Today I bring you a tutorial on how to make your own honey and oatmeal soap. After spending way too much money at natural cosmetic places, i figured I could give it a try and save some money. Soap making is not difficult and the great thing about it is that you can scent it however you want. I wanted to try honey and oats because honey is great for the skin and oatmeal it also very soothing. Plus, adding the whole oatmeal to the soap also gives it an exfoliating effect. Yummy!
Here is what you will need!
-13 cubes of any melt and pour soap base (the one Im using is white glycerin soap base and is from my local Michael’s. If you have a coupon you can get it for cheaper but its usually 9.99$ for 2 lbs)
– 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
– 2 teaspoons of cinnamon (optional)
– 3 tablespoons of honey
– ½ cup of oats (you can add less or more is you want)
– silicone mold
– glass bowl
Cut the 13 cubes of the soap and place them in the glass bowl. For faster melting, cut the cubes into smaller pieces. Place the bowl in the microwave and heat in 30 second intervals, mixing after each time. Continue melting until the soap base is completely melted, it should look like this.
After completely melting your soap base, add the ½ cup of oats and stir.
Add the vanilla extract, honey, and cinnamon. Make sure to mix well! If your soap hardens, do not be afraid to re-heat for 10-15 seconds.
Once everything is mixed well, pour into your silicon molds
Place your silicone mold in the refrigerator and allow your soap to set for at least an hour. Once your mold has set, pop your soap bars out of the molds and that’s it!
This recipe made 6 soap bars with my silicone mold. I hope you enjoy this vanilla and honey scented soap! Make it for yourself, for friends or family! Its heavenly!