Recipe: Oatmeal Cookie Rebatch Soap
Here’s your warning: this one smells so delicious you’ll be tempted to eat it. Or at least make a batch of cookies and eat all of them!
Packed with skin loving oatmeal, sweet fragrance, and a soft silky base- this soap is a winner in my books!
Here’s what you’ll need:
3 cups grated Rebatch Soap Base
1 cup Water
1 tablespoon Sweet Almond Oil
1 tablespoon Powdered Milk
1 cup Oatmeal
1 tablespoon Oatmeal Milk & Honey Fragrance Oil
1/8 teaspoon Cinnamon Essential Oil
For the record, you could totally get away with only using the Oatmeal Milk & Honey fragrance- it’s amazing. Soft and sweet, perfect for a relaxing soap scent. But the addition of a tiny but of cinnamon really does make this soap smell like a cookie. And I love cookies. So naturally, I love this combo 🙂
Start by melting the grated soap base over medium heat using a double boiler (or similar set-up, like I did).
Add in the water during the beginning of the melting process. If the mixture feels dry as it continues to melt, you can add in additional liquid 1 tablespoon at a time.
Continue stirring over medium heat, adding water as needed, until your soap reaches the consistency of mashed potatoes. Creamy, a little sticky, and smooth.
After the soap has reached the above consistency, add in the sweet almond oil…
the Oatmeal Milk & Honey fragrance oil…
the Cinnamon Essential Oil…
and the Powdered Milk. Stir it all up until the consistency is smooth and all ingredients have been evenly distributed.
Finally, fold in the oatmeal.
Carefully scoop the soap mixture into your molds and allow to cool and harden completely before unmolding.
If you want the finished product to maintain a light color, you need to use a stabilizer as the fragrance oil contains some vanilla, which will darken the soap as it cools. I don’t mind the darker color in this recipe since I’m making the soap to mimic a cookie- so be aware that the finished product will be slightly darker than what you see here.
Just remember, with rebatch soap the finished product is safe to use right away (doesn’t require curing), but leaving it to rack dry for a few weeks will pull the excess moisture out for a harder bar.