Homemade Oatmeal Soap Recipe

Herbal soaps can be hard to find in pure form, for an affordable price, and containing the herbs want. I love this homemade oatmeal soap recipe because you can customize it any way you want and makes amazing natural skin care! If you want complete control of what goes into your bath and body products, then making your own herbal soap may be the ideal option for natural skin care. It is actually easier than you think. Here are the basic steps to make the herbal soap base.

Homemade Colloidal Oatmeal Soap Recipe with Lavender is super quick and easy to make!

The first thing you need to do to make your soap, is decide on the base. I’ve never used lye, simply because the melt and pour base is the easiest for me with young kids around. Lye is the more dangerous base to work with and does require hand, body, and eye protection as lye can burn the skin. However, lye does produce a large amount of suds or bubbles which most people equate with soap as a whole.

I use the melt and pour, which unfortunately does not produce as much suds, but it cleans effectively allows you to add bits of herb, other soaps, or even small objects for gifts. With glycerin, you do not need the eye and body protection, but you will need to choose if you want a vegan or vegetable base or a standard glycerin.

Goat’s Milk Soap Recipe Melt and Pour Ingredients
Organic Coconut Oil, Organic Palm Oil, Organic Goats milk, Glycerin (kosher, of vegetable origin), Purified Water, Sodium Hydroxide (saponifying agent), Sorbitol (moisturizer), Sorbitan oleate (emulsifier), Soy bean protein (conditioner).

Soap Molds, Curing, and Creating

You will need a soap mold which can be purchased at most hobby stores or soap making shops or on Amazon here. You will also need to follow the directions listed for the manufacturer of the soap lye or glycerin soap base that you have chosen to use.

Glycerin requires only a melting, mixing, and curing process while lye requires several other steps to create the soap with each step needing to be followed exactly. Once you have mixed the base with your oils or herbs, you will need to place the mixture into a mold.

The curing time will depend greatly on how hard you want the soap when you cut it and your temperature. Warmer climates will need longer curing times. Once the curing time is finished, remove the homemade oatmeal soap recipe from the mold and store or use accordingly.

Best Milk Soap Recipe with Lavender in silicone flower mold

Easy Homemade Oatmeal Soap Recipe

2Lb Tray Goat's Milk Glycerin Melt & Pour Soap Base Organic
30 drops lavender essential oil
1/2 cup ground oats or colloidal oatmeal
2 tablespoons almond oil
2 soap molds I used these silicone flower molds and it made 6 large soap bars


  1. Melt the goats milk soap base in microwave or on double boiler as directed.
  2. Add to large container and let cool slightly.
  3. Combine oats, almond oil and lavender oil and stir.
  4. Add to soap base and let cool.
homemade oatmeal soap on washcloth

DIY Homemade Oatmeal Soap Recipe

Yield: 6 soaps


  • 1Lb Goat's Milk Glycerin Melt and Pour Soap Base
  • 30 drops lavender essential oil
  • 1/2 cup colloidal ground oats
  • 2 tablespoons almond oil (optional)
  • soap mold


    1. Melt the goats milk soap base in microwave or on double boiler as directed.
    2. Add to large container and let cool slightly.
    3. Combine oats, almond oil and lavender oil and stir.
    4. Add to soap base and let cool.
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  1. The mold you used is amazing and I have always wanted to try my hand at making soaps, I didnt know you cold buy goat milk melts, its the best for my skin.
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  2. I’ve received so many handmade soaps over the years but have never made my own. It looks fairly easy. I’ll have to give it a try. I’m bringing back my Monday link party @ DIY Home Sweet Home (first one will be Oct. 16th) and I would love for you to stop by and link up your oatmeal soap! http://diyhshp.blogspot.com

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