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Cinnamon Oatmeal Shaving Soap

Prep Time5 mins
Active Time20 mins
Total Time25 mins
Author: Janalyn Voigt


  • 1 pound shaving soap base
  • 2 tablespoons of bentonite clay
  • 2 tablespoons of colloidal oatmeal
  • Favorite fragrance or essential oil just make sure it's a safe oil for external use.
  • 2 teaspoons powdered organic cinnamon from a reputable company like Mountain Rose Herbs.


  • Cut the soap block into 1-inch blocks, if you want to make melting the soap faster.
  • Pre-measure the bentonite clay and colloidal oatmeal so they will be ready to add to the soap quickly once it melts.
  • Place the soap block pieces into the top of your double boiler. Add enough water to the bottom pan to just touch the pan, above. Turn the burner heat to medium-high and wait for the water to boil.
  • Heat your canning jar or jars either in the dishwasher, hot water, or in a water bath in a small pan.
  • Whisk the melting soap block until no solid pieces remain. Turn off the burner at once. It’s important not to overheat your soap. If you are using a thermometer, for best quality, it shouldn’t go above 130 degrees.
  • Whisk in the colloidal oatmeal and bentonite clay until combined.
  • Add 2 teaspoons of cinnamon powder and whisk to combine.
  • Add 10-15 drops of oil and whisk to combine.
  • Remove the top pan of the double boiler and the canning jar or jars from the stove.
  • Place the canning jars on a heat-proof surface and carefully add the soap. Use a funnel if you need to. Any remaining soap can be rolled into soap balls.


  • The shaving soap base is a block of soap you can melt and turn into your own awesome creation. Your soap base can be made from either goat’s milk or glycerin. For my shaving soap, I chose glycerin, since its clearness shows off the cinnamon color of the soap. 1 pound honey melt and pour soap base you can also use goat's milk or glycerin melt and pour bases.
  • Bentonite Clay is nourishing for the skin and helps give the soap ‘slip’ so a razor can glide across your man’s face.
  • Colloidal Oatmeal adds silkiness to the soap and soothes skin.
  • Cinnamon has a wide range of health benefits including antiseptic properties.