Lemon Poppy Seed Scrub Soap

May 12, 2019 (Last Updated: January 10, 2021)

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Total time to make this recipe: 10 minutes
lemon poppy seed handmade soap

If you want your hands to be soft, hydrated and smell like lemon poppy seed cake, you need to make this easy melt&pour soap! It has coconut oil, goat’s milk, lemon zest, vanilla and poppy seeds. Doesn’t it sound delicious?

Every time I start a new hobby, I always start with an easy template or kit, just to make sure I can do it and I like it. Then I go from easy to crazy difficult, just to see how far I can go. Then I settle with the best option in between.

Making soaps was no different. I first started with a 2 ingredient soap recipe. Easy, okay, I can do it. Then I started mixing up all crazy ingredients together, like lemongrass and Szechuan pepper. Needless to say, it didn’t work. It was disgusting. So now I understood the limit.

lemon poppy seed handmade soap

I made my Coffee Oatmeal Scrub soap and it was great. Okay, now I can continue in this direction. But I wanted to stretch it a little bit more. What if I add coconut oil? Will it mix with the soap base or will it separate? What if I add cake ingredients? Will it be disgusting or nice?

I like Scrub soaps so I decided to try Lemon Poppy Seed cake soap. Yes, it came out perfect. It was so good that I made it 3 more times and it completely sold out at my Christmas handmade market last year.

With the easy melt&pour goat milk soap base, (see below instructions for Amazon link) it takes just a few minutes to make incredible soap with all natural ingredients. You can keep them for yourself or give them as gifts to your friends and family!

lemon poppy seed handmade soap
lemon poppy seed handmade soap

How to do it

lemon poppy seed handmade soap

Lemon Poppy Seed Handmade Soap

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Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 10 minutes
Servings: 3 soaps
Author: Jessica – Cooking my Dreams


  • 270 g Melt&Pour Soap
  • 30 g Coconut Oil
  • 1/4 tsp Vitamin E Oil
  • 1/4 tsp Dried lemon zest
  • 2-3 drops Lemon Essence
  • 2-3 drops Yellow soap coloring
  • 1 tbsp Poppy Seeds
  • a pinch Vanilla powder


  • Chop the soap base into chunks and put them in a pot at low heat until it’s completely melted.
  • Add all the other ingredients and mix well but slowly do avoid bubbles.
  • Once all the ingredients are well mixed, pour the soap in the silicon molds and let it set for a couple of hours.

Nutritional information is only an estimate. The accuracy of the nutritional information for any recipe on this site is not guaranteed.

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  • Reply
    Edina - Sabonetes
    February 29, 2020 at 7:47 pm

    thank you, I love these soaps

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