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Published on January 4th, 2016 | by Kristen Swain


Lemon Rosemary Handmade Soap

I’ve brought you some of these handmade soaps in the last couple of months.

I just love making them, the smell is delicious, they are easy to make, and they are on the cheaper side of crafting. So I created these beautiful Lemon Rosemary Handmade Soaps.

You also don’t need a whole bunch of weird ingredients. Just a little goats milk soap, silicone molds, and if you want… a little soap coloring.

Everything else I pulled out of my kitchen. Some packaged lemon zest ( because I wasn’t sure what fresh juice would do to the soap) and rosemary from the spice cabinet.


I added the green soap coloring to make it natural looking and pretty. Easy to figure out from our stash of other handmade soaps. Can I tell you, I don’t get to use these, Annalise adores them and is using them all up. I guess that’s ok, I’m glad she likes the more natural soap that doesn’t have as many chemicals in it.

The scent of the mix in this bar is so beautiful. Outdoorsy with a touch of just clean.

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You will need a package of goat’s milk soap suspension. I found mine on Amazon. That is a  good price for $11.33, about $2 less then I purchased it at.

You will also need rosemary- about 2 tablespoons.

Lemon Zest- I use the packets, but you will need about a teaspoon of the dried zest.

Soap coloring- optional- blue and yellow- about 3 drops yellow to one drop blue.

Silicone molds- any kind works- I bought these rectangle ones that look like soap bars. Cause I’m totally crafty like that.

Don’t envy that creativity I tell ya!


Add some rosemary to the molds so that the top of the soap has the pieces of rosemary in it to be pretty and organic looking.

Cut the soap into 1/4 of the 2 lb package. It cuts pretty easy with a serrated knife. Then cut the soap into cubes and add to a glass measuring cup. Each 1 cup of melted soap makes 2 bars.

melt in the microwave for 30 second increments until the soap is completely melted and smooth.

Add in the lemon, rosemary and the colors.


Stir the combination well.

It looks pretty already!


To finish- simply pour the melted soap into the molds, just evenly dividing the soap as you fill the molds.

Then leave to set about 2 hours in a cool place. Once the soap is cooled, it pops right out of the silicone molds.


I leave my soap to air dry on some white paper for several days. I just feel like this gives a longer lasting effect to the soap.

Once they are dry, wrap them in some pretty handmade paper and ribbon.


I just hand wrote the name of the soap, you can print it out as well.

I should suggest that these make the prettiest gifts! Great for Christmas!


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11 Responses to Lemon Rosemary Handmade Soap

  1. Shelby says:

    Hi Kris!
    What do you wrap your bars in? The white material?

    • cmiy says:

      Hi Shelby- I use corrugated pieces of cardboard, this piece came from the inside packaging of Pirouette Cookies by Pepperidge Farms.

  2. David says:

    Is this soap recipe organic?

    • cmiy says:

      David, I am not specifically using organic soap base, or seasonings, but if you look for those ingredients then yes, it would be.

  3. Casey Jarman says:

    How many bars of soap does 2 lbs of goats soap make? What size are the bars of soap?

    • cmiy says:

      Casey- the whole block of 2 lbs will make 8 bars in total if you use the molds that I am using. The molds are basically the same size as a regular squared off bar of body soap. about 4 inches across and 2.5 inches wide.


  4. Melissa says:

    I’ve recently been into diy projects. A couple of mine just didn’t turn out right! Your explanation on things make it seem so simple!!! Is there any advice for beginners. Do you have a more manly smelling recipe??? I really enjoyed your page.

  5. Allison says:

    I’ve bought all the materials to make your soaps. I even bought my goat suspension soap from Amazon like you suggested. I wanted to give you and your followers a suggestion. All craft stores: Michaels, AC Moore and Hobby Lobby always have 40% off coupons on regular priced items. Michael’s has this exact brand of goat suspension soap for 9.99 figure in 40% off its around $6. I’m not sure what AC Moore or HL charges but I know Michael’s is 9.99.

    I can’t wait to see how awesome these soaps are!!!

  6. Norine says:

    I made the honey oat tones and can’t wait to make these too!!

  7. Kate says:

    These rosemary lemon soaps look fabulous! Would it be fine to use fresh rosemary and lemon zest? Never made soap before do not sure what the rules are ??



  8. Mary Ann Meadows says:

    Made your Honey Oat recipe! ?????? Will be looking for more of your recipes! So easy!

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