Thank you to InstaNatural for providing the lemon essential oil for today's post. As always, all opinions are my own.
This rosemary lemon kitchen soap recipe smells amazing sitting on a soap dish next to your sink, and it works hard to reduce cooking odors on your hands. Use this after cutting onions or garlic to wash your hands, and you'll smell lemony fresh. Lemon essential oil has natural purifying and astringent properties, so it also leaves your hands feeling great after using it too.
Lemon essential oil fragrance has a tendency to fade over time in soaps. This recipe will make four 4-ounce bars, so you might want to cut it in half or give a few bars to friends as a gift.
Rosemary Lemon Kitchen Soap Recipe
What You Need
- 1 pound melt and pour soap
- 4 teaspoons grapeseed oil
- 1 teaspoon lemon essential oil
- 1 teaspoon dried rosemary
- Pyrex glass measuring cup
- Soap mold
- Cut melt and pour soap in to small chunks. Melt in the microwave at 30 second intervals until melted. Stir between intervals.
- Add grapeseed oil and stir.
- Let cool until it just starts to thicken. Add dried rosemary.
- Add lemon essential oil.
- Add a drop of yellow food coloring if desired.
- Let sit until the top just starts to get a film on it. Pour into the mold and let sit until cool.
This smells amazing! I keep it next to my kitchen sink on a wooden soap base so it will keep longer.