Now that I have discovered the ease of Melt & Pour Soap Base, and how simple it is to customize I have become a bit of a fanatic. But that’s OK because soap is necessary in life. At least that’s what I tell myself when I’m elbow-deep creating a fun new beautiful soap to add to my Soaps & Such Category (see the list on my sidebar!). This time it’s Sweet Almond Butter and Oatmeal. Moisturizing and exfoliating. Check out the recipe!
Yes, Melt & Pour Soap really is that easy! The fun part is playing with different bases and ingredients to make the perfect soap. My Sweet Almond Butter & Oatmeal is a take on Gabby’s soap which got me totally hooked on making my own.
Except for the soap the rest of the ingredients came straight from the kitchen:
1 lb. Melt & Pour Glycerin Base with Shea and Mango Butters
1 cup Old Fashioned Rolled Oats
2 Tb Sweet Almond Oil
2 Tb Pure Honey
10 drops Vitamin E (optional)
After a quick zap in the microwave stir in the Rolled Oats. Not to vigorous as you want to keep the bubbles to a minimum. Next add the Almond Oil and Honey. Both act as amazing and natural moisturizers.
This soap is non-scented but I do LOVE the smell of Sweet Almond Oil. By adding a few drops of an essential oil or a fragrance made for soap (just follow the directions) you can customize your perfect scent! I also like to add in several drops of Vitamin E because it works as a preservative. A couple capsules full will work too although I really don’t think you can OD your soap on Vitamin E.
Pour your liquid soap into a mold, or soap box, or a wax paper lined cardboard box like I did to cure. See all those bubbles? A quick spritz of rubbing alcohol in a spray bottle will clear all those away. Or you can take a spoon and gently pull them over to the side. Or just leave them as this is the bottom of your soap!
Leave it out to cool for an hour-ish or when it’s completely cool to the touch. Then cut into whatever sizes you wish and enjoy!
When you add in heavy ingredients like the oats they will settle to the bottom of your mold. That is unless you use a Melt & Pour Base that is a ‘suspension formula’ which evenly disperses your oats like Gabby’s version did. I wanted an exfoliating side so I chose a non-suspension formula.
Homemade soap makes a great gift too. Think birthdays, holidays, hostess and teacher gifts…you name it and probably any girl would enjoy it! Given the natural look of this soap I simply cut a piece of parchment paper and wrapped the soap like a present, then secured it with a piece of jute twine.
Simple process, simple ingredients, simple soap.
Next batch I think I’ll try something different, something tropical. I’m thinking coconut oil and sea salt that smells good enough to eat. I’ll keep you posted! In the meantime you might want to check out some of my other handmade soapy creations.
Have you ever tried a Sugar Scrub Cube? It’s part soap, part sugar scrub!
|Double Sugar Scrub Cubes with Honey|
|Vanilla & Brown Sugar Scrub|
|Mediterranean Sea Salt & Honey|
|Gardener’s Hand Scrub|
Thanks so much for stopping by Sister’s! I hope you found something to enjoy!