How to Make Homemade Oatmeal Soap

Homemade soap is easy to make, relatively inexpensive, and a fabulous homemade gift.  I decided to make an almond scented-oatmeal-goats-milk soap because it’s a soap with moisturizing and exfoliating properties and it smells delicious and looks beautiful.  It’s the perfect soap!  Plus, now that I’ve made just about every scent of sugar scrubs I could think of I had to move on to something else, right?

DIY Homemade Oatmeal Soap

Homemade Oatmeal Soap

Homemade Oatmeal soap is a great choice to make because it:

  • Smells great – you can choose how mild or strong you want the scent depending upon the amount of scent you add to your mixture!
  • Moisturizes
  • Gently Exfoliates
  • Cleans
  • Is Easy to Make
  • Looks Lovely
  • Is a Fabulous Homemade Gift

Oatmeal Soap Recipe

Oatmeal Soap Recipe collage

  • Place 8 cubes of Goat’s Milk Soap Suspension Formula in microwave safe bowl and melt in microwave approximately 1-1/2 minutes on high.  (I used a 40% off coupon at Michael’s so I paid $6.00 for the pack)  Tip: It melts evenly if you use a knife to cut the individual cubes instead of leaving it in a block.
  • Add approximately 40 drops of sweet almond oil soap extract  (I purchased at Michaels for $2.99).  This is about a 6:1 ratio.  5 drops of oil for 1 cube of soap.  If you like a stronger scent, I’d use more drops of oil.
  • Add 1/4 cup oatmeal that has been lightly blended in blender to make grains smaller.
  • Mix ingredients in microwave safe bowl and pour into soap molds (I got mine at Michaels for $1.99).  This recipe fills two square molds and makes 2 nice sized bars of soap.

Decorate Soap

oatmeal soap bar

I used bakers twine and paper flowers to decorate my bars of soap.  They look really cute wrapped in parchment paper too.  I figured out that each bar of soap costs about $1.25 – $1.50 to make.

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