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How to make organic soap bars

Organic soap recipes vary according to personal preference and tastes, but all the recipes consist of a soap base combined with organic and all-natural ingredients. Ingredients like oatmeal soothe and exfoliate rough skin, while goat milk adds a natural cleanser and treats acne. Making your own organic soap bars can turn into a fun hobby or even a business if you master the basics of soap making.

Cut the melt-and-pour soap into 13-mm (1/2-inch) cubes. Place the cubes in a microwave-safe bowl.

Microwave the soap base for 1 minute. Remove the bowl from the microwave and stir until no chunks of the soap base exist.

Place the oatmeal in a coffee grinder and grind it into a fine texture.

Mix 30 ml of fragrance oil with the oatmeal. Add the oatmeal to the melted soap.

Add 240 ml of goat milk and 150 ml of coconut oil. Stir until all the ingredients blend well.

Pour the soap into soap moulds.

Pour rubbing alcohol into a spray bottle. Spray the top of the soap with the alcohol to keep air bubbles from forming on the soap.

Allow the soap to harden completely. Remove the soap from the moulds, and allow it to cure for two weeks before using.

Things You'll Need

  • 240 ml (1 cup) melt-and-pour soap base
  • Mixing bowl
  • 120 ml (1/2 cup) organic oatmeal
  • Coffee grinder
  • 30 ml fragrance oil
  • 240 ml (1 cup) goat milk
  • 150 ml coconut oil
  • Soap moulds
  • Rubbing alcohol
  • Spray bottle
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Angela LaFollette holds a Bachelor of Arts in advertising with a minor in political science from Marshall University. LaFollette found her passion for writing during an internship as a reporter for "The West Virginia Standard" in 2007. She has more than six years of writing experience and specializes in topics in garden and pets.