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A Refreshing Orange & Oatmeal Natural Soap Recipe

Posted on July 07 2016

Orange and oatmeal natural soap recipe

Oats and Orange Natural Soap

Few scents are as uplifting as ripe, juicy oranges. How would you like to experience the refreshing fragrance every day, without even reaching for the fruit bowl? Our Oats’n’Orange natural soap is the answer; made by our team of skilled craftsmen, this deliciously-scented soap leaves a lingering aroma on your skin for a little pick-me-up that lasts all day.

Why not have a go at making your own version of our popular natural soap? Here, we share with you a simple recipe for an orange-infused natural bar soap, made with no harsh additives just like our very own exclusive range of bath and body products. Suitable for beginners, this recipe can be whipped up with minimal equipment and no elaborate techniques.

Soothing oatmeal is added our artisan soap to calm angry skin and provide gentle exfoliation, revealing glowing new skin beneath.

Orange and oatmeal natural soap recipe:


  • 20 oz olive oil
  • 8 oz coconut oil
  • 8.5 oz distilled water
  • 3.99 oz lye
  • 1.6 oz pure orange essential oil
  • Handful of oats, grounds to your desired texture


  • Protective glasses
  • Rubber gloves
  • Stick blender
  • Thermometer
  • Measuring pitcher x2
  • Measuring cups and spoons
  • Large enamel pot
  • Couple of bowls
  • Electric scales
  • Soap mold and lid
  • Parchment paper


1. Put on your protective glasses and gloves and weigh out the lye into one of your pitchers. In the second pitcher, weigh out your distilled water.

2. Pour the lye into the water slowly, stirring all the time to remove any lumps. Set to one side.

3. The lye solution needs to heat to around 130 degrees F, which can take some time. While you wait, line your soap mold with parchment paper, cut to size.

4. Next, pour the olive oil and coconut oil into your enamel pot and heat on the stove, mixing from time to time. When the oils have reached a temperature of 130 degrees F, add the lye mixture and begin to stir with your stick blender.

5. When you see tracks begin to appear in the batter, pour in the orange essential oil and continue to mix.

6. When trace is almost fully achieved, add your ground oats and give the mixture a quick whizz to combine.

7. Pour the soap batter into your lined soap mold and cover with a lid. You can also wrap the mold in an old rag or blanket.

8. Leave the soap to set for 18 hours before removing the coverings. The soaps should be left to air-dry for several hours longer before removing from the mold.

9. Once removed, the soaps can be cut to size and left to cure on an open drying rack for around six weeks.

For a high-quality soap, the longer you leave the bars to cure, the longer lasting they will be. Soap.Club’s natural soaps are cut by hand and cured for up to six weeks for maximum quality.

We hope you enjoyed making your own natural soap. Let us know how you got on in the comments below! Don’t forget to check back to the blog regularly for more great cold process soap recipes.

Please note: Soap.Club receives a high volume of recipes from our members; we are unable to test every recipe so please use for guidance only. Working with lye can be dangerous – please take care. We cannot guarantee the results and we strongly recommend that you stick to small batches at first. 

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