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Oatmeal, Milk & Honey Soap Recipe

There's nothing quite as soothing as an oatmeal, milk and honey soap. This recipe uses a goat's milk melt and pour soap base, so it's super easy to make and ready to use as soon as you pop it from the mold.

Another plus -- it's gentle enough for face and body. And great for kids too! This is the same soap recipe I used years and years ago for my older two children (now 17 and nearly 20) when they were babies.

If you've never made melt and pour soap before, I've got a nifty tutorial for you here: How to Make Melt and Pour Soap. It's way easy. And you can get everything you need for this one at your local craft store.

Oatmeal, Milk & Honey M&P Soap

This recipe makes 1 lb. or 4 (4 oz.) bars of soap

What you'll need:
1 lb. goat's milk soap base
2 tablespoons oats, ground into a fine powder (here's how)
1 tablespoon honey
4 cavity soap mold (a silicon muffin tray works great too)
Spritz bottle filled with rubbing alcohol

Step 1: Cut the goat's milk soap base into approximately 1 inch chunks. No need to be neat about it, just cut it up and toss the pieces into a small pot.

Step 2: On low heat, warm the soap base gently until just melted. 

Step 3: While you're waiting, place the oatmeal and honey into a small bowl and stir until well mixed. You'll end up with a rather stiff mixture, but if you're having trouble getting the oats completely incorporated you can add a bit more honey. 

Premixing these ingredients makes it way easier to blend into your soap. Otherwise, that oatmeal powder tends to clump and you'll have oatmeal chunks in your soap. Not pretty. 

Step 4: Once the soap base is completely melted, stir in the oat and honey mixture. Mix well until completely blended throughout the soap. 

I like to keep the soap base on the heat while I do this, because the oat has a tendency to tighten the soap base. Keeping it on the heat counteracts this.

Step 5: Remove from heat and measure out into your soap molds. Immediately spritz the surface of the soap with rubbing alcohol. 

Let set undisturbed for several hours or overnight to completely harden. (Although, I admit I've forced mine from the mold and packaged it up within the hour when I'm really pressed for time.)

Step 6: Press your soap bars from the mold. Your soap is ready to use or give! 

To store melt and pour soap, wrap it tightly in plastic wrap or in a cellophane bag to keep out moisture. 

Enjoy your Oatmeal, Milk & Honey Soap!

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