Recipe: Peppermint Poppy Seed Soap

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This soap is a breath of fresh air. Lightly scented with crisp, refreshing peppermint with specs of poppy seeds for soft exfoliation and a shea butter base that will leave your skin feeling soft and smooth. Oh yea, and I threw in a little vitamin E oil for added nourishment. Your skin will LOVE this one!

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Here’s what you?ll need:

1 lb. Shea Butter Melt and Pour Soap Base, cubed

1 Teaspoon Vitamin E Oil

2 Tablespoons Poppy seeds

Peppermint Essential Oil

Start by prepping your soap base for melting. The base comes in a block so you’ll have to chop it into small cubes prior to placing it in a microwave-safe bowl. Using 1 minute intervals, heat until the base in completely melted. It will look creamy and smooth and smooth.

Next, add in the vitamin E oil and stir to blend.

Now for the fragrance. I love peppermint fragrance in soaps because it leaves the skin with a crisp, clean scent and it really wakes you up!

Using a pipette, I added 1 full and 1 half pipette (filling only up to the bulb) for a soft, minty scent. You can adjust this to suite your preferences, but always start out with a small amount and add to it so that you don?t accidentally add too much and overpower the soap.

Now add the poppy seeds to make it pop! 🙂

I used 2 tablespoons. Just dump them in and stir gently to blend the tiny specs throughout the mixture.

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For the mold, my go-to is a standard silicone rectangular mold. You can use any type of mold you’d like to, but this one works well for me because, like today, I often make small batches and it can accommodate small AND large batches of soap.

My 1 pound recipe yielded 4 thick bars of soap. Once you’ve carefully filled the molds, let them harden for several hours before unmolding them for use.

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Aren’t they pretty?! And the soft minty scent is exactly what I was hoping for 🙂

I hope you enjoy this recipe as much as I do!

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