Exfoliating Oatmeal Soap Recipe in Three Ways

Oatmeal – some people love it, some people don’t. It really depends on a person – you’re either someone who loves a big breakfast, like English breakfast, you know what I mean – sausages, baked beans, scrambled eggs, or you’re like me – someone that prefers a lighter breakfast, a lighter start of the day.

I think less is more. I prefer soap which is easy, and fast to make, I try to use as little ingredients as possible because essential oil, or any additives sometimes tease my skin, irritate it.


So why not a soap with oatmeal? Or three? You can choose whichever you prefer, I will add more ingredients with each recipe, but all of the recipes are – easy to make, fast to make, and healthy for your skin.

Oatmeal Soap Recipe for Sensitive Skin


  • 1 pound of melt and pour soap (you can choose any melt and pour, but I recommend glycerin melt-and-pour)
  • ¼ cup of ground rolled oats - be sure to use ground rolled oats, and not the instant oatmeal!

Step by Step Directions for Oatmeal Soap Recipe

I know what you’re thinking – just two ingredients? Yes, just two ingredients. As I said – super fast, super easy recipe. 

This particular recipe is great for sensitive skin prone to acne – if you use soap which has essential oil, or any extra ingredients, it may irritate your skin. 

This recipe is so great with sensitive skin because it has so few ingredients! Basically, you’ve got nothing to be allergic to! And, a tiny hint from me – it works great with ingrown hair!

  • Your 1st Step :– Take your melt-and-pour glycerin soap and place it into a bowl. If you want it to heat up faster – try grating it, instead of cutting it in little pieces. Place the bowl in a microwave and keep heating it up every 30 seconds, until it melts halfway. 
  • Instead of a microwave you can use the stove. Just place the bowl with the soap into a pot with water, and gently heat it up while stirring.
heat 30 second melt-and-pour glycerin soap
  • Your 2nd Step :– Ground your oatmeal in a mixer, or a grinder. But don’t ground it to dust – that’s no good.
Ground your oatmeal in a mixer
  • Your 3rd Step :– Pour the ground oats into the melted soap, and mix together.
  • Your 4th Step :– Carefully pour it into your mold, and wait 12 hours for it to cure!

Exfoliating Soap for Skin with Acne Scars

This particular soap works well with acne scars, and blemishes – because it’s so gentle you may use it on your face, as well! 

However, it works great with bacne (back acne), but you need to use it regularly, at least for a month.


  • 1 pound of melt and pour soap (you can choose any melt and pour, but I recommend glycerin melt-and-pour)
  • ¼ cup of ground rolled oats
  • 2 tsp of Honey

Step by Step direction for This Recipe

I know, just three ingredients? Hey, we promised to keep our breakfast soap super light, and easy and fast to make!

  • Your 1st Step :– Repeat the first 3 steps from the recipe above. And turn on some music. I suggest Queen with Don’t Stop Me Now. You really can’t be tired after this one.
  • Your 4th Step :– Now, repeated the first three steps exactly like I wrote in the first recipe. Then you’re good to go! Take your honey, and mix it in.

Tiny hint – you can use Milk and Honey Essential Oil if you’d like (about 7 drops), but then I don’t recommend it to use the soap on your face. It smells great though!

mix Honey Essential Oil
Milk Essential Oil
  • Your 5th Step :– Pour the mixture into your mold, and let it cure for about 24 hours.

Tiny hint – don’t pour the honey before the oatmeal, you may disturb the consistency of the soap, and oatmeal may sink to the bottom.

Extra Exfoliating Soap for Oily Skin

Okay, this one is a bit harsh on the skin, but it has to be, so it can work well with oily skin.


  • 1 pound of melt and pour soap (you can choose any melt and pour, but I recommend glycerin melt-and-pour)
  • ¼ cup of ground rolled oats
  • 2 tsp of Honey
  • 2 oz of roasted almonds (or cashews, walnuts) – be careful, this recipe is not for those with a nut allergy!

Step by Step direction for This Recipe

  • Your 1st Step :– Repeat the first three steps from the first recipe, and the second step with the honey from the second recipe! Done?  it? Great!
  • Your 4th Step :– Now, grind the almonds (or cashews, walnuts) in a mixer or a grinder.
  • Your 5th Step :– Carefully add to the mixture, and be sure that the bits don’t sink to the bottom.

Tiny hint – first sprinkle some on the top, and if they sink, wait for a few more minutes, Then pour the rest in.

the final soap

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