So in a “what’s in my shower this week” report – I got out one of the last remaining bars of this batch of oatmeal/goat’s milk soap. After unmolding, it continued to turn an even deeper brown due to the vanilla-containing fragrance oil. The oatmeal gives a wonderful light scrub. Much gentler than other natural exfoliants. This week, I’m getting back into the soap kitchen with two “food-inspired” batches – one cold process and the other melt and pour. Stay tuned!
Soaps that contain goat’s milk and oatmeal are good for your skin. The goat’s milk contains extra fat, vitamins, alpha-hydroxy acids and minerals; the oatmeal is a great natural exfoliant. This recipe uses them both, but uses them in two layers, along with a vanilla-containing fragrance oil to make a soap that’s visually cool, and wonderful in the shower.
Made a wonderful soap the other day using my honey oatmeal soap recipe in one of our new acrylic slab soap molds. It was a ton of fun! Click here to see a full recipe tutorial on how to make it yourself!
The key to making a honey soap successfully is to keep the batch cool. Honey is made up of approximately 20% sugar. Sugar will cause your soap to heat up more than normal. If this heat is allowed to build, it may “over-heat” causing cosmetic flaws in your finished product. You don’t want that to happen!
Do not put the lid on your mold when making a honey soap. Do not insulate with towels. In fact, if needed, you really could put the entire batch in your freezer after it is poured into the mold to ensure that it stays cool.
Have fun making your very own honey oatmeal soap and be sure to share your results in the talk soap forum!