- Feb 18, 2022
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- Alberta Canada
I see I gave the impression that I buy organic oats locally! I have to ship them from a mill about a 6 hour drive from me. I buy mostly whole grains and mill them myself as needed, for my sourdough bread and other baking. I can’t grind oats fine enough for my liking so buy the flour and sneak some for soap. I had not heard of using oats for a face wash - do you make a paste? I’d like to try it!You are very fortunate to have that as a source for your oats / oat flour. I buy my organic oats in 50 lb bags & go from there. Far cheaper per lb that way. Very much a multi-use product. Really great for poultices for irritated skin, as well as soap, masks etc. Oat flour also makes a great, gentle, healing, anti-inflammatory face wash just on its own for those dealing with acne, dry skin, facial eczema etc. Very gentle, cleansing due to the natural saponins, and they leave the skin incredibly soft.
Amazon is definitely not a source I use for soap making ingredients, for any reason. Some molds possibly, some packaging yes....but food & soap making ingredients, absolutely not. I do have some high quality dragon's blood resin I bought several years back, which I normally burn as incense. Had not considered using it in soap, but might.
One of my next soap tests is with banana skins, coconut milk & ground oats. The brown skins (the browner the better) apparently are very high in amino acids, similar to tussah silk, and make a very hard bar. That combined with very finely ground oats & coconut milk will make a spectacular soap, I'm guessing.
Good luck with the banana peel soap, I’m fascinated! Please let us know how you like it!