13 January 2017

Oatmeal Cinnamon Melt and Pour Soap Recipe

This year as I was baking my Christmas cookies, I thought it would be wonderful to make an oatmeal raisin cookie soap because I love the smell so much.  I didn't want to use real raisins in my soap, so I made a soap inspired by the tasty cookie and thus my oatmeal cinnamon melt and pour soap recipe was born.  Normally, I grind the oatmeal and add it to the soap.  This time, I added it to the top because it looks pretty, and I wanted a little extra scrubbing power as I wanted the soap in my kitchen.  I used real cinnamon and cinnamon essential oil for the fragrance.  Cinnamon essential oil is good for skin conditions, so it's a good additive for dry hands like mine are in the winter.  Oatmeal is also soothing, so it's a good kitchen soap since I wash my hands in the kitchen often.

oatmeal cinnamon melt and pour soap recipe

Oatmeal Cinnamon Melt and Pour Soap Recipe

This melt and pour soap recipe is very easy to make and only takes about 10 minutes from start to finish.  It would make a great gift to give to a friend, or keep it for yourself like I did.  I made two 4-ounce bars with this recipe, but you can easily double the recipe to make 4 bars.

Oatmeal Cinnamon Soap Ingredients

Oatmeal Cinnamon Soap Directions

1.  Weigh 8 ounces of melt and pour soap base.  I used white, but you can use white or clear.  You can start with any kind of soap with an additive, but I used a basic soap base with no additives.

2.  Heat the soap in a Pyrex measuring cup or glass bowl at 30 second intervals in the microwave.  Stir at each interval.  Be careful not to let it boil.  If there are just a few chunks in it, sometimes you can stir them out without reheating it.

3.  Add the cinnamon powder and cinnamon essential oil.  The cinnamon will clump when you add.  Just keep stirring and smooshing the clumps.  If some small ones remain, it won't hurt your final bar of soap.  I think it gives it some character.

4.  Pour in to the molds.  Mine didn't quite fill the mold.

5.  Sprinkle oatmeal on top.  You can add as much or as little as you want.  I wanted enough to exfoliate a little bit.  Then take a spoon and press it down in to the soap very gently.  You don't want to submerge it completely; you just want it to really stick on there.

A few hours later when the soap has cooled off and set up, unmold your soap.  I really like this silicone mold because the soap just pops right out.  

When I asked my daughter to put the extra bar in the cabinet with our extra soap, she smelled it and said it smelled just like an oatmeal raisin cookie.  Success!

If you like this oatmeal cinnamon melt and pour soap recipe, then you'll love these:

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Cari Dunn
Cari Dunn

Cari lives on a small farm in Ohio with her husband, three kids, two dogs, two cats, five goats, several chickens, and homing pigeons. She loves Gilmore Girls, coffee, and her kids. Not in that order.