Easy handmade honey & oatmeal melt and pour soap
How easy is this?
Very easy. My four year old niece helped me. It consisted of just a few ingredients. I made the soaps within an hour. I started making soaps because I was constantly buying new soaps. Not one satisfied me. I also have sensitive skin so all that change was not good for it. I thought to myself there has to be something better. And that's when it hit me why not make my own natural soaps. I am crafty, and I am very good with my hands. I'll be able to control what I put in it, nothing but goodness. None of all that extra that not handmade soaps contain. Nowadays the ingredients list are paragraphs. I like my products simple and natural. It's what is best for my skin. And who knows my skin better than me. Below I will list all the steps. Hopefully you'll have as much fun as I did. It is a very rewarding experience.
Materials and ingredients:
- 4 lbs. of honey soap base
- 1 tbsp of oatmeal per lb.
- soap mold that holds 72 oz
- microwave or double boiler
- soap cutter or knife
- plastic wrap
- 1 tsp of sweet lemon fragrance per lb.
- 1 tbsp amount of honey per lb. (I like to use a little more)
- microwave safe bowl/pyrex
Lay out all the materials and ingredients. Make sure you have an ample amount of workspace. Use the knife to cut soap into small pieces to be easier to melt. Put soap in microwave pyrex. Cover it with plastic wrap to preserve moisture from escaping the soap base. Microwave it for about 45 seconds. take it and and transfer it to mixing bowl. Mix in honey, oatmeal, and stir. Stir for about one minute. make sure oatmeal is well incorporated in mix. Then you're ready to pour into the mold. I put oatmeal in the bottom of the mold for a decorative touch. Also you can not fill the mold all the way and layer it with oatmeal and layer more soap mix on top. it gives it a nice look to it. After your soap is all in the mold sprinkle some more oatmeal if you'd like. your soap will be ready within 3 hours. I like to leave it overnight. Waking up to a homemade soap is like christmas morning for me.
- Bramble Berry®, Inc | Soap Making Supplies
where I purchased some supplies
Benefits of these ingredients on the skin
Honey: leaves skin feeling soft and radiant
Oatmeal: natural remedy for acne, soothes dry and irritated skin, exfoliating
Ready to slice
I sliced my soaps with a crinkle cutter. After slicing I wrapped in plastic wrap. Viola! Ready to use when you are. I hope you guys enjoy this as much as I did. You can always add your own special touches. Have fun with it.