Homemade Lemon Soap Recipe

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This is a super easy recipe to make your own homemade Lemon soap bar.

I love the smell of lemon. In fact, I am a huge fan of cleaning with natural products such as lemons. Today however I am sharing a fantastic and easy lemon soap recipe using lemon zest. 

This is a simple and easy soap making tutorial. This lemon melt and pour soap recipe can make a fantastic homemade gift for a family member or maybe even a great mothers day present. 

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Benefits of Lemon for the Body

Lemons are a super food and really good for the body. I love to use Lemon essential oil as it’s a great disinfectant. Lemons can be added to your water and to cleaning products.

Lemons can help support the heart, they are a good source of Vitamin C. They help to control weight, prevent kidney stones, fight against anemia and can help with digestive health. 

This Lemon Soap recipe makes 6 bars. 

Supplies Needed to Make a Lemon Soap Bar

  • ¾ pound melt & pour soap base
  • 1 tablespoon lemon zest
  • Rectangular silicone mold 
  • Large Pyrex measuring cup
  • Wooden stir stick

How to Make Lemon Zest Soap

Zest a lemon, enough for 1 tablespoon of lemon zest

Sprinkle a little lemon zest in the bottom of each soap cavity

Cut the soap into 1 inch chunks.

Melt the soap 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.

Add the lemon zest. Mix well.

Poor into the silicone mold.

Let set for about 2-3 hours.

Remove from soap mold.

Your soap is now ready to use.

You may also enjoy my Lavender Soap recipe and our fantastic Lavender Goats Milk Soap

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  1. I didn’t realise that there is such a thing as Melt and Pour Soap base. This certainly makes soap making really easy. I normally buy soap bars but I may give this a try now that I know about it.

    1. A spray bottle of alcohol is a must when making melt and pour soap. A light spritz helps get rid of air bubbles after pouring. Spritzing alcohol immediately before pouring your top layer really helps “glue” the two layers together.

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