DIY Lemon Soap

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Zesty Lemon Soap Recipe

Treat your skin – and your senses – to this gentle DIY soap that’s lit up with the luscious scent of lemons. The soap is easy to make, and other than soap molds – which you can buy at any craft store – it requires no special equipment. You’ll also find melt-and-pour glycerin soap at the craft store too.

Note: Be sure to store your soap in an airtight container so you preserve the lovely lemony scent.


8 ounces unscented glycerin soap

1 lemon, zested

1/4 teaspoon lemon essential oil


  • Cut the unscented glycerin soap into small chunks.

Stove top method:

  • Fill a small saucepan about one-third with water, and turn the heat to a medium setting.
  • Add the soap chunks to a small heat-proof bowl, or a smaller saucepan, and place it in the first saucepan. You’ve created your own double boiler.
  • Heat the glycerin, stirring occasionally, until it starts to melt.
  • Add the lemon zest, continuing to heat and stir gently until thoroughly melted.

Microwave method:

  • Place the glycerin soap chunks and the lemon zest into a glass measuring cup.
  • Microwave for 30 seconds at a time, checking and stirring with a spoon.
  • Once the soap is just melted, stop microwaving and stir together.


  • Allow the soap to cool slightly as you stir away form the heat, adding the lemon essential oil.
  • Pour the soap carefully into the molds and allow to cool completely.
  • Store, and use as needed.

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