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Oat Skin Benefits + DIY Recipe & Product Suggestions

Updated: Oct 24, 2020

oats and oatmeal natural soap

Do you know all the benefits oats have for your skin?

Oats have many benefits for the body. It contains vitamins, minerals, and fiber. Also, oats for the skin provide many nutrients to keep it hydrated and firm. It has antioxidants, which are necessary for the skin to regenerate itself.

The skin must be cared for so that it does not suffer the passage of time. That is to say, so that it is free of wrinkles, signs of expression, and many other conditions such as blemishes. To leave it clean, soft, and smooth, oats are an essential ingredient.

Do you want more information about natural soaps? Read these useful posts with some of the best natural ingredients to nourish your skin.

Gentle Exfoliator

oats on a wooden bowl

The skin needs exfoliation to renew itself. Oats are an excellent ally to absorb excess oil from the epidermis and help fight acne and blackheads. As an exfoliant, it removes dead skin cells, reduces blemishes, and absorbs excess oil without drying out the skin.

Regulates Skin pH

Oatmeal is good for the skin because it helps level our pH, and this is important because it prevents it from irritations, itching, redness, and other conditions.


For the skin to regenerate, it needs hydration. We can achieve this by drinking water and cosmetic creams that provide everything we need for the epidermis to be in good health. In this sense, oats offer 65% unsaturated fats and 35% linoleic acid. This hydrates and softens the epidermis.

oats on a fabric bag

Protects the Skin

The proteins in oatmeal help maintain the skin's natural barrier. It protects the skin from the contaminating effects and chemicals we live with every day and greatly damages the skin.

Scalp and Hair

Oatmeal also helps to support the scalp better. It leaves it smoother and shinier, and on the other hand, it stimulates hair growth and stops hair loss. Hence there are some shampoos indicated for hair. It is advisable to make natural masks at home based on oats and essential oils.

DIY oatmeal soap

Many people use oatmeal directly on their skin. But how smart would it be if we could make soap from oats that would last longer for daily use Here's how to make Homemade Oatmeal Soap from your home's comfort and with simple tools you'll need.

Ingredients and utensils

  • Oats 1 tablespoon.

  • Water 7.2 oz.

  • Olive Oil 23 oz.

  • Caustic Soda 2.87 oz.

  • Cocoa Butter 0.33 oz.

  • Optional: a few drops of your favorite essential oil.


1) First, we must prepare an infusion of oats, heat the water with the oats on the stove in a small pot. Remove it from the heat when it boils and let it cool down. Then strain the mixture to obtain the infusion and pour it into a plastic container.

2) Add caustic soda to the container with the oat infusion and let it cool for an hour. It is essential to do this little by little and always stir the mixture in the same direction. Soda is a hazardous and toxic substance, so we recommend doing it in a ventilated place and protecting ourselves with a mask and gloves.

3) While the mixture cools down, take a container and mix virgin olive oil with cocoa butter. To speed up the process, you can put the container in the microwave to heat the mixture.

4) When the mixture of the oat infusion and the soda has cooled down, slowly add the olive oil and the cocoa butter. Always stir the mixture in the same direction until it thickens. Leave it to stand for about 15 minutes and stir it again.

5) To make the oatmeal soap smell more pleasant, add ten drops of essential oil to the mixture and stir again until you obtain a homogeneous solution.

6) Finally, pour the mixture obtained in a wide and low container, serve as a mold, and let the mixture stand for 15 days, it will be enough time to harden and cut the pieces of soap.

Here are some simple steps to make your homemade oatmeal soap apply it in your home's comfort.

If you do not want to do a soap, there are some great options in the market.

Product Overview

The Soap Haven Oatmeal Soap

100% All Natural Ingredients, Handmade in the USA. Pure, natural fresh goat's milk provides unparalleled skin nourishment, these soap bars are unscented, meaning no extra artificial fragrances or essential oils have to create a scent. But you might catch a pleasant hint of the natural milk and honey.


Aspen Kay Naturals Oatmeal Soap Bar

This soap is versatile and works as a face soap, body soap, or shaving soap for men, women, and teens, made by hand in small batches to ensure quality.


Sappo Hill Bar Soap - Oatmeal Natural

Done in small-batches, a time-consuming process is no longer used by American soap makers. The vegetable oil 'glycerine creme' soap comes in many colors with various fragrances to please every nose, and each pack comes with 12 bars of soap, ideal for big families.


Legend's Creek Oatmeal Milk & Honey Goat Milk Soap

Legend's Creek Farm was founded in 2011. We began raising goats, and quickly a company was formed, selling goats milk products, honey, herbal salves, bath bombs, and aromatherapy candles.


Horse O'Peace Handmade Goat Milk Soap Oatmeal 'n Honey Soap

Thanks to the raw honey enzymes, your skin will enjoy the light moisturizing qualities of this soap. Honey is a humectant, meaning it traps moisture in your skin. It also brightens your natural skin complexion.

The organic oatmeal adds its special touch by gently cleansing your skin while fighting acne, soothing dry or itchy skin, and refreshing skin exposed to harsh elements.


Bend Soap Company All Natural Handmade Soap

100% Natural. Handcrafted in the USA with goat milk. Full of antioxidants, natural moisturizers, vitamins, and minerals. No soybean, canola, or corn oils ever! No dyes, alcohols, parabens, phthalates, or GMOs.

Because some of these oils are strong and spicy by nature, please use caution if using on sensitive skin. It is not recommended for a face soap or baby soap.


PLEASE NOTE: To make your handmade bar of soap last longer, keep it dry between uses, use a draining soap dish, and keep it away from direct water streams. It is always recommended to do a patch test on a small portion of your skin for compatibility before using any new product for external use only. If irritation occurs, please discontinue use.

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