16 July 2019

Blueberry Oatmeal Doughnut Exfoliating Melt and Pour Soap Recipe

This adorable blueberry oatmeal doughnut exfoliating melt and pour soap recipe is easy to use.  It's scented with a natural blueberry fragrance oil.  The oatmeal gently exfoliates, making it great for the hands or body.

My son, Caleb, loves blueberry muffins.  So do I.  I may have had a little addiction to hazelnut coffee with a shot of vanilla and a blueberry muffin from the coffee cart when I was in college.

Several years ago, when Caleb was in preschool, I taught him about math by cooking.  One summer we made about 10 different blueberry muffin recipes and took careful notes until we found the best ever blueberry muffin recipe.

We then moved on to blueberry bread and even doughnuts.  That's what inspired this blueberry oatmeal doughnut exfoliating melt and pour soap recipe.

How to make blueberry oatmeal doughnut melt and pour soap. If you need soap ideas and inspiration, try this awesome soap that's great for kids. This DIY glycerin soap base recipes has additives like oatmeal for exfoliating and a natural blue berry fragrance. Easy DIY techniques that's great for beginners. Make embeds to make designs in your soap. This cute soap can be made at home. Get tips for making pretty soap at home with this tutorial. #soap #oatmeal #blueberry

I wanted to use my new doughnut mold, but I didn't want to make sprinkled doughnut soap like everyone else does.  

I remembered the blueberry doughnuts and decided to do blueberry oatmeal since oatmeal is a great natural additives and exfoliant to add to melt and pour soap.  

BLUEBERRY OATMEAL DOUGHNUTS EXFOLIATING MELT AND POUR SOAP RECIPE

This was a fun melt and pour soap technique to try.  It has embeds and oatmeal soap for gentle exfoliation.

How to make blueberry oatmeal doughnut melt and pour soap. If you need soap ideas and inspiration, try this awesome soap that's great for kids. This DIY glycerin soap base recipes has additives like oatmeal for exfoliating and a natural blue berry fragrance. Easy DIY techniques that's great for beginners. Make embeds to make designs in your soap. This cute soap can be made at home. Get tips for making pretty soap at home with this tutorial. #soap #oatmeal #blueberry

I just made little rectangles for the embeds, but you can also make blueberries from a mold or buy them on Etsy.  If you'll be selling it, that's the way I'd do it.  But this way is still super cute, too.

More fun melt and pour soap tutorials:

MELT AND POUR SOAP


I used Crafty Bubbles white melt and pour soap. I've been using it for almost 15 years, and it's my preferred soap base. 

It's not available anywhere except their website, so call or email them to order.

FRAGRANCE


Crafty Bubbles also came out with a line of natural fragrance oils, including blueberry.  It has a strong and very real blueberry scent.


You can also use a blueberry fragrance oil in this blueberry oatmeal doughnut soap.  There are several on Etsy and Amazon.

OATMEAL


I used regular cooking oatmeal and I ground in my Ninja food processor.  I grind a cup at a time and store it until I need it.  

You can also use colloidal oatmeal for this oatmeal soap recipe.

MOLDS


I used my favorite rectangle soap mold to make the chunks for the embeds, but you can use any mold that will get you a flat pour.  

There is also an actual blueberry soap mold if you want a more authentic look.  You can find one on Amazon or there's a mini one on Etsy that would be good for the doughnut soaps.  (I just picked up the one on Amazon, so I'll be using it in future posts.)

How to make blueberry oatmeal doughnut melt and pour soap. If you need soap ideas and inspiration, try this awesome soap that's great for kids. This DIY glycerin soap base recipes has additives like oatmeal for exfoliating and a natural blue berry fragrance. Easy DIY techniques that's great for beginners. Make embeds to make designs in your soap. This cute soap can be made at home. Get tips for making pretty soap at home with this tutorial. #soap #oatmeal #blueberry

You can also buy blueberry embeds on Etsy.  If you use those, this doughnut soap would be so easy to make! 

