Homemade Honey Lemon Melt & Pour Soap Bars

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Making homemade soap bars with melt and pour soap base is a super easy DIY beauty project to start with. And this natural honey lemon scent is absolutely delicious!

Making homemade soap bars with melt and pour soap base is a super easy DIY beauty project to start with. And this natural honey lemon scent is absolutely delicious!

Formal soap making (with lye and all of that) is something that intimidates most people – me included.

I’ve never actually made soap from scratch. It’s something I’d like to try someday, and it’s something I’d like to learn under the supervision of someone with a lot of experience. Because, well, safety is important to me.

That said, you can make your own homemade soap bars without getting all crazy with lye in the kitchen. Melt and pour soap bases make soap making accessible to everyone – even super newbies. I have made so many different DIY beauty recipes using melt and pour soaps!

These are some of my DIY beauty recipes that use melt and pour soap:

You can buy it at most craft stores and on Amazon.com, and it’s pretty affordable. I always have a couple pounds in my DIY cabinet so I can make a new creation on a whim.

Summer has been making me think of citrus, so today I’m sharing a Honey Lemon Soap Bars recipe with you. You can find most of the ingredients in your pantry, except for the soap of course.

It has a really nice, uplifting and nourishing scent to it. These homemade soap bars also make a great gift – if you can bear to part with them 🙂

4 homemade honey lemon soap bars on a blue cloth with a white pattern on it. Behind the soap bars are a jar of honey and sliced lemon on a cutting board.

Easy Honey Lemon Melt and Pour Soap Bars

These Honey Lemon Melt and Pour Soap Bars are easy to make and they smell amazing!
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Prep Time: 10 minutes
Active Time: 20 minutes
Cooling Time: 2 hours
Total Time: 30 minutes
Makes: 4 Bars


  • ½ pound clear glycerin melt & pour soap base
  • ½ cup raw honey
  • Zest from 1/2 lemon
  • 5-10 drops lemon essential oil


  • Double Boiler
  • Soap bar mold


  • Once you’ve zested the lemon, sprinkle the zest into the bottom of the soap mold.
  • Chop the glycerin melt and pour soap into cubes, then melt them in a double boiler.
    Melted glycerin soap in a double boiler on a pan
  • Once the soap base is melted, combine the honey and essential oils until everything is well combined.
    Pouring honey into the melted glycerin soap mixture with the soap mold lined with lemon zest behind it.
  • Immediately pour the honey lemon soap mixture into your soap molds over the lemon zest. Allow the soap bars to cool for at least an hour until they are completely cool and hardened.
    Honey lemon soap bar mixture cooling in the soap mold
  • Gently pop each honey lemon soap bar out of its mold.
    Honey lemon soap bars popped out of the mold after hardening with honey and lemon slices on a cutting board next to the bars of soap.

9 thoughts on “Homemade Honey Lemon Melt & Pour Soap Bars”

  1. A question. My soap to sweat alot even after I let it sit out. Is there a solution? I follow the quite simple directions and love the soap.

    1. Hi Kate, there are a variety of factors that make glycerin soap sweat. Glycerin actually draws moisture to it, so if you’re letting it sit out in a humid place, it’s going to sweat. You can try tightly wrapping them in plastic wrap before storing them. I have more tips about glycerin soaps and sweating in my DIY Loofah Soaps recipe.

  2. Hi, thank you for the recipe, can you please give the quantities for 1 kg of transparent soap, thanx in advance.

  3. I have had my bars sitting in the mold for over 5 hours and they seem really soft. I do live in a humid area. Are they supposed to be soft?

    thank you.

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