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18 April 2019

Lemon Poppy Seed Muffin Rebatched Soap Recipe

These cute lemon poppy seed muffin soaps are a rebatched soap recipe from hotel soaps!  You can use almost any type of soap to make these handmilled soaps. 

This rebatched soap recipe is a great way to make a fun bar of soap without having to use lye or make soap from scratch.

Rebatching soap, also called handmilling, is when you take a bar of premade soap and grate it, melt it, and add things to it to make a brand new bar of soap.

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You can get creative in what you add to it.  I decided to make this a lemon poppy seed soap for the kitchen.  Lemon essential oil is great for removing grease and kitchen odors, and the poppy seeds gently exfoliate your hands.


I upcycled small bars of soap from hotels. My neighbor travels for weeks or months at a time.  No matter how many times he tells them not to leave more soaps for him, they usually leave him several bars a week.

When he gets home, he gives me a box for my family to use.  We do use the soap as is, but me being me, I have to turn it into something pretty, like these lemon poppy seed muffin rebatched soap recipe.

LEMON POPPY SEED MUFFIN REBATCHED SOAP RECIPE


Although I'm calling this a recipe for rebatched soap, it's actually more of a guide.  How much water you add depends on the bar of soap that you use.

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SOAP


The soaps I used are crazy, crazy dry, so I added more water than you'd use for handmade soap.  If you use handmade soap, you'll use a lot less water because the soap will be moist already. The amount of water I suggest in this rebatched soap recipe is for a softer bar of soap, so start with that amount and add more as needed.

If you are buying soap to make rebatched soap, I recommend starting with a quality bar of soap.  If you buy soap from the dollar store, then you'll still end up with dollar store soap.

You can buy shredded soap on Amazon so you can make your own.


VITAMIN E OIL


The soaps I used aren't bad soaps, but they aren't great.  I wanted some extra moisturizing, so I added some vitamin E oil.  I use Crafty Bubbles vitamin E oil because it's really thick.

You can add other carrier oils if you'd like.  Just add the same amount of oil that I used for the vitamin E.

You can learn more about the different carrier oils and their benefits here.

Or get my book Carrier Oils to learn about over 40 oils and their benefits for hair and skin.


ADDITIVES


Since these are lemon poppy seed muffin rebatched soaps, I added lemon peel, poppy seeds, and lemon essential oil.


You can add up to 1 tablespoon of an additive per batch of 1 cup of shredded soap.  I feel like 1/2 tablespoon of the poppy seeds was enough, so I wouldn't add the full tablespoon personally.

You can add one of several additives to a rebatched soap recipe.  I like to add dried herbs, oatmeal, and even seeds or nuts.  Here's a list of melt and pour additives to give you some ideas.

Just be careful adding anything that it's fully dried or can be reconstituted with water (with the exception of milk powder; I've had success with milk powder).  Avoid adding fruit powders because they can grow moldy.

I used lemon essential oil in my recipe.  You can use any essential oil or blend or a fragrance oil if you'd prefer.

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MOLD


Rebatched soap isn't typically smooth, so I don't recommend using an intricate mold.  I used a regular mini muffin tin and it worked well.

I recommend using a large mold without a design.  These rectangle molds would be a great choice.  I use them often for bars of soap.

INGREDIENTS



DIRECTIONS


STEP #1


Shred the soap.

Since this soap was dry, I used a sharp knife and cut it at an angle.  It turned into a powder and small chunks, but I am fine with that.  If you want a more uniform look, shred the soap or grind it all into a powder.


STEP #2


Place the shredded soap into a double boiler.  I used a Pyrex glass bowl inside a sauce pan.


STEP #3


Add 1/2 cup water to the shredded soap in the double boiler.  Heat over medium heat until the soap starts to melt and it looks like mashed potatoes.

Add more water as needed.

Note that shredded soap will not completely melt and turn to liquid.


STEP #4


Remove from heat and add the vitamin E oil, lemon peel, poppy seed, and lemon essential oil.  Stir well.

STEP #5


Let cool until it's ready to handle.  Then spoon into your mold.  By this time, it was cool enough to handle, so I used gloved fingers to smoosh it down into the mold.


You want to really pack it in there to avoid air pockets.

Let dry completely before unmolding.  This can take several days, depending on how much water you added.

After I unmold the soap, I usually let it dry for a few more days on a cooling rack.  If you wrap them too soon, they can get condensation and get too soft.

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This lemon poppy seed muffin rebatched soap recipe is a great way to repurpose soap or get creative with soap without buying a lot of equipment or supplies.


Lemon Poppy Seed Muffin Rebatched Soap Recipe

Yield: 1 cup soap
Author: Cari Dunn
Estimated cost: $5
prep time: 10 Mperform time: 1 hourtotal time: 1 H & 10 M
These cute lemon poppy seed muffin soaps are a rebatched soap recipe from hotel soaps! You can use almost any type of soap to make these handmilled soaps.

materials:

tools:

  • Double boiler
  • Measuring cup

steps:

  1. Shred the soap.
  2. Place the shredded soap into a double boiler. I used a Pyrex glass bowl inside a sauce pan.
  3. Add 1/2 cup water to the shredded soap in the double boiler. Heat over medium heat until the soap starts to melt and it looks like mashed potatoes.
  4. Add more water as needed.
  5. Note that shredded soap will not completely melt and turn to liquid.
  6. Remove from heat and add the vitamin E oil, lemon peel, poppy seed, and lemon essential oil. Stir well.
  7. Let cool until it's ready to handle. Then spoon into your mold. By this time, it was cool enough to handle, so I used gloved fingers to smoosh it down into the mold.
  8. Let dry completely before unmolding. This can take several days, depending on how much water you added.
  9. After I unmold the soap, I usually let it dry for a few more days on a cooling rack. If you wrap them too soon, they can get condensation and get too soft.
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Need soap making ideas? Learn how to make rebatched soap with this easy soap making tutorials.  Making homemade soap with essential oils for your hands or for the bath is easy this way.  You can save soap or buy new soap with this soap making easy ideas.  Get soap ideas with this lemon poppy seed muffin rebatched soap recipe.  #soap handmilled #rebatched #lemon

Need soap making ideas? Learn how to make rebatched soap with this easy soap making tutorials.  Making homemade soap with essential oils for your hands or for the bath is easy this way.  You can save soap or buy new soap with this soap making easy ideas.  Get soap ideas with this lemon poppy seed muffin rebatched soap recipe.  #soap handmilled #rebatched #lemon












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Cari Dunn
Cari Dunn

Cari lives on a small farm in Ohio with her husband, three kids, two dogs, two cats, five goats, several chickens, and homing pigeons. She loves Gilmore Girls, coffee, and her kids. Not in that order.