Easy Goat's Milk Soap Recipe
If you are a novice soap making enthusiast, you probably know by now that you can use a variety of organic soap making products. That would include nuts, herbs and milk. For the latter, goat milk soap is especially harboring a great appeal to a lot of people.
Have you ever tried drinking goat’s milk? If you have, then I would say that you are one of many who have probably heard of its benefits: an alternative to cow’s milk (especially for people who have an allergy to it), good source of calcium, protein, phosphorus, potassium, vitamin B2 (riboflavin, which is important for energy production), etc.
The benefits of goat’s milk would extend to its soapy counterparts. It is actually rich in vitamins, minerals and lipids (plus the nutrients we mentioned earlier) that it gives out moisturizing properties when it comes to soap. It has vitamin A, B12 and E. It leaves skin silky soft, giving out a creamy feel. Also, this is gentle on the skin (and we seldom here of cases of people who are allergic to the soap).
People who are experts in making goat’s milk soap attest that there really is no easy way to make one, as it may take more time and preparation than making regular soap. The easiest would be a melt and pour soap base – which, as the name suggests, is simply melted and poured in molds to make soap. But with a smile, they all say that doing it the hard way was well worth the effort.
There are several types of goat milk that you can put in your soap – fresh goat’s milk, powdered goat’s milk and evaporated goat’s milk (which is the type normally used as this is already in semi-liquid form).
This recipe (as claimed by my mother-in-law, who happens to be an avid fan of goat’s milk) calls for patience and safety measures, as you will be using ingredients that may burn and sting your skin. Also, take exact measurements to ensure the best quality that your soap can bring.
- 20-24 ounces of chilled goat’s milk (to be added at trace – the stage where the lye and the other oils of your mixture will be entwined and mixed together forever)
- 10 ounces of Cold Water (Ice Water)
- 11.12 ounces of Lye
- 16 ounces Coconut Oil
- 2 ounces of Mineral Oil
- 46 ounces Corn Oil
- 16 ounces Palm Oil
- 5 tablespoons of Sugar
- Sea Salt and Essential Oil (Eos, lavender and patchouli are commonly used)
Add lye, sugar and salt to water until dissolved.
In a separate pan, measure and mix coconut oil, palm oil and corn oil and heat to approximately 100 degrees.
Mix both mixtures (lye and oil mixture). Make sure that when you combine them, they have the same (or at the very least, almost the same) temperature, preferably at 100 degrees.
Stir for 5 minutes. (You can use a stick, hand-held blender for this, or do manual labor by hand mixing.) Rest every other 5 minutes until it forms a light trace.
Add mineral oil and goat’s milk. Stir.
Add the EO and stir until well mixed.
Pour into molds and cover. Let it rest and harden in a place where it will be undisturbed in the next 48 hours.
Simple, ‘tis true. But you have to be dedicated and cautious when it comes to making goat’s milk soap. IT all pays off in the end as the rewards are beneficial for you can your family. Try to make a batch and see how self-fulfilling soap making can be for you.