Thursday, May 30, 2013

Goat Milk Soap

Milk soaps in general will moisturize the skin, but there is a slight difference in coconut milk vs. other milks (such as goat milk). Coconut, in general, gives soap a more bubbly lather. Goat's milk will give a more creamy lather. I like having both soaps here in case there is someone that has a specific preference for one or the other.

Goat Milk Soap

20 oz. Lard
8 oz. Coconut Oil
4 oz. Sunflower Oil
5 oz. Goat Milk
5 oz. Water
4.5 oz. Lye

  • Put the oils all in the crock pot to melt.
  • Once the oil has melted, let it cool to about 100-110 degrees in the mixing bowl.
  • Weighed out the lye.
  • I used ice cubes and frozen goat milk for my lye mix. Slowly pouring the lye over the ice and goat milk, and stir, till all the lye has dissolved. 
  • Don't let this over heat and burn the milk, but you need it within 10 degrees of the oil.
  • When satisfied with the temperatures of the lye mix and oils, add the lye mix to the oil and use an immersion blender until the soap comes to a light trace.

I personally love milk soaps! The goat milk soap is most often used for babies, or for elderly skin.

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