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09 July, 2016

Five Minute Lemon Verbena Goats Milk Soap

CONFESSIONS OF A PLATE ADDICT 5 Minute Lemon Verbena Goats Milk SoapNow that I have discovered how easy soap-making can be, I couldn’t wait to create one with a light, summery fragrance…and nothing says summer to me more than lemons! Add that to the scent of lemon verbena and you have the perfect match! And best of all…it only took five minutes to make…no kidding!

CONFESSIONS OF A PLATE ADDICT 5 Minute Lemon Verbena Goats Milk Soap suppliesHere’s what you will need:
  • Goats milk glycerin soap (Mine came from Michaels. I used 1/2 of a 2 pound block.)
  • Lemon verbena soap scent (Mine came from Hobby Lobby. Note that this is NOT essential oil.)
  • Dried lemon peel (Yep…the kind used in baking!)
  • Coloring for the soap if you wish ( I added  a few drops of green.)
  • Heavy glass bowl for melting the soap
  • Molds (I used clear plastic rectangular ones from Hobby Lobby.)
  • Non-stick spray such as Pam
And here’s what you will do:
  1. Slice off as much soap as you plan to use. (I used one pound which made 4 rectangular bars.)
  2. Follow the directions on the soap to melt it in the microwave. Be sure not to overheat it!
  3. When it is completely melted, stir in 1/2 teaspoon of lemon peel and gradually add soap scent to your liking. As noted, this is NOT essential oil, so you may need to add more. I used about 1/4 of the package (or 1/4 ounce) for one pound of soap.
  4. Spray the molds with non-stick spray, pour in the soap and let it cool and harden.
  5. Once they have hardened, simply pull the molds back around the edges to release the soap.

CONFESSIONS OF A PLATE ADDICT 5 Minute Lemon Verbena Goats Milk SoapAnd here it is! The bars came out at about $1.75 each for the soap block and the scent. I already had the rest of the supplies from my previous soap-making adventures and my kitchen cabinet! :-) It will make a wonderful addition to your guest bath for the summer or tie it with some pretty ribbon for a special little hostess gift as you are making your summer visits.

CONFESSIONS OF A PLATE ADDICT Lavender Goats Milk SoapAnd if you are in the mood to try some more of my easy soap ideas, here’s my LAVENDER GOATS MILK SOAP. I especially love this one since it reminds me of my time in Provence!

Baby KittyBaby Kitty is a big fan of wonderful scents so this one is his favorite!

CONFESSIONS OF A PLATE ADDICT Spiced Apple Goats Milk SoapOr if you are thinking ahead to fall, here’s my FIVE MINUTE SPICED APPLE GOATS MILK SOAP! Fall is my favorite season so I love this soap!

But whatever you do, please do not hesitate to try this method soap-making! I think you will find it as fun and easy as I did!

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  1. This is perfect. A friend and I love lemon soaps and are always on the look out for it. Now I can make my own. And now I know what to give her for her birthday.

  2. Loved this post! Thank you!!!

  3. sounds like such fun to make...thanks for the ideas....did it end up costing a in it would have been cheaper to just buy the bars...I love the lavender heart ones..

    1. So glad that you like them, Sue! They came out at about $1.75 each for the soap block and the scent since I already had the rest of the supplies from my previous soaps. And since most of the special soaps seem to run from $5 to $7, I think that's pretty good!

  4. Sounds like some yummy soap and fun to make. Would like to try one day, thanks with love Janice

  5. What beautiful pictures, I was ready to go out and make soap!
    I used to make soap (same sort of way) years ago....
    I love the idea of lemon verbena....great shots!

  6. I have always wanted to make soap but felt overwhelmed by the process - this, though, seems totally doable (and so pretty!). p.s. Baby Kitty is such a cute little helper. :)

  7. I've never made soap before, so I hope this isn't a dumb question: Can I use live lemon verbena, the herb???

  8. This looks fun! I just looked at the soap making kits at Michael's. Thanks for the inspiration! xo laura


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