Making a Moisturizing Oatmeal-Honey Soap
A handcrafted oatmeal-honey soap can help hydrate your skin thanks to its gentle formula. As you know, the ingredients in some can irritate or damage the skin. Thus, many people are now looking to natural alternatives for their beauty routine.
Although you can find this type of soaps available commercially, you also have the option of making it at home using all-natural ingredients. In this article we’ll share information about its benefits and how to make it. Are you ready for notes?
The importance of moisturizing the skin
You expose your skin to numerous agents throughout the day. The heat or the sun, or on the contrary, the cold breeze; as well as dust, some cosmetic products, are factors that can affect it.
Be it because you don’t drink enough liquid or its natural tendency, poorly hydrated skin can lose its properties as a protective barrier.
In turn, all this makes it more prone to show the signs of the passage of time, showing signs of weakness, wrinkles, losing firmness and smoothness, which is not good from the point of view of health or aesthetics.
Consequently, it is necessary to moisturize your skin well, using various products with moisturizing properties, to maintain adequate moisture levels. And the more natural they are, the better.
A homemade oatmeal-honey soap
Oatmeal and honey handmade soap has become popular for its ability to moisturize and revitalize the skin, especially in people who have problems with sensitivity and dryness. Its main ingredients, oatmeal, honey and glycerin, are common in the cosmetic industry due to their skin care properties.
However, we suggest a natural formula that can be applied on all skin types. It doesn’t alter the activity of the sebaceous glands and therefore doesn’t cause excess oil production or dryness.
Before we start, take a look at the benefits of oatmeal and honey.
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The skin benefits of oats
Oatmeal is used by the cosmetics industry as one of the best ingredients for protecting the skin against the attacks it receives from the environment. A review published in the Indian Journal of Dermatology, Venereology and Leprology highlighted that oatmeal:
- Is antioxidant and has anti-inflammatory properties
- Helps reduce the symptoms of diseases such as pruritus and atopic dermatitis
- Heals pimples
- Can deter viral infections
- Finally, it offers UV protection
The skin benefits of honey
Honey has been a natural cosmetic for hundreds of years. A review published in the Journal of Cosmetic Dermatology, claims that this ingredient has therapeutic potential in the treatment of various skin conditions.
In addition, it contains proteins and amino acids, vitamins, enzymes, minerals and other components that nourish skin tissue. It’s known to be useful for the following:
- Helping to hydrate the skin
- Reducing inflammation and tissue irritation
- Maintaining youthful skin
- Preventing the appearance of premature wrinkles
- Regulating skin pH
- Reducing the risk of skin infections
- Protecting the skin from ultraviolet rays
- Improving the healing process
Make a homemade oatmeal-honey soap
To make the most of the benefits of oats and honey, here’s a simple recipe for combining them into a homemade soap.
Note: make sure to get hold of 100% organic honey, because many non-organic honeys are made with sugar and don’t have the same properties.
- 1 bar of glycerine soap
- 3 tbsp. of honey (75 g.)
- 3 tbsp. of oatmeal (30 g.)
- 1 vitamin E capsule
- Heat-resistant bowl
- Wooden spoon
- Soap molds
- Put the bar of glycerine soap in the heat-resistant bowl and melt it in the microwave or over a double-boiler
- When it has melted, add the honey and oatmeal
- Stir with with a wooden spoon
- Make sure you mix it well and then add the contents of the vitamin E capsule
- Leave it to stand at room temperature for five minutes
- Pour it into the soap molds
- Wait for it to fully solidify, then take it out of the molds and proceed to use it
How to use
- Wet your skin and rub the soap into it with gentle circular massaging motions
- Allow its components to act for three to five minutes then rinse
- Use every day
This handmade oatmeal-honey soap can help you take care of your skin
Natural products will always be the best to take care of your skin, as they don’t contain chemical additives or toxic and irritating ingredients.
Making this handmade soap can be a useful way to complement your beauty routine. This is because its gentle formula is similar to the skin pH and the properties of its ingredients help hydrate the skin. Try it!
All cited sources were thoroughly reviewed by our team to ensure their quality, reliability, currency, and validity. The bibliography of this article was considered reliable and of academic or scientific accuracy.
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