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10 – Minute Honey Oatmeal Soap Recipe
Oatmeal helps to remove dirts and oils from your skin. It contains ‘saponins’, which help reduce acne. They are anti-inflammatory and anti-oxidants. Oatmeal itself can provide many benefits to your skin.
Honey can help heal burns and wounds, prevent acne and be an all-around moisturizer for your skin. It’s also great for reducing aging effects. There are many honey masks you can make yourself to help reduce wrinkles.
I can’t possibly name all the skin benefits of honey and oatmeal. But these two ingredients put together into a soap make for a great moisturizer for any time of the year.
Let’s get started and make some soap!
When I shopped around for soap bases to use I looked for almost an hour at the reviews of each one. There are ones with Shea Butter, Clear Glycerin, Coconut, and Oatmeal soap bases. There are more out there but these are the ones that are mainly used.
You can use lye too but I prefer to stray away from that as it makes such a toxic smell in your house that no one should be present when it’s cooling or melting unless you wear a mask.
I chose to use Goat Milk Glycerin soap base by Soap Expressions cause goat’s milk helps remove dead skin, leaves new cells on the surface of your skin that are smoother and younger looking. Goat’s milk also contains tons of vitamins, which is very high in Vitamin A. Which, repairs damaged skin tissues and helps to maintain healthy skin.
You will need molds as well, this recipe can make up to 12 bars of soap. Depending on how full you fill the silicon molds. I also searched around for molds that would work and found these.
They came in a 2 pack which was great for my projects and allowed me to make more. The molds contain 6 cavities each, so you can make 12 with 2 molds.
You will also need honey (preferrably raw) and oatmeal + a measuring cup and mixing bowl.
Let’s start soaping!
When you have the full 2lbs cut up, place them in your mixing bowl and then place in microwave for 5 minutes. However, you need to stir every 30 seconds.
When your soap cubes are fully melted then pour in 3 tablespoons of honey and 3 tablespoons of oatmeal. Then stir.
It will become bubbly but we can take care of later with some hydrogen peroxide.
Sprinkle some oatmeal into your molds before you pour your mixture in. I do this because of decoration purposes. I didn’t sprinkle very much but just enough to make sure some of the oatmeal flakes stuck to what will be the top of the soap bars.
Pour the mixture into your molds. You can go ahead and lightly spray over top of the molds to get rid of the bubbles in the soap. I however did not because well, I didn’t have any hyrdrogen peroxide handy. My soap bars still turned out just as how I wanted them!
My fiance was the first to try the soap bars and he said that he really liked them. Guy talk for “they are lovely honey but I am not a girl.” So he can’t give me a totaly ‘honest’ opinion.
Though, I do think these bars turned out great for my first time making soap!
You can add essential oils or even extracts to kick in a certain smell to the soap. Experiment a little! I sure plan too.
- 2 lbs Goat Milk Soap Base from Soap Expressions
- 3 tbls Honey
- 3 tbls Oatmeal
- 1 Large Mixing Bowl
- 2 Silicone Molds
- Cut soap base into small cubes.
- Place into a bowl and microwave for 5 minutes.
- Stir every 30 seconds.
- Remove from microwave and add honey and oatmeal, stir.
- Sprinkle oatmeal flakes into molds.
- Pour mixture into the molds.
- Let sit for 2-3 hours.
- Pop out of molds.
- Use as you please or gift to a friend.