Lemon Poppy Seed Soap 10

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:

Coconut Oil
Palm Oil
Hydrogenated Soybean Oil
Shea Butter, Unrefined
Almond ButterWater
Lemon Argentina Essential Oil
Poppy Seeds
Yellow Lip Balm Color, Oil Soluble
Soap Bucket
Soap Spoon
Immersion Blender
Mold (I will be using a 3 inch diameter PVC pipe with an end cap)


Recipe in Ounces
20 oz Coconut Oil
25 oz Palm Oil
25 oz Hydrogenated Soybean Oil
5 oz Shea Butter, Unrefined
5 oz Almond Butter30 oz Water
11.21 oz Lye
1.6 oz Lemon Argentina Essential Oil
2 oz Poppy Seeds
Q.S. Yellow Lip Balm Color, Oil Soluble
Recipe in Grams
567 grams Coconut Oil
708 grams Palm Oil
708 grams Hydrogenated Soybean Oil
141 grams Shea Butter, Unrefined
141 grams Almond Butter850 grams Water
317 grams Lye
45 grams Lemon Argentina Essential Oil
56 grams Poppy Seeds
Q.S. Yellow Lip Balm Color, Oil Soluble
Recipe in Percentages
16% Coconut Oil
20% Palm Oil
20% Hydrogenated Soybean Oil
4% Shea Butter, Unrefined
4% Almond Butter24% Water
8.9% oz Lye
1.3% Lemon Argentina Essential Oil
1.6% Poppy Seeds
Q.S. Yellow Lip Balm Color, Oil Soluble

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!


Weighing Oils

Coating Inside of Mold

Weighing Lye

Weighing Essential Oil

Weighing Poppy Seeds

Mixing Lye Solution

Adding Lye Solution to Oils

Mixing Soap

Mixing Soap

Adding Essentail Oil, Poppy Seeds and Yellow Lip Balm Color

Mixed Soap

Soap in Mold

Whoops! Volcano! Too Hot!!

Finished Soap

Using Plunger to Push Out Soap

Soap Ready to Cut

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Lemon Poppy Seed Soap, 5.0 out of 5 based on 3 ratings

About Taylor

I'm a twenty something happy, animal loving, curious experimenter. I love reaching back into history and trying old recipes for cosmetics or foods. I'm constantly asking "Why?" My curiosity has me trying new things. I love taking walks with my dog as well as staying at home to cuddle with the dog and my cats. Some of my favorite scents include Hinoki Wood, Rose Garden, Jasmine and Gladiator.

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10 thoughts on “Lemon Poppy Seed Soap

  • Julie Marcil

    That “bar” of soap look great Taylor!
    How hard was it to get it out of such a long mold?

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  • Kellie


    I use Freezer Paper to line my PVC pipe molds.
    Yes Please…I would like a sample. 🙂


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  • roxene

    It looks wonderful. I can’t wait to try out new recipes now that I’ve gotten my first successful batch behind me! I would love to try a sample as well if that’s possible. So when we request samples is it only with an order or just in general? I’m pretty new here so I am just not sure how it all works. Thanks!!!

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  • Taylor Post author

    For the first inch or so, it was hard using the plunger to push the soap out.
    I put the the end of the plunger in the mold and pushed down on the mold towards the counter.
    All of a sudden the soap just slide and I had soap towering above my head! Luckily, it didn’t fall.

    This recipe filled most of the pipe and a log mold as well. When I make big batches like this, I always
    have another prepared mold for the “just in case” situations. Looks like I needed a back up this go around.

    Best Wishes,


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  • alaskalady

    Hi Taylor,

    Can you tell me what you used to stop the end of the pipe up?? I’ve used cut out rounds from a butter container (taped on). Works okay, but if you have something better, I’ll like to know.

    I’d love to sample this soap. Probably shouldn’t post my address here, but I can email it to you.


    P.S. Forgot to tell you, I love the Wheat Germ Oil soap. Tons of lather make it very special.

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  • bluebutterflz

    After removing the soap was it slimy from the Vaseline? And was removing the excess challenging? I’ve always wanted to try a pipe mold. Maybe I will be able to get in my next order while these are still being passed out. I’d love to sample this.

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  • Simona

    this looks wonderful 🙂 could you post some pics of the soap slices too? 🙂 I’m dyin’ to see it 🙂

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  • Nancy Arneson

    I’ll bet I’m going to want to take a bite out of this one, I LOVE lemon, but I can’t seem to get it to stick?

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    • Tina

      Lemon helps when using layered lemon scents as well as enough to actually do the job. The citrus oils are unusual in that they need more than the average scent. I think you will be happily surprised!


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