People love goats’ milk soap! There are various forms of goat’s milk soap recipes, some are extremely simple and others are significantly more complex. Below are some tips and tricks you can use when testing out recipes on your own. When using goat’s milk soap recipes, it is recommended that you first get the milk ice cold or even partially frozen. Of course, remember to always use protective goggles, gloves, and other safety equipment. The lye in this mix can be hazardous to your health and needs to be given the proper amount of respect during soap making.
- Goats’ Milk Soap Creation
A basic goat’s milk soap recipe would include ice cold milk, oils, and lye. The amount you use depends on how many bars of soap you wish to produce. The first step is to melt the oil in a stainless steel pot. Be careful when doing so since burnt oil produces terrible smelling soap. While this ingredient is slowly melting, combine the milk and the lye together in a separate bowl, slowly stirring with a wooden or plastic spoon. If you want a very light colored soap, take extra caution to add the lye slowly. The milk and lye will react when combined, therefore causing the mixture to heat up. Once the oils are in a liquid state, slowly add the lye-milk mixture to the oils. Add the oils to this mixture slowly and stir constantly and slowly. At this stage, you can use a stick blender on a low setting to aid with mixing. goat milk and oatmeal soap
To add fragrance to a basic recipe, essentials oils may be added to this mix. The scent and amount varies according to personal taste, so go ahead and experiment to find the scent combination that appeals to you. The oils should form a “trace” on the surface or lines on the top of the mixture before sinking and blending in. Pour the mixture into your soap molds and allow them to set for 24 hours.