OATMEAL MILK HONEY SOAP
Our version really doesn’t have a fragrance but it feels wonderful on the skin. Personally, I think it smells like pound cake — everyone else says, “I don’t smell anything”. Many of our customers with eczema swear by this soap. For a more interesting and textured look, sprinkle whole oats onto the top of the soap right after pouring into the mold.
10 ounces olive oil
10 ounces coconut oil
24 ounces soybean shortening
13.5 ounces water
6.2 ounces lye
3 ounces cow’s milk
4 teaspoons powdered oatmeal
2 teaspoons powdered or regular honey
The benefits of oats have been used throughout history for more than four thousand years. The primary reason why oats do such a good job of soothing the skin is a component found inside the oat called polysaccharides, which become gelatin-like when introduced to water. This creates a protective coating on the surface of the skin.
When using oats to sooth problems such as bee stings, it is much better to grind the oats in a coffee grinder first, as the powdered version works more quickly.
All three soothing ingredients from nature: oatmeal, milk and honey create a super soothing bar of soap.
For our basic soap making directions, see the top of every page on our site for the tab that reads HOW TO MAKE SOAP.