Goat Milk Soap

ABM_1443640836I have the most AMAZING kids… Yep, I can say that because I am their mom… But #farmkidsrock is a hashtag that I use often on Instagram. 

For years in our house, we make so many of our own products including lip balm, laundry soap, sugar scrubs. 

Elwyn has always wanted me to teach her to make goat milk soap… Heck, we have the milk coming right off of our homestead. 
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Goat Milk Soap BASE Recipe

  • 12 ounces milk (We freeze into ice cubes)
  • 4.3 ounces lye (sodium hydroxide)
  • 22 ounces olive oil 
  • 8 ounces coconut oil 
  • 1 ounce castor oil 
  1. Measure out all of your ingredients before you get started into separate measuring cups . 
  2. Wearing gloves and goggles, stir together lye and milk. SLOWLY!!! (Lye can BURN YOUR SKIN!) We put the bowl that we stir together the lye and milk into another bowl filled with ice to keep the temperature down.  We also add just a little bit of lye at a time. The sugars in the milk will scorch if it gets too warm.  
  3. As the lye is melting down, pour all of the oils in a large bowl. Stir until blended. 
  4. Once the lye mixture is melted down and all of the lye is incorporated with no granules left, slowly pour the lye mixture into the oils.
  5. Stir until the mixture begins to “Trace”. “Trace” means that soap batter is thick enough to hold an outline, or “tracing” when drizzled across the surface of itself.
  6. Once the mixture is beginning to trace, you can now add in essential oils, fragrance oils, colors, etc. (We don’t use fragrance or colors in our soap, keeping them as natural as possible.)
  7. Pour the mixture into your soap molds. This recipe fits in our silicone soap block perfectly.
  8. For 24-48 hours, we drop our filled mold into the freezer.  It keeps the color as cream as possible. 
  9. After 24-48 hours in the freezer, remove soap from mold and cut into 1 inch bars. Yes, these bars will be VERY soft at first!!! It’s OK!
  10. Allow the bars to cure in the open air, on a sheet of wax or parchment paper, for at least four weeks, rotating occasionally. Because of the higher amount of olive oil in this soap recipe, the longer you let it cure, the harder the final bar will be.

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