. Give your family some bulbs for them to grow and enjoy. Cut gorgeous flowers from your own garden and gift them as a bouquet to a friend. The possibilities are endless when it comes to spreading the love of flowers. Flowers are the new hugs!

To get you started on your own flower gifting journey, be sure to check out my guide on some of you can plant in the spring for a showy, amazing garden come summertime.

If you share flowers with your friends and family, be sure to use #RandomGiftsOfFlowers on social media so we can all see. Giving flowers warmed my heart more than I ever thought it would and I just know that all your photos will make everyone feel warm and fuzzy inside.

GIVEAWAY: 25  Lillium ?Lionheart? Bulbs

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This lily sure is an eyecatcher!  Its dark black center paired with yellow tips are sure to spruce up your garden. The stems are sturdy and the flowers long-lasting, making them an ideal cut flower. They also naturalize well so you may see them appear year after year. A brand new bulb, enter to win 25 Asiatic Lily Lionheart bulbs for your garden?and to share of course with #RandomGiftsOfFlowers!

The winner will be chosen using a random number generator on May 26, 2021. This contest is open to Canada (except Quebec) and the US. Good luck and thanks for entering! This contest is now closed. Congratulations to Bobbie for being randomly selected!

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You?ve heard of spring bulbs like tulips and daffodils, but have you heard about the bright colours of summer bulbs? Today, I?m offering you a little nudge to order some summer flowering bulbs, save some cash, and grow a large stash of these showstopping flowers!

16 Summer Flowering Bulbs

Spring gardens are synonymous with tulips, daffodils, crocuses, and other spring-blooming bulbs. These cheery blooms are the first sign of the changing of seasons and you would be hard-pressed to find anyone who doesn?t delight in them. Those welcome flowers of spring mean it is also the time to start thinking about planting summer flowering bulbs.

Summer flowering plants offer colour in a time of year where the perennials, trees, and shrubs are just starting to wake up in the garden and there are plenty of reminders to gardeners to get these on your fall gardening list.

white dahlia flower

Summer blooming bulbs offer extraordinarily beautiful flowers that really stand out in the garden. They rise above the other flowers like works of art, showing some of the most decorative features that nature has to offer. Often, gardeners will purchase them as blooming plants at the garden center or as cut flowers from the farmer?s market in the summer.

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ranunculus and allium flowers grown from summer bulbs in a vase

Planting Summer Flowering Bulbs

When Should Summer Bulbs Be Planted?

Summer flowering bulbs have similar planting instructions as , although they are planted in the spring, not the fall.

Summer flowering plants have some of the most decorative blooms and leaves available for your garden. But many are too tender to survive a cold winter, which is why you can?t plant them in the fall the way you can many other bulbs.

The planting instructions will vary a bit for each flower, so follow the guidelines provided with the bulbs. In general, most bulbs should be planted after the fear of frost has passed.

Should You Soak Summer Bulbs Before Planting?

Some bulbs, such as anemones, may need to be soaked for a couple of hours in warm water before planting. Typically, smaller and dry bulbs will benefit from soaking. However, most bulbs are dormant when planting, and soaking is not necessary.

Summer flowering bulbs in vases placed in a wooden crate

Do Summer Bulbs Come Back Each Year?

Since most summer flowering plants like the heat, most of them only exist as perennials in semi-tropical climates. Look at the winter hardiness zones to see if a bulb will overwinter in your area.

If you live in a cool climate, most of these bulbs can still be planted as annuals. For most bulbs, you can also dig them up in fall after they have gone dormant and store them inside over the winter.

Come spring, plant the bulbs in pots 4 to 6 weeks before the last frost date in your area. Cover the bulbs with soilless potting mix and place in a sunny window. Water sparingly until you see the plant growing. Move them out to the garden as soon as you?ve safely passed the frost date.

crocosmia blooming in the garden


16 Summer Flowering Bulbs to Plant for Showstopping Blooms

Here is a list of my absolute favourite summer bulbs to plant in the spring. It?s worth investing in some of these bulbs from catalogs in the spring because buying them in pots in the summer can be very expensive. With a little know-how in the spring, you can enjoy a gorgeous flower garden bursting with blooms this summer without breaking the bank.


Lilium (lilies) are beautiful, hardy, and super easy to grow. They come in a wide variety of colours, so you can find one to suit any design style. Plant lilies where they can reach above more dense, decorative foliage plants so that they create a burst of firework blooms above the garden.

