Oatmeal Soap Making
One of the most beneficial types of soap making in terms of skin benefits is oatmeal soap making. Oatmeal is a wonderful aid to skin problems like contact dermatitis, dry skin, itchy skin, poison ivy, rashes, insect bites, and even chicken pox! This is because oatmeal has a natural exfoliant property, but at the same time, it helps your skin retain needed moisture. This makes it cleansing and soothing, exactly what skin problems need!
Oatmeal soap making usually yields a very milky soap that is so mild it can be used for babies. It is often used for herbal facials and it has the ability to balance out body oils and moisture, making it ideal for teens dealing with acne.
Here is a simple oatmeal soap making recipe:
- 2 ounces lye
- 8 ounces distilled water
- 10 ounces palm oil
- 4 ounces coconut oil
- 2 ounces olive oil
- 1/4 cup oatmeal
Pour the lye into the distilled water and stir until it is dissolved. Set it aside and allow it to cool to 38 degrees Celsius.
While you're letting your lye cool, melt the palm oil and coconut oil together, and allow this to cool to 38 degrees Celsius as well.
As you wait for both to cool down, mix the olive oil and oatmeal in a blender.
When both oils and lye solution have reached the correct temperature, slowly pour the lye into the oil mixture and stir while you pour. Continue stirring till trace is achieved.
Next, pour in the blended oatmeal and olive oil, and make sure it is mixed in well.
Pour the mixture into the mold. Wrap this in a towel for 2 days. Remove it from the mold and cure for three weeks.
You have your soap!