rosemary lemon exfoliating soap is easy to make and SO delightful to use!

So I’ve made you exfoliating scrubsall kinds!

And I’ve made you soap – okay, one kind.

So I thought I’d make you an exfoliating soap, ’cause I love you guys!

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Exfoliating soaps are my very fave because they’re like the best of all worlds – they clean and moisturize while also gently scrubbing away dry, flaky skin. They’re especially nice to use if you are new to exfoliation because the grains are contained in the soap, so they feel less abrasive.

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For my first batch I wanted to make a culinary-inspired soap that took cues from the kitchen and garden. I love lemon and rosemary together and you will not believe how good it smells!

Rosemary Lemon Exfoliating Soap l

The “scrub” comes from cornmeal so this is truly a foodie-inspired creation, and would make a lovely gift to pair with a dishtowel, hand cream or small potted herb.


Rosemary Lemon Exfoliating Soap l

Rosemary Lemon Exfoliating Soap

1 pound shea butter glycerin melt-and-pour soap base (half of a 32-ounce block)
1 tablespoon coconut oil
2 tablespoons cornmeal
Lemon essential oil
Rosemary essential oil

rosemary sprigs, for decoration (optional)

silicone muffin tin (or any soap mold or containers you like!)
large Pyrex measuring cup
spray bottle filled with rubbing alcohol

Chop the soap (the pieces should be about the size of ice cubes); place half in a large Pyrex measuring cup and set the rest aside. Add the coconut oil and melt in your microwave, stirring after 30-second intervals. When only a few chunks remain, melt in 15-second intervals, till completely melted. Quickly stir in the cornmeal, being sure to eliminate any clumps. Add 20 drops of lemon oil and 10 drops of rosemary oil; stir again.

Fill one cavity of your mold with the melted soap. If there are any bubbles across the top, lightly spritz with the rubbing alcohol. Continue filling till you’ve used up all the soap.

Repeat with remaining ingredients and let sit for about an hour. Remove from the molds.

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  1. Deb on June 18, 2020 at 2:42 pm

    Sheri, you have the absolute best ideas! I can’t wait to make these.
    Thank you for sharing

    • sherisilver on June 18, 2020 at 7:13 pm

      Thank you so much!!! Let me know how they turn out! 🙂

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