Poppy Seed Soap DIY to Exfoliate

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This Poppy Seed Soap DIY makes the perfect soap to exfoliate tired, winter skin. Melt and pour soap recipes are so easy to make. You can easily stock your cabinet with your favorite homemade soaps in different scents.

Poppy Seed Soap DIY to Exfoliate Your Skin

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Poppy Seed Soap DIY

Melt and pour soap recipes like this poppy seed soap DIY make wonderful gifts. The reason I love melt and pour soap recipes is that you can change the colors, scents, and additions any time you want to. Just a few quick changes and you can have a totally different type of soap.

This mint poppy seed soap DIY is perfect for exfoliating away dead winter skin. The invigorating peppermint smell is pampering and energizing at the same time. And, the poppy seeds help exfoliate your skin while you wash.

This melt and pour soap recipe starts with goats milk melt and pour soap base which is very moisturizing for your skin. But, you could just as easily use a shea butter melt and pour base if you prefer. 

How do you make poppy seed soap?

Because this is a melt and pour recipe, it’s as easy as melting the soap base in the microwave and adding the extra ingredients. Then, you just pour it into a mold and let it set.

Poppy Seed Soap DIY to Exfoliate Your Skin

Are poppy seeds good for your skin?

The seeds in this soap recipe are what make it exfoliating. They are rough and bumpy when you use the soap which is wonderful for your skin. Exfoliating is definitely good for your skin especially as you age because cell production slows down.

Can you use chia seeds in soap?

Yes, you can use chia seeds in this recipe instead of poppy seeds if you want to. They will help exfoliate your skin just as well as the poppy seeds do. Just use the same amount.

Poppy Seed Soap DIY to Exfoliate Your Skin

What about lemon poppy seed soap?

You can use this same recipe for lemon poppy seed soap by simply switching the peppermint essential oil for lemon essential oil. Or use lemongrass for a lemongrass poppy seed soap recipe. Or, why not try an orange poppy seed soap? The possibilities are endless. 

How long does melt and pour soap last?

Melt and pour soap will last for one to two years in storage depending on how you store it. Don’t store it anywhere it will get damp from humidity. The best place to store it is somewhere cool and dry. 

When you’re done using it, set it somewhere to dry. I like using a soap dish that’s raised so it doesn’t sit in the water until I use it next. This one is one of my favorite styles.

supplies to make soap

What do I need to make this poppy seed soap DIY?

steps to make soap

How do I make mint poppy seed soap?

Scroll to the end for the printable version of this craft.

  1. Cut your soap into 1-inch cubes, and place into a microwave-safe measuring cup
  2. Heat on high for 30 seconds. Remove and stir. Heat for additional 10-second increments, until fully melted, stirring between.
  3. Stir soap base well and let stand for a few minutes to allow the temperature to lower. 
  4. Add soap colorant and essential oil, stir well.
  5. Add poppy seed. Stir until combined. Pour soap mixture into the mold.
  6. Sprinkle remaining 1 teaspoon of poppy seed down the middle of the soap mold.
  7. Let the soap sit for 4-6 hours until hard. 
  8. Cut into 1-inch bars.

Poppy Seed Soap DIY to Exfoliate

More soap recipes

Here are a few more easy handmade soap and lotion bar recipes you can try.

Yield: 12

Mint Poppy Seed Soap DIY

Poppy Seed Soap DIY to Exfoliate Your Skin

Mint Poppy Seed Soap DIY

Prep Time 15 minutes
Active Time 15 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Difficulty easy
Estimated Cost $20

Materials

  • 1 lb Goats Milk Melt and Pour Soap Base
  • Rectangle Loaf Soap Mold
  • 2-3 drops Kiwi Soap Colorant
  • 30 drops Peppermint Essential Oil
  • 1 tablespoon Poppy Seed, set aside 1 teaspoon
  • Microwave safe measuring cup - 4 cup size
  • Wooden craft stick for stirring
  • Straight soap cutter

Tools

  • stirring stick
  • soap cutter

Instructions

  1. Cut your soap into 1-inch cubes, and place into a microwave-safe measuring cup
  2. Heat on high for 30 seconds. Remove and stir. Heat for additional 10-second increments, until fully melted, stirring between.
  3. Stir soap base well and let stand for a few minutes to allow the temperature to lower. 
  4. Add soap colorant and essential oil, stir well.
  5. Add poppy seed. Stir until combined. Pour soap mixture into the mold.
  6. Sprinkle remaining 1 teaspoon of poppy seed down the middle of the soap mold.
  7. Let the soap sit for 4-6 hours until hard. 
  8. Cut into 1-inch bars.

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