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Odor Eliminating Lemon Zest Hand Soap

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Remove unpleasant culinary aromas from your hands with a simple lemon zest hand soap recipe

I don’t know if I’ve mention this before but my husband is a wonder in the kitchen! He has a natural talent for the culinary arts, which I thank my lucky stars for everyday. Unfortunately, he has love for all things garlic. Don’t get me wrong I love garlic just as much as the next person. But, if it’s your job to be the sous-chef you will end up with hands that smell like garlic. It has a strong aroma just like onions and fish…

DIY Lemon Zest Hand Soap Wedges, Learn how to make your own with real lemons!

Did you know lemon is a great natural deodorizer? Lemon essential oil is made by cold pressing the rinds of lemons. It not only is a great odor eliminator, it is also a antibacterial. This makes a DIY lemon zest soap recipe quite perfect for everyday kitchen clean up! This post contains some affiliate links for your convenience, read full disclosure policy

How to Make Lemon Zest Hand Soap with Natural Ingredients

 

Ingredients for Lemon Zest Hand Soap

 

How to Make Lemon Zest Hand Soap

Zest two lemons and pat lemon zest dry or let stand until dry. Note, water can cause shorten the shelf life of soap. Clean the square silicone mold, dry and spritz with rubbing alcohol.

Chop up 1 pound of goat milk soap base using a soap knife into small chunks. Toss chopped soap into a medium glass bowl. Place the bowl in the microwave and melt on 30 second intervals, stirring intermittently to avoid burning. Remove melted soap promptly from the microwave.

Add 16 drops of lemon essential oil and 3 drops of yellow food coloring to melted goat milk soap and whisk to combine. Add 1 teaspoon lemon zest and whisk thoroughly. Pour homemade lemon zest hand soap into prepared silicone mold. Spritz with rubbing alcohol to remove bubbles in soap. Than, let soap cool in mold for 1 to 2 hours or until solid before removing from mold.

Yields: 20 soap wedges

Use this homemade lemon zest soap recipe to remove unpleasant culinary aromas from your hands after cooking.

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How to Make Lemon Zest Hand Soap with All Natural Ingredients including real lemons!P.S. If you make homemade salsa and pasta sauce too, then you know just how many garlic cloves and onions it takes. I recommend scrubbing up with my Lemon Lavender Sugar Scrub first and then washing up with this Lemon Zest Hand Soap recipe. These make adorable guest soaps too! Are you new to essential oils? Learn how I got started here.

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4 Comments

  1. Reply

    Crystal

    Kristy,
    Thanks for sharing the instructions. I’m definitely going to have to try this out. I use lemon essential oil a lot, so this is just one more way to use it. Thanks!

    • Reply

      lifenreflection

      Absolutely, I’ve given a half dozen of these little soap wedges away and everyone says how wonderful they smell. All thanks to lemon essential oil!

  2. Reply

    Emily @DomesticDeadline.com

    A friend of mine makes all her own soaps, but I haven’t tried it yet. This looks great. Thanks for sharing at #HomeMattersParty

    • Reply

      lifenreflection

      It’s easier than you think Emily!

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