While I love lemon poppy-seed muffins, I’ve been on a kick lately with orange. So, when I was thinking of a poppy-seed soap – I kept being drawn to using orange as my citrus instead of lemon. In fact, I’ve even been working up a tasty recipe for orange poppy-seed muffins. Look for that in a few days!
This is a refreshing soap with an invigorating scrub to it. Orange essential oil has a calming and anti-depressive effect. What a perfect soap to start the day!
The oil blend includes many nourishing oils such as hempseed and sunflower oil. Hempseed oil is a dry oil that is easily absorbed into the skin. It’s great for reducing the size of pores, blackheads, acne, and provides the body with essential nutrients required to support the skin’s water barrier, softness and elasticity.
Sunflower oil is rich in nutrients and antioxidants and has emollient properties that nourish the skin. High in vitamins A, C, D, and E, this oil helps to protect and regenerate skin cells.
Orange Poppy Seed Cold-Process Soap Recipe – makes ~ 5lb batch or 12 bars of soap
20 oz Olive Oil
15 oz Coconut Oil
6 oz Hempseed Oil
5 oz Sunflower Oil
4 oz Castor Oil
7 oz Lye
19 oz Distilled Water
1 oz Orange (I like 10-fold) Essential Oil
.3 oz Tangerine Essential Oil
1-1/2 tsp Poppy seeds, plus a small amount to sprinkle on the top, if you desire
If you’ve never made cold-process soap before, I recommend that you check out Soap-making 101 first!