Note that lily pollen is very toxic to cats. Just a bit of pollen on a cat?s fur can be ingested as they groom themselves, and this can cause a serious adverse reaction. Please consider planting an alternative if you garden with a feline friend.

  • USDA hardy zones: 4-9
  • Type of bulb: true bulb
  • Flower colour: most colours
  • Flowering period: June-August
  • Average plant height: 28-40 inches
  • Planting depth to the base of bulb: 6 inches
  • Spacing between bulbs: 12 inches
  • Light requirements: partial shade


lily blooming


Crocosmia looks elegant and exotic with delicate flower chains in shades of orange, red, and yellow. These pretty plants are easy to divide, so you can spread their beauty all over your garden!

My first clump came from my mother?s garden, and I would simply divide it when it got too large. Throughout the summer and fall, it grew beautiful flowers that were covered in pollinators and hummingbirds, and the seed heads made for stunning dried flower arrangements.

  • USDA hardy zones: 6-9
  • Type of bulb: corm
  • Flower colour: orange, red, yellow
  • Flowering period: August-September
  • Average plant height: 24-30 inches
  • Planting depth to the base of bulb: 2 inches
  • Spacing between bulbs: 4 inches
  • Light requirements: full, morning sun

crocosmia lucifer



Dahlias are not only showy and make great cut flower arrangements, but they are also some of the longest bloomers in the garden. They will start blooming in the summer months and, as you cut the flowers off, they will send up more blooms until frost finally takes the plant to the ground. In my area, this can be late November! Dahlias are wonderful for their impressive variety. They come in every colour of the rainbow as well as sizes ranging from small, two-inch flowers to blooms the size of a dinner plate!

  • USDA hardy zones: 8-11
  • Type of bulb: tuber
  • Flower colour: all colours
  • Flowering period: July-October
  • Average plant height: 8-20 inches
  • Planting depth to the base of bulb: 2-3 inches
  • Spacing between bulbs: check your dahlia for specifics
  • Light requirements: sun

dahlias in a vase


These tall, trumpet-shaped flowers are especially impressive growing behind other blooming plants. Their height and large flowers won?t be outshone by shorter plants growing in front and the various sizes will add interest.

Plant gladiolus corms in a sunny location in well-draining soil. Plant corms every few weeks to extend the flower blooms in the garden. Start planting the first corms in spring, 2 weeks before the last frost date, and keep planting every 2 weeks until the second week of summer.

  • USDA hardy zones: 8-11
  • Type of bulb: corm
  • Flower colour: all colours
  • Flowering period: July-September
  • Average plant height: 20-40 inches
  • Planting depth to the base of bulb: 4 inches
  • Spacing between bulbs: 5 inches
  • Light requirements: full sun

purple gladiola stalk blooming

Gladiolus Callianthus

Delightfully fragrant, gladiolus callianthus are an orchid-like flower with sword-like foliage. These bulbs are very affordable, and you can easily treat them as annuals. Their size also makes them ideal for containers and they work well on a sunny patio or deck.

  • USDA hardy zones: 7-10
  • Type of bulb: corm
  • Flower colour: white
  • Flowering period: July-October
  • Average plant height: 24-36 inches
  • Planting depth to the base of bulb: 4 inches
  • Spacing between bulbs: 6 inches
  • Light requirements: full sun, afternoon sun
Gladiolus callianthus flowers

Calla Lily

Although it isn?t a true lily, the calla lily is still a gorgeous flower to include in your summer garden or even indoors as a houseplant. They work as long-lasting cut flowers, their long tubular shape offering a striking variety to a bouquet.

  • USDA hardy zones: 8-10
  • Type of bulb: rhizome
  • Flower colour: white, pink, rust, yellow, and more
  • Flowering period: July-October
  • Average plant height: 12-36 inches
  • Planting depth to the base of bulb: 4 inches
  • Spacing between bulbs: 16 inches
  • Light requirements: full sun but tolerates partial shade
orange calla lily


A popular cut flower, freesias are also a welcome addition to the garden due to their abundance of flowers. They grow in a cluster and require minimal maintenance, being virtually pest and disease-free. As an added bonus, they are deer and rabbit resistant.

  • USDA hardy zones: 9-10
  • Type of bulb: corms
  • Flower colour: all
  • Flowering period: June-September
  • Average plant height: 6-12 inches
  • Planting depth to the base of bulb: 2 inches
  • Spacing between bulbs: 3 inches
  • Light requirements: sun
freesia flower


If you?re looking for a unique-looking flower, hymenocallis is your bulb. These exotic flowers are often called spider lily due to their curled petals, resembling spider legs. The flowers are very fragrant and the leaves are long and strappy, similar looking to amaryllis.

