Beauty

Lemon Shea Butter Soap

Handmade soap makes a lovely gift. It’s something you can create easily at home and won’t cost a fortune. Your recipient will be so impressed when they open this beautiful soap. This Lemon Shea Butter Soap is one of the loveliest soaps I’ve made. I’ve made a bunch and am wrapping them up for gift giving. Shhhhh.

Lemon Shea Butter Soap - Creamy, smooth and fresh. This beautiful DIY soap leaves skin feeling so soft and makes a lovely homemade gift.

Melt and pour soap bases are the way to go if you like easy DIY’s. I do so that’s pretty much all I use when I make my own soap. You can pick them up at any craft store or on Amazon.

Lemon Shea Butter Soap - Creamy, smooth and fresh. This beautiful DIY soap leaves skin feeling so soft and makes a lovely homemade gift.

Yield: 4 to 6

Lemon Shea Butter Soap

Creamy, smooth and fresh. This beautiful DIY soap leaves skin feeling so soft and makes a lovely homemade gift.

Ingredients:

  • 1 lb Shea butter melt & pour soap base, cut into one-inch cubes
  • 1 tsp yellow soap colorant
  • 20 drops lemon essential oil

Directions:

  1. Add soap to a microwaveable bowl. Microwave on high for 30 seconds. Microwave an additional 10 seconds. Stir. Continue to microwave in 10 second intervals, stirring in between, until soap is melted.
  2. Stir in soap colorant and essential oil. Pour into a silicone mold.
  3. Let sit for 40 minutes to 1 hour at room temperature until hardened. Remove from silicone mold by gentling pushing on the bottom.

Lemon Shea Butter Soap - Creamy, smooth and fresh. This beautiful DIY soap leaves skin feeling so soft and makes a lovely homemade gift.

I also used a yellow soap colorant I bought on Amazon to give it a pretty and soft hue. The scent comes from the lemon essential oil. I use essential oils in many of my DIY beauty tutorials.

I also recommend you buy a silicone soap mold. They will make your life so much easier! Don’t bother with the cheap plastic molds. The silicone molds are the way to go! You can use them in baking too if you like. Multi-purpose for the win!

Do you know anyone who would love to receive a beautiful homemade soap?

Stacie Vaughan

Stacie is the mom of two girls and lives in Ontario, Canada. She enjoys cooking/baking, photography, reading, DIY and is fueled by lots of coffee!

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