Recipe for Oatmeal Melt and Pour Soap

Oatmeal Melt and Pour Soap Recipe

(1) Melt 8 oz. of white/opaque base

(2) Melt 8 oz. of clear base

(3) Optional: Grind up 1/2 oz. of Oatmeal in coffee grinder for a smoother, lighter exfoliation. Also, the smaller the particle, the easier to suspend in the soap.

(4) Combine the two bases

(5) Add your fragrance oil – approximately 1/2 oz. (Oatmeal, Milk and Honey is a good one!) and stir in well

(6) Optional: Add colorant

(7) Add the oatmeal and stir. Wait 20 or 30 seconds – is the oatmeal sinking to the bottom of your bowl/Pyrex or is it staying suspended. If it is staying suspended, skip to step 8

(8) If the oatmeal is sinking, this simply means that your base is not thick enough to support the oatmeal. Either cover the bowl/Pyrex with saran wrap and wait for the base to cool, or stir the melted base until it is becomes thick enough to suspend the oatmeal.

(9) Pour your oatmeal soap into molds

(10) Spritz with alcohol to finish the soap and break up any bubbles on the top of the soap

(11) Wait 2 to 3 hours (or even better, overnight!) to pop the soap out of the molds. Wrap with saran wrap and you’re done!


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  1. Aki says

    Hi! This recipe sounds like it would be so relaxing? I was wondering… By oatmeal does it mean rolled oats, instant oatmeal or powder? Thanks!

    • says

      Hi Aki! In this particular recipe, it would be ground up rolled oats. You wouldn’t want to use instant oatmeal because it becomes soggy and unusable in melt and pour soaps.
      -Becky with Bramble Berry

      • Aki says

        Thanks so much! I hate messing up on almost anything so I really want to get everything right. You’ve been a great help to me:)

  2. Beth Miller says

    I made the gardners soap yesterday and it turned out great. The only thing I would have liked was a printed copy of the directions. Because I listened to the video prior to making the last level I missed using only 10.5 oz of the clear melt and pour which overflowed the mold.

    Also wanted you to know two of the fragrances leaked out of the bottles into the packaging.

    I am going to try the goats milk soap next. Thanks.

    • says

      Hi Beth!

      You can always print the directions for any recipe from the website! Sometimes it helps me if I watch a video 3-4 times before I start my project to make sure I have everything! =)

      If you have any problems with your package, we ask that you contact customer service so that they can fix that issue for you. You can email them at info(at)brambleberry(dot)com or call them toll-free at 1.877.627.7883!

      -Becky with Bramble Berry

  3. DRadig says

    Hi –
    Ay clue what was used to get this soap the color shown? It just says colorant. I’m quite new at this, don’t want to mess it up!!

    • says

      It looks like that in this soap Anne-Marie did not use a colorant (as it is optional) but used that the Oatmeal, Milk & Honey Fragrance Oil gave it a natural discoloration!
      -Becky with Bramble Berry

  4. Anonymous says

    Thank you for this great “oatmeal melt and pour soap” recipe! Your soap making instructions are very informative. I am going to add them to my collection of soap recipes here. Thanks again so much!