Today, I want to share with you how to make this fabulous Lemon-Poppy Soap.
Now that travel is no longer on the table, I’ve been finding new ways to occupy my time. Crafting has always been a natural thing for me as I enjoy using my hands. However, in the past few weeks of quarantine, I’ve not only utilized my Amazon Prime to garner new materials for projects I’ve put on hold, but I’ve actually made a few things that I was really proud of.
With handwashing being touted as essential during this pandemic, I decided to get back into soap making. I recently made a hand-foaming soap that I just loved, as it’s much more economical making my own than purchasing, then decided to work on an exfoliating lavender soap that I could use in the shower. Altogether, knowing what you’re putting into a product makes it a lot more natural than the ones you buy. You’re also able to keep additives at a minimum.
This lemon-poppy soap that I’m sharing today is very simple to make and not only smells amazing but is creamy and luxurious too. For this, I used goat’s milk, which is very rich, and the lemon essential oil provides a soothing and invigorating experience that just delights the senses. I also included some sweet almond oil for added moisturization, because soap can be drying, and the sweet almond oil leaves your hands feeling soft and hydrated.
Here’s what you’ll need:
20 drops Lemon Essential Oil
5 drops Lemon (or yellow) Soap Coloring
1tbsp Sweet Almond Oil
Alcohol in a spray bottle
Start by cutting your soap base into 1″ cubes and place your soap base in a microwavable glass bowl.
Melt your cubes in 30-second increments until the soap is completely melted.
Your soap base will be hot once completely melted, so let cool slightly, then add 20 drops of lemon essential oil, 1tbsp of sweet almond oil, and your lemon colorant (about 4-5 drops) to the soap liquid.
Pour your melted soap into your soap mold and sprinkle your poppy seeds on the top. (If you’d prefer to have your poppy seeds infused into your soap, you can mix the poppy seeds into the soap mixture before pouring.)
Spray with rubbing alcohol to remove bubbles.
Leave it to cool and harden on your countertop for about an hour before removing from the mold. While you may place in the refrigerator for faster cooling, it’s not encouraged.
Remove from the mold and use it as you would any soap.
These bars turned out really great, and the smell is absolutely divine. You can use these in your kitchen or at your bathroom sink to get the kids to wash their hands more frequently.
AnnMarie is a Caribbean-American mom of 4 who enjoys sharing her travel adventures with the world. When she’s not traveling with her daughter Madison, you can find her at home crafting, or in the kitchen whipping up easy recipes. You can connect with her on her blog AnnMarie John | Facebook | Instagram | Twitter, and Pinterest.