Oatmeal soap is good for skin.It can help with itching and other skin problems.Oatmeal soap is cheap and easy to make.The easiest way to make oatmeal soap is to use a melt-and-pour soap base, but you can also make your own from scratch.
Step 1: You should gather your materials.
This recipe is much simpler than making soap from scratch.It involves modifying a pre-made soap base with your own ingredients.You’ll need: 1 lbs soap base, 4 ounces rolled oats, 1.5 ounces almond oil, and 2 ounces roasted almonds.
Step 2: A soap base is what you should choose.
goat’s milk, shea butter, and olive oil are some of the popular soap base options.If you want your oats to not sink to the bottom of the soap during the cooling process, choose a suspension formula.Soap bases are often called “melt-and-pour” soap bases since all you need to do is melt down the base, add your ingredients, pour it into a mould, and then let it cool.If a soap base isn’t easy for you to get, you can purchase a regular bar of soap and just melt it down, add the oats, and let it cool.One with higher-quality ingredients will make your skin feel nicer.
Step 3: Prepare your mold.
You can use any moulds you want for this recipe.If you’re making bar soap, you can use a baking pan.You can use any shape you want.Before pouring soap into metal or plastic containers that aren’t specifically made for soap, be sure to line them with wax paper or parchment paper.It will be easier to remove the soap once it’s cooled.Professional soap-makers line their moulds.The soap can get stuck in the corners of the moulds.If you’re using moulds with more detailed shapes, you won’t want to line them as this will obscure the design.
Step 4: You need to grind your oats.
You can add oats to a coffee grinder or crush them with a rolling pin.You want to make a fine powder out of oats.It’s great for soothing your skin.If you’re using a food processor, it will take between 5 and 10 minutes to get the oats down into a fine powder.
Step 5: Almonds can be added to the mixture.
Almonds can be ground into a fine powder by adding them to the ground oats.If you put too much of it with the almonds, you’ll end up with almond butter.If you’re using a food processor, it will take another 5 to 10 minutes to ground almonds into a powder.
Step 6: The base of soap should be melted down.
It is possible to place it in a saucepan over low heat.Another option is to place the bowl in a saucepan full of water and then heat it up.There is a double-boiler.The soap base can be melted in the microwave.You could put it in a heat-proof container and microwave it for a minute or two, then 15 to 30 seconds at a time, until it’s completely melted.Stir the soap constantly to make sure it’s fully melted and doesn’t get scorched.Take the soap out of the microwave and stir it.
Step 7: Take the melted soap and put it in a container.
This could be a large mixing bowl or measuring cup.
Step 8: Add your oats and other optional ingredients.
While stirring the melted soap mixture, pour your oats or almond-oat mixture into it, making sure that it’s well-mixed and that there are no clumps.Add the wet ingredients to the melted soap before you add the oats/oat-almond mixture.The liquids will be distributed evenly.You can add any other ingredients you want to add to the mixture at this point.The ingredients that soap-makers like to add to their bars include vitamins E oil, essential oils, and poppy seeds.
Step 9: The soap should be poured into its mold.
Line it to make soap removal easier if you’re using a baking pan, plastic container, cardboard box, or other rectangular shaped mould.
Step 10: Allow the soap to cool off.
The soap should be ready for use within 2 hours.If you want to speed up the cooling process, you can put it in the fridge.
Step 11: The soap needs to be removed from the mold.
Remove the soap from its container.Cut the soap into bars.Clean cuts can be made with a sharp knife.To make sure the blocks are even, you might score the block of soap before cutting it.If you have a metal ruler, you can use it to draw lines on the soap block.
Step 12: Enjoy!
The soap is ready to use.You should use homemade soaps within 1 year of making them.This time can be shortened to 6 months if you live in a hotter climate.If you’re giving the soap away as a gift, make it look more fancy by tying it with twine.
Step 13: You need to gather your ingredients.
You can purchase lye from most hardware stores if you want to make this soap from scratch.You’ll need distilled water, pure lye, olive oil, coconut oil and oats.
Step 14: You need to gather your tools.
The interaction with non-stick, aluminum, cast iron, tin, and wood will be noted.Don’t use pots, pans, containers, or utensils in these materials.Safety goggles, long rubber gloves, face mask, and a scale that can weigh items down to 0.25 ounces are what you’ll need.
