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Invigorating Lemon Soap Recipe

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Is there anything more refreshing than the scent of lemons?  Seriously, it will wake you up and energize you with just a quick sniff.  I was excited when I created this Invigorating Lemon Soap Recipe because it allows me to start every morning with the fresh scent.  Read more about essential oils for beginners!

Why would you want to use anything else?  Besides cleansing yourself, soap is a great way to get a sniff of a delicious scent that will give you a little boost of energy to get you through the rest of your day.  

homemade using essential oils invigorating lemon soap

I don’t know if it’s bad to walk around sniffing your hands, but it’s all I can do after using this Invigorating Soap recipe. I bet I’m being judged, but I’m really okay with it.  Maybe they want to smell my hands as well.  I bet they’d love it.  

The use of essential oils makes this diy soap much safer than a store-bought soap and better for your skin.  This is a win-win.  Not only does it smell amazing, but it’s good for me!  At least I know it isn’t full of the crazy chemicals and fake stuff to make my soap smell good.  

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You don’t have to be a chemist to make handmade soap! However, you will need a few materials and ingredients for this recipe, including:





More DIY Recipes Using Essential Oils:

A beginner’s guide to essential oils

Essential Oil Laundry Detergent Recipe for Hard or Soft Water

Easy DIY Recipe for Essential Oil Aftershave

lemon zest soap homemade using essential oils

More Homemade Soap Recipes:

Invigorating Peppermint Soap Recipe Using Essential Oils

Soothing Homemade Oatmeal and Honey Soap Recipe

Essential Oil Soap Recipe for Men

invigorating diy lemon zest soap

homemade using essential oils invigorating lemon soap

Invigorating Lemon Soap Recipe

Yield: 6 Bars

This Invigorating Lemon Zest Soap recipe is easy to make. Better than that, the soap will leave you energized and exfoliated! 


  • ¾ pound melt & pour soap base
  • Lemongrass Essential Oil
  • Lemon Essential Oil
  • 1 tablespoon lemon zest


  • Large Pyrex measuring cup
  • Wooden stir stick
  • Rectangular silicone mold
  • Lemon Zester


  1. Zest a lemon, enough for 1 tablespoon of lemon zest
  2. Sprinkle a little lemon zest in the bottom of each soap cavity
  3. Cut the soap base into 1 inch chunks.
  4. Melt the soap base in the microwave for 30 seconds. Stir. If it is not completely melted, put it back on for 10 second increments, until fully melted; stirring each time.
  5. Add the remaining lemon zest, 10 drops of lemongrass, and 10 drops of lemon essential oils. Mix well.
  6. Poor into the silicone mold.
  7. Let set for about 2-3 hours - until completely hardened
  8. Remove from soap mold.

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A tad bit about Rocky Mountain Oils:

Shipping –  All orders within the United States qualify for free economy shipping. Orders have an estimated delivery time of 2-7 business days!  They even have a neat little chart to help you estimate your shipping time if choosing the free shipping option.

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Safe and Healthy – RMO provides GC/MS (Gas Chromatography / Mass Spectrometry) test results from a verified third party, independent lab for each one of their essential oil products. In fact, on the bottom of your bottle is a batch number.  You can go to their site and enter your number.  This will give you the results of your bottle’s testing!

invigorating lemon zest soap made using melt and pour method

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Sunday 29th of November 2020

Thanks for sharing this recipe. I’ve pinned it and tested it for future bridal shower favors. What would you record I wrap them in? I’m thinking of making a pretty tag but was wondering if I need to saran wrap them or if just paper wrap would work.

Thanks again!!!

Kelli Miller

Sunday 29th of November 2020

paper works fine, though they would probably be gorgeous in an organza baggie :-)


Wednesday 24th of July 2019

Oh, I bet the scent of this is scrumptious. It is pretty too. I pinned it. Thank you..


Wednesday 17th of April 2019

I want to smell your hands please. I just pinned this so I can make some for gifts. Thank you for sharing, Kippi #kippiathome

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