There are a lot of environmental factors and daily activities that can dry out the skin, but store-bought soaps and lotions can sometimes dry out the skin even more, depending on their ingredients. With this recipe for homemade shea butter soap, with oats and hints of rose, you’ll know exactly what you’re putting on your skin to help restore silkiness in no time. This gentle soap also makes for a great gift in a chemo care package for a loved one battling breast cancer!
- ½ cup rolled oats
- Food processor
- 2 pounds clear glycerin soap base
- Microwave-safe mixing bowls
- Wooden stirrers
- 8-10 drops rose fragrance
- 2 drops pink food dye
- Soap mold
- Spray bottle of rubbing alcohol
- 1 pound shea butter soap base
- Measure ½ cup rolled oats, and grind in a food processor until ground.
- Cut up small pieces of glycerin soap base, and place into a microwave‑safe bowl. Then microwave the soap in 30-second intervals until melted, stir using wooden stirrers after each time.
- Stir in 8–10 drops of rose fragrance and 2 drops of pink food dye.
- Pour into mold, and then spray the top of the soap with rubbing alcohol to remove bubbles. Allow to set for 15–20 minutes.
- Prepare the second layer by melting the shea butter soap base in the microwave. Once melted, add the ground oats, and stir.
- Spray the pink layer with rubbing alcohol again, pour the white layer over top, and sprinkle with rolled oats.
- Allow to set for several hours, and then cut into slices.
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