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Oatmeal #140024 01/22/03 02:26 AM
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I've been making an oatmeal soap using white M&P glycerin. One person who bought it is saying that it dried out his skin. What are your opinions/thoughts about this? Of course, everyone is different - and I don't make any claims about the soap.

Re: Oatmeal #140025 01/22/03 04:30 AM
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Hi Jeanne,

Try adding a little glycerin USP to the melted soap base. This will help increase emolliency in the base itself.

As you know, oatmeal is a drying substance when added to skin treatments. You might want to re-think you additives to this soap, perhaps switching to calendula petals or some other less drying material.

Cheers,

Trina Wallace

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Originally posted by Jeanne Daigle:
[qb]I've been making an oatmeal soap using white M&P glycerin. One person who bought it is saying that it dried out his skin. What are your opinions/thoughts about this? Of course, everyone is different - and I don't make any claims about the soap.[/qb]

Re: Oatmeal #140026 01/22/03 12:34 PM
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Ok... What is glycerin USP?

After I wrote the post I thought about it some more and oatmeal is a treatment for poison ivy, so it does make sense that oatmeal has a drying effect. The oatmeal bar I make is one of my more popular bars and only one person made a complaint about it drying his skin. So I will make a note of that and tell people that it could dry their skin. Of course, that's a good thing if you have oily skin.

Re: Oatmeal #140027 02/06/03 01:08 PM
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Hi Jeanne,
Just saw your post, I'm in my busy season at work so it's hard for me to browse.
I have been soaping going on 4 years. My biggest seller is Oatmeal soap, it is great for acne, psoriasis, etc but can be drying due to the exfoliation. I scent mine with OMH fragrance oil, and even add a little extra to it. I also use the soap base from www.sficcorp.com. I also buy it in large quantities and sell it to fellow soapers to help offset all of our costs. I am working on having my own site soon, for supplies. I buy in large quantities of frag oils, bottles and jars, and soap and lotion base. And my shipping prices are lower than anyone else's, I take alot of pride in that! Of course, I work for a direct mail service everyday, so that helps alot with shipping:)) Lotion is alot of fun to make, too and sells very well. If you would like to email me privately, feel free and I can send you a list of supplies, as well as supply references. I have alarge number of fellow soapers who buy from me.
WSP is a great compant to order from, as well. They have a great product and a good price, and are very nice people to deal with .
Back to the sfic soap base, they have been in business for 35 years, their soap has excellent lather, and they make a great product. My sales TRIPLED after switching to their base. I always suggest the honey base if the Oatmeal is too drying to people.
Anyway, best of luck, I try to visit this board as often as possible but work long hours. If you have any questions, please feel free to write! Libby


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Quote:
Originally posted by Snowdrift Farm:
[qb]Try adding a little glycerin[/qb]
Or honey. They're both humectants and will help draw moisture down into the skin.

Re: Oatmeal #140029 04/20/06 05:22 PM
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i use oatmeal in a lot of my products as it brings back the natural ph to the skin i have never found it drying how much oatmeal do you put in?
i pack mine full and i tend to use oatmeal flakes not ground.
look at your base material is it a clear base or is it cloudy looking? if it is cloudy it is not a very good quality! try a different company.
honey is ok but can cause problems with bacteria
you could add dried milk powder
if you are selling oatmeal soap as a medicinal for excema dont add any fragrance as this is an irritant

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Oatmeal Soap is a great Seller for Me too. Oatmeal Soap is Recommended for People with Oily Skin. Customers need to be aware of this.
This Soap is also Excellent for Acne. I've Had some Happy
Customers telling me this. It's really Effective!
~Norma
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I make my own transparant soap. It's a little cloudy, but it is excellent quality. Stephenson's soap base is pretty good too if you use premade M&P.


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