Simple 3-Ingredient Lemon Calendula Soap

Making soap has become a passion of mine. I used to feel intimidated by the very idea of it, but now that I have discovered the different melt-and-pour varieties available, I am having a great time whipping up different creations.

I absolutely love anything with a lemon scent, and the calendula petals give the added touch of bright yellow that I was looking for. You could also add yellow colorant if you like.


  • 1 lb goats milk melt-and-pour soap
  • 40 drops lemon essential oil
  • 1/4 cup calendula flower petals


  • Mold of your choice


1. Gather ingredients together. Measure soap and put it in a microwavable bowl. Measure 1/4 cup of the calendula petals. Have lemon essential oil ready to use.

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2. Place the soap in the microwave and heat for 1 minute. Add 30 seconds at a time until base is completely melted. 

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3. When completely melted, add 40 drops of lemon essential oil.

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4. Stir the essential oil in well. 

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5. Add the calendula petals.

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6. Stir together until mixed in. 

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7. Carefully pour the mix into the molds. 

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8. Let it cool completely before carefully taking out of the mold. What a beautiful soap. Enjoy!

— Leilani Hampton

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