  • USDA hardy zones: 8-10
  • Type of bulb: true bulb
  • Flower colour: white, yellow
  • Flowering period: mid June-July
  • Average plant height: 12-24 inches
  • Planting depth to the base of bulb: bulb just under the ground level, neck above surface
  • Spacing between bulbs: 8 inches or 1 bulb in a 5-inch pot
  • Light requirements: sheltered and sun, afternoon sun
Hymenocallis flower blooming in a garden

Indian Shot Plant (Canna)

Colourful and flamboyant, cannas are striking from their leaves to their tall blooms. The leaves are paddle-shaped and large. A tropical plant, cannas handle the heat of summer well having bloom all the way into the fall.

  • USDA hardy zones: 7-11
  • Type of bulb: rhizome
  • Flower colour: white, orange, yellow, pink, red
  • Flowering period: July-October
  • Average plant height: 32-80 inches
  • Planting depth to the base of bulb: deep enough to cover with soil
  • Spacing between bulbs: 12 inches
  • Light requirements: full morning sun
red Indian shot plant


Some bulbs like it hot and dry! Ixia is ideal for southwest climates and other warm areas. Like most summer bulbs, the colour is extravagant and it often has contrasting spots to be admired. Plant ixia together in containers or along borders to make a strong visual impact.

  • USDA hardy zones: 8-10
  • Type of bulb: corm
  • Flower colour: most colours
  • Flowering period: June-August
  • Average plant height: 12-18 inches
  • Planting depth to the base of bulb: 8 inches
  • Spacing between bulbs: 3 inches
  • Light requirements: full sun
white ixia flowers


Tall, spikey, and magnificent, liatris are a fuzzy (usually) purple blossom. The stalks emerge from grass-like leaves that last long after the flower stalks have come and gone. Butterflies love liatris and you can grow these bulbs in cooler climates as they are fairly tolerant of cold.

  • USDA hardy zones: 3-8
  • Type of bulb: corm-like roots
  • Flower colour: purple, white
  • Flowering period: July-August
  • Average plant height: 30 inches
  • Planting depth to the base of bulb: 1 inch
  • Spacing between bulbs: 6-8 inches
  • Light requirements: sun, morning sun
purple liatris


Not to be mistaken for clover, oxalis are a shamrock-like plant that is native to tropical climates. Most often grown as a houseplant, they also work well as summer flowering bulbs. The flowers open when the sun is out and close up when it becomes dark.

  • USDA hardy zones: 8-11
  • Type of bulb: bulb, tuber, rhizome, rootstock (depending on the variety)
  • Flower colour: pink, white
  • Flowering period: all summer
  • Average plant height: 4-12 inches
  • Planting depth to the base of bulb: 2 inches
  • Spacing between bulbs: 2 inches
  • Light requirements: warm and sunny
blooming oxalis plant


Ranunculus are hard to spot in home gardens and I don?t know why! They are picture-perfect flowers with mounds of thin petals. They come in a range of colours and work well in containers or as cut flowers. Many flower shops adore including ranunculus in their bouquets.

  • USDA hardy zones: 8-10
  • Type of bulb: corm with ?claw? roots
  • Flower colour: white, yellow, pink, gold, orange, red
  • Flowering period: June-August
  • Average plant height: 12-24 inches
  • Planting depth to the base of bulb: 1-2 inches
  • Spacing between bulbs: 3 inches
  • Light requirements: sun, afternoon sun
field of ranunculus blooms


This flower is so delightfully strange. You won?t find its spotted, dark colouring, and unique shape on any other plant. It emits an unpleasant odour to attract flies, its main source of pollination, for a short period of time so it suggested to keep away from windows and doors.

  • USDA hardy zones: 8-10
  • Type of bulb: tuber
  • Flower colour: yellow-orange with purple-red mar
  • Flowering period: late spring-early summer
  • Average plant height: 18 inches
  • Planting depth to the base of bulb: 3-4 inches
  • Spacing between bulbs: 6-8 inches
  • Light requirements: indirect sun
blooming sauromatum bulb

Tuberous Begonia

The begonia is a favourite summer flower and for good reason! They come in a variety of shades and shapes and bloom throughout the whole summer. They thrive in shade making them a great plant to brighten up darker places in your garden.

