I tried doing my own but for some reason my grinder does not grind it fine enough. Imagine how excited I was when I read that you can use Oat Flour and it was just as fine as Colloidal Oatmeal. I decided to purchase from a local store and try it out on my next batch.
I was thinking of doing something a little more refreshing this time around. Get a way from the floral fragrances. I though about using an aloe fragrance but settled instead for "Satsuma". The vendor describes it as: wonderful blend of orange, mandarin, mango, peach, lime, jasmine, and orange flowers.
It has been sitting in my shelf for nearly a year, so I figured it was time to use it :)
Imagine my surprise when I went to cut this soap. On first glance I swear I had the dreaded DOS (dreaded orange spots). You get DOS in your soaps when you use oils that are old, expired. After a short panic (and a couple of very naughty words (= )...I inspected the bars closely and noticed that it was actually Oat flecks that I was seeing. It turns out that the Oat Flour I used was not fine enough. I was a little disappointed since I really wanted a nice smooth bar. My swirl was perfect. I reminded me of a creamsicle bar...just wanted to eat it! yet, it had all these flecks!
Oh well...at least it will be a nice exfoliating bar once it's ready to use.
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