Step 15: Prepare the mold.
2 pounds of soap can be made from this recipe.The number of bars depends on the size of your mold.If you don’t have a mold, use a cardboard box or plastic container.Regardless of whether you’re using a mold, a plastic container, or a box, line it with some cling wrap, wax paper or parchment paper to make it easier to remove once it’s cooled.
Step 16: Protect yourself.
Put on your protective gear.In addition to the protective gear, you should wear skin-covered clothes as lye will burn your skin.Do not take this advice lightly, lye burns can cause serious damage.If you get lye on your skin, wash it off with a solution of water and salt for 15 to 30 minutes to protect your eyes.If you see it in your eyes, flush them with lots of water for 15 minutes.Breathing difficulties can be caused by inhaling lye.Many soap makers only use gloves and goggles, but you should be wearing a mask as well.
Step 17: You can weigh and pour the lye into the bowl.
The bowl should be plastic, ceramic, or glass.As you pour the lye into the bowl, be careful that you don’t get any of the powder on your skin or inhale it.
Step 18: Take 6 ounces of distilled water and put it in a measuring cup.
You should be able to find distilled water at your local grocery store or health food store.You can make your own distilled water by boiling tap water in an enclosed container that is connected to another container.The distilled water is formed when the steam rises from one container and falls into the other.
Step 19: Slowly pour the water with the lye.
The heat and fumes from adding the lye to the water will be very dangerous.When the lye is in the water, stir it.You shouldn’t add water to lye.Adding water to lye will cause a strong reaction, with the solution coming out of the container, which could cause injury to you.The water-lye solution will generate heat if you want to reduce the cooling time.You can start with cold water.
Step 20: Take your oils and melt them together.
Add coconut oil, olive oil and castor oil to the measuring cup.Place the cup in a saucer of simmering hot water, or microwave it in 30-second intervals until the oils have melted together.The oils should be heat to the point of melting.If you want the oils and water to be the same temperature when you mix them, you should avoid them being too hot.
Step 21: When the temperatures are similar, mix the water and oils.
When you mix the water and oils, they should be within 20 degrees of each other.At this point, they are likely to be between 90 and 120 degrees.Before mixing them together, use the digital thermometer to make sure that this is the case.If you mix the oils and water while they’re still warm, they won’t mix together.It’s better to be closer to 112 degrees.
Step 22: The water should be put into the oil mixture.
Continue to stir while doing this slowly.If you measure the mixture’s temperature at this time, you can see where it is.
Step 23: Quickly stir the mixture.
You can use a hand mixer or a whisk.A hand mixer takes less time than a whisk, but both are okay.The mixture will be ready when it becomes thick and cloudy.The drippings should appear on the surface of the mixture if you can lift the hand mixer or whisk it out.To make sure the mixture is ready to go, you can check the temperature.If it has risen a couple of degrees from when you last checked it.You’re doing well when you combine the oils and water.
Step 24: You can add your oats.
You can add more things to the soap once the water and oils have been thoroughly combined.You’ll be adding oats.Depending on your tastes, you can add as little or as much as you want.For the best skin-soothing results, use oatmeal that has been ground into a fine powder.You can make it yourself by grinding regular oats into a fine powder using a coffee grinder.If you don’t have a coffee grinder, you can manually grind the oats by using a mortar and pestle, or by crushing them with a rolling pin.
Step 25: You can put the soap mixture in your store.
After it’s in there, cover it with plastic wrap and store it in a dry place for a couple of days.
Step 26: You should check your soap.
After 2 days, put on your gloves, goggles, and face mask and check your soap.It should look smooth.You can take it out of the container and cut it up.The lye can still cause you harm if you don’t wear protective gear.If your soap has liquid or powder on top of it, you need to throw it out and start over.This shouldn’t be a problem if you followed the recipe exactly.
Step 27: Cure your soap.
Allow the soap to sit and dry for at least 3 or 4 weeks after cutting it up.Experts recommend curing soap for up to 6 weeks.If you want your soap bars to dry evenly on each side, you’ll need to turn them once a day.Allowing the soap to cure will give it time to dry out and become more gentle over time.A bar of soap that isn’t cured will feel softer and stronger than a cured one.
Step 28: Enjoy!
The soap is ready to use.It is best used within a year of making.You should use the soap within 6 months of making it if you live in a hot area.