Sometimes you want the benefits of oats in your soap without the scratch. Even ground oats can be quite exfoliating. You can use colloidal oatmeal, or if you want, you can make oat milk!

I like making oat milk as a vegan alternative to goat milk. So instead of goat milk and honey soap, you can make oat milk and agave soap for your vegan customers. 🙂

DIY Oat Milk for Handcrafted Soap

Making DIY Oat Milk For Handmade Soap

You will need:

  • Oats
  • Distilled Water
  • 16 oz. Jar
  • Cheese Cloth

To make oat milk simply grind old fashioned or steel cut (not instant) oats in grinder or food processor. Put 1/4 cup into a 16 oz. mason jar. Top off with distilled water. You can use more or less oats depending on what you are going for.

If you want your oat milk thicker, then use 1 cup oats (before grinding) to 3 cups water.

diy oat milk for soap

I usually let it sit out for an hour or two, stirring occasionally. And then I put it into the fridge overnight to use the next day. Give it a shake every now and then.

Once you’re ready to soap, strain it. I just top my jar with some cheese cloth and rubber band and pour it into another container.

Now we’re left with a wonderful oat milk ready to soap! You can use the oat milk in any recipe. Simply replace the water with the oat milk.

Happy Soaping!

-Amanda Gail

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