This Oatmeal Honey Soap Recipe makes an excellent bar of soap that exfoliates and moisturizes quite well. It will help to cleanse your skin by gently removing a layer of dead skin cells.
The oats (ground up to a powder) work as a mild abrasive to exfoliate. The honey is the moisturizing agent. Add the ground oats at trace along with the honey and mix well. Palm oil tends to trace quickly so be ready! When this soap cures it will have a nice mild aroma.
Oatmeal Honey Soap Recipe:
a. OILS. To make this soap we used a combination 5 oils & fats for their beneficial soap properties. Here is the list of the oils. Included are the valuable percentage amounts and the oil weights in ounces.
1. Lard - - - - - - - 40%…………...8.0 oz.
2. Olive Oil - - - - 30%…………...6.0 oz.
3. Coconut Oil - - 20%…...………4.0 oz.
4. Palm Oil - - - - -05%…………..1.0 oz.
5. Castor Oil- - - - 05%…………..1.0 oz.
Oils: 5 Total = 100% = 20.0 oz.
b. LYE Amount = 2.74 oz.
c. H20 Amount = 6.39 oz.
1. Whole Oats (.05% of total oils). Added Amount = 1.0 oz. Add the ground oats at trace and mix well.
2. Honey. (.025% of total oils) Added Amount = (1 tbsp) or .05 oz. Add the honey at trace and mix well.
This Oatmeal Honey Soap recipe uses 5 oils and fats. They are: Lard, Olive Oil, Coconut Oil, Palm Oil and Castor Oil. Using this combination of oils and fats we come up with our 7 soap attributes (from the Soap-Calc) for this Oatmeal Honey Soap recipe.
1. Hardness of ( 40 ).
2. Cleansing Capabilities at ( 14 ).
3. Conditioning Qualities are at ( 55 ).
4. Bubbly number is ( 18 ).
5. Creamy number is ( 31 ).
6. Iodine is at ( 57 ).
7. The INS number is at ( 151 ).
So what do all these numbers mean? Well, with these numbers we can compare our soap recipe numbers with the 7 optimal number ranges from the Soap-Calc. So here’s the numbers.
1 Hardness. Best range is between (29 – 54). The higher the number the harder the soap bar will be. Our hardness number is ( 40 ) which is right in the middle of the hardness scale. This soap bar will be a little softer than 40 because of the added honey.
2. Cleansing. Best range is between (12 – 22). The lower the number the more mild the soap. Our cleansing number is ( 14 ). This will be a mild soap.
3. Conditioning. Best range is between (44 – 69). The higher the number the more soothing and softening to your skin. We have a number of ( 55 ) which is right in the middle of the range. This will be a soothing and skin softening soap.
4. Bubbly. Best range is between (14 – 46). Higher numbers in this category equate to more bubbly lather. Our Bubbly number is ( 18 ). It’s within the range, this soap will have some bubbly lather.
5. Creamy. The best range is between (16 – 48). The higher the number the more lather you will have. Our Creamy number is ( 31 ). This number is right smack in the middle. It’s going to have a real nice lather.
6. Iodine. The range here is anything (under 70). If your number is under 70 the soap will not go rancid. Our number is ( 57 ). Not a chance this soap will go rancid, it’s well below 70.
7. INS. The best range here is between (136 – 165). The lower the number the more moisturizing the soap will be to your skin. We have the number ( 151 ). This is the middle of the range. This soap will be moisturizing to use.