  • USDA hardy zones: 9-10
  • Type of bulb: tuber
  • Flower colour: red, pink, orange, yellow, white, purple
  • Flowering period: June-October
  • Average plant height: 10-16 inches
  • Planting depth to the base of bulb: just covered with soil
  • Spacing between bulbs: 6 inches
  • Light requirements: partial shade, direct sun causes burning
potted pink tuberous begonia

Windflower (Anemone)

These poppy-like flowers have some of the most striking, jewel-tone shades out there. Windflowers are delicate perennial flowers that will slowly form small colonies. Divide them in the fall every few years to keep them in check or simply let them spread!

  • USDA hardy zones: 4-8
  • Type of bulb: tuber
  • Flower colour: blue, red, white, pink
  • Flowering period: May-August
  • Average plant height: 12-16 inches
  • Planting depth to the base of bulb: 2 inches
  • Spacing between bulbs: 4 inches
  • Light requirements: sun or partial shade
pink and purple anemone flowers

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Are you obsessed with matcha as much as I am? With the help of my friends over at , I have tried just about every matcha on the market. It was only a matter of time before I incorporated it with my other love, soap! This matcha green tea soap recipe feels amazing on the skin and is ideal for any tea lover.

Matcha Green Tea Soap Recipe

I have a confession; I?m addicted to tea. I mean, there are definitely worse things out there than consuming an excessive amount of herbal tea, but this obsession of mine is becoming a bit expensive.

Of course, I and my tea garden. And I use that to flavor the hibiscus tea that I make and drink throughout the day.

But it?s my morning wake-up cup that was getting a little pricey. I have developed a taste for a good cup of matcha tea. Unlike coffee, matcha has a slow energy increase and decrease so you won?t crash or get jittery. The caffeine in matcha is so much more preferable to me!

Sadly, some matcha tea isn?t the tastiest, so I have found myself trying out a ton of brands to find the best flavours. Thankfully, I?ve been part of the iHerb rewards program now for a few years and it?s really helped to cover the costs of my tea experimentation.

That brings me to matcha tea. As I have been drinking it daily, I have been looking for the brand that tastes the best. Some I have loved, and some are better suited for other things?like matcha soap!

making matcha green tea

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Matcha Taste Test

As a certified matcha lover, I jumped at the opportunity to do a taste test. There are so many varieties and brands out there that one matcha can taste completely different than another.

When it comes to matcha, you can buy ceremonial or culinary grade. Even between the two grades, it can be hard to find consistency.

For my taste test, I tried out 6 different matcha tea brands that I ordered online from iHerb. I prepared each brand the same way and they all tasted so different! Some were earthy, some creamy, and others tasted just like classic green tea.

Check out my video below to see which matcha brands were my favourite!

Try Your Own Taste Test

Curious about the matcha I tried? Here are the different matcha brands for your own taste test:

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iHerb Reward Program

I started creating some recipes for iHerb a few years ago and I quickly learned how much I enjoy the product selection, quality, and fast shipping that they provide. I?ve shared the number of those recipes here over the years and included my affiliate link in the ingredients list.

In case you?re not familiar with how an affiliate program works, I?ll explain. Simply, I earn a small commission on each time you buy one of the products I referred through the links on my recipes.

Then, I use those commissions to help pay for supplies for more recipes! When I do development for some of my beauty and herbal recipes, I usually make the recipe 2 to 5 times to make sure I get it just right.

I make it the first time just to test out all the ingredients. If all goes well then I?ll make it again and photograph or video it along the way. But it doesn?t often go perfectly the first time. I make the recipe again and again until I get the results that I like, and then make it one final time for photos and video.

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Mug of matcha green tea

Why is Matcha Tea So Expensive?

Most matcha you will find in your local grocery store isn?t actually matcha. Most often, it is a cheaper green tea that has been ground. Real matcha is much more expensive and SO delicious.

To make matcha, the tea plants (tencha) must be shaded for several weeks before they are harvested. Removing sunlight from the plant forces them to produce more chlorophyll, giving them a brighter taste and stronger umami flavour.

The leaves are then harvested by hand, steamed, and dried. The stems and leaf veins are also removed prior to drying. Finally, the leaves are finely grounded by hand. Grinding must be done slowly so heat isn?t generated. It can take one hour to grind just 10 grams of matcha.

