Oatmeal and honey melt and pour soap is a perfect recipe for beginners. It only takes a few special ingredients to make a big batch of healthy, moisturizing soap that’s free of any harmful chemicals. These bars of soap are so quick to make, you’ll never want to bother with store bought again!
I tell you what, making useful things from scratch really makes you feel like you’re “winning” at homemaking. Being able to completely swap out something homemade for something store-bought is one step closer to being a homesteader, right? At least that’s what I’m telling myself. Its just plain satisfying.
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One of the main reasons why I started making my own soap for my family was to avoid any harsh chemicals that you might find in store-bought and save some money. My girls and I were making gift baskets for their teachers last Christmas filled with useful things they had made themselves. We decided to try out soap making and we were hooked.
This honey oatmeal soap recipe is easy, you’ll only need to buy a couple of ingredients and supplies to make this recipe. Its also a really quick process! Your soap will be ready to use in less than a day.
Ingredients and Supplies for this Honey Oatmeal Melt and Pour Soap Recipe
- Goats Milk Soap Base – goats Milk is rich in fatty acids that helps promote healthy skin and lock in moisture
- Raw Honey – raw honey is full of antioxidants that help repair skin damage. It also helps your skin retain moisture.
- Colloidal Oats – rolled oats can be ground into a fine powder and used instead. Oatmeal has antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties that help treat dry skin and remover dead skin cells.
- Lavender Essential Oil – has a gentle calming and soothing affect when applied to the skin. You can use any other gentle and soothing essential oils that you prefer. Geranium is a a great option for homemade skin care!
- Pink Clay Powder – pink clay contains Silica which helps with skin cell renewal. It gently exfoliates, helping to clear pores and promotes a balanced complexion.
- soap molds
- bowl to melt your soap base in
What is Oatmeal Honey Soap Good For?
Honey oatmeal soap is great for people who suffer from dry and itchy skin. It is also safe for kids to use.
Can You Use Oatmeal in Melt and Pour Soap?
Oatmeal is a wonderful ingredient to use in soaps because it is moisturizing and an all natural ingredient. Colloidal oats are basically oats that have been ground to a fine powder. Its easy to add this kind of oats to your melt and pour soaps since it makes for a smoother bar of soap.
If you don’t have colloidal oats, just grind up regular rolled oats in the food processor or blender until they become a fine powder.
Can You Mix Honey In Melt and Pour Soap?
Raw honey contains antioxidants that are beneficial to the skin as well as deep moisturizing properties. Raw honey from bees is also proven to be both anti-fungal and anti-viral making it an excellent ingredient in melt and pour soaps. Using honey in homemade soaps doesn’t make them sticky in any way.
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How To Make This Honey Oatmeal Soap Recipe
Melt – Cut the soap base into about 1″ cubes and melt it in the microwave in 30 second intervals, stirring between times, till it’s completely melted.
Stir – If you are using regular oats, grind them to a fine powder in your blender or food processor. Add all of the rest of the ingredients to the melted soap base. Whisk till its smooth and no clumps are left.
Pour – Next, carefully pour your soap mixture into the molds, all the way to the top. If the mixture is starting to harden, pop it back in the microwave for 30 seconds before starting to pour it into the molds. If you want the soaps to look a bit fancier, you can sprinkle a few whole rolled oats on top.
Let Harden – Then, let the bars of soap completely harden for at least 2 hours. After they’ve hardened, you can simply pop them out of the molds!
Variations – the lavender oil in this recipe can be swapped out for another mild essential oil of your choice such as geranium oil.
Two Toned Variation – To make you honey oatmeal soap bars with pink clay have two a two toned look, divide your soap base into two bowls, with 1/2 pound each. Microwave only one of the bowls.
In the bowl with the melted soap base, add half of the honey, essential oils and 3 Tablespoons of ground oats along with 1 tablespoon of pink clay. Whisk well.
Pour the pink clay mixture into the bottom half of 4-5 soap mold sections. Let that set for 1 hour.
After the hour has past, microwave the second bowl of soap base. Add the other half of the honey, essential oils and 1/4 cup of ground oats. Whisk well.
Pour this mixture into the tops of the molds, on top of the hardened pink clay mixture. Top with rolled oats if you want to. Let this layer harden an hour. Then pop the soap bars out of the molds and enjoy!
To Store – Use them right away or store them for later in a dry place.
Gifting – These bars of soap make great additions to gift baskets at Mother’s Day, and Christmas!
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This is a great recipe and I have all ingredients at home! Great step-by-step tutorial. Can’t wait to try it. Thank you!
I absolutely love this idea, and such a special gift to give! For some reason I thought that you had to have lye to make soap. This recipe sounds so much safer, and it’s filled with such wonderful ingredients! Will definitely give this a try!
Thanks for sharing! I’ve been wanting to learn how to make my own homemade soap, and the pink clay makes it really pretty!
This is such a pretty soap!
I would love to make this recipe but don’t have a working microwave. Am I able to melt the soap base in a steamer or a saucepan?
Yes! That would work just as well!