Soothing Yogurt and Oatmeal Soap Project

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Skill Level: Intermediate
Time: 2 hours
Yield: About 3 pounds of soap

Project Description

Made with colloidal oatmeal and yogurt, this soap is perfect for sensitive or dry skin.

The yogurt is added at trace, right before pouring. Yogurt contains lactic acid which is great for skin. It also contains natural fats, which creates a creamier lather. We recommend keeping temperatures low for this recipe - about 80-90 degrees F for both the lye water and oil.

To help make this soap gentle for dry and sensitive skin, this recipes contains a high percentage of olive oil. Because of that, it may need more time in the mold to harden. We highly recommend sodium lactate for this recipe to help it release from the mold. You may also notice it has a small, dense, creamy lather.

Looking for more information on how to use milk products in your cold process soap? Read more in this How to Add Milk to Soap article, and check out the Milk Soaps Book for an in-depth guide and recipes.

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Supplies

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Sodium Hydroxide Lye
Sodium Hydroxide Lye Item#: IB002149
$14.99
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$14.99
Sodium Lactate - 4 oz
Sodium Lactate - 4 oz Item#: IB002096
$2.99
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$2.99
Olive Oil - Pure - 1 lb
Olive Oil - Pure - 1 lb Item#: IB002448
$8.99
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$17.98
Palm Oil - 1 lb
Palm Oil - 1 lb Item#: IB002379
$4.99
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$4.99
Oat Oil - 1 oz
Oat Oil - 1 oz Item#: IB002398
$7.99
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$7.99
Coconut Oil - 1 lb
Coconut Oil - 1 lb Item#: IB002326
$5.99
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$5.99
Shea Oil, Liquid - 4 oz
Shea Oil, Liquid - 4 oz Item#: IB002438
$4.99
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$4.99
Colloidal Oatmeal - 1 oz
Colloidal Oatmeal - 1 oz Item#: IB000066
$1.99
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$1.99
Titanium Dioxide Pigment - 1 oz
Titanium Dioxide Pigment - 1 oz Item#: IB002531
$3.00
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$3.00
10 inch Silicone Loaf Mold
10 inch Silicone Loaf Mold Item#: IB002867
$22.99
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$22.99

Instructions

Soothing Yogurt and Oatmeal Soap Project

  • Skill Level: Intermediate
  • Time: 2 hours
  • Yield: About 3 pounds of soap

The yogurt is added at trace, right before pouring. Yogurt contains lactic acid which is great for skin. It also contains natural fats, which creates a creamier lather. We recommend keeping temperatures low for this recipe - about 80-90 degrees F for both the lye water and oil.

To help make this soap gentle for dry and sensitive skin, this recipes contains a high percentage of olive oil. Because of that, it may need more time in the mold to harden. We highly recommend sodium lactate for this recipe to help it release from the mold. You may also notice it has a small, dense, creamy lather.

Looking for more information on how to use milk products in your cold process soap? Read more in this How to Add Milk to Soap article, and check out the Milk Soaps Book for an in-depth guide and recipes.

You will need:

  • 10" Silicone Loaf Mold
  • 17.5 oz. Olive Oil (50%)
  • 7 oz. Coconut Oil (20%)
  • 7 oz. Palm Oil (20%)
  • 2.5 oz. Shea Oil (7%)
  • 1 oz. Oat Oil (3%)
  • 9.8 oz. Distilled Water (10% Water Discount)
  • 4.9 oz. Sodium Hydroxide Lye
  • 1 oz. Colloidal Oatmeal
  • 1 oz. Plain Yogurt
  • Titanium Dioxide
  • Oatmeal, sprinkled on top (optional)

SAFETY FIRST: Suit up for safe handling practices. That means goggles, gloves, and long sleeves. Make sure kids, pets, other distractions, and tripping hazards are out of the house or don’t have access to your space. Always make soap in a well-ventilated area.

Follow these steps:

1

Slowly and carefully add 4.9 ounces of lye to 9.8 ounces of distilled water and gently stir until the lye has fully dissolved and the liquid is clear. Set aside to cool. Optional: Stir 2 teaspoons of sodium lactate to help the soap harden and unmold more quickly.

2

Melt and measure 17.5 ounces of olive oil, 7 ounces of palm oil, 7 ounces of coconut oil, 2.5 ounces of shea oil, and 1 ounce of oat oil. To the oil mixture, add 1 teaspoon of titanium dioxide and 1 ounce of colloidal oatmeal. Stick blend thoroughly, until all the clumps are gone.

3

Once the lye water and the oils have cooled to 80-90° F (and are ideally within 10 degrees of each other), add the lye water to the oils and stick blend until thin trace.

4

Add 1 ounce of plain yogurt to the soap mixture. Stick blend thoroughly until the yogurt is fully incorporated. You should have a thin to medium trace.

5

Pour all the soap batter into the silicone mold. Tap on the counter to get rid of bubbles and lightly texture using the back of a spoon. 

6

Top with dry oatmeal until you're happy with the look. To help avoid the soap from overheating, place in the fridge or freezer for 3 hours, up to overnight. Remove from the fridge or freezer and allow 2-3 days in the mold. 

7

Unmold and cut into bars. Allow 4-6 weeks to fully cure. Enjoy!

