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Lemon Mint Homemade Soap Recipe

Lemongrass Mint Homemade Soap Recipe

Lemon Mint Homemade Soap Recipe

This cold process homemade soap recipe is basic enough for the beginner soapmaker and yields approximately 10 – 12 basic homemade soap bars perfect for summer. The fresh fragrance blend of lemongrass, lemon verbena and spearmint makes for an extra refreshing and eye opening morning shower!

Lemongrass & Mint Homemade Soap Recipe

© Rebecca’s Soap Delicatessen


13.5 oz. pomace olive oil
6.6 oz. sustainable palm oil
13 oz. 76° melt point coconut oil
2 oz. rice bran oil
1.5 oz. refined shea butter

5.1 oz. lye/sodium hydroxide
12 oz. distilled water

2 oz. Lemongrass Mint fragrance oil
1/8-1/4 teaspoon yellow iron oxide to suit
pinch to 1/4 teaspoon chromium green iron oxide to suit


To make this homemade soap recipe you’ll need to follow my basic cold process homemade soapmaking instructions. You will need a digital scale, a hand/stick blender, and a soapmaking mold. (Make your own DIY Wooden Loaf Soap Mold!)

Begin by weighing out the lye and water. Slowly pour the lye into the water and mix well until dissolved. Set aside to cool.

Now weigh out the soapmaking oils and combine in a large non-aluminum pot. I recommend stainless steel. Heat on the stovetop over medium heat until all the oils and shea butter have melted. Remove from heat and set aside to cool.

Once the soapmaking oils and lye-water have cooled to around 95°F-100°F pour the lye-water into the oils and add the yellow iron oxide. Mix until you achieve a light trace then add the fragrance oil. Once the soap is about the consistency of custard, pour half to 2/3 of the soap into your prepared mold. Now add the chromium green iron oxide to the remaining soap in the pot. Mix well until fully incorporated then pour the remaining soap onto the first layer you previously poured. Tap to remove any air bubbles, then cover and insulate for 24 hours.

After the insulation period has passed, unmold the soap loaf and cut into bars. (Make your own DIY Soap Cutter!) Allow to cure 3-6 weeks before use.

Discover more homemade soap recipes as well as bath and beauty DIY’s by following my DIY Bath and Body Board on Pinterest!


  • Karen@From the Garden Table

    July 16, 2014 at 10:59 pm

    I so wish I could smell it! Sounds wonderful!

  • Angela

    July 17, 2014 at 8:27 am

    I have always wanted to make soap! i love this combo! thanks for sharing 🙂

  • Zylo

    July 17, 2014 at 1:32 pm

    I bet that smells divine. I love that mix of citrus and mint – it’s always so refreshing.

  • Jessica

    September 11, 2014 at 4:34 pm

    Hello, is it possible to use essential oil for this instead of fragrance? if so how would I substitute mint and lemongrass? would it just be one ounce each? I am kinda new to soapmaking! thanks for your help

    1. Rebecca D. Dillon

      September 11, 2014 at 5:30 pm

      This smells like lemongrass and spearmint although peppermint smells fab with lemongrass too. You can sub with essential oils. I recommend 50% lemongrass and 50% mint essential oils at half the amount of the fragrance oil.

  • Jessica

    September 12, 2014 at 3:19 pm


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