Lemon and Rosemary Soap Recipe

Lemon and Rosemary Soap Recipe

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Hi Bulkers!

If you’re anything like me, you LOVE the smell of fresh lemons in the kitchen. The aroma is fresh and clean. There are so many wonderful benefits to using lemons and

lemon essential oil, besides the smell of course. Lemon is a great cleaner, which is why it’s widely

used in kitchens and bathrooms. Lemon essential oil has antifungal and antibacterial

properties. Today’s recipe is one of my favorite kitchen recipes.

It’s my Lemon and Rosemary kitchen soap bar. It looks so pretty sitting by your kitchen sink and

smells even better. Plus, it’s with our melt and pour soap, which couldn’t be easier! If you’ve never made soap before, you will be shocked at how simple it can be. I’ve made this recipe a

few different ways, today I’ll be using dried rosemary.

The rosemary really gives the soap bar a stunning look.



Stephenson Melt and Pour Crystal Soap Base– 2lbs
Safflower Oil
Lemon Essential Oil
Matte Yellow Oxide Pigment Powder (Purchase the sample pack. You’ll thank me later.)
Dried Rosemary
Silicon Soap Loaf
Rubbing Alcohol (optional, to get rid of bubbles)


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Step 1:

Sprinkle a tablespoon of dried rosemary into a silicon soap loaf. Set aside. Cut and cube 1 lb ( 2

squares) of the crystal soap base. Melt at 30 seconds intervals, stir and repeat. I did this step 4

times. The bowl will be extremely hot, please use caution when taking out of the microwave. If

you would prefer to use the stove, that’s always an option. Next add 15-20 drops of lemon

essential oil. You definitely don’t need that much, but I tend to go a little overboard 🙂 Scent to

your preference. Add 1 tablespoon of dried rosemary and 1/2 tablespoon of the matte powder.

Stir and slowly pour on top of dried rosemary. This will be your first layer. After 5 minutes

sprinkle another tablespoon of dried rosemary on top of this layer. Small bubbles will most likely

form. A simple trick is to spray rubbing alcohol on top of the loaf. A few sprays and the bubbles

disappear like magic.


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Step 2:

Melt the remaining soap, add essential oil if you wish. Slowly pour on top of the first layer.

Reserve about 3 tablespoons of the melted soap base for the topping. Add 1/2 tablespoon of

dried rosemary. Let set 5-10 minutes. (spray rubbing alcohol if needed)







Lemon Rosemary Soap 4Step 3:

Remelt the 3 tablespoons and add 1 1/2 teaspoons of matte yellow oxide pigment powder. Stir

until completely dissolved. Next add 1 tablespoon of safflower oil. Quickly stir. The mixture will

look and feel like sticky putty. Spoon small pieces on top of the soap loaf. Some pieces may

sink down and others will remain on top. This topping gives the soap loaf a neat looking effect.

It’s complete! Enjoy the look and aroma.



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  2. Aren’t you afraid of all this going down the drain when you pull out the plug? I do not have a screen on my drain.

  3. Hello great blog! I made this soap and it went great. the only issue is that the scent wasn’t very fragrant. How can i get the scent to be stronger?

    1. We suggest 12 drops of essential or fragrance oil per ounce or 0.5 oz per pound; for this recipe you can try using 1 oz of the essential oil for a good scent throw.

  4. New to this site and in learning phase, spending hours going over soap videos, hope to get my feet wet this week. But couldn’t the rosemary be put in a coffee grinder and ground, it should make it small enough that it should be no problem going down the drain.

  5. This is great!!!! Thank you I’m a newby. I’m looking to create something beautiful and creative live what I’m seeing hear. Do these melt and pours have to cure? If yes how long?

  6. Can you use a container with the lemon oil (how many drops?} and water {how much?} in places and the scent evolve into the room?

    1. You’ll need a diffuser for the water to carry the oil particles/scent in the atmosphere. The diffuser will have the water to oil recommendations, but generally we recommend 12 drops of essential/fragrance oil per ounce, or 0.5 oz. per 15 oz. of base.

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