DIY Projects & Crafts Bath Bombs and Soaps Homemade Soap How to Make Oatmeal Soap Organic rolled oats and honey come together as an all-natural soap that will leave your skin looking radiant and feeling super soft. By Martha Stewart Editors Martha Stewart Editors Facebook Instagram Twitter Website An article attributed to "Martha Stewart Editors" indicates when several writers and editors have contributed to an article over the years. These collaborations allow us to provide you with the most accurate, up-to-date, and comprehensive information available.The Martha Stewart team aims to teach and inspire readers daily with tested-until-perfected recipes, creative DIY projects, and elevated home and entertaining ideas. They are experts in their fields who research, create, and test the best ways to help readers design the life they want. The joy is in the doing. Editorial Guidelines Updated on May 20, 2021 Share Tweet Pin Email This soap-making how-to comes from our friend Anusha Rajeswaran of Fish and Bull. In this homemade soap, oatmeal—known for its naturally exfoliating and skin-soothing properties—is the star ingredient. We recommend using natural whole oats as opposed to quick oats that may turn to mush. A shea butter soap base and raw honey make these bar soaps even more nourishing for the skin. For this project, we used a melt and pour soap base as it is much easier and safer to handle than the traditionally cold-process method with the ingredient lye. What You'll Need Materials Shea butter glycerin soap base Organic rolled oats (Bob's Red Mill Organic Regular Rolled Oats) Raw honey Heatproof bowl Soap mold (ArtMinds Soap Molds) Knife Craft stick Blender or food processor Instructions Blend 1 cup organic rolled oats into a fine powder consistency. (Note: This is to ensure that the oatmeal doesn't scratch your skin or clog the drain when lathering up.) Set aside. Chop 2 pounds shea butter glycerin soap base into chunks. Place soap into a microwave-safe bowl and heat in the microwave for 30 seconds on high; stir. Repeat at intervals of 10 seconds until completely melted. (Note: Make sure that it does not boil.) Add powdered oatmeal and 2 tablespoons raw honey to the melted soap base; stir with a craft stick to combine. Pour the mixture into the soap mold. Allow it to fully cool before popping bar soaps out of the mold.