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.
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!
How to do it
Lemon Poppy Seed Handmade Soap
- 270 g Melt&Pour Soap
- 30 g Coconut Oil
- ¼ teaspoon Vitamin E Oil
- ¼ teaspoon Dried lemon zest
- 2-3 drops Lemon Essence
- 2-3 drops Yellow soap coloring
- 1 tablespoon 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.
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