Peppermint Oatmeal Soap Recipe

Peppermint is one of my all-time favorite flavors and scents.  Especially with the onset of cooler weather!  A new friend of mine suggested making a soap that paired peppermint with oatmeal and  I have to say that I’m so pleased with the results that I will probably keep this as a year-round standby in my store.  Even though it’s perfect for the Fall/Winter collection!  So, “Thank you, Kendi!” Great call on this one!Peppermint Oatmeal Soap-9

Peppermint is such a refreshing scent.  An instant wake-up call on those early, groggy mornings.  Not only does it help you feel invigorated but it’s also an antiseptic cleanser to really cleanse your skin.

Oatmeal in soap is WONDERFUL!  It’s incredibly soothing and helps alleviate irritated skin.  Oatmeal in soap helps to gently cleanse, moisturize and protect your skin.  You can buy colloidal oats or oat flour but since I have my grain mill, I mill my own.  I’ve also gotten great results in my blender/food processor.

Peppermint Oatmeal Soap (makes a 4lb soap batch)Peppermint Oatmeal Soap-9-2

23oz Olive oil

14oz Coconut oil

17oz Castor oil

6.2oz Lye

16oz Distilled water

1.3oz Peppermint essential oil

2.5 Tbs ground oats, oat flour, colloidal oatmeal

If you’re running short on time but love the idea of Peppermint Oatmeal Soap – come check it out at Emily’s Homestead!

  1. All the recipes ive read say not to use more than 5-10 percent castor oil in a recipe. It didnt make the bar sticky with 17 oz of castor oil??

  2. How can I make my soap beautifully white like yours? Cause I made soaps with this technique before and I ended with light cream soap bars!

  3. Emily, I made this kind of soap before and I just want to know how can I get my soap beautifully white like yours?, because mine always ended light yellow not white.

    1. Hi Michelle,
      You can change the soap color by playing with the percentages of your base oils. Some contribute to a pure white soap more than others. Just make sure to run your new formula through a lye calculator! My formula has changed a bit over the years and my soap is less pure white and more of an off-white now. I hope that helps!

  4. Emily- I can’t wait to try this one this weekend.

    I had a real flub last weekend making soap. I found a cool recipe where you get all of the ingredients (except the lye and distilled water) at Dollar Tree. I had to try it! The recipe was for Milk, Oatmeal & Honey Soap and I was so excited. I even laid “poppy paper” on top of the soap in the mold to give it that honeycomb look. Well… as it was cooking it occurred to me that I probably put the wrong amount of water in the soap. It called for around 4 ounces of water and I used 16 ounces. Ha! My soap was very soft but its curing and getting harder. Won’t be used as gifts but I’m not wasting it LOL. It looks great anyway. My niece thinks it looks like fudge it’s so pretty! Lesson learned to check and recheck the recipe!! Even when you THINK you know what you’re doing.

    Thanks for posting this recipe! I can be sure your recipes are going to turn out great and that’s just really very appreciated!

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