This Honey Oatmeal Soap with Lavender Essential Oil is one of the most nourishing and soothing soaps you can ever make in the comfort of your own home. If you’re looking for a homemade gift to give out to any family members or friends that won’t cost you a lot, this is the perfect project for you.
What is Honey Oatmeal Soap with Lavender good for?
If you have sensitive skin or skin issues like eczema or acne, this soap could possibly be good for you. Honey has been used to help with wound healing and inflammation. While oatmeal has antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties that can help moisturize and fasten skin regeneration. Now added with Lavender Essential Oil which has antiseptic and calming properties, this homemade soap will definitely be a treat to your skin.
Can I Use ANy kinds of oats?
You can use any oats – quick, regular rolled, or whole oats. However, if you want the oats to be finer and less harsh on your skin, grind them with a blender or a small coffee grinder to a finer size.
How many times can I use this?
Just like a bar of regular soap, you can use this essential oil soap on a daily basis. However, if you’re using this on your face, you might want to be cautious or be gentler as the oatmeal might be a little rough on your skin.
What supplies do I need to make this Honey Oatmeal Soap myself?
- goat’s milk melt and pour soap base
- dried lavender petals
- quick oats
- lavender mica powder
- Lavender Essential Oil
- 4 cup microwave-safe measuring cups with spout
- 4-inch silicone soap mold
- Wavy soap cutter
- Spray bottle with rubbing alcohol
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- Cut soap into 1x1 inch cubes and divide evenly between 3 measuring cups.
- Heat one soap filled measuring cup in the microwave for 30 seconds, remove and stir well. If not fully melted, heat for additional 30 second increments, stirring between each heat session, until fully melted.
- Add honey to melted soap base and stir very well.
- Pour into soap mold and spray the top with rubbing alcohol to help the next layer adhere together.
- Spray or pour a small amount of rubbing alcohol into a small bowl, add mica powder and stir well.
- Repeat step 2.
- Once soap base is melted, let set for a few minutes, stirring every 20 seconds or so. When the temperature has dropped a bit, add the liquified mica powder and lavender essential oil. Stir very well.
- Your first layer of soap should be starting to set now, so very slowly pour the lavender soap mixture on top of the first layer of soap.
- Sprinkle dried lavender petals onto that second layer of soap you just poured, and spray with alcohol.
- Crush 1 tablespoon of the oats in a plastic baggie with a meat tenderizer, or another method like a Ninja or food processor.
- Repeat step 2.
- Add crushed oats to melted soap base and stir very well.
- Your second layer of soap should be starting to set now, so very slowly pour the oatmeal soap mixture on top of the lavender layer of soap.
- Immediately sprinkle remaining oats down the middle of the soap, push in lightly, and spray with rubbing alcohol.
- Let soap set for about 4-5 hours and remove from mold. Cut into four 1 inch bars using the wavy soap cutter.