This honey oatmeal soap recipe is a good combination soap that will help soothe your itchy, irritated skin and the same time, moisturize it. In the end, you will end up with glowing, youthful, and radiant skin. Try it out for yourself today to get the benefits of the soap with natural skin care.
Honey Oatmeal Soap Recipe for Dry Skin
Do you have dry, itchy skin? Well, if you do, this might be very uncomfortable. However, there are natural products that may help relieve the discomfort and, it entails the use of honey and oatmeal soap.
Honey Benefits for Skin
In the recent past, honey has become increasingly popular in skin products. The reason being it contains properties that work as an alternative for various skin conditions. Read ahead as we get to discuss the benefits of honey on the skin.
Eczema is a skin condition that develops in children and can affect adults too. It’s characterized by itchy rashes and painful blisters.
Honey contains immune regulatory properties. A study carried out in 2017 indicated that Manuka honey helped reduce the size of eczema bruises on the skin. However, the research study was conducted on only 14 patients. More research is required to confirm this.
Psoriasis is a condition on the skin that causes the overgrowth of skin cells. Psoriasis can lead to itchy patches on the skin from the buildup of skin cells. A research study carried out in 2014 indicated that manuka honey was effective as medicated cream in controlling psoriasis lesions.
Acne is a common skin condition that affects teenagers and some adults. Honey contains antimicrobial properties that work in reducing acne.
4. Skin Lightening and Scars
Honey contains exfoliating properties and assists your body’s healing process. You can apply it to your face to remove the dull and dead skin cells to bring out the bright side of your face. It will also help to fade the scars.
Oatmeal Benefits for Skin
Oatmeal is multipurpose; it can either be used in a meal or on your skin. Oatmeal has several uses on the skin they include:
Oatmeal contains zinc that helps in reducing inflammation caused by acne and kills the bacteria that causes acne. Oatmeal also soaks in excess oil on the skin that causes acne.
2. Reduces Dry and Itchy Skin
Oatmeal removes dead skin cells and restores moisture to the skin. Oatmeal has a mild pH and anti-inflammatory properties that help to cool inflamed and dry skin.
3. Minimizes Blackheads
Oatmeal contains properties that help to reduce blackheads called saponins. Saponins have natural cleansing properties that unclog clogged pores leaving behind healthy, clear skin.
4. Acts as an Exfoliator
Oatmeal contains saponins that may help in exfoliation. It helps remove dead skin cells that leave you with glowing, youthful skin.
What are the Benefits of Orange Oil?
Orange oil is a common oil derived from the rind of sweet orange. It has several benefits that include:
1.Acts as a Sedative
Orange oil may help you relax. It can help with feelings of anxiety and stress and help you calm down. After a long day of work, it might be an excellent sedative to give you that relaxing feeling.
2. Prevents infections
Orange oil contains antibacterial, antifungal, and antiseptic properties. It can be used in cuts to prevent the growth of bacteria, reduce fungal infections, and will limit your wound from becoming septic.
3. Reduces Dry Irritated Skin
It nourishes dry skin and reduces acne. It contains powerful antioxidants to help with the unfavorable effects of free radicals.
Orange Essential Oil
The bright, just-peeled scent of Orange Essential Oil is great for any skin care routine, especially for those with dry or dehydrated skin.
Supplies to Use
Goat’s milk soap base
Honeycomb Soap Mold
Orange essential oil
Large microwavable bowl or double boiler
Honey Oatmeal Soap Recipe
Homemade honey oatmeal soap with orange essential oil in a bee soap mold.
- 1 lb goat's milk melt and pour soap base
- 3 tablespoons oatmeal
- 2 tablespoons honey
- 80-100 drops orange essential oil
- 1 soap mold
- 1 microwave-safe bowl or double boiler
- 1 spoon
- Cut goat’s milk soap base into small cubes.
- Melt soap in a large microwavable bowl, stirring every 30 seconds, or on stove in a double boiler on medium-low.
- Let cool slightly and stir in honey, oatmeal and essential oil. Fill each cavity with soap and let set for at least 2-3 hours.
- Once soap has set simply press on the bottom of the mold and release soap.
Use a small spray bottle of rubbing alcohol to get rid of any air bubbles.
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