Oatmeal Honey Goat’s Milk Soap

soapWinter! The air is getting colder and my skin is getting drier. Here’s something to help. Easy DIY soap bars that will relieve dry skin and makes for a great gift.

We are using some great natural ingredeients and here is why:

Goat milk contains alpha-hydroxy acids which help remove dead skin cells from your skin’s surface and is packed full of essential nutrients and vitamins like vitamin D, C, B1, B6, B12, and E, that feed the skin and are absorbed into the body.

Oats are are hypoallergenic and used in skin care as a way to soothe the skin, as well as reduce inflammation and heal dry, itchy skin.

Honey is beneficial for all skin types because it helps the skin retain both elasticity and moisture. Because of this, honey is especially great for dry skin.

Cinnamon has anti-fungal and anti-bacterial properties. It also brings blood and nutrients to the skins surface which is beneficial for acne, eczema and other skin conditions. Plus it smells so good.

You will need:

  • Goat’s Milk Glycerin Soap Brick (I found this at Michael’s)
  • 3/4 cup Oats (use regular oats and not the quick oats as we felt the quick oats gave a pungent odour to our soap while we were making it.)
  • 2 tbsp Honey
  • 1 tsp Ground Cinnamon
  • Soap moulds (mine came in a package of 3)
  • Soap stamp (optional)
  • Rubbing Alcohol in a Spray Bottle
  1. Set soap moulds out on flat surface. The moulds I purchased came in a set of 3 so we are making enough soap to make 3 bars. If desired place soap stamp in bottom of mould with pattern facing up. Set aside
  2. Cut 9 cubes (1″ x 1″) of the Goat’s Milk soap brick and place in a microwave safe bowl.
  3. Microwave on high power for 30 seconds and stir. Repeat 30 second intervals until melted (it took three 30 second intervals for mine to melt)
  4. Remove from microwave and stir in oats, honey, cinnamon
  5. Pour soap mixture into moulds until just at top (do not overfill)
  6. Spray rubbing alcohol on the soap to prevent tiny bubbles from forming
  7. Place moulds in the refrigerator for 30min then pop in the freezer for 10 min so they are easier to remove from the mould
  8. Gently peel sides of the mould away from the soap and turn it upside down. Press gently on the bottom of mould to pop soap out of mould.
  9. If you used a soap stamp, use a knife tip to gently lift one corner of the stamp and remove then stamp from the soap.

Keep one for yourself and give two as gifts. These soap bars make great holiday gifts. Wrap them in cellophane and tie a ribbon around them to add a pretty touch. Enjoy!

Write in the comments to tell us how yours turned out.

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