Lemon Poppy Seed Muffin Rebatched Soap Recipe
These cute lemon poppy seed muffin soaps are rebatched from hotel soaps! Turn plain and boring soap into cute hand soaps by rebatching them and adding some additives.
My neighbor travels a lot. He tells them not to leave the soaps, but since he is gone for months at a time, he seems to end up with a lot of soaps when he gets back.
Start by shredding or cutting the soap. This soap is really dry, so I cut it. If your soap isn't that dry, you can use a cheese grater. Shred or cut enough to get 1 cup of soap.
Mine wasn't uniform in size. Some was a powder and some were in chunks. That's okay. Place it in a double boiler and add 1/2 cup of distilled water.
You can also buy preshredded soap to use if you don't have any to shred yourself.
Heat over medium heat until the soap starts to melt. It should look like mashed potatoes.
Add teaspoon vitamin E oil, 1/2 tablespoon lemon peel, 1/2 tablespoon poppy seeds, and 20 drops of lemon essential oil.
Let it cool until you can touch it. Spoon it into a mini muffin tin. Push it down so it releases any air pockets.
Let sit over night or until dry.
After you unmold it, let it sit on a cooling rack for a few days to fully dry. If you store it before it's dry, it can get moldy.
This soap is great for a kitchen soap because the lemon essential oil helps cut grease and mask odors.
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Yep, I save all my soap scraps and when I get enough I mix them all together and make new pretty bars, adding essential oils. I came across some soap molds at a thrift store.
I'm frugal that way.
'Waste not want not' is certainly coming back, glad my cheapness is kinda cool again.
Vitamin E oil?