Hello, sweet thing!
There are very few things I love more than citrus, lemons in particular.
My friends, family and anyone who has been around me for longer than about an hour know that I love lemons!
I like to
annoy others with the title refer to myself as the Lemon Queen.
Lemons bring me so much joy. Their sweet but tangy flavor, the bright golden hue, and the zesty smell are just everything to me.
(…if you think I’m kidding, look at my scarf in the About Me section!)
I have been on a soap making kick recently, experimenting with a few fun scents and varieties. So far I have made Lavender & Vanilla Oatmeal, as well as Honey & Oat.
Both were fabulous, and they smell cozy and comforting, but I was really in the mood for a bright and zesty scent. We have had an extremely wet week here in western Washington with a rain and wind storm. I’m feeling a little gloomy and grey! It’s time to liven things up!
For this Triple Citrus Soap You Will Need:
Goats Milk Soap Base (Melt & Pour)
1 Lemon (Juice + Zest)
Soap Molds (I used a recycled Almond Milk container)
Sweet Orange Essential Oil
Lemon Essential Oil
Grapefruit Essential Oil
Embellishments (I used vintage book pages, twine and labels)
Start by taking your Goats Milk Soap Base and cutting it into cubes, you will need 8.7 oz (one cup melted) Start cutting small cubes, place in measuring cup, and work your way to the 1 cup mark.
Microwave Goats Milk for 2 min or until completely melted.
While Goats Milk is being microwaved, zest 1 lemon and juice 1 Tsp of lemon juice, set aside.
Take melted Goats Milk out of microwave (be careful, it’s hot!) and add in half of the lemon zest and the 1 Tsp lemon juice.
Add 5 drops of each orange, lemon and grapefruit essential oil.
You may have to pop the mixture into the microwave for a few seconds if it is starting to set inside the measuring cup, (20-30 seconds should be enough)!
Take your mold and sprinkle the other half of the lemon zest into the bottom of the mold. This will look beautiful, add another layer of scent, and add texture to the soap!
**My soap mold is a recycled almond milk carton, it is 6 1/2 inches x 3 1/2 inches. If you don’t want to be
ghetto resourceful like me, you can use a silicone mold with similar measurements!**
Mix your Goats Milk mixture once more and pour it into the mold.
Set aside in a cool and undisturbed place for one hour.
Ding! Hour is up!
Hooray! You have your own beautiful soap! Carefully peel away the sides of the mold and cut out 3 bars that measure 4 inches x 2 inches each.
Decorate them however it suits you and enjoy!
Until next time, my dears.