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Exfoliating Cinnamon Oatmeal Soap Bar Recipe

If you love the warm, comforting smell of a hot bowl of cinnamon oatmeal in the morning, then you’re going to love this exfoliating cinnamon oatmeal soap bar recipe!

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This homemade soap recipe is so easy! Trust me – you don’t have to worry about getting everything right when you use a melt-and-pour soap base.

And I love that the ingredients are natural with this soap: goat’s milk, cinnamon and oatmeal!

Be sure you check out my other goat’s milk melt and pour recipes, including my yarrow flower soap recipe. You might also like my lemon poppyseed soap, too.

Benefits of Oatmeal in Soap

A lot of sensitive skin products have oatmeal as an ingredient. Why?

exfoliating Cinnamon Oatmeal Soap bar in glass bowl of rolled oats on blue background

It’s because oatmeal naturally has anti-inflammatory compounds called avenanthramides. These compounds help calm down irritation and inflammation.

Oats are full of protein, too. That’s why they’re such a great breakfast! Those proteins and lipids naturally found in oatmeal that we eat also work great when applied to the skin. The proteins helps to repair your skin by adding in moisture and antioxidants.

Oatmeal is great if you have:

  • Eczema
  • Dry skin
  • Sensitive skin
  • Insect Bites
  • Itching
  • Poison Ivy or Poison Oak

My honey oatmeal chamomile soap recipe also has the soothing benefits of oatmeal.

P.S. When you’re done with an oatmeal container, turn it into this easy plastic grocery bag holder with free printable label.

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Benefits of Cinnamon in Soap

Other than just smelling heavenly, cinnamon does offer some pretty great benefits for you skin.

Cinnamon helps to warm your skin and stimulate it. When your skin is stimulated like that, extra blood comes to the surface, which brings in fresh nutrients.

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The natural spice also is an anti-fungal and an anti-bacterial ingredient, both good things when it comes to properly cleaning your skin.

While cinnamon can have a lot of beneficial aspects for your skin, extremely sensitive skin could be irritated by the spice. Keep this in mind when making the soap if your skin is easily angered by ingredients.

Exfoliating Soap Bar Recipe

This DIY goat milk’s soap not only has nourishing ingredients, it will exfoliate your skin, too.

glass bowl of rolled oats poured into soap bar

It’s hard to believe that the ground cinnamon would have an exfoliating property, it seems so small. But it does!

And the ground oatmeal definitely has exfoliation properties, too.

Which means that you’ll effortlessly revive your skin by removing old, dead skin cells and letting fresh new skin cells rise to the surface.

Another great exfoliating soap is my coffee grounds soap using a melt and pour soap base.

Handmade Exfoliating Cinnamon Oatmeal Soap Bar Recipe

Here’s the recipe for the goats milk cinnamon oatmeal soap bar. This recipe makes 5 soap bars, so you’ll have plenty to store in the cupboard. Or lots to give away as gifts, too.

exfoliating cinnamon oatmeal soap DIY recipe
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Be sure you use 100% real cinnamon essential oil, rather than a cinnamon flavored oil. Otherwise you could have problems with fragrance allergies from artificial scents.

If you like this easy soap recipe, see our other DIY soap recipes:

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Exfoliating Cinnamon Oatmeal Soap Bar Recipe

Yield: 5 Bars
Active Time: 30 minutes
Additional Time: 4 hours
Total Time: 4 hours 30 minutes
Difficulty: Easy
Estimated Cost: $6

Easy and organic exfoliating cinnamon oatmeal soap bar recipe soothes and refreshes skin.



  1. Grind the oats. (You can do this with a rolling pin, in the food processor, Ninja, Magic Bullet, or whatever your preferred method is.)
  2. 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.
  3. Add the cinnamon to the soap base. Mix well.
  4. Add half of the ground oats to the soap base. Mix well.
  5. Add the cinnamon essential oil. Mix again.
  6. Pour into the silicone mold.
  7. Pour the rest of the oats into the mold, making sure to evenly distribute them.
  8. Mist lightly with rubbing alcohol to help reduce bubbles.
  9. Let set for about 3-4 hours.
  10. Remove from mold. Using the straight scraper, cut the soap into 2 inch bars.

More DIY Beauty Recipes

It can be surprisingly easy to make your own DIY beauty products. Plus, you get full control over what ingredients you use!

Chocolate Mint Lip Balm is a great way to keep your lips nourished and hydrated (plus it just tastes great, too!). This soothing balm for dry skin is perfect all year round for deep hydration. Keep your dedicate under eye area hydrated and plump with this anti-aging eye balm recipe.

And for the holidays, check out these Christmas tree soaps with real pine and natural Christmas tree bath fizzies, both of which are great as gifts or a seasonal addition to your beauty routine.


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Patty Davenport

Sunday 7th of February 2021

I want to make this and keep it,but I guess that can't happen if it goes bad that quickly.

Kimberly Button

Sunday 7th of February 2021


It might not go bad as quickly if it hasn't been wet and used. Once it has been used and dampened, that's when it starts going bad quickly.

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Friday 30th of August 2019

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Monday 8th of July 2019

I 've done a melt and pour soap and have added "fresh" stuff like oat. The soap must be used within a few days otherwise the fresh stuff creates bacteria and becomes ugly and the soap is useless. Best thing with melt and pour soap base is essential oil only.

Kimberly Button

Wednesday 10th of July 2019

Thanks, Julie. Good to know! It's best for immediate use or maybe an impressive guest bath soap which you might dispose of after a party.

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