I used my new doughnut pan.  I picked up a metal doughnut pan at my local thrift store for $1.  (I'm from the midwest; we brag about finding good deals at thrift stores here.)

I actually had a doughnut mold on my wish list for a while.  If I were to buy one, I'd buy a silicone doughnut mold because it's easier to unmold the soap.  

INGREDIENTS


SUPPLIES


DIRECTIONS


STEP #1


Melt 2 ounces of white melt and pour soap 15-20 seconds in the microwave.  If there are small chunks, stir until they melt.  

Add blue soap colorant and stir well.  Pour into a 1/4 inch layer in several of the cavities of the rectangle mold.  You can make these as thin or as thick as you'd like.  Let cool completely, about 20 minutes.


STEP #2


Remove the blue soap from the mold.  Cut into small chunks.  I did rectangles, but you can do chunks, squares, or whatever you'd like.


STEP #3


Place the blue pieces of soap on the bottom of four of the doughnut molds.  I had some laying flat and some standing up.  Place them randomly to fill about half of the mold.


STEP #4


Melt 8 ounces of white soap in 30 second intervals.  Stir between each interval.

Add the oats and stir.  When the temperature drops below 160 degrees, add the blueberry natural fragrance oil.


STEP #5 


Spray the blue pieces with rubbing alcohol.  Pour the oatmeal soap over the blue chunks until they are almost covered.  Spray with  rubbing alcohol to remove air bubbles.  Let sit until cool, about 20 minutes.


STEP #6


Add more blue pieces on top of the cooled soap.  Spray with rubbing alcohol.  


STEP #7

Remelt the oatmeal soap and pour to fill the molds.  If there are blue pieces sticking up, you can cut them off when it cools.  Spray with rubbing alcohol.


Let cool completely, about 2 hours.  Unmold them.  If you use a metal pan like I did, place it in the freezer for no longer than 10 minutes to help them come out easier.  

Enjoy your blueberry oatmeal doughnuts exfoliating melt and pour soap recipe!  


These can be used in the bath, but I usually use them in the kitchen.  

Melt and pour soap can get soft if it sits in water.  I use a metal soap dish for drainage.  I used to use wooden ones, but the metal ones are less messy with the tray on the bottom, and they are a lot easier to clean.




Blueberry Oatmeal Doughnut Exfoliating Melt and Pour Soap Recipe

Yield: 4 2-ounce bars of soap
Author: Cari @ Everything Pretty
Estimated cost: $10
prep time: 1 hourperform time: 1 hourtotal time: 2 H
This adorable blueberry oatmeal doughnut exfoliating melt and pour soap recipe is easy to use. It's scented with a natural blueberry fragrance oil. The oatmeal gently exfoliates, making it great for the hands or body.

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  1. Melt 2 ounces of white melt and pour soap 15-20 seconds in the microwave. If there are small chunks, stir until they melt.  Add blue soap colorant and stir well. Pour into a 1/4 inch layer in several of the cavities of the rectangle mold.   Let cool completely, about 20 minutes.
  2. Remove the blue soap from the mold. Cut into small chunks. I did rectangles, but you can do chunks, squares, or whatever you'd like.
  3. Place the blue pieces of soap on the bottom of four of the doughnut molds. Place them randomly to fill about half of the mold.
  4. Melt 8 ounces of white soap in 30 second intervals. Stir between each interval. 
  5. Add the oats and stir. When the temperature drops below 160 degrees, add the blueberry natural fragrance oil.
  6. Spray the blue pieces with rubbing alcohol. Pour the oatmeal soap over the blue chunks until they are almost covered. Spray with rubbing alcohol to remove air bubbles. Let sit until cool, about 20 minutes.
  7. Add more blue pieces on top of the cooled soap. Spray with rubbing alcohol.  
  8. Remelt the oatmeal soap and pour to fill the molds. If there are blue pieces sticking up, you can cut them off when it cools. Spray with rubbing alcohol.
  9. Let cool completely, about 2 hours. Unmold them. If you use a metal pan like I did, place it in the freezer for no longer than 10 minutes to help them come out easier.

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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.