I am not, in any way, a "serious" soapmaker. The whole idea for this stemmed from the fact that a friend gave me some organic oatmeal-and-goat-milk soap, and it was the most FABULOUS soap I have ever used in my life. However, after I ran out, I couldn't quite justify paying $5-7 a bar at the local health food store. So I figured I would try to make my own.
I found a couple of different recipes for melt-and-pour soup - one involves melting an opaque base, a transparent base, mixing them together and adding oatmeal. The other is a cheater's way of making soap, by grating up a Dove beauty bar, melting it with a little water, and stirring oatmeal into it until it sets up again. I was wondering if there was any way to incorporate milk into either of these without completely throwing off the chemistry of the soap. I haven't the first clue about making soap, so any advice would be helpful.