Use this quick and easy homemade poppy seed soap tutorial with an endless combination of colors, scents, and textures. It only takes a few ingredients to make a completely unique blend that you can claim as your own. Today we’re making lemon poppy seed and almond poppy seed soap! This post contains affiliate links.
This post was originally shared in 2013 and has been updated.
Melt and Pour Homemade Poppy Seed Soap Tutorial
Making homemade soap can be as easy or as hard as you want it to be. As for me, I choose the easy route. The combination of colors, scents, and textures is endless and it only takes a few ingredients to make a completely unique blend that you can claim as your own. I have always made the melt and pour type soaps and had fun using this homemade poppy seed soap recipe to make some fun variations recently. When you make melt and pour soaps you aren’t really “making” soap. You are melting down an already formed soap base and added scents and textures to it. If you are looking for the cold press method, this isn’t it. I’d love to learn that someday too!
Here is the homemade poppy seed soap recipe which you can also use for any homemade soap recipes and make your own in less than 30 minutes.
Poppy Seed Soap Ingredients
You can find 2 lb. blocks of melt and pour soap base at craft stores like Michael’s or Hobby Lobby. There are several types to choose from. I’ve used glycerin soap in the past and chose shea butter soap this time. You could also use a goats milk soap base as well. They are about $9, so be sure to bring your 40% off coupon for the best deal around.
Almond and lemon scent oils (soap scents or essential oils). They are usually $4-$5 for a small bottle at craft stores or Etsy.
Coloring your soap is optional. I chose to add a few drops of yellow to help the lemon one stand out from the almond scented soap.
The zest of 1 lemon (for the lemon soap)Â and poppy seeds for both soap recipes.
Plastic or silicone is easy to find at craft stores. Plastic molds are the most inexpensive route and come in so many fun shapes. I used a silicone mold. You can also use a bread pan and cut your soap into bars.
Glass measuring cup
How To Make homemade poppy seed soap
Place in refrigerator for 15 minutes or until set. Carefully pop out of the mold.
Smooth, fragrant, and ready to pamper yourself or package up for a friend.