I've had a couple of requests for a version of the oatmeal cleansing bar without coconut oil. Your wish – my command.
It's doubled up so you can make one for a friend while you're at it (because that's the kind of giving and wonderful person you are)
This will make 2 bars of 100 gr. or 2 trays of 'guest soaps'.
You'll Need The Following Ingredients
44 gr (1,6 oz) cocoa butter
40 gr (1,4 oz) shea butter
55 ml (1,8 fluid oz) almond oil
25 ml (0,8 fluid oz) castor oil
60 gr (2,1 oz) white clay
20 gr (0,7 oz) raw rolled oats
Grind the oats to a powder in a handy dandy whizzing machine.
Slowly melt the cocoa butter over low heat. Remove from heat and add shea. Stir until the shea melts. Add oils and stir thoroughly.
Add clay and stir thoroughly
Add oats and stir thoroughly.
Pour into mold. I thought I would be clever and dust the bottom of the mold with oats, expecting an 'oaty-top' to appear when unmolded, but it didn't happen, so just pretend you don't see the dusting of oats in the mold.
Let set in the refrigerator overnight.
Unmold and note the almost visible decorative oaty-top.
Use and store as described in this post.
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Thanks in advance.
Because they are soap-free, these cleansing bars do not foam up at all. They are a mixture of fats (which both attract dirt and moisturize) and clays (which cleanse and nourish), so you are going to have a completely different feeling using them - it may seem a bit odd to begin with if you are used to soap-based cleansers (which often tend leave the skin dry).
You can actually leave the applied cleansing bar mixture on your face for 5-10 minutes for a cleansing and moisturizing mask effect, or just massage on and rinse off for a 'cleanse and go' effect.
If you decide to give one a try, I'd love to hear your impressions! So far, I haven't met anyone who has tried them that didn't like them.
Forgive me for this very belated reply. I'm not quite sure how I missed your comment! The bars are semi-firm (kind of like chocolate that is beginning to go soft) and are easily mashed into the hand. Thy need to be pretty soft upon application (which they are at room temp), but firmer if kept cool (stored in the fridge).
I love this recipe and your others. I'm looking forward to making this bar later in the week. 1 question- does it remove make-up? I was my face every night before bed with a soap based cleaner to take off my daily make up, could this replace that or should I use it after my regular face wash?
Im really excited about making this bar later in the week. Just 1 question, will this take off make up? Everynight i use a soap based face wash to remove make up and clean my face, could this replace that cleaner or should I use it after my make up is removed?
If you do your own cleansing bar version and would like to share your recipe, please send me a photo and your recipe and I'll add it to the Cleaning Bar catalog page.
Was wondering if I could subs all the cocoa butter and use shea butter instead?