02 May 2011

Quick Homemade Oatmeal Soap

Rolled oats aren't just for breakfast. They can be a part of your beauty routine too. You can add them to the bath for a soothing and skin softening soak or you can use this deceptively simple oatmeal soap for the same result. It literally take 5 minutes to make, it's that quick and easy.

To make the soap you will need:
A food processor, blender or coffee grinder
1/2 cup rolled oats (not quick cook)
1 large bar of natural soap
A large microwave safe jug
1 tbsp  water
Wooden spoon
2 or 3 soap moulds (I use silicone patty pans)

1.  Put the rolled oats in the food processor and process in short bursts until you have a coarse powder (you want to be able to see that it is oats, not a fine powder).

2.  Grate the soap on the zester side of your grater (or use the grater attachment on your food processor).

3.  Put the grated soap into the microwave jug and add the water. Stir. Microwave on high for 2 minutes, watching carefully that it doesn't bubble over. Stir to dissolve the soap. If the soap hasn't completely dissolved microwave another minute and stir

4.  Quickly stir the oatmeal into the soap mixture. It will form a thick ball and begin to set almost straight away, so work quickly.

5.  Pour the oatmeal soap into the soap moulds. Allow to set for 24 hours. Remove from the moulds and allow to air dry to set completely.


  1. I hve a recipe for soap that has gum resin in it. can anyone tell me where i can purchase gum resin, (not epoxy resin)

  2. I don't know where you are, and I haven't used this site myself, but it has been recommended over and over again by Cheapskates Club members so it may be worth a look.

    www.auroma.com.au, they are located in Hallam, Victoria and also have an online shop.


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