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Homemade Lemon Poppy Seed Soap

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This Homemade Lemon Poppy Seed Soap is one of the easiest DIY soap recipes, ever. You’re going to love the scent of this soap with lemon and poppy seeds. I love the fact that it has real lemon in it as well as a lemon essential oil, too.

You’re going to love this diy exfoliating soap recipe. It’s great for the family to use and gentle on the skin as well. Just a few simple steps and you’ll be using this soap in no time at all.

This is great for home use and also makes for a great gift as well.

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This cold process soap is one of my favorite ways to make a bar of soap. I love how it gently exfoliates my skin when I use it. I love that it’s naturally exfoliating for me and the kids.

Necessary Essential Oils:

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A tad bit about Rocky Mountain Oils:

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Must Have Resources:

When making soap at home, you really need to have the following Amazon affiliate tools on hand.



Homemade Lemon Poppy Seed Soap

The following educational resources are great for learning a bit more about the soap making process. Once you get started with making soap, you’re going to be amazed at all the different types. From shea butter soaps, milk soaps, and glycerin soaps, you’re going to love the soap making process.

Here are Four Ways to Make a Soap Base that you need to know!

Homemade Soap Molds make it super simple to create your own soaps at home.

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Benefits of Poppy Seeds

Did you know that poppy seeds can actually offer a lot of great benefits to you and your body?

Are poppy seeds good for you?

They are. They not only can help with nutrients in your body but they can also aid in exhaustion relief as well.

Why use poppy seeds in baking?

Poppy seeds are used in baking and other things because of their size. They do offer health benefits as well and are a quick and easy addition to many recipes. They tend to look good, too, and can bring a fun texture as well.

Do poppy seeds get stale?

They can. If you’re not going to use them within 6 months of opening them, there’s a good chance that they’re going to be stale. If you’re using them in soap it really doesn’t matter but in baking, it would have an effect.

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Homemade Lemon Poppy Seed Soap


  • • 1/2 pound clear melt and pour soap
  • • 1 tablespoon poppy seeds
  • • 1 tablespoon dead sea salt
  • • 6 dried lemon slices
  • • 10-20 drops lemon essential oil
  • • 1-2 drops vegan soap colorant


  • • Round silicone mold
  • • Spray bottle of rubbing alcohol
  • • 1 plastic measuring cup


  1. Add the clear soap to the measuring cup and melt in the microwave in 30-second increments until melted.
  2. Add the soap colorant and lemon essential oil to the measuring up and mix it together with a whisk.
  3. Put in the poppy seeds and salt. Whisk.
  4. Spray the rubbing alcohol into the soap mold. Pour the soap mixture into the bottom of each soap mold cavity.
  5. Let it harden for about 15 minutes. Put an orange slice in each cavity and add the soap mixture on top. Stir your mixture in the measuring cup between pours to keep it mixed.
  6. Spray the top of the added soap in the molds with rubbing alcohol.
  7. Let dry for a minimum of 4 hours. Pop out of mold gently and store in an airtight container or bag until ready to use.

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