Oatmeal has a soothing effect on skin, and also helps to retain essential oil scent in the soap. The honey provides both colour and healing properties. Beeswax is added to this soap to make it harder and provide a subtle honey scent. This soap will get very hot due to the honey. When adding beeswax, its best to cut it into small pieces or grate it, so that it will dissolve quickly, otherwise you will be stuck stirring your fats and oils after everything else is ready!
Like all my soaps, I like to use tallow in the recipe. You can read more about why I use tallow and find all my other soap recipes in the posts linked further down. There is more information in my eBook Make Your Own Natural Soap.
(whole oats for topping optional)
(20-40 mL essential oil optional)
What do you think? Do you make soap? Have you tried honey, beeswax and oatmeal? Any other natural ingredients that you love to use in soap?
You can find out more about tallow soap in my eBook Make your own natural soap
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