Oats and Chamomile Soap Recipe: Herb Garden DIY
This oats and chamomile soap recipe is just the thing to provide dry skin relief. A simple herb garden DIY anyone can make with melt and pour soap.
In the colder seasons of the year, the sudden change in the weather can wreak havoc on our skin. Dry air can zap away moisture, quickly making our skin feel irritated and itchy. Ordinary everyday hand washing or a hot shower can even make matters worse, stripping away natural oils in the skin.
What Can We Do To Relieve Dry Skin?
I tried several things over the years that I lived in the Midwest and suffered from dry skin. I found one thing that made all the difference to remedy dry skin. That being gentle, natural ingredients.
When you’re dealing with sensitive, irritated skin, you’ve got to be picking about the ingredients in your skincare products. The best way I’ve found to overcome this is to make my own.
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Dry Skin Relief
For some time now, I’ve wanted to share my oats and chamomile soap recipe with you. It is just the thing to provide dry skin relief! It was published first in my Winter Skincare Survival Guidebook, where I share how creating a natural skincare regime for winter allows you to take charge of your skin. Because by deciding what ingredients you put on your skin, you can discover a glow like no other. A glow that is only found in healthy, nourished skin.
So, don’t despair; you can have dry skin relief too with this oats and chamomile soap recipe – made from just a handful of simple ingredients known to moisturize and repair the skin.
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Here’s What You’ll Need
Combat the conundrum of cold winter weather with these four key ingredients to dry skin relief!
From old wives tales to modern-day skincare, oatmeal is prized for its ability to gently exfoliate and soothe sensitive skin without stripping skin of moisture. In this recipe, I’ll show you how to basically create colloidal oatmeal by grounding oatmeal and suspending it in liquid to make it more readily absorbed into the skin.
Chamomile is one of my favorite herbs for creating calming skin care recipes.
Why is chamomile good for the skin? Commonly used in bedtime tea, this soothing herb has amazing anti-inflammatory, antibacterial, anti-fungal, and antiseptic properties.
When applied topically it calms dry itchy skin and helps with skin regeneration. But it doesn’t end there, chamomile soap benefits extend to aiding in relief for itchy bug bites, raches, and even eczema.
The of scent chamomile alone makes me feel relaxed. But, when you combine it with its benefits for the skin and body – it’s everything! Not to mention, It is so easy to start from seed, I think everyone should grow chamomile in their herb garden!
If we are talking about dry skin relief, we can’t leave out the honey.
Did you know honey is a natural humectant that draws moisture into the skin? It like oatmeal and chamomile, are one of my top 20 natural soap making ingredients because it’s antibacterial, anti-inflammatory, and jam-pack with nutrients, vitamins, enzymes, and skin-boosting acids.
Goat Milk Soap
Rich and moisturizing, goat milk soap aids in the health of the skin with its vitamins, minerals, and proteins. Using a goat milk melt and pour soap base makes the ability to create homemade soap accessible to everyone. It’s already gone through the saponification process – so can you skip the hassle and risks of lye. Honestly, it’s as simple as it sounds – melt and pour!
You can even adjust this oats and chamomile soap recipe by starting with an oatmeal soap base or a honey soap base. Choose from several of these melt and pour soap bases and find a printable soap making guide for each in the Simple Living Library to create your very own homemade soap.
How do you make chamomile soap?
You can make chamomile soap in your kitchen with gentle, natural ingredients for dry skin relief. A combination of oatmeal, chamomile, honey, and goat milk poured into soap bars will leave even the driest skin feeling calm and moisturized.
It may sound complicated, but it’s really a simple melt and pour soap recipe that can be made in minutes! However, if this is your first time making soap, you may find my beginner soap making guide helpful.
Oats and Chamomile Soap Supplies:
1/2 pound goat milk soap base
1 tablespoon chamomile
1 tablespoon rolled oats
15 drops chamomile essential oil
1 teaspoon honey
How to Make Chamomile Soap with Oats and Honey for Dry Skin Relief
Wash the rectangle silicone soap mold, dry, and spritz it with rubbing alcohol.
Toss the chopped soap into a medium glass bowl and place it in the microwave. Melt the soap base at 30-second intervals, stirring intermittently to avoid burning. Remove melted soap promptly from the microwave.
Working quickly, add 15 drops of chamomile essential oil and 1 teaspoon of honey to the melted soap and stir with a heat-resistant silicone spatula to combine. After, add the prepared ground oats and stir thoroughly into the soap mixture.
Then fill one cavity of the rectangle silicone soap mold half full with the soap mixture. Sprinkle with dried chamomile and cover with more of the soap mixture until the cavity of the soap mold is nearly full. Sprinkle with more dried chamomile as desired.
Repeat for an additional bar of soap. Spritz each with rubbing alcohol to remove bubbles in the soap.
Then let the chamomile soap bars cool in the mold for 1 to 2 hours or until solid before removing.
PRINTABLE SOAP RECIPE:
- 1/2 pound goat milk soap base
- 1 tablespoon chamomile
- 1 tablespoon rolled oats
- 15 drops chamomile essential oil
- 1 teaspoon honey
- rectangle silicone soap mold
- soap knife
- To make colloidal oatmeal, scoop 1 tablespoon of rolled oats into a food processor or mortar and pestle. Grind until oats are ground and set aside.
- Wash the rectangle silicone soap mold, dry, and spritz it with rubbing alcohol.
- Next, chop up 1/2 pound of a goat milk soap base using a soap knife into small 1 inch chunks.
- Toss the chopped soap into a medium glass bowl and place it in the microwave. Melt the soap base at 30-second intervals, stirring intermittently to avoid burning. Remove melted soap promptly from the microwave.
- Working quickly, add 15 drops of chamomile essential oil and 1 teaspoon of honey to the melted soap and stir with a heat-resistant silicone spatula to combine. After, add the prepared ground oats and stir thoroughly into the soap mixture.
- Then fill one cavity of the rectangle silicone soap mold half full with the soap mixture. Sprinkle with dried chamomile and cover with more of the soap mixture until the soap mold cavity is nearly full. Sprinkle with more dried chamomile as desired.
- Repeat for an additional bar of soap. Spritz each with rubbing alcohol to remove bubbles in the soap.
Let the chamomile soap bars cool in the mold for 1 to 2 hours or until solid before removing.
Take the old wives’ tale of healing oatmeal baths and pair it with the benefits of honey, chamomile, and goats milk in this easy melt and pour soap recipe to quickly calm and soothe dry skin. Your skin will feel gently exfoliated, nourished, and moisturized after using this soap too. Gift a bar of homemade soap from your herb garden today.