Lately, I have been enjoying this amazing homemade Oatmeal Cinnamon Soap.
I know it’s fall when the scent of cinnamon hits me as soon as I walk into a craft store. Cinnamon can help boost brain power. Maybe that’s why I like it so much, because I need a natural boost on most days. Whatever the reason, I like the strong yet simple fragrance of cinnamon, especially in this Oatmeal Cinnamon Soap.
I like using oatmeal in my homemade soaps for the ways it nourishes my skin. Since it’s fall, I decided to make a bar of oatmeal cinnamon soap. Not only is cinnamon a great fragrance, but it also has some benefits for your skin. It gently exfoliates to help relieve dry skin, which is definitely something that I need on my hands. It is also naturally anti-fungal and antibacterial, making it an excellent addition to a hand soap.
I didn’t want to wait weeks for the Oatmeal Cinnamon Soap to cure, so I used melt and pour soap. I used a shea butter base in this Oatmeal Cinnamon Soap because I like the extra moisture, but you can use any type of base. If you have a suspension base, it would be a great one to use with the oatmeal and cinnamon. If you don’t have a suspension base, I’ll give you some tips on how to get a good pour.
OATMEAL CINNAMON SOAP RECIPE
This Oatmeal Cinnamon soap takes about 10 minutes to make and pour. This recipe will make four 4-ounce bars, but you can double it or halve it to make more bars or fewer bars, depending on your needs.
- 1 pound melt and pour soap (I used a shea butter base)
- ½ teaspoon cinnamon
- 1 teaspoon coconut oil
- 4 tablespoons ground oats
- 5-8 drops cinnamon essential oil
Melt the coconut oil in a small bowl. Add the cinnamon and stir well. Cinnamon can clump when you add it directly to the soap. By mixing it with coconut oil first, it will incorporate into the melted soap better.
Cut the soap into ½ inch cubes. Melt in a double boiler or in a glass bowl in the microwave. I use 30 second intervals, stirring between each interval.
Let the soap cool slightly and add the cinnamon and coconut oil mixture, ground oats, and cinnamon essential oil. Stir well.
If you are using a suspension base, you can pour the soap into your molds (these molds are nice). If you are not using a suspension base, let the soap cool until a film starts to form on the top. Stir it well and quickly pour into a mold. This will help stop the oats from settling on the bottom of the mold.
Let the soap cool completely. It should pop out of the mold. If it doesn’t, put it in the freezer for 10 minutes and try again.
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