Organic rolled oats and honey come together as an all-natural soap that will leave your skin looking radiant and feeling super soft.

Updated May 20, 2021
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three bars of oatmeal soap in a wooden bowl

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.

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What you need

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How to do it

Part 1

ingredients for oatmeal soap blended in a glass bowl
Step 1

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.

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Step 2

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.)

ingredients for oatmeal soap blended in bowls and a silver spoon
Step 3

Add powdered oatmeal and 2 tablespoons raw honey to the melted soap base; stir with a craft stick to combine.

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oatmeal soap mixture being poured into molds
Step 4

Pour the mixture into the soap mold. Allow it to fully cool before popping bar soaps out of the mold.

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