handmade lemon soap

Making handmade lemon soap is a fun and rewarding DIY project. Here’s a simple and effective recipe to create your own refreshing lemon soap:


  • 2 cups clear glycerin soap base (available at craft stores or online)
  • 1 tablespoon lemon zest (from organic lemons)
  • 20-30 drops lemon essential oil
  • Soap colorant (optional, for a yellow hue)
  • Soap mold


  1. Start by grating the lemon zest from organic lemons. Ensure to wash and dry the lemons thoroughly before zesting them to avoid any pesticide residue.
  2. Cut the clear glycerin soap base into small cubes for easier melting.
  3. Place the soap base cubes in a microwave-safe bowl or double boiler.
  4. Melt the soap base using either of the following methods:
  • Microwave: Heat the soap base in 30-second intervals, stirring in between, until completely melted.
  • Double boiler: Place the bowl of soap base over a pot of simmering water, ensuring that the bowl doesn’t touch the water. Stir occasionally until melted.
  1. Once the soap base is fully melted, add the lemon zest and lemon essential oil to the mixture. Stir well to combine.
  2. If you want to add a yellow hue to your soap, you can stir in a small amount of soap colorant at this stage. Be conservative with the amount of colorant, as a little goes a long way.
  3. Carefully pour the melted soap mixture into your soap mold.
  4. Lightly tap the mold on the countertop to release any air bubbles trapped in the soap.
  5. Allow the soap to cool and harden completely at room temperature. This usually takes several hours, depending on the size and depth of your soap mold.
  6. Once the soap has fully hardened, gently pop it out of the mold.
  7. Your handmade lemon soap is now ready to use or give as a thoughtful homemade gift!

This handmade lemon soap not only smells wonderful but also provides a refreshing and invigorating cleansing experience. Keep it in a cool, dry place when not in use to prolong its shelf life. Enjoy your natural, homemade creation!

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