Lemon Poppyseed and Orange Melt and Pour Soap DIY Tutorial
Lemon, orange peels, and poppy seeds are a classic and timeless combination. These lemon citrus and cream soap bars are made with orange peels and poppy seeds for gentle exfoliation and citrus fragrance oil for a refreshing and tart scent.
If you want a fresh smelling, scrubby bar this one's for you! They're ideal for traveling, gifts, or just for use at home. A natural alternative to harsh, chemical filled soaps, this handmade melt and pour soap is one of our favorites. Feel free to add additional poppy seeds or orange peels for extra scrubbing! Simply tie up and wrap with cute packaging and you're set!
What you'll need:
- 4-5 oz of clear PureLux glycerin melt and pour soap base
- 4-5 oz of shea butter PureLux melt and pour soap base
- 2 Tbsp dried orange peels
- 2 Tbsp poppy seeds
- Lemon Verbana Fragrance Oil (optional)
- Lemon Essential Oil (use at 0.16 oz by weight per pound)
- Soap Mold
- 99% Isopropyl Alcohol in Spray Bottle
- Microwave Safe Glass Bowl
- Soap Cutter
- Kitchen Scale
Chop up 4-5 oz of the clear melt and pour soap base into small, uniform cubes. Place them into a microwave safe container and melt in the microwave in 10-15 second increments, stirring as you go. Careful not to burn, do not let boil - over heated soap base does not smell good.
Once melted, let cool briefly then measure out 2 Tbsp of the dried orange peels and mix thoroughly into the clear melt and pour soap base.
Mix in your lemon essential oil and optionally mix in your lemon verbana fragrance Mix thoroughly. Let cool to 125-130 F, this is to ensure the orange peels do not just sink to the bottom of the mold.
Once cooled, pour into your soap mold. After each pour, spray with 99% isopropyl alcohol to get rid of any soap/air bubbles. While cooling get your goat milk melt and pour soap base out.
Chop up 4-5 oz of shea butter melt and pour soap base into small, uniform cubes. Place them into a microwave safe container and melt in the microwave in 10-15 second increments, stirring as you go - careful not to burn.
Mix in your lemon essential oil. Then mix in 2 Tbsp of poppy seeds. Let cool to 125-130 F and test first layer to ensure it is firm to the touch. Mix and pour the second layer on top of the first. After each pour, spray top with 99% isopropyl alcohol to get rid of bubbles.
Let sit for 2-4 hours, gently pop our and wrap securely to prevent sweating.
- Hannah Straight