Lemon Poppy Seed Melt and Pour Soap Recipe

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Zesty Lemon Poppy Seed Melt and Pour Soap Recipe

An easy melt and pour recipe for zesty lemon poppy seed soap you can’t get enough of! 

If I had to describe this melt and pour soap recipe in one word it would be REFRESHING. Beautifully bright and seriously refreshing this soap recipe combines zesty lemon essential oil with a creamy goat milk melt and pour soap base, natural yellow mica powder, poppy seeds, and lemon zest. All together creating a sensational effect of color, contrast, texture, and scent. 

Really, it’s the perfect soap for a morning shower to start the day! It’s one easy melt and pour recipe I can’t get enough of! Trust me, this handmade soap is the refresh we all crave every morning. 

But, if you’ve never made soap before, I recommend you check out our beginner soap making guide first. Then come back here and whip up a batch of zesty lemon poppy seed soap with me. 

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What makes a melt and pour soap recipe easy?

What makes a melt and pour soap recipe easy? 

I can recall how confusing terms such as melt and pour can be confusing when you’re new to the soap making world. 

What is Melt and Pour Soap? It is a base of soap, usually in a 5-pound block that has already gone through a complete saponification process (the chemical reaction that makes lye safe for skin). 

Choosing a melt and pour soap base allows you to jump through all the hurdles involving lye, dramatically shortening the cure time (how does an hour compare to 4 to 6 weeks of curing sound?) and greatly reducing the cost to start soap making.

Just like making a cake, handmade soap can be as hard or as easy as you want it to be. And when it comes to soap I always choose the easy route. This lemon poppy seed soap recipe starts with my favorite melt and pour soap: goat milk. It creates a beautiful lather and has a soft white color. It’s the canvas of my choice for adding color, scent, and texture. 

But, did you know you can choose from 10 unique melt and pour soap base types? Find a printable soap making guide for every type in the Simple Living Library to create your very own customized soap.

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Get all the freshness of lemon in a handmade soap!

This melt and pour soap recipe gets its fresh scent from lemon essential oil and freshly grated lemon zest. And the contrasting yellow from natural mica powder and beads of blue poppy seeds really brighten the day! 

Don’t be surprised if you’re transported, even for just a minute, to warm sunshine under a canopy of lemon trees in Greece. I don’t why but, lemons always make me feel light and airy. Maybe that’s why I’m always creating something with lemon. 

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How do you make lemon poppy seed soap?

How do you make lemon poppy seed soap?

This easy melt and pour soap recipe blends bright yellow mica powder into a creamy goat milk soap base. Followed by the zesty scent of lemon essential oil and contrasting tiny blue poppy seeds. But, if you thought the poppy seeds were just for fun, they actually are a great exfoliator. So, you get all the freshness of lemon in a soap that sheds dead skin cells and cleanses. 

I love to stack a pair of these soap bars on an attractive soap dish or bamboo soap saver for a summery “just because” gift. I choose a rectangle soap mold for this lemon soap with that intention in mind. But, you can choose from a variety of soap molds to make this soap. Check out my favorites with a soap recipe for each type here

Soap Supplies:

Instructions to Make Lemon Poppy Seed Soap:

  1. In a small glass bowl or measuring cup combine ¼ teaspoon yellow mica powder with 1 tablespoon 99% isopropyl alcohol. Blend together with a metal whisk and set aside. (You may want to wear gloves for this step to avoid coloring your hands, although it doesn’t stain.) 
  2. Prepare the rectangle silicone mold by cleaning, drying, and spritzing with rubbing alcohol. 
  3. Carefully slice 1/2 pound of goat milk melt and pour soap base into ½” to 1” cubes using a soap knife. 
  4. Scoop the sliced goat milk soap base into a large glass measuring cup. Place it in the microwave and melt the soap base in 30 seconds intervals, stirring intermittently to avoid burning for approximately 1 ½ minutes total.
  5. Promptly remove the melted soap base from the microwave and add 20 drops of lemon essential oil. Blend thoroughly together using a metal whisk. 
  6. Next, add the prepared color mixture. Whisk once more and carefully distribute evenly between 4 sections of the soap mold, approximately half full.
  7. Sprinkle with ¾ teaspoon poppy seeds and zest 1 lemon over the tops. 

Notes:

  • If needed, spritz the soap tops with rubbing alcohol to remove bubbles in the soap. Then allow the soap to cool in the mold for one to two hours or until solid before removing. 
  • This melt and pour soap recipe makes 4 bars of soap. Tripling the recipe will fill the whole soap mold, making 12 soaps in total. 
This lemon poppy seed soap is one easy melt and pour recipe I can’t get enough of!

How To Use an Exfoliating Soap Bar:

Wet the soap bar and apply directly to the skin to cleanse and exfoliate instead of applying to a bath sponge or washcloth. Work in circular motions with a slightly firm pressure. Rinse with warm water.

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This easy melt and pour soap recipe for lemon poppy soap is full of zing!

Lemon Poppy Seed Melt and Pour Soap Recipe

Yield: 4 soap bars
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Active Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 10 minutes
Difficulty: Easy

This lemon poppy seed soap is one easy melt and pour recipe I can’t get enough of!

Materials

  • 1 ½ pounds goat milk soap base
  • ¾ teaspoon poppy seeds
  • ¼ teaspoon yellow mica powder
  • 20 drops lemon essential oil
  • Zest from 1 lemon

Tools

  • rectangle silicone soap mold
  • soap knife
  • glass measuring cup

Instructions

  1. In a small glass bowl or measuring cup combine ¼ teaspoon yellow mica powder with 1 tablespoon 99% isopropyl alcohol. Blend together with a metal whisk and set aside. (You may want to wear gloves for this step to avoid coloring your hands, although it doesn’t stain.) 
  2. Prepare the rectangle silicone mold by cleaning, drying, and spritzing with rubbing alcohol. 
  3. Carefully slice 1/2 pound of goat milk melt and pour soap base into ½” to 1” cubes using a soap knife. 
  4. Scoop the sliced goat milk soap base into a large glass measuring cup. Place it in the microwave and melt the soap base in 30 seconds intervals, stirring intermittently to avoid burning for approximately 1 ½ minutes total.
  5. Promptly remove the melted soap base from the microwave and add 20 drops of essential oil. Blend thoroughly together using a metal whisk. 
  6. Next, add the prepared color mixture. Whisk once more and carefully distribute evenly between 4 sections of the soap mold, approximately half full.
  7. Sprinkle with ¾ teaspoon poppy seeds and zest 1 lemon over the tops.

Notes

  • If needed, spritz the soap tops with rubbing alcohol to remove bubbles in the soap. Then allow the soap to cool in the mold for one to two hours or until solid before removing. 
  • This melt and pour soap recipe makes 4 bars of soap. Tripling the recipe will fill the whole soap mold, making 12 soaps in total.

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This melt and pour soap recipe for lemon poppy soap is full of zing!

From its zesty lemon scent to its bright yellow color, I can’t get enough. But, the best part is the exfoliating texture of the poppy seeds. It’s a short-cut to shedding dead skin cells for a natural glow and mess-free option compared to a body sugar scrub. I know if you make this melt and pour soap recipe it will be your new go-to summery soap! 

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    Peabea

    Thank you. Haven’t done the soap for a while, but need to get back to making some. I’m about out of what I made. I make the soap and crochet the wash cloths, and the combination is great. This recipe sounds great, plus some tips that I didn’t know. I did the melt and pour on stove in pan so will try the microwave. Sounds easier better control over heat.

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