|Okay, I will admit it. I LOVE spring. I spend all of my time making spring themed products and I bake up a storm. I was browsing through one of my favorite baking books when I ran across an interesting recipe. Lemon Poppy Seed Cookies. Well, that just caused the gears in my brain to whir. I decided to make Lemon Poppy Seed Cookie soaps. Just looking at these soaps made me hungry!
These were so much fun to make. When I finally got my soap unmolded, I danced around the kitchen shrieking with delight. They smelled great, looked fabulous and it was just what I had imagined! (Don’t you like it when things work out that way?) Come join me in the kitchen so we can giggle and laugh. You never know who might come in and say “Are you making soap? That’s cool. Can I have one of those cookies? I am hungry.” Let’s go to the kitchen to make these fresh smelling soaps. What a great spring soap!
Collect Needed Items:
Heat oils gently until liquid. Prepare lye solution by mixing the lye and water together carefully. Do this in a well vented area. Prepare the mold by coating the inside with Vaseline or Mineral Oil. Pour the lye solution into the soap bucket with the warm oils. Mix using an immersion blender until trace is reached. Add the Lemon Essential Oil, Poppy Seeds and Yellow Lip Balm Color. Mix well. Carefully pour the soap into mold. Allow to sit for 24 hours. Remove soap from mold and cut. Allow the soap to cure. Longer curing time will result in a harder bar.
I had a great time making this soap. After I added the essential oil, the soap looked and smelled so good I wanted to lick the spoon! It is a good thing I am making cookies on Friday. When adding the poppy seeds and essential oil, I added a drop of the Yellow Lip Balm Color. This was because I didn’t want a white or even possibly gray soap. I didn’t want the soap to be lemon yellow either. I wanted them to be the light yellow color of the cookies we will be making on Friday.
I did have a bit of a whoops. My temperatures were too hot when I made the soap. It volcanoed out of the mold and onto the floor! Andee was very distressed at the disaster I created in the kitchen. Sorry, Andee! Well, now the floor is squeaky clean. Next time I make a large batch of soap, I will let the temperature come down more. Even so, my soap turned out fine. I have about 75 samples that I sent to Shipping. I don’t expect them to last past the 21st. Request yours today!