Lemon Poppy Seed Soap Recipe to Exfoliate

Last Updated on July 2, 2023 by Ellen Christian

So, if your elbows, knees, and feet need a little bit of exfoliation, you have got to check out this lemon poppy seed soap recipe! Try it today.

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Lemon Poppy Seed Soap Recipe to Exfoliate Your Skin

Lemon Poppy Seed Soap Recipe

I love working in the garden but that can leave my hands and knees rough and dry. Finally, one of the best ways to smooth away dry, rough skin is by exfoliating the dead skin away.

Firstly, this lemon poppy seed soap recipe is the perfect homemade soap recipe to energize your day. So, did you know that the scent of lemon and citrus, in general, can help you feel awake? Secondly, you can enjoy that scent by using lemongrass, lemon peel, or lemon essential oils. However, make sure it’s a natural scent and not a fragrance oil to get all of the benefits because natural is best.

If you’re looking to learn how to make homemade soap, then I’ve got just the soap recipes for you! My collection of soap recipes is filled with unique ideas and combinations as well as several exclusive recipes you won’t find anywhere else. Not only will you be able to make soaps from scratch, but the possibilities are practically limitless. 

poppy seeds in a jar

Poppy seed soap benefits

So, using soap with poppy seeds has several benefits you might not be aware of. Of course, it can smooth away dry rough skin as I mentioned. But, did you also know that exfoliating can help prevent ingrown hair?

There’s nothing more uncomfortable (and unattractive) than having an ingrown hair because they can make the area red, inflamed and sensitive. That’s definitely not a good look for shorts and swimsuit season. And, exfoliating your skin will help return a healthy glow. For those of us over 40, it can help our skin look younger because aging skin often looks dull.

Lemon Poppy Seed Soap Recipe to Exfoliate Your Skin

Easy lemon poppy seed soap recipe

So, one of the easiest ways to make soap is by using melt and pour soap base. You don’t need to use lye (like in cold or hot process soap making). I’ve made soap quite a few times in my life, but have always avoided using lye because it can be dangerous if not handled properly.

Finally, if you want a lemon poppy seed hot process soap recipe, you can try this one by Soap Queen. So, keep reading for the recipe at the end of this post.


Lavender poppy seed soap

So, I love the scent of lavender because I find it to be very relaxing. And, if you’re at all like me, you might be wondering if you can add dried lavender flowers to this recipe. You certainly can.

You may need to lessen the number of poppy seeds you add just a bit to have enough room for the lavender flowers. Just experiment a bit until you get the right measurement because there are no firm measurements.

lemongrass and essential oil

Soap making alternatives

So, if you have lemongrass that you want to use up, you might want to make a lemongrass poppy seed soap recipe. All you need to do is to roughly chop the lemongrass and add a bit into your soap recipe.

Finally, adjust the poppy seeds as needed because you won’t want too many additives.

Easy Soap Making | Orange Flaxseed Soap

Firstly, melt and pour soap is very easy to make because of how flexible it is. So, you may want to try my orange flaxseed soap recipe if you want something a little bit different because it’s really easy to make. Or, you might want to try this orange peel soap recipe.

Lemon Poppy Seed Soap Recipe for Exfoliating Skin

Soap making tips

So, this lemon poppy seed soap recipe is fairly easy to make even for beginners. But, you will want to have a few things on hand because you may want to make more than one batch. So, use this clear suspension soap base because it will suspend the seeds. And, you will also need poppy seeds, dried lemon slices, and lemon essential oil.

Check out the best essential oils for soap making.

lemon poppy seed soap ingredients

So, if you want your soap to have that pretty yellow color, you will need to add coloring to it because that’s where the color comes from. However, please use this vegan soap colorant rather than artificial coloring. So, when you make soap again you’ll be able to color it whatever color you like. Or, you can just leave it the natural clear color because that is fine too.

Make Homemade Bath Salts with Rose Petals for Sensitive Skin

So, you can make up a batch of this lemon poppy seed soap recipe for yourself but it makes a great gift. For instance, you can give a few bars as a gift along with my homemade bath salts because it’s a great gift idea.

Finally, check out this easy melt and pour soap recipe and try it today. After that, check out a few more of my beauty recipes. You may want to make my homemade sanitizing spray.

Yield: 6

Lemon Poppy Seed Soap Recipe

Lemon Poppy Seed Soap Recipe

So, if you're looking for a homemade exfoliating soap, you have got to try this easy lemon poppy seed soap recipe.

Prep Time 15 minutes
Active Time 30 minutes
Total Time 45 minutes
Estimated Cost $20


  • 1/2 pound clear melt and pour soap *suspension, cut into cubes
  • 1 tablespoon poppy seeds
  • 1 tablespoon dead sea salt
  • 6 dried lemon slices
  • 10-20 drops lemon essential oil
  • 1-2 drops vegan soap colorant
  • Round silicone mold
  • Spray bottle of rubbing alcohol
  • 1 plastic measuring cup


  • microwave


  1. Firstly, add clear soap to your measuring cup. Melt the soap in the microwave at 30 second bursts until soap is completely melted.
    lemon poppy seed soap ingredients
  2. Add soap colorant and lemon essential oil to measuring cup. Whisk together. If you want a darker color, add another drop or two. You can skip the colorant if you want because it's optional.
  3. Add poppy seeds and salt to the measuring cup. So, whisk ingredients together because they need to be well blended.
  4. Spray your soap mold with the rubbing alcohol. This prevents bubbles from forming. Pour the soap mixture into the mold until it just covers the bottom of each cavity. After that, spray top of mixture with rubbing alcohol to prevent bubbles.
  5. Allow to harden for about 15 minutes. Place one orange slice in each cavity and add the soap mixture to the top of each cavity. I would stir the mixture in the measuring cup each time you pour, or they will clump at the bottom. Spray top of mixture with rubbing alcohol to prevent bubbles.
  6. Finally, dry for at least 3-4 hours or until hardened completely. To release, pop gently from mold. After that, store in an airtight container or Ziploc bag until ready to use. Lemon Poppy Seed Soap Recipe to Exfoliate Your Skin

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