Today I’d like to share my favorite, super-easy, homemade honey, and oatmeal soap recipe with you. One of the best things about this recipe is that it doesn’t feel like a typical grocery store soap. Made with a goat’s milk soap base, the scent is delicate, and natural and the consistency is soft and smooth. It also lasts a long time and has a lovely lather (see photo below) – so it’s perfect for a bath or shower!
You can leave out either the oatmeal or the honey if you wish – the recipe still works. I used porridge oats that I blitzed in my Nutribullet for just a couple of seconds so that some of the flakes remained.
Color and Fragrance – You can customize this soap recipe by adding a couple of drops of essential oil, and a little coloring – although I honestly prefer this soap without.
Oils – I added extra virgin olive oil to my mixture as it’s my favorite goto skincare oil, (I even use olive oil as a natural body moisturizer), but do feel free to substitute with any oil of your choice.
Base – The recipe calls for a goat’s milk soap base which gives the soap a soft, creamy texture that is very gentle on sensitive skin but you can use any melt and pour base that you prefer.
Rubbing Alcohol – This is used to eliminate any bubbles that may form on the top of your soap. If you don’t wish to use it the soap will be OK but may look a little less than neat.
This recipe will make four bath-soap-sized bars (measuring approximately 3.1″ x 2.2″ x 1″ and weighing 3.4 oz) – using just 1lb of goat’s milk melt and pour soap base. You can easily double the recipe if you wish.
Just so you know, the bases are commonly 2lbs and more but I prefer to make smaller batches at a time when making soap just for myself and my family unless I’m making extra for gifting, see above.
And I thought it might be a good idea to give you the recipe for a smaller quantity so that you’ll have plenty of soap base left over to try out my Easy Coffee Cinnamon & Honey Soap Recipe or make more of this honey & oat soap when you run out.
If you’d like a little more information on the melt and pour method v’s the lye process or if you fancy choosing a soap-making kit, please click here.
- 1/2 lb Goat’s Milk Soap Base
- Silicone Soap Mold (this set also contains a spatula)
- Glass Jug
- 1 tbsp Honey
- 1 tbsp Extra-Virgin Olive Oil
- 1 tbsp Porridge Oats (ground) or Oatmeal (not course or steel-cut as it could be sharp)
- Rubbing Alcohol (Spray)
- Cut the soap base into roughly 1-inch-sized cubes. (The soap base is quite easy to cut with an ordinary kitchen knife.)
- Place the cubes in a glass jug, and heat in the microwave until all of the cubes melt. Be careful not to overheat the soap base. You should melt the cubes in short bursts and stir in between heating times.
- Now add the oats, honey, and oil and stir well.
- Pour evenly into the silicone mold.
- Lightly spray the surface of the soap with rubbing alcohol to eliminate any bubbles. (The bubbles may not disappear immediately but don’t worry, they will have by the time the soap is set).
- Sprinkle a few flakes of oats on the top for decoration if you wish.
- Allow the soap to cool and set by leaving it undisturbed for approximately two hours.
- When the soap is set, carefully turn out the soaps from the mold. Don’t worry soap molds are thin which makes this process very easy.
And that’s it all done – enjoy your soap!
Ohh and if you need some pretty handmade labels to package your soap, I have some free printable ones here.
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