How To Make A Layered Lemon Poppyseed Soap
I don't know about you guys but I am a huge fan of all things Lemon. One of my favorite lemony things is a lemon poppyseed muffin. This lead me to my next soapy creation which is a layered lemon poppyseed soap. What I love about this soap is you get that great lemon smell along with a gentle exfoliation from the poppyseeds. This is a great project for beginner soap makers as it is pretty easy to make but still looks impressive because of the layering. This recipe will make four 4oz soap bars and you will need the following ingredients:
16oz White Melt & Pour Soap Base - I like to use the shea butter bases as they tend to be more moisturizing than some of the other bases out there.
Microwave Safe Container
Spoon For Stirring
Take 8oz of your melt & pour soap base and place in a microwave safe container. Heat in 30 second intervals until fully melted.
Next add in 15 drops of Lemon essential oil and stir thourougly.
Now you are going to pour the soap base into your silicone mold filling each cavity halfway.
You will need to let the first layer firm up enough where you can gently press on the top without breaking through before moving on to the next step.
Once your bottom layer has firmed up, take your remaining 8oz of Melt & Pour along with some yellow soap colorant in your microwave safe container. Heat in 30 second intervals until completely melted.
Now add in the remaining 15 drops of Lemon essential oil and stir to combine.
Next add in your teaspoon of poppyseeds. You will want to stir until the mixture starts to thicken slightly so that all of your poppyseeds do not sink to the bottom of the layer.
Once your mixture has thickened, spray the top of your first layer of soap with rubbing alcohol. This helps the layers adhere to one another. Now you can pour your remaining soap base on top of the layer you previously poured. Spritz the top of your second layer to pop any air bubbles that may have formed.
Let cool completely(2-4 hours typically) and then your soap is ready to be removed from the mold.
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