Understanding the process of how matcha is made really makes me appreciate drinking it every morning! It?s all thanks to you that I have the opportunity to play with different ingredients, test them out, and determine which are the best to use. So thank you very matcha for supporting me and iHerb!

iHerb matcha taste test

Can You Put Matcha in Soap?

With many green tea soaps, it is hard to maintain that lovely green colour. In fact, many quickly turn brown when left to cure. Matcha, however, holds onto a faint light green colour.

For this recipe, I blend the matcha powder in when the mixture has reached a trace. Matcha likes to stick together, so you really have to blend well to avoid any clumps.

As with any natural colourant, the green fades even more over time. Enjoy your matcha soap within the first 6 months to keep the true matcha green colour.

stack of green matcha soap

Is Matcha Green Tea Good for Your Skin?

While the light green colour is lovely, I?m more interested in the benefits of matcha for my skin! Matcha is a superfood, containing five times more antioxidants than other high-antioxidant foods such as blueberries and spinach.

In addition to being an antioxidant hub, matcha also contains a ton of fibre, potassium, polyphenols, and L-theanine. Polyphenols have anti-inflammatory and antimicrobial properties, making them helpful in treating acne. The tannins in matcha also help to reduce sebum production, helping to avoid any unwanted breakouts.

But what is green tea soap good for? While ingesting it is a quick way to reap the benefits of matcha, you can also enjoy it topically with matcha-infused products. Matcha soap can help to reduce inflammation and exfoliate the skin, leaving your skin feeling soft and fresh. Made 100% naturally, the soap is good for all skin types.

matcha green tea soap recipe

Matcha Green Tea Soap Recipe

Get ready for tea paradise with this matcha green tea soap recipe. This blend is designed with moisturizing in mind. The bar is quite soft and will leave a silky feeling on your skin.

This recipe is for people who have made soap before. Follow this recipe list and find more detailed instructions

matcha soap with rosemary and spearmint


  • Kitchen scale
  • Infrared thermometer
  • Double boiler made of stainless steel (not aluminum) soap making pitcher and a pot of water
  • Pyrex or heatproof glass measuring cup (4-cup)
  • Immersion blender
  • Safety gear (rubber gloves, face mask, apron, eye protection, etc.)
  • Soap mold


  • Distilled water
  • Lye
  • , , or

iHerb soap making ingredients

Prepare Your Ingredients

Wearing your protective gear, measure out all your ingredients by weight with your scale.

Heat your oils slowly over the stove until 115? F.

While your oils are heating, add your lye to your water in a well-ventilated area. Stir carefully until fully dissolved. Cool lye in an ice bath until 115? F.

Blend Your Soap

Slowly add your lye water to your oil in a large bowl. Using an immersion blender, blend the mixture until it reaches a light trace. At this point, you can add your matcha powder. Blend well until the matcha is fully mixed in, careful to not let your mixture get too thick. Add in your essential oils and blend again.

matcha soap bars

Pour Your Soap

Pour your soap into a loaf soap mold. Let it sit somewhere warm for 48 hours.

After the initial 48 hours, unmold your soap and cut it into equal sections. Let the soap cure in a cool, dark place for 6 weeks. Enjoy!

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Matcha Green Tea Soap Recipe


  • Double boiler made of stainless steel
  • Soap making pitcher
  • Pyrex or heatproof glass measuring cup (4-cup)
  • Safety gear
  • Soap mold


  • 7 oz
  • 17 oz
  • 8.4 oz distilled water
  • 3.6 oz lye
  • 2 oz
  • .5 oz
  • 1 tbsp
  • 10 g
  • 5 g


  • Put on safety gear including rubber gloves amd safety goggles.
  • Using a kitchen scale, measure out all your ingredients.
  • Heat your oils over low heat until fully melted and it has reached 115 degrees F.
  • In a well ventilated area, add your lye to the water in your pyrex glass, stirring constantly. It will get hot very quickly.
  • Cool your lye water in an ice bath until it reaches 115 degrees F.
  • Add your oils to a large bowl and then slowly add your lye water to the mixture.
  • Using an immersion blender, blend mixture until it reaches trace (pudding-like consistency).
  • At trace, add in your matcha powder. Blend until fully combined. Add in your essential oils and blend again.
  • Pour your soap into a load-style soap mold. Wrap in a towel and place somewhere warm for 48 hours.
  • After 48 hours, remove your soap from the mold. Cut into desired sections.
  • Leave your soap to cure on a wire rack for 6 weeks in a cool, dark place.

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