This lime coconut soap recipe features fresh citrus zest for a bright, delicious scent!
I feel like there’s something so fun and resourceful about using real food ingredients in bath and body projects, don’t you?
This lime coconut soap recipe uses fresh lime zest for an amazing pop of citrus. But it also uses a melt-and-pour soap base, so it’s totally easy and beginner-friendly!
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Fresh Lime Coconut Soap Recipe
Melt and Pour Coconut Soap Supplies
- 3/4 pound melt and pour goat’s milk soap base
- 2 tablespoons fresh lime zest
- 10 drops coconut soap fragrance
- Spray bottle of rubbing alcohol (isopropyl alcohol)
- Silicone soap mold
- Large microwave-safe measuring cup
- Microplane or cheese grater
Instructions for Making Coconut Soap
Scroll to the end of the post for a printable recipe, or read on for instructions with step-by-step photos!
1. Zest a lime using a microplane or cheese grater, and set the zest aside.
2. Cut the melt-and-pour goat’s milk soap base into cubes that are approximately an inch.
3. Microwave the soap for 30 seconds on high in a glass container.
Stir it well, and then continue to microwave it for 10 seconds at a time, stirring each time, until it’s completely melted and smooth.
4. Add a tablespoon of lime zest and about 10 drops of coconut soap fragrance. Stir the mixture thoroughly.Pour the mixture into the soap mold.
Immediately sprinkle the remaining lime zest over the top.
5. Pour the mixture into the soap mold.
6. Sprinkle another tablespoon of lime zest over the top of the mixture immediately.
7. Spritz the surface of the soap with rubbing alcohol to help pop any little bubbles that have floated to the top.
8. Let the soap cool for at least two hours. Poke it gently to make sure it isn’t soft at all anymore, and then remove it from the mold.
9. Slice it into bars that are two inches wide.
- Use a microplane to zest a small lime, and set the zest aside.
- Use a sharp knife to cut the melt and pour goat's milk soap base into one-inch cubes.
- Microwave the soap in a glass container for 30 seconds on high. Stir, and continue to microwave in 10 second increments, stirring between, until completely melted and smooth.
- Pour in one tablespoon of lime zest and approximately 10 drops of coconut fragrance oil. Stir until fully mixed.
- Pour the mixture into the soap mold.
- Immediately sprinkle the remaining lime zest over the top.
- Spritz the entire surface of the soap mixture lightly with rubbing alcohol to pop any bubbles.
- Let the soap cool for at least two hours.
- Unmold the soap, and cut it into two-inch bars.
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