Goat milk is said to make your skin silky smooth, has tonnes of skin benefits and is easy to make. You’ll soon be the expert in your field and be producing some udderly amazing soap!
The benefits of using goat milk soap:
- It’s a great fighter of acne. Goats milk contains antibacterial properties which prevents acne organisms from developing.
- It’s creamy and high in fat, therefore effective in reducing inflammation, puffy-ness and moisturising the skin.
- High in vitamin A which is good for repairing skin tissues.
- Contains hydroxyl acid which helps remove dead skin cells.
- It contains a mineral called selenium which is believed to prevent skin cancer.
You will need:
12.4 oz Goat Milk
10.8 oz Coconut Oil
10.8 oz Palm Oil
16.2 oz Pure Olive Oil
1.3 oz Sodium Lactate
5.3 oz Sodium Hydroxide
2.5 oz Sage & Lemongrass Fragrance Oil
2 drops Sweet Almond Oil
2 containers – one bigger than the other
Hand held blender
Silicone Cube Mold
- Prep for your soap making by planning 24 hours ahead. Measure out your goats milk into ice cube trays and leave them overnight until completely solid.
- The next day, piece out all your individual cubes together in a container. Place this container in another larger one full of ice so that they stay chilled.
- Incorporate the sodium hydroxide into your frozen milk by slowly mixing half tablespoons at a time. Please take extra care when handling sodium hydroxide as it is a very corrosive chemical.
- Ensure that you’re mixing the entire time. This process will cause the mixture to warm up which can risk turning the colour darker so it’s vital that you keep your jug of cubes in its surrounding ice bath so that you end up with a lovely creamy colour.
- Once it’s all completely dissolved, add in the sodium lactate.
- Combine all of your oils in a separate bowl, using a bit of heat to incorporate them all together.
- Once cooled, add in your milky mixture gently into your oils on the edge of the bowl to prevent bubbles.
- Use a hand held blender to whist the two together in small, short bursts.
- Fill your silicone mould with the soap mixture and then place in your fridge immediately.
- After about a week they should be ready to de-mould, and then be ready to use in about 4 to 6 weeks once all dried!
You can adapt this method to whichever scents you prefer or after seeing what works best for you. The ones we’ve included are not hoof bad but you could even add in bits of thyme or lavendar before moulding, whatever floats your goat!