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.
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
- Olive Oil
- Raw Honey
- Colloidal Oats or Rolled Oats can be ground into a fine powder and used instead
- Lavender Essential Oil or Geranium Essential Oil
- Pink Clay Powder
- Soap Molds
- A bowl to melt your soap base in
- A whisk
- A scale
What is Oatmeal Honey Soap Good For?
Honey oatmeal soap is great for people who suffer from dry and itchy skin!
- Honey: Raw honey is full of antioxidants that help repair skin damage. It also helps your skin retain moisture.
- Goats Milk Soap Base: Goats Milk is rich in fatty acids that helps promote healthy skin and lock in moisture.
- Olive Oil: Is a good moisturizing ingredient, perfect for soaps.
- Oats: Oatmeal has antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties that help treat dry skin and remover dead skin cells.
- Lavender Oil: has a gentle calming and soothing affect when applied to the skin
- Geranium Essential Oil: has antiseptic properties that can reduce skin irritation and infections. It is also good for treating acne breakouts.
- Pink Clay Powder: contains Silica which helps with skin cell renewal. Pink clay gently exfoliates, helping to clear pores and promotes a balanced complexion.
How Do You Make Oatmeal Honey Soap?
Step 1: Melt the Soap Base
First, 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.
Step 2: Add the Rest of the Ingredients
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.
Step 3: Pour the Mixture into the Soap Molds
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.
Step 4: Let the Soaps 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!
Use them right away or store them for later. These bars of soap make great additions to gift baskets at Mother’s Day, and Christmas!
Two Toned Variation:
To make you honey oatmeal soap bars with pink clay have two a two toned look, simple 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 olive oil, 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, olive oil, 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!
Now You Know How to Make Your Own Honey Oatmeal Melt and Pour Soap Bars with Pink Clay!
See how easy it is to make your own soap? I’ll never buy store bought hand soap or body wash again! I usually get terrible eczema in the Winter, but this past Winter I didn’t get it at all! The only change I could attribute it too was that I had only used homemade soap for the past few months!
Another reason homemade is so great, is it really is nice to know exactly what is in your food and toiletries if any of the family members happen to have a reaction to something they’ve eaten or put on their skin. You know exactly what ingredients you used and its much easier to pin point the problem!
Making homemade soap was also a fun project for me and my girls to do! They loved making pretty pink soap for their bathroom and I’d say it was educational since they learned a new skill.
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Honey Oatmeal Soap with Pink Clay
- Silicone Soap Mold
- Glass Bowl
- 1 pound goatmilk soap base
- 1/2 cup colloidal oats or rolled oats ground to a fine powder
- 1 tablespoon olive oil
- 1 tablespoon raw honey
- 1 tablespoon pink clay
- 40 drops essential oils optional
- 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.
- 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.
- 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 the bars of soap completely harden for at least 2 hours. After they’ve hardened, you can simply pop them out of the molds!
- Use them right away or store them for later. These bars of soap make great additions to gift baskets at Mother’s Day, and Christmas!