Oatmeal Milk and Honey Soap Recipe
Delicious! Ok, so soap isn’t suppose to smell good enough to eat, but this one does! Be sure to tell the kids the bar of soap is NOT a cookie. The scent of almond is enough to make you wonder ‘where’re grandma’s cookies?’.
Tasty smells aren’t your thing? Mine either, typically. I have been told time and again that this is the most awesome scented soap! It’s a huge favorite. And as much as I don’t care for those tasty fragrances, this one rocks! You’ll want everyone to smell it (it’s just that good!) and then you’ll realize it’s time to hide it so you can savor it all for yourself – yes, it really is that good!
Here’s one of my favorite soap recipes. It’s simple and easy to remember.
Creamy Olive Oil Soap Recipe
80% Olive Oil
20% Palm Kernel Oil
5% Sodium Hydroxide
1 Pound Recipe:
12.8 oz Olive Oil
3.2 Palm Kernel Oil
2.18 Sodium Hydroxide
To figure liquid*, a safe range would be to multiply the lye amount by 2.2. I usually use a range somewhere between 1.7 and 2.0 for figuring my liquid requirements. For new recipes, I recommend 2.2.
If you want to use real Milk, like goat milk or buttermilk, then you want to measure your needed amount and put it in the freezer. Goat milk will get hot fast when you add the lye to it, so making a frozen slush of it is the way to go.
Now, you’re down to the nitty-gritty details of goodness for this soap.
1 TBS Honey, per pound of soap
1 TBS finely ground Toasted oatmeal
1 oz, per pound, OMH fragrance oil**
**You can leave it out the fragrance oil and it’s all good and yummy. But if you want an extra special kick to it, one that will make all your gift recipients sigh when they smell it, you need to add some ‘Oatmeal Milk & Honey’ fragrance oil to it. My absolute favorite Oatmeal Milk and Honey fragrance oil is by Brambleberry.
If you want a soap with more lather, reduce the amount of olive oil to 65% and add 15% Coconut Oil.
Remember ANY change you make to a recipe, or any time you make a new recipe, be sure to run it through a lye calculator to ensure you won’t be “lye heavy” and your percentages are correct!
Like with my Lavender Oatmeal soap, I like to toast my oatmeal… Here’s how I make my Powdered oatmeal – I toast whole oats in the oven until lightly browned. Then I ground very fine in a coffee bean grinder. Same as the lavender powder, my typical usage rate is about a tablespoon per pound of oils. I also like to add a bit of organic baby oatmeal cereal. I like that it has the extra vitamins. Whether they hold up in the soap process or not, the idea is nice.