Oatmeal Soap Recipe With Melt and Pour Soap
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Learn how to make a cinnamon and oatmeal soap recipe.  This is an easy recipe made with melt and pour soap, and it's a great DIY project for beginner soap making.  It has oatmeal to naturally and gently exfoliate your skin.  


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 soap recipe was born.




Normally, I grind the oatmeal and add it to the soap base to make oatmeal soap recipes.  This time, I added it to the top because it looks pretty, and I wanted a little extra scrubbing power as I wanted the oatmeal cinnamon soap recipe to use in my kitchen.


I used an essential oil blend to smell like oatmeal raisin cookies for this oatmeal soap recipe.  You can also use a fragrance oil if you want to.


Oatmeal is also soothing in oatmeal melt and pour soap, so it's a good kitchen soap since I wash my hands in the kitchen often.



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.


Is Oatmeal Soap Good For Your Skin?


Yes, this oatmeal soap recipe is good for your skin.  Oatmeal works like a gentle exfoliant to remove dead skin cells.


Oatmeal also has some healthy fats in it.  These fats help moisturize your skin without making your hands feel oily or greasy.   





What Are the Benefits of Using Oatmeal Soap?


This oatmeal soap recipe has several benefits for your skin, including:


  • Moisturizing skin
  • Reducing oil from skin
  • Exfoliating skin naturally
  • Soothing itching and irritation
  • Reducing acne
  • Reducing odors


How Much Oatmeal Do You Put in Soap?


For oatmeal melt and pour soap, I recommend using 1 tablespoon or less of oatmeal per pound of soap.  However, since the oatmeal goes on top of this oatmeal cinnamon soap recipe, you might use more.


You can also use an oatmeal melt and pour soap base so you don't have to add more oatmeal.


Learn more about melt and pour soap additives.


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What Kind of Oatmeal Do I Use for Oatmeal Melt and Pour Soap?


I wanted large pieces of oatmeal for aesthetics and for exfoliating for my oatmeal soap recipe.  I used old-fashioned oats.


If you are adding oatmeal to the base to make your oatmeal cinnamon soap recipe, then you can use ground oats or colloidal oats.  I used oatmeal in the soap for this exfoliating soap recipe.


Melt and Pour Soap Base


I used a white melt and pour soap base from Crafty Bubbles.  Any melt and pour base will work for this oatmeal melt and pour soap recipe.


New to making melt and pour soap?  Learn how to make handmade glycerin soap step by step.


Oatmeal Cinnamon Soap Recipe Scent


I used a blend of vanilla  absolute and lemon essential oil to make my oatmeal cinnamon soap recipe.  Vanilla and lemon smell like a sugar cookie, and there's a cinnamon scent from the ground cinnamon.


Lemon essential oil is a natural degreaser, so it works with the oatmeal in this oatmeal soap recipe to degrease.  This is another reason that I wanted to use this as a kitchen soap.


You can also use an oatmeal raison cookie fragrance oil.  Generally, you'd use the same amount unless the directions state otherwise.  


However, you may need to use less in this oatmeal cinnamon soap recipe because fragrance oils tend to be stronger than essential oils.


Using Cinnamon in Melt and Pour Soap


Cinnamon can be irritating for some people.  If you have sensitive skin, omit the cinnamon.  Do not add more because it can irritate your skin.


Oatmeal Melt and Pour Soap Mold


I used my circle soap mold.  I also really like this rectangle soap mold for melt and pour soaps.


Ingredients


Directions


STEP #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.



STEP #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.


STEP #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.



STEP #4


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



STEP #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.  

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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!


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I hope you enjoy this oatmeal soap recipe!
Yield: 2 bars
Author: Cari Dunn
Estimated cost: $5

Oatmeal Soap Recipe With Melt and Pour Soap

prep time: 15 Mperform time: 15 Mtotal time: 30 M
How to make cinnamon oatmeal soap with melt and pour soap.

materials:

  • 8 ounces melt and pour soap (I used white, but you can use clear too)
  • 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 30 drops vanilla essential oil
  • 18 drops lemon essential oil
  • oatmeal to sprinkle on the top

tools:

  • soap mold
  • Pyrex measuring cup or glass bowl
  • Knife
  • Digital scale

steps:

  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.
  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.
  6. You don't want to submerge it completely; you just want it to really stick on there.
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Cari Dunn
Cari Dunn

Cari lives on a small farm with her husband, three kids, two dogs, two cats, and a goat. She loves coffee, Gilmore Girls, her chihuahua, and her kids, but not in that order.