Oatmeal Soap

Oatmeal soap. Oatmeal soap is great for exfoliating and moisturizing dry skin. That's another one of my common ones. I grind up oatmeal and lavender to make exfoliant soap. I usually mix it with the lavender...

That's another one of my common ones. I grind up oatmeal and lavender to make exfoliant soap. I usually mix it with the lavender scent or the lemon grass scent. Oatmeal is an exfoliant and it nourishes the skin and it can pull out dirt. A lot of the men like it because if they are working in construction, their hands get really dirty and it pulls out the dirt. It also has a moisturizing effect to it. I use coconut oil. It has made a dramatic change in the soap industry because they were able to use vegetable oils to make the soap hard. Before that, their problems were that it was soft mushy soap. They found out you couldn't use all coconut oil. If you use just coconut oil, it would become too hard and brittle and the moisturizing effect would dissipate. They found that a lot with vegetable oils; you couldn't use just one kind of oil. A little bit was great, but too much created the opposite effect. It's cleansing, it makes the rich creamy lather. The process of when you mix the oil in the lye together is called saponification. It makes saponification happen faster.

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