Handmade Oatmeal Cinnamon Soap Kit
Real soap you make at home!
This Handmade Oatmeal Cinnamon Soap Kit smells so good you’ll want to devour it for breakfast. A little love and care will soon yield delightfully refreshing soap. Give it as a gift, either pre-made or to a burgeoning do-it-yourselfer.
TOTAL TIME: 1 hour 10 minutes
ACTIVE TIME: 10 minutes
MAKES: 1 batch of 8 bars
Hand-Picked Ingredients & Supplies
In This Kit:
This simple, yet elegant soap mold crafts 8 bars at once with its tray design.
- Contains 1 tray cavity | Makes 8 soap bars, 4.25 ounces each
- Withstands temperatures up to 145ºF
- Non-toxic and food-safe
- Material: Made of clear, flexible recycled PVC plastic | Sturdy, good for repeated use
- Care: To clean after making soap, soak in warm water for 30 minutes. Avoid hot dishwater or dishwasher, high temperatures may warp the mold.
There's nothing quite like the smell of fresh-baked oatmeal cookies on a cool day. This oatmeal soap base brings the nostalgia of baking to the bath and creates irresistible exfoliating soap!
- 1-lb block (2 blocks included kit)
- 100% Pure Natural Glycerine Soap
- Vegan | Soy-free | Hypo-Allergenic | Non-Comedogenic | Biodegradable | No Animal Testing
- Dimensions: 3.5 inches x 3.5 inches x 2 inches
- Made in Concord, CA
- Ingredients: Contains Coconut Oil, Palm Oil, Safflower Oil, Glycerine, Purified Water, Oatmeal, Sodium Hydroxide (saponifying agent), Sodium Stearate, Sodium Myristate, Sorbitol (moisturizer), Sorbitan Oleate (emulsifier), Oat protein (conditioner)
Enjoy the spicy, warm scents of cinnamon leaf with this organic essential oil. It will intensify the cinnamon aroma introduced by the cinnamon powder for a homemade soap that is truly energizing!
- Warm, spicy aroma
- 0.25 ounce bottle (about 144 drops)
- Steam distilled from leaves and stems of the cinnamon tree
- Cinnamomum verum
- Country of Origin: Sri Lanka
- For external use only
- Safety Note: Never apply undiluted oils directly to skin
Ground cinnamon adds a spicy warmth to this melt and pour soap. Combined with the oatmeal soap base it creates a speckled soap reminiscent of autumn baking and warm cookies!
- Kit includes enough for 1 batch of soap
- Cinnamomum burmanii
- Country of Origin: Indonesia
- For external use only
Cutting board & knife, microwaveable measuring cup with pour spout (4+ cups), microwave or double boiler, spray bottle & rubbing alcohol (optional)
Tips & Tricks
- General Safety: Although melt and pour soap usually doesn’t stay hot for long, we still recommend that you exercise caution when working with it. Make sure you have a designated work space, free from distractions. Monitor children when working together on a project.
- Food Safety: We recommend designating bowls and utensils solely for soap making to avoid future contact with food.
- Essential Oil Safety: Always dilute essential oils. The instructions above ensure the essential oils are diluted, but if you decide to use any essential oils beyond homemade soap, be sure that you are diluting them appropriately. Always check with a health care professional before using if you are pregnant or nursing. You can omit the essential oil if needed. See More: Essential Oil Safety Guidelines.
Melt and pour soap is a very straightforward process compared to cold process soap. The only tricky part is making sure you mix all the ingredients before the melted soap re-hardens.
It helps to have your work space prepared already before you melt the soap. This means setting the soap mold in the place you want it to cool and prepping any colorants and botanicals before you melt your soap.
Whether you decide to melt your soap bases in the microwave or a double boiler is completely up to you. (Check out our tutorial on How to Make and Use a Double Boiler for tips).
We recommend melting the soap in bursts in the microwave to avoid over heating the soap. How long it takes to melt will depend on the strength of your microwave. From our tests, we've been able to melt a half block of soap base (8 oz.) in about 1 minute 30 seconds.
We've found that it can take up to an hour for a double boiler to melt soap bases, so if you do decide to use this, expect the project to take a bit longer.
Since the soap bases contain glycerin, you may notice bubbles forming in the melted soap as you stir and pour it. We don’t mind this, and think it gives the soap a bit character, plus it's supposed to be lathered anyways!
However, if you do prefer a more refined, smooth looking finish, put some rubbing alcohol in a spray bottle and spritz the bubbles as they form. The alcohol will release the surface tension and pop the bubbles.
Soap will take longer to set and harden in warmer temperatures, if it’s warm or humid in your house, be sure to let the soap sit for at least 12 hours before removing from the soap mold.