Tutorial credits

Photographer: Amanda Kerzman

Soothing Yogurt and Oatmeal Soap Project

  • Skill Level: Intermediate
  • Time: 2 hours
  • Yield: About 3 pounds of soap

The yogurt is added at trace, right before pouring. Yogurt contains lactic acid which is great for skin. It also contains natural fats, which creates a creamier lather. We recommend keeping temperatures low for this recipe - about 80-90 degrees F for both the lye water and oil.

To help make this soap gentle for dry and sensitive skin, this recipes contains a high percentage of olive oil. Because of that, it may need more time in the mold to harden. We highly recommend sodium lactate for this recipe to help it release from the mold. You may also notice it has a small, dense, creamy lather.

Looking for more information on how to use milk products in your cold process soap? Read more in this How to Add Milk to Soap article, and check out the Milk Soaps Book for an in-depth guide and recipes.

You will need:

  • 10" Silicone Loaf Mold
  • 17.5 oz. Olive Oil (50%)
  • 7 oz. Coconut Oil (20%)
  • 7 oz. Palm Oil (20%)
  • 2.5 oz. Shea Oil (7%)
  • 1 oz. Oat Oil (3%)
  • 9.8 oz. Distilled Water (10% Water Discount)
  • 4.9 oz. Sodium Hydroxide Lye
  • 1 oz. Colloidal Oatmeal
  • 1 oz. Plain Yogurt
  • Titanium Dioxide
  • Oatmeal, sprinkled on top (optional)

SAFETY FIRST: Suit up for safe handling practices. That means goggles, gloves, and long sleeves. Make sure kids, pets, other distractions, and tripping hazards are out of the house or don’t have access to your space. Always make soap in a well-ventilated area.

Follow these steps:

1

Slowly and carefully add 4.9 ounces of lye to 9.8 ounces of distilled water and gently stir until the lye has fully dissolved and the liquid is clear. Set aside to cool. Optional: Stir 2 teaspoons of sodium lactate to help the soap harden and unmold more quickly.

2

Melt and measure 17.5 ounces of olive oil, 7 ounces of palm oil, 7 ounces of coconut oil, 2.5 ounces of shea oil, and 1 ounce of oat oil. To the oil mixture, add 1 teaspoon of titanium dioxide and 1 ounce of colloidal oatmeal. Stick blend thoroughly, until all the clumps are gone.

3

Once the lye water and the oils have cooled to 80-90° F (and are ideally within 10 degrees of each other), add the lye water to the oils and stick blend until thin trace.

4

Add 1 ounce of plain yogurt to the soap mixture. Stick blend thoroughly until the yogurt is fully incorporated. You should have a thin to medium trace.

5

Pour all the soap batter into the silicone mold. Tap on the counter to get rid of bubbles and lightly texture using the back of a spoon. 

6

Top with dry oatmeal until you're happy with the look. To help avoid the soap from overheating, place in the fridge or freezer for 3 hours, up to overnight. Remove from the fridge or freezer and allow 2-3 days in the mold. 

7

Unmold and cut into bars. Allow 4-6 weeks to fully cure. Enjoy!

Tutorial credits

Photographer: Amanda Kerzman

You will need:

  • 10" Silicone Loaf Mold
  • 17.5 oz. Olive Oil (50%)
  • 7 oz. Coconut Oil (20%)
  • 7 oz. Palm Oil (20%)
  • 2.5 oz. Shea Oil (7%)
  • 1 oz. Oat Oil (3%)
  • 9.8 oz. Distilled Water (10% Water Discount)
  • 4.9 oz. Sodium Hydroxide Lye
  • 1 oz. Colloidal Oatmeal
  • 1 oz. Plain Yogurt
  • Titanium Dioxide
  • Oatmeal, sprinkled on top (optional)

SAFETY FIRST: Suit up for safe handling practices. That means goggles, gloves, and long sleeves. Make sure kids, pets, other distractions, and tripping hazards are out of the house or don’t have access to your space. Always make soap in a well-ventilated area.

Follow these steps:

1

Slowly and carefully add 4.9 ounces of lye to 9.8 ounces of distilled water and gently stir until the lye has fully dissolved and the liquid is clear. Set aside to cool. Optional: Stir 2 teaspoons of sodium lactate to help the soap harden and unmold more quickly.

2

Melt and measure 17.5 ounces of olive oil, 7 ounces of palm oil, 7 ounces of coconut oil, 2.5 ounces of shea oil, and 1 ounce of oat oil. To the oil mixture, add 1 teaspoon of titanium dioxide and 1 ounce of colloidal oatmeal. Stick blend thoroughly, until all the clumps are gone.

3

Once the lye water and the oils have cooled to 80-90° F (and are ideally within 10 degrees of each other), add the lye water to the oils and stick blend until thin trace.

4

Add 1 ounce of plain yogurt to the soap mixture. Stick blend thoroughly until the yogurt is fully incorporated. You should have a thin to medium trace.

5

Pour all the soap batter into the silicone mold. Tap on the counter to get rid of bubbles and lightly texture using the back of a spoon. 

6

Top with dry oatmeal until you're happy with the look. To help avoid the soap from overheating, place in the fridge or freezer for 3 hours, up to overnight. Remove from the fridge or freezer and allow 2-3 days in the mold. 

7

Unmold and cut into bars. Allow 4-6 weeks to fully cure. Enjoy!

Tutorial credits

Photographer: Amanda Kerzman

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