Homemade Honey Oatmeal Soap

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 DIY Recipe

Homemade Honey Oatmeal Soap

(2 bars)


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?

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14 Comment

  1. Reply
    Joy | Yummy Seconds
    April 10, 2016 at 2:15 pm

    This oatmeal soap sounds easy to make. Thanks for sharing.

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      April 10, 2016 at 6:22 pm

      Yeah, the melt and pour base makes it really simple!

  2. Reply
    April 14, 2016 at 2:17 am

    It looks and sounds lovely!

    1. Reply
      April 14, 2016 at 8:27 am

      Thanks! I certainly think it is. I hope you try it out.

  3. Reply
    Easy Peasy Life Matters
    April 14, 2016 at 7:05 pm

    Love how easy this soap is to make!! Thanks for sharing! 🙂

    1. Reply
      April 14, 2016 at 10:31 pm

      You’re welcome! I love the melt and pour base to simplify it all.

  4. Reply
    April 15, 2016 at 1:24 pm

    Never made soap but it sounds easy.


    1. Reply
      April 15, 2016 at 3:31 pm

      Yes, it really is simple with the melt and pour base for beginners such as myself. Try it out!

  5. Reply
    Kim Cunningham
    April 19, 2016 at 1:24 pm

    Who knew soap making was so easy! Inspired to try!

    1. Reply
      April 19, 2016 at 2:25 pm

      Yes, I love using the melt and pour base to simplify the process!

  6. Reply
    Vickie@Vickie's Kitchen and Garden
    April 28, 2016 at 5:50 pm

    Grace, I had no idea that soap making could be this easy! I can’t wait to give this a try! Would be great for little presents for Christmas.

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      April 28, 2016 at 8:16 pm

      I love the melt and pour base for how easy it makes it. Oh yes, Christmas presents is a great idea! I’ve done them for birthdays and thank you’s too.

  7. Reply
    May 2, 2016 at 7:27 am

    That sounds amazing! I’m pinning that one for later.
    I’m slowly going more and more natural / organic. Making soaps and laundry detergents is the logical next step. Thanks for the recipe!

    1. Reply
      May 2, 2016 at 11:28 am

      Oh, I love hearing about people just starting out on their journey toward more natural and homemade options. Exciting!

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