Thursday, 11 August 2011

Lemon Poppyseed Soap

While looking online for unique soap scent ideas, we came across a nice yellow soap with poppy seeds for exfoliation. We immediately thought of making a "Lemon Poppy Seed Muffin" soap using vanilla and lemon so we went to work creating the perfect recipe.

While mixing, the soap was a lovely creamy yellow colour. We hoped that the colour would stick but low and did not.

The pictures below show the dull translucent yellowish grey that was eloquently described as looking like a "dull kiwi".

These pictures were taken the day after. We hoped that it would magically morph into a nice colour but it has been about 5 days and that's definitely not going to happen. 

When it's ready to try, if it feels nice, perhaps we will try making it again with some sort of natural yellow colorant...Maybe turmeric...

As for the smell, the idea was for this soap to smell like lemon and then an outer layer would smell like vanilla. With the colour fail though, we decided to just try again another time. So this is no longer "Lemon Poppy Seed Muffin, its just Lemon Poppy Seed. 

We also added some lemongrass and a bit of vanilla in the hope that it would make the lemon smell stick longer...we shall see. 

Oh...and that "original" idea for a poppy seed muffin soap, turns out it's not so original. After cutting the soap and finding that drab colour, we googled for a bit on how poppy seeds affect the colour of soap and discovered that everyone and their dog has made this "flavour" of soap.

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