When curing, should I cover the bars or just stand them upright? I didn’t want to use my organic stuff so I used the cheap stuff from the grocery store. I’m happy to hear that you liked the recipe & it turned out well for you! I told her, I would give it a go. :). Thank you for the kind words too, I really appreciate that! If it’s still testing lye-heavy after a day or two, then it sounds like the soap itself is lye heavy. New to soaping, I made this bath and loved the results. As an Amazon Asssociate we earn from qualifiying purchases. :). Cut into bars. Thank you. Thank you so much. Work at arm’s length in a well ventilated room and avoid breathing the fumes in directly. Can I omit or substitute tamanu oil or rosehip oil? 380g whey 141g NaOH (6% superfat) At trace: :), […] Crock Pot Oatmeal Soap | Selling Handmade Products | Honey & Dandelion Soap […]. This method creates a more rustic looking bar that is not as smooth as cold process soap. Two simpler recipes to start with are Oatmeal & Honey Soap (cold process) or Hot Process Oatmeal & Honey (make in your […], Hi Karen! You can buy it already ground, but I like to do it myself. (Haven’t tried this hot process though.) Hi Lani, Yes! Milk, water, lye and oil measurements are by weight. If making cold process, I’d reduce the water amount to 8.5 to 9 ounces, so it reaches trace and unmolds a little more easily. I also used a pringles can for the mold. Using a digital scale, weigh out 3.9 ounces of sodium hydroxide (lye) in a separate container. :). During this phase, there appears to be oil separating and floating on top of the traced soap. Some crockpots just take longer to heat up the soap sufficiently, so that could’ve been the case. :). Thanks for this recipe, I really want to try making an oatmeal honey HP soap. I made a classic favourite – oatmeal and honey. I used your recipe for Honey Oatmeal Soap for my second batch of soap and it turned out beautifully. Posted by The Nerdy Farm Wife on Friday, June 2, 2017. This Oatmeal and Honey Recipe has become a special favorite of mine. Only one way to see, I guess!! Hi Jan, I made this but forgot to add the last bit of oil at trace. Good luck with your soap! Should I increase the oats, honey and butter at trace in the larger recipe and by how much? Thank you for making this easy to follow for a beginner like me! The photo below shows this recipe at trace: Set the slow cooker liner, filled with soap batter that has reached trace, down into its base. I don’t have any and I want to make this tomorrow without having to wait on a mail order. […], hi, at what temp do i add the lye mixture to the oil mixture? As long as it smells good, then it’s good to use! I’m glad it went well for you! I love that idea – a great way to recycle and make use of what you’ve got on hand! Hi Marceline! I have a question though – does this soap turn out soft? Thank you so much. I refer to the data sheet that is usually available from the supplier online to get the flash point for the essential or fragrance oil that I am using. Soap containing whey will have a nice creamy lather and be very very soothing – as to my and Monica’s experience. "Go confidently in the direction of your dreams! Fragrance oils can sometimes be finicky! Best of luck, hope you enjoy soaping as much as I do. He absolutely loves this soap! Would the measurements be the same? How to make oatmeal soap using hot process: This method involves using a heat source, usually a slow cooker, to turn the base recipe into soap before it’s ever poured into the mold. Also, why worry about “gluten free” when oatmeal does not contain wheat gluten anyway and, at any rate, you will hopefully not be eating the soap? Hi Leah! It probably needs a little more cure time in the open air to dry out a bit. Love your website. The main reason I grind the oats up is so they’re easier to wash with & more evenly distributed in the bars of soap. Coconut Oil – 136 grams (30%) Castor Oil – 46 grams (10%) The blocks I had were soft enough that I could cut them into smaller cubes with just a kitchen knife. Here's my recipe for homemade Honey Bastille Soap using the Hot Process Soap Making method. Hi Christal! This recipe makes around 9 soap rounds, but if you use a loaf shaped mold, it will probably be more like 7 or 8 bars. Melissa. 228 grams distilled water. It was 30 minutes before it started bubbling on the sides. Sorry to hear that your castor oil didn’t arrive! :). I’m not sure why except that I like the natural smell; the slight oats smell that it seems to carry with it. http://roberttisserand.com/2011/06/essential-oils-in-soap-interview-with-kevin-dunn/ (has a super helpful table on different oils, their boiling points & if they are likely to be changed when exposed to alkali). I thought I could perhaps use the fact that the hot process soap has finished reacting by the time additives were added to add milk powder to make milk soap – what do you think? I also used a pear FO that I had on hand since the lavender didn’t seem to go with this particular recipe. Hi Gayle! I have also used a pvc pipe, 2 or 2 1/2 inches wide, lined with parchment paper. =), Thank you Kathy! It's a hug - in scent form. All recipes are made and used at your own risk. Second, it’s possible that your crockpot is doing an extra great job of cooking the soap without overheating, so you might not need as much water as the recipe calls for. 20 oz Olive oil; 10 oz Coconut oil; 2 oz Castor oil; 12 oz Distilled … Thanks! I made this soap a few days ago…it is lovely. I did not realize that making soap is so much like a science experiment! This recipe makes about 2 pounds of soap which will produce about 6-7 bars of natural soap. When that happens and it gets really thick during cooking, I just get some warm water in a small cup and trickle it in, a bit at a time. That does sound like you might have stirred a little bit too much. But, if it still smells good, then you could try rebatching it. While this mold is sturdy and wonderful otherwise, it doesn’t react well to firm rappings unless you pinch the edges firmly and keep rubber bands around it while doing so. Have you or anyone else used milk in place of the water in this recipe? Welcome to my video for those of you who are beginners to the hot process soap making method. I hadn’t seen your question. If you don’t add that small amount, your soap will still be fine to use! :). thank you so much i love your website and I’m excited to try soapmaking (once i’m done with all my researching and reading), Hi Angel! Is that a problem with hot process soaps? Hi H! Another issue with making soap with honey … Hi Aimee, I’m so glad that you tried again! You will add your lye to the frozen goat milk and mix very carefully. Grape seed oil does have lots of benefits – it’s light and absorbs easily into the skin. Hi Jan! Both honey and beeswax are amazing ingredients to use in soap making but both can cause so many issues. Has anyone had any issues doing this. For best results, alternate stirring for twenty to thirty seconds at a time with the power off, then the power on. I used this recipe for my first time making soap. I just wanted to say thank you for your thorough tutorial on the hp method. If it starts rising up in the crockpot, stir it down so it won’t overflow or “volcano” out onto your counter. I just tried making this soap, and it was an epic fail :( I should also mention that it was my first time ever making soap, so I’m quite sure it was my error. The website thenerdyfarmwife.com, operating under Honey Bee Hill Creatives LLC, is a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program. If you can’t use sweet almond oil, try avocado, apricot kernel or even more olive oil instead. Yes, it sure can be! I left it cooking for an extra 45 minutes and then let it cool for 15 minutes and added the rest of the ingredients. So, suit up for safety – put on your long sleeved clothing, safety glasses and gloves. Thanks again!!! I can already tell that this soap will be my favorite. Pour it into the mold up to about the half way mark. I’ve been wanting to try a soap with honey, but have been scared for all of the things I read about scorching and my soap is already “hot”. I’ve made 2 different cold process soaps (I’m still waiting for both) and have tried the hot process for a basic (no scents added) recipe one time before trying this recipe today. A friends daughter has been begging her mom. Hello, I”m back to report that I made this soap and it came out fantastic. Here the soap takes on a shiny appearance similar to that of petroleum jelly, hence the name Vaseline phase. 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