Oatmeal Soap

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I am looking for someone that knows where I can find oatmeal soap. I used it when i was young and it worked woundres for my skin.

-- Tony Collins (snillocynot@aol.com), March 17, 2002


I get my Oat Meal Soap at Lehmans in Kidron,Ohio. I know they have a web site and I'm sure you can order it.

-- Raya Amick (Raya2448@ivillage.com), March 17, 2002.

You should not have a problem finding it at your local drugstore or Walmart. Aveeno makes one and I know they are carried by most drug companies. If you want a good homemade one, go to search engine and type is "soap makers" and it will give you a list of people who sell online. Homemade soap is great.

-- Sheila in NC (nannie@intrstar.net), March 17, 2002.


I make goatmilk and oatmeal soap and I haven't had dry skin problems all winter. E-mail me if interested.

-- kathy in NE Ohio (kathy0801@msn.com), March 17, 2002.

I have some great cinnomon leaf essential oil soap with oatmeal for sale. I am on the barter or sale board. I do either. Why don't you make your own soap! Debbie

-- (bwolcott@cwis.net), March 18, 2002.

what Debbie said. make it! the archives here contain more than enough info to get that first batch going.

caution: easier to start with soapmaking than it is to stop.

-- B. Lackie - Zone3 (cwrench@hotmail.com), March 18, 2002.

Lots of good info. What are ins and outs of making soap? You all make it sound so easy.

-- Hank (hsnrs@att.net), March 18, 2002.

Soap making is fun, fun, fun. And once you start you want to try all sorts of different recipes. I make my soap using a combination of different oils, like coconut, palm, olive, lard, sweet almond, castor. I have never tried rendering my own tallow though, I'm looking forward to that this summer.

Anyway I use the cold process method, which means I mix lye with either goatmilk or distilled water, let it cool to about 95 degrees and mix that combination with my oils that are heated to about 95 degrees. You have to mix them together for quite along time until the soap traces, which means when you drop a little bit of the soap mixture on top of the mix in the pot it makes a little trace line before it disappears. After trace, I add essentail oils and/or oatmeal or herbs, put it in a mold and let it set, covered with a blanket, for 24 hours, and then you have soap. Never use aluminum, only glass or stainless steel utensils. I will gladly e-mail a recipe to whoever would like one, just specify if you want all vegetable, animal fat or a combination of both in your soap. - Kathy

-- kathy in NE Ohio (kathy0801@msn.com), March 18, 2002.

An easier way to make oatmeal soap would be to grate a bar of Ivory and add ground oatmeal along with a little water. Heat in double boiler until melted and pour into some kind of mold. I use the food processor to gring the oatmeal into flour.

-- Robin in East Texas (Southpawrobin1@aol.com), March 18, 2002.

I just made oatmeal soap today. Used a recipe for pure mild soap and added a cup of finely ground oatmeal. Should be ready in a few weeks after curing. Great for the skin! Mary

-- Mary (kmfraley@orwell.net), March 19, 2002.

I hate when I hear people grating store bought soap and adding ingredients. Read their ingredients, can't pronouce half of it and mostly commercial soaps come from petroleum products which clog the pores. Now, 50 percent olive oil, 25 percent coconut oil, 25 percent palm oil, superfat with cocoa butter, discount at 8 percent on your lye with distilled water or rain water or goatmilk. Add some great essential oil, maybe a little ground oatmeal then cure it for a month. Pour yourself a nice hot bath and sit in heaven. Debbie in Okie land

-- debbie (bwolcott@cwis.net), March 19, 2002.

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