DIY SOAP RECIPE Lemon 🍋 poppy Seed

Between baby showers, birthdays, and weddings, gifts are a big part of our lives, but sometimes it’s hard to find the perfect thing. When it comes to those who love and support you, give them something homemade and meaningful. Instead of randomly searching for a gift they’ll never use, feel confident about our Lemon Poppy Seed Soap Bar recipe. Not only will they use it, they’ll love it.

1 pound melt and pour soap (i.e. goat’s milk soap)
2 lemons, zested
2 tablespoons poppyseeds
20 drops Lemon oil
Rubbing alcohol in spray bottle (optional)


  1. Cut 1 pound soap base into small squares. One pound of soap can make between 4–8 bars of soap depending on the size of your mold.
  2. Place cut-up soap into a microwave safe glass bowl. Microwave for 30-second intervals, stirring in between until melted. Set aside.
    Tips: If you don’t want to use a microwave, you can also use a double boiler. Stir with a popsicle stick for easy cleanup.
  3. Zest two lemons and add zest and poppyseeds to melted soap.
  4. Add Lemon oil and stir until combined.
  5. Pour soap into silicone mold. Spray soap with rubbing alcohol for a smooth top that is free of bubbles.
  6. Let soap harden for 2–3 hours. Once hard, it is ready to be used.

Note: Citrus oils can cause photosensitivity, so we do not recommend exposing the skin to direct sunlight after topical application of these essential oils. However, essential oils in the soap bars are found in small, appropriate amounts that will not cause any phototoxic harm.

Uses of Lemon Essential Oil

7DAB9E0A-5541-4205-BF44-7EE84D466BF7.jpegOil #2 in my “top 10” series is LEMON! 🍋

This beautiful multi-purpose oil is cold-pressed from the rind and peel of the most incredible organic lemons grown in Sicily on an artisanal farm tended by the same family for 5 generations. The aroma is simply exquisite.

Above all else, lemon essential oil is cleansing. It promotes healthy regular digestion (yup I’m talking about 💩 again here) and your body’s natural detoxification processes. It supports the liver and can work magic on the urinary tract. It can also boost a sluggish metabolism! 🙌

Lemon essential oil is purifying to the skin, too, working as a gentle astringent when diluted with a carrier oil and applied to blemishes.*

In the home, this is an oil that will prompt you to finally ditch those over-priced, dangerous store-bought cleaning products (please!!). I clean literally my entire house with this oil because it removes stains, scum, and grease safely and effectively (leaving behind a gorgeous aroma) 💪

Emotionally, this oil can calm anxious feelings, boost a low mood, and focus a distracted mind.

I diffuse citrus oils at work because they keep my outlook positive and provide a beautiful welcome environment for my patients 🙏🏻

Common uses:
✨ Drink a drop in water 3x daily
✨ Combine with peppermint and lavender to survive the high pollen count
✨ Add to hummus or salad dressings for zingy flavour
✨ Clean windows (with vinegar) or the oven (with bicarbonate) or polish wood furniture (with fractionated coconut oil)
✨ Diffuse to neutralise odours and promote an optimistic outlook

I’d love to hear your best tips/suggestions for using lemon oil! 🍋
(* Lemon oil can cause photosensitivity when used on the skin, so don’t apply before going out in the sun.)

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