There are two varieties of oatmeal soaps you can make which involve two processes. You will have to use also different oatmeal soap recipe for each variety. Here’s how:
The Easy Process
The easiest way to make soaps with oatmeal is through the melt and mold method. Basically, you will need the following:
1. One bar of natural plain lye soap
2. 1 cup of coarse ground oatmeal
3. 1 teaspoon honey
4. 5 spoonful of water
Grate the bar of lye soap into small bits and pieces. Add water and honey to the grated lye soap and cook it until it melts. You can now add the ground oatmeal to the melted soap. Mix it continuously until the oatmeal is properly distributed in the melted soap.
Pour your preparation into any soap molder or even Dixie cups. Let it sit for a while and cool. Put your molded oatmeal soap in the fridge for 24 hours. In the morning, you will have new homemade honey oatmeal soap.
The Not-So-Easy Process
Another way to produce natural oatmeal soap is to follow standard procedures of soap making. This involves following a different oatmeal soap recipe and procedures. If you know how to make soaps, then this method would be easy.
You will need the following raw materials for this oatmeal soap:
1. 4 cups of water
2. 16 ounces of essential oils; it would be best to mix coconut and olive oils. However make sure that the coconut oil will just form 25% of the oil solution.
3. 12 ounces of lye powder
4. A quarter cup of honey
5. 1 cup of ground oatmeal
First, you have to dissolve lye by mixing it slowly with water. Be very careful though because this solution will get too hot it would be best to mix it in a heat proof bowl. After thorough mixing, let it sit and allow the solution to cool.
The next step involves cooking the essential oils (coconut and olive) at 100 degrees. Set it aside after wards and wait for the oil; to cool down a bit.
If the oil mixture is not so hot already, slowly pour the lye solution. Mix continuously until the soap mixture achieves its tracing point. This means the liquid is thicker just like your favorite pudding.
Then add honey and the ground oatmeal while mixing to evenly distribute the additional ingredients. Pour the soap mixture into prepared molders and leave for 24 hours. You can now remove the soap from the molder. Cure it for a month.
Oatmeal Soaps: Breakfast for the Skin
Oatmeal soap is an excellent beauty product. You can use it as soap cum scrub solution to effectively exfoliate your skin. It is also effective against skin acne and it will keep your skin moisturized through out the day.
You can add other ingredients to your oatmeal soap recipe such as fragrant oils or colors. Indeed oatmeal soaps can be the power breakfast of your skin. It can make your skin younger, smoother and healthier.