Tuesday, July 21, 2009

Almost Homemade Oatmeal Soap~

Oatmeal has been known for many things besides for breakfast. A good oatmeal soap recipe that can help protect and nourish the skin and can be used to remove dead skin is available here for you to try.


1 bar of mild soap (a large Dove bar soap is recommended) 
3 to 4 tablespoons oatmeal 
4 to 5 tablespoons water


1. Finely grind the oatmeal in a blender or miller. It should be finely ground but not too powdery.

2. Using a cheese grater, grate the bar of mild soap in a microwavable bowl.

3. Add the 4 to 5 tablespoons of water to the grated mild soap.

4. Put the soap and water mixture in a microwave for 2 to 3 minutes on high temperature. The mixture will tend to rise due to the heat. Do not let it bubble over. When the mixture rises, stir the mixture before it bubbles over.

5. If the soap has dissolved, take out the bowl of mixture from the microwave.

6. Gradually add in 3 to 4 tablespoons of the finely ground oatmeal, mixing well after each addition. Add and mix the oatmeal until the consistency of the mixture and the proportion of the oatmeal to the soap are to your liking.

7. Pour the mixture into your molds. Suggested molds for oatmeal soap are muffin pans, small bowls or 1 inch height round tin cans (you can use taller ones but you will have to remove both ends and slice the soap into round bars once it is cooled).

8. When the oatmeal soap mixture has slightly solidified but still warm, remove it from the mold and let it stand to cool thoroughly.

9. When the oatmeal soaps have completely cooled, wrap or package as desired.

Oatmeal soap is a good exfoliant and can be used to relieve itchiness due to insect bites and dry skin. 

You may also add any of the following:

goats milk



cocoa butter

essential oils

Enjoy or wrap in cellophane with a bow and homemade tag and you have a wonderful gift for giving away!


Lois Christensen said...

You are full of knowledge! If anything happens to this country, I'm heading to your house. I bet we won't even notice the world falling apart around us! Enjoy your day!

Jamie Stroupe said...

I am so excited about this... I am wanting to start making bar soap... I was wondering where to buy soap molds??

Coming from the Stroupe home!!

Unknown said...

When i first read the title I read Oatmeal Soup...imagine my surprise when the first ingredient was Dove Soap!

However, now that I know what the recipe is for....it sounds great!

The Watts Family said...

This looks great but I don't have a microwave you can just melt the soap on a stove right? I love oatmeal soap I would like to try this out~Thanks for sharing~Blessings Heather

Anonymous said...

I discovered your gracious blog a few days ago. I know our Lord led me to your site. It's just the type of encouragement I've needed. Thank you. I made the hand made hamburger buns yesterday and my husband was thrilled. You should have seen his face when he saw them cooling on the counter. He told me to take a photo of them. Isn't that sweet?! Bless your day. VintageBethie--oh and feel free to email me if you wish as I do not have a blog--yet.

Elle Bee said...

This sounds lovely. I think I'll try it!

Mary @ Neat and Tidy said...

Carrie: I love this! WE have been Dove soap users forever, and my mom has the best skin for a 77 year old. Thank you so much.

Amber said...

This would make a wonderful gift! Thanks for sharing.

Mrs. E said...

This sounds wonderful....
thank you for sharing dear Carrie!

Many Blessings~ Miss Jen

Unknown said...

I WILL be making this!



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