This honey oatmeal soap recipe is so much fun to make with its layers of oatmeal and dried chamomile flowers. Using a melt and pour soap base, you’ll be surprised at how easy it is to make this homemade soap.
While you can make it with any mold you like, I think that using this bee and honeycomb mold set is perfect!
If you have never made handmade soap before, you might be surprised at how easy it is. All you need to do is microwave the ingredients together and pour into a mold. This recipe is made without lye, so there is no need to worry about the ingredients.
Making handmade soap is so easy that I have lots of recipes, including these 5 Goat Milk Soap Recipes.
Oatmeal and Honey Soap Benefits
Combining honey and oatmeal in a natural soap is a great way to nourish your skin. Both ingredients have been used in skincare for centuries.
Benefits of honey in soap include:
- A natural humectant. Honey attracts moisture and locks it in.
- Natural antibacterial properties.
- Packed with antioxidants to prevent skin damage and aging.
- Helps to open up pores.
Be sure to see my goats milk and honey soap recipe, too.
Benefits of oatmeal in soap include:
- Naturally exfoliating. The texture of oatmeal grains helps to gently remove old skin cells on the surface.
- Antioxidants to nourish the skin.
- Anti-inflammatory properties, which makes oatmeal a common ingredient in skin care products for sensitive skin.
These natural ingredients are true super stars for your skin and I use them a lot in my recipes. Check out my exfoliating warming cinnamon and oatmeal soap recipe.
As well as these tips for using honey on chapped lips for natural healing and moisturizing.
How to Make Layered Chamomile Honey Oatmeal Soap
I did add a bit of soap colorant to these soaps to make them more golden. The soaps resemble the color of honey, which I like. If you don’t want to add a soap colorant, that’s fine. The soap will still work just as great.
Chamomile essential oil is another optional ingredient. Especially because it can be a bit more expensive than other essential oils. If you don’t want to add it, you will still love this soap. Or, maybe you’d like to add another fragrance. It’s up to you.
Dried chamomile flowers can be bought on Amazon or Etsy. They might be available in Whole Foods or your local natural foods store, too. You could also make your own.
Homemade Honey Oatmeal Soap Recipe
- 1/2 pound clear melt and pour soap base, cut into cubes (approx. 16 cubes)
- ¼ cup oatmeal
- 1 tablespoon dried chamomile
- 10-20 drops chamomile essential oil
- ½ teaspoon mica soap colorant
- Bee and honeycomb soap mold
- Rubbing alcohol in a small spray bottle (dollar stores sell them if you don’t have one at home)
- Digital thermometer (optional)
In a small bowl, mix oatmeal and dried chamomile together.
Add the soap base to a microwaveable measuring cup. Melt the soap in the microwave at 30 second bursts, stirring after each Repeat until the soap is completely melted.
Add the honey to the measuring cup. Stir together. Add in essential oil, if desired.
Stir in soap colorant to mixture, if desired. If you want a darker color, add another ¼ teaspoon at a time until you get the desired color.
Spray the soap mold with the rubbing alcohol. This prevents bubbles from forming and helps the soap adhere to the mold.
Pour the soap mixture into the mold until it barely covers the bottom of each mold. Spray the top of mixture with rubbing alcohol to prevent bubbles.
Allow the soap to harden for about 10 minutes, or when the soap comes to 105 degrees.
Sprinkle a little bit of the oatmeal and chamomile mixture into each mold.
Add the soap mixture to the top of each cavity but leave a little bit of room for more of the oatmeal/chamomile mixture. You might need to stir the mixture in the measuring cup before you pour to liquify it. Spray the top of the mixture with rubbing alcohol to prevent bubbles.
Allow soap to harden for about 10 minutes, or when the soap comes to 105 degrees. Again, sprinkle a bit of the oatmeal/chamomile mixture into each cavity, using up all of the mixture. Spray the top of the mixture with rubbing alcohol to prevent bubbles.
Dry for at least 3-4 hours or until the soap is completely hard. To release, pop gently from mold.
Store in an airtight container or zip top bag until ready to use.
Want more easy soap recipes? You’ll love my DIY Lemon Poppyseed Soap, Layered Honey Oatmeal Chamomile Soap and my Yarrow Soap Recipe, too!
For a very exfoliating soap, check out my lavender almond sugar soap scrub bars.