Natural Unscented Homemade Banana Oatmeal Soap Recipe
Discover how to make homemade banana oatmeal soap with this unscented cold process soap recipe. Crafted using real banana and oatmeal, this natural soap is well suited for dry or sensitive skin.
Cold Process Soap for Sensitive Skin
My natural unscented homemade banana oatmeal soap recipe was one of my personal favorites for a long time, though it didn’t really catch on until I put it on sale. Once it sold out I had folks asking me to bring it back. I didn’t bring this exact recipe back, but I did create a deliciously scented Coconut Mango Goat Milk soap that contains banana and, in lieu of the rolled oats, colloidal oatmeal. While the jury is still out on whether or not I bring back the original banana oatmeal soap, I thought I’d share the recipe so you can craft this fabulous moisturizing cold process soap for yourself.
This natural homemade oatmeal banana soap recipe contains real banana which really adds something special to its skin conditioning properties. However, the banana doesn’t really lend any sort of fragrance, so if you choose, you can add your favorite scent to customize it and truly make it yours. The unscented version of this soap also makes a great shampoo bar for dogs due to its gentle nature!
Unscented Homemade Banana Oatmeal Soap Recipe
© Rebecca D. Dillon
These are the ingredients you need to make this banana soap recipe with oatmeal:
- 2 lb. 8.5 oz. olive oil
- 2 lb. 7 oz. 76° melt point refined coconut oil
- 1 lb. 3.8 oz. sustainable palm oil
- 6 oz. rice bran oil
- 4.5 oz. shea butter
- 36 fluid oz. distilled water
- 15.6 oz. lye (sodium hydroxide)
- 1/2 cup rolled oats
- 1 very ripe banana
How to Make Oatmeal Soap with Banana
Here is how to make oatmeal soap with banana:
- This recipe will fill three of my 3-3 1/2 lb. soap molds and yield 30-36 bars depending on how they are cut. To make this soap following your basic cold process soapmaking instructions.
- While your lye-water and oils are cooling, mash one very ripe banana in a bowl and set aside along with a measured 1/2 of oatmeal. (You can use up to 1 cup of oatmeal for an extra scrubby soap.)
- Once your soap reaches a very light trace add the banana and oatmeal and mix well. Then pour into lined molds, cover and allow to saponify.
- You can unmold and cut these into bars after 24 hours. If you’d like to cut costs you can sub 1/2 of the olive oil for canola. If you’d like to scent your soap, add up to 3 oz. of essential oils or up to 6 oz. of fragrance oil at trace.
- Allow to cure a minimum of three weeks before use.
More Cold Process Banana Soap Recipes
If you like this cold process soap recipe, then also try these other homemade banana soap recipes:
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