Honey Oatmeal Soap
If you?re new to the soap making scene- this is the recipe for you! It?s the basic of all basics (while still leaving you looking like a soap making rock star to all of your non-soap making friends!!).
Really- this recipe is so super easy you?ll wonder why you didn?t try your hand at soap making YEARS ago. It?s that easy. And if you?re already a soap making pro, don?t click away just yet. Even though this recipe is easy (have I said that enough?), it?s still an impressive, beautiful, soap full of skin perfecting ingredients.
So what makes this recipe so simple you ask?
It?s made in the microwave. Yep, you read that correctly. The microwave! No double boiler required. No glass bowl on top of a saucepan filled with water. No stove top mess. Just a microwave safe container and a wooden spoon. That?s it! Well, and a few ingredients of course?so if you?ve been dragging your feet about diving into soap making, drag no more.
Find an old piece of Tupperware and get to work!
-2 lbs Cocoa, Shea, or Mango Butter Melt and Pour Soap Base
-4 tablespoons Honey
-2 ounces Warm Vanilla Sugar Fragrance Oil
-1 cup Oatmeal (standard, not quick oats)
-Microwave safe containers
–Soap Mold of your choice
Here we go:
Step 1- Start by cutting the soap base into cubes (for easy melting)
Step 2- Place the cubed soap into your microwavable container and heat for 2 minutes, then stir.
Step 3- Continue melting and stirring the soap at 30 second intervals until all the cubes have melted evenly.
Step 4- Pour the honey into a separate microwavable container and heat until the consistency is thin.
Step 5- Add the melted honey to the melted soap and stir until well blended.
Step 6- Next, add your Vanilla fragrance oil and stir some more.
Step 7- Finally, stir in the oatmeal. You want the oatmeal to be evenly dispersed throughout the soap mixture, not sinking to the bottom.
Once all ingredients are well incorporated, pour your mixture into the mold you?ve decided to use and spray a little rubbing alcohol on top (this will help prevent bubbles as the soap hardens).
This soap will cool and harden overnight and easily pop out of your mold- just be sure to allow it to cure for several days before you use it.
See?! Easy peasy!!
Now you have no excuses not to see what all the soap making buzz is all about! This recipe is a great way to get you started and it?s sure to be a crowd pleaser in your household.