I’m still intimidated by full-on soap making, so this recipe uses a melt and pour soap base which is ideal for beginners such as myself. I used a shea butter soap base, and then all I had to do was stir in whatever add-ins I want to customize it. This time I decided to go with a nourishing and exfoliating soap using honey and oats.
Honey is soothing, moisturizing, and full of antioxidants which makes it great for skin. It is also antibacterial which adds a cleansing boost to this soap. Oats act as an exfoliant to slough off dead skin and make your skin smooth. They are one of the gentlest natural exfoliants though and thus suitable for even sensitive skin. Here’s how to make homemade honey oatmeal soap.
Homemade Honey Oatmeal Soap
8 oz shea butter soap base
1 tbsp honey
1/4 c oats
Pulse oats in a blender or food processor until they’re at your desired consistency.
Cut the soap base into small pieces and place in a heat save bowl or double boiler.
Melt the soap base in the microwave or over the double boiler, stirring and checking often.
Remove from heat. Add honey and then stir.
Add the blended oats and stir.
Pour into molds, and allow to cool for at least 40 minutes.
Once cooled, gently pop out of the molds.
Have you tried homemade soap? What add-ins are your favourite?