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Tuesday, March 2, 2010

Terrific Tip Tuesday

A Little Bit of Oatmeal Goes a Long Way

Oatmeal is a common ingredient a lot of soapmakers like to put in their soaps.  Unfortunately, a lot of recipes don’t tell you how MUCH oatmeal to put in so, if you are like us, you think…MORE IS BETTER!  Well, this is not so much the case when your soap turns out like this…

OUCH!  Trust me, those soft oats HURT once they look like this in a bar of soap.  So, a few tips….

We recommend grinding your oats to oat powder in a food processor before you put them in your soap.  This really helps your achieve the benefits of having oatmeal in your soap while avoiding the rough edges whole oats sometimes create.  We find that 1 to 3 teaspoons of oatmeal powder per pound of fat in your soap recipe is perfect.  The more oatmeal you add, the roughter your soap will feel.


Capricorn Soap Company said...

Great tip!

I did this once. I put so much oatmeal in one batch early on that I couldn't us it!! :-)

Enjoy your day!