Poppy seeds are one of my favorite natural exfoliants in soap recipes. They’re scrubby enough, but not too scrubby or “scratchy”. I wanted to make a batch of “lemon poppy seed soap” but wanted to experiment with some lemon-ish essential oils – that smell sort of like lemon or citrus, but aren’t lemon or orange. This recipe, which uses three different essential oils – cedarwood, bergamot and niaouli – is indeed bright and citrusy, but it’s also crisp, a little bit woodsy, floral and green as well. I love it!