If you are looking for a natural skin care recipe for bar soap, try this Homemade Lavender Oatmeal Soap Recipe. It smells amazing and you will reap the benefits of the lavender!
Homemade Lavender Oatmeal Soap Recipe
This lavender oatmeal soap recipe is so easy to make and the benefits to your skin are incredible!
I just love making this lavender oatmeal soap recipe. The soap is so pretty and it smells absolutely amazing.
Lavender has a mild yet stimulating effect on skin. It is antiseptic, anti-inflammatory, and beneficial for treating wounds, blemishes, boils, dermatitis, fever blisters, and more.
Lavender health benefits
Today, lavender oil benefits for your body include the following:
- Reduce anxiety and emotional stress
- Protect against diabetes symptoms
- Improve brain function
- Help to heal burns and wounds
- Improve sleep
- Restore skin complexion and reduce acne
- Slow aging with powerful antioxidants
- Relieve pain
- Alleviate headaches
Why Goat’s Milk?
Goat milk soap is wonderful for people with dry or sensitive skin, or conditions such as eczema and psoriasis.
Goat milk contains alpha-hydroxy acids which help remove dead skin cells from your skin’s surface. Goat milk contains many vitamins, but is particularly high in Vitamin A, which is necessary to repair damaged skin tissue, and maintain healthy skin.
The cream in goat milk helps boost the moisturizing quality.
Goat milk contains selenium, which is believed by scientists to have an important role in preventing skin cancer. Selenium can also help prevent damage to the skin from excessive time in the sun.
Making the lavender oatmeal soap
I never realized that making homemade soap could be so easy. My kids love to help!
Grind the oats first. Then cut the soap into 1 inch chunks. Melt the soap in the microwave for 30 seconds. Stir. If it is not completely melted, put it back on for 10 second increments, until fully melted; stirring each time.
Add the ground oats to the soap base. Mix well.
Add the lavender essential oil. Mix again.
Poor into the silicone mold. Then add about half of the lavender flowers, and give it a little stir with your wooden stick.
Add more lavender flowers to the top and let set for about 2-3 hours.
Remove from mold. Using the wavy scraper, cut the soap into 2 ¼ inch bars.
Lavender Oatmeal Soap Recipe
Makes 5 bars if using same mold
- ¾ pound melt & pour goats milk soap base
- 4 ounces rolled oats (finely ground)
- 1 tablespoon dried lavender flowers
- 10 drops lavender essential oil
- Silicone soap mold (from Amazon here)
- Large Pyrex measuring cup
- Wooden stir stick
- Grind the oats. (You can do this with a rolling pin, in the food processor, ninja, magic bullet, or whatever your preferred method is.)
- Cut the soap into 1 inch chunks. Melt the soap in the microwave for 30 seconds. Stir. If it is not completely melted, put it back on for 10 second increments, until fully melted; stirring each time.
- Add the ground oats to the soap base. Mix well.
- Add the lavender essential oil. Mix again.
- Poor into the silicone mold.
- Add about half of the lavender flowers, and give it a little stir with your wooden stick.
- Add more lavender flowers to the top.
- Let set for about 2-3 hours.
- Remove from mold. Using the wavy scraper, cut the soap into 2 ¼ inch bars.
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