Homemade Lemon Zest and Oatmeal Soap

I was trolling through Facebook this morning when I came across a post from a friend of mine. She had made some really interesting homemade soap, so I asked her if she could share some pictures and the instructions with me. Here is what she had sent me. Enjoy!

For this batch, I used a “Ready to Use” 1lb block of natural Shea Butter Base from Amazon. I just used this simply for saving time (I have a recipe that I often use. I will include the url at the bottom)

I melted the 1lb soap base in a double boiler system (for me this is a large mason jar in a canning pot)

Once the base is melted i turned the pot to a low setting and added the zest from 2 lemons and about a 1/4th of a cup of oats and a teaspoon of coconut oil.

Let this sit in the double boiler on low until your soap base has turned a pale yellow.

Once your base has turned yellow you should be able to smell the hint of lemon in your soap, at this time you can remove it from the boiler.

I pour my soap into ice cube trays simply because the soap size is easier for little ones to use and often less waste in our household. They are the perfect size for travel or an emergency bag. Ice cube trays are also so low cost that if you crack them when removing the soap you aren’t out a large investment.

Here are some of the images she sent me.

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If you are looking for more information, here is the site that she used for the recipe http://www.soap-making-essentials.com

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