Tart and Uplifting – Lemon Essential Oil

Fresh lemons
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You’ll notice one thing missing from my recipe for Lemon Poppy Seed Soaplemon essential oil! When I made that batch, I had all of my base oils out and went to where I keep my essential oils and was mortified to see that my lemon essential oil had faded away. (sigh)

I ended up using some alternative “lemony” essential oils for the batch – but it’s really good with real lemon. Lemon essential oil is bright, uplifting, tart and purifying. We use lemons in our food and cleaning products, tonics and medicines, beverages and desserts – and it’s just as good in soap and candles.

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Tart and Uplifting – Lemon Essential Oil originally appeared on About.com Candle & Soap Making on Wednesday, January 29th, 2014 at 20:15:32.

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Tart and Uplifting – Lemon Essential Oil

Fresh lemons
Lauren Burke / Getty Images

I recently featured the recipe for my Lemon Poppy Seed Soap. You’ll notice one thing missing – lemon essential oil! I had all of my base oils out and went to where I keep my essential oils and was mortified to see that my lemon essential oil had faded away. (sigh)

I ended up using some alternative “lemony” essential oils for the batch – but it’s really good with real lemon. Lemon essential oil is bright, uplifting, tart and purifying. We use lemons in our food and cleaning products, tonics and medicines, beverages and desserts – and it’s just as good in soap and candles.

More about lemon essential oil

Tart and Uplifting – Lemon Essential Oil originally appeared on About.com Candle & Soap Making on Saturday, March 30th, 2013 at 21:34:32.

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Lemon Poppy Seed Soap Recipe

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!

Lemon Poppy Seed Soap Recipe

Lemon Poppy Seed Soap Recipe originally appeared on About.com Candle & Soap Making on Sunday, March 24th, 2013 at 21:49:09.

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