Lemon Poppyseed Soap

A few weeks ago, my sister made Lemon Poppy Seed Muffins and those yummy muffins inspired this soap. I’ll even show you how I made the soap look like it had been baked!

Collect needed items:

Ingredients
Sweet Almond Oil
Coconut Oil
Palm Kernel Oil
Avocado Butter
Deodorized Cocoa Butter
Sodium Hydroxide
Water
Lemon Yellow Dry Color
Blueberry Seeds
Lemon Zinger Fragrance Oil
Lemon Sugar Fragrance Oil
Equipment
Scale
2 Gallon Soap Bucket
Soap Spoon
Gloves
Guerrilla Soap Mold
Glass Beakers
Immersion Blender
Time spent:Weighing time: 8 minutes
Adding lye to water: 20 seconds, followed by 60 seconds of stirring
Heating of oils time: 4 minutes
Pouring lye solution into the fat mixture: 15 seconds
Using immersion blender to mix soap solution: 5 minutes
Pour into mold: 45 seconds
Allow soap to rest: 24 hours
Recipe in ounces:
20 ounces Sweet Almond Oil
20 ounces Coconut Oil
20 ounces Palm Kernel Oil
15 ounces Avocado Butter
5 ounces Deodorized Cocoa Butter

11.76 ounces Sodium Hydroxide
20 to 30 ounces water

0.15 cc Lemon Yellow Dry Color

1 Tablespoon Blueberry Seeds

0.75 ounces Lemon Zinger Fragrance Oil
0.95 ounces Lemon Sugar Fragrance Oil

1 Tablespoon Cocoa Powder

Weigh your fragrance oil, color and 1 ounce of water into a small beaker and set aside. Measure seeds and set aside as well.

Add sodium hydroxide to the water. Mix well. Allow to cool to near 120 °F. Exact temperature is not critical. Allow the lye solution to cool as the oils are being melted. Measure oils on your scale. Warm on the stove or in the microwave. Bring temperature to near 120 °F. Once again, exact temperature is not critical.

Combine oils and lye solution. Stir until thin trace. Upon light trace add the fragrance oil, color and seeds. Stir well. Pour soap into molds. I used the Guerrilla Mold from Dirk’s post. Lightly sprinkle the cocoa powder over the soap. Using a gloved hand, gently mix the cocoa powder into the soap, making a thin layer of brown colored soap to represent the baked top. Allow to sit until soap is firm.

Cut into bars. Stack to allow good air circulation. Allow to cure for several days before using. Longer curing will result in a harder bar.

Notes:
Instead of using all of the water in the lye solution, I used 1 ounce of my water and placed it in a small beaker with my fragrance blend and color. I did this to prevent splotches of dye in my finished soap.

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Finished soaps!

Measured oils.

Adding the lye to the water.

Melted oils.

Adding the lye solution to the oils.

Blending the lye solution and oils together.

Fragrance, color and water mixture.

Pool of fragrance mixture.

Measuring the Blueberry Seeds.

Mixing the seeds into the soap.

Smearing the cocoa powder over the top of the soap.

Adding the fragrance mixture.

Blending color into the soap.

Adding the Blueberry seed to the soap.

Filling the mold.

Cocoa powder covered soap!

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One Comment

  • rcarver says:

    That looks so cool. I sprinkled cocoa power on top before, but I will smear it in the future to get a thicker layer.

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