This homemade lemon soap recipe smells amazing, it’s definitely one you’ll want to try. The lemon zest gives the soap a great texture and the citrus scent will leave your hands feeling rejuvenated. With only three ingredients required this soap recipe is easy to make and makes a wonderful handmade gift.
DIY Lemon Soap
If you’ve been following along my soap making adventures this year I have to say that this is my favorite so far! For this recipe I used the goat’s milk soap base, because it makes soap making a breeze and it’s available at most craft stores. Beside the citrus scent what I like is that I don’t need to add any colorant to the soap, it’s totally optional. The lemon zest mixed with the melted soap produces a yellow color on it’s own. To make lemon soap you will need a soap base (goat’s milk, shea, or glycerin), lemon essential oil and lemon zest.
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Homemade Lemon Soap
1 1/2 cups Goats Milk Soap Base or Shea Butter Soap Base, cubed
4-6 drops Lemon Essential Oil
Dried Lemon zest of 3-4 lemons
More DIY Soap Ideas
- Lavender Lemon Soap
- Exfoliating Loofah Soap
- DIY Peppermint Soap
- Honey and Oatmeal Soap
- DIY Watermelon Soap
- Pink Himalayan Salt Grapefruit Soap
Step one: Cut soap into cubes and microwave in 30 second intervals (I like to use a large Pyrex measuring cup to melt the soap in). This recipe makes 3 bars of soap and I used about 15 cubes of goat’s milk soap base.
Step two: Melt soap for about a minute. Add another 15-30 seconds if it’s not completely melted.
Step three: Once soap cubes have liquified add a few drops of the lemon essential oil and the lemon zest; stir well.
Step four: Pour into soap molds and allow to harden for at least one hour. Press mold to release soap.
***Update: For longer lasting soap omit the lemon zest and use yellow soap dye for color (if desired). The essential oil will provide enough lemon scent without the lemon zest.
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I’m excited about trying your recipe. What do you store the remaining bars in? Thanks for sharing!!!
Where can I see goat milk base thanks ma
Does the lemon zest HAVE to be dried?
Could I use lemon zest that’s not dried?
It’s lovely, thank you. Most of the zest sank to the bottom though, :-( Any suggestions?