This skin soothing oatmeal & honey soap bar is filled with gluten free oats & fresh honey. It’s perfect for those with itchy irritated skin!
Not long after my children went gluten free for celiac disease, they came down with chicken pox.
It sounds silly, but I couldn’t stop dwelling on the sad fact that I couldn’t use the traditional oatmeal baths and lotions that are so helpful for itchy skin afflictions.
I determined I’d make my own skin-soothing oatmeal & honey soap free of gluten, dairy, and soy. This recipe is the product of that quest!
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Oatmeal & Honey Soap
(Recipe can be exactly doubled.)
- 22.5 ounces (638 g) olive oil (75%)
- 7.5 ounces (213 g) coconut oil (25%)
- 9 ounces (255 g) distilled water
- 4.16 ounces (118 g) lye (sodium hydroxide) (6% superfat)
- At trace add: 1/2 tablespoons finely ground oats, 1 tsp honey mixed with 1 tsp warm water, plus an optional 1/2 tablespoon of your preferred oil or butter if you’d like an even higher superfat for very dry skin (I like using rosehip seed oil or meadowfoam oil, but most any kind will do!)
Make according to directions in my Soap Making 101 article.
You can buy the oils needed for this at Mountain Rose Herbs or local health or grocery stores. Oats (we use gluten free), honey, and distilled water can be found at most grocery stores. I like Essential Depot’s food grade lye from Amazon.com.
All ingredients should be measured by weight. You must have an accurate digital scale to make soap.
To make ground oats: Just take regular rolled or whole oats (I use Bob’s Red Mill Gluten Free Oats) and grind them in a small coffee grinder.
Soaps containing honey do not need to be insulated or covered heavily. If you see a crack forming across the top, that means the soap is getting too hot in the mold. If that happens, move the mold to a cooler place (or even your refrigerator) for several hours to help.
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