Goat Milk Homemade Soap Recipe
On this page, I will explain how to make my all-time favorite goat’s milk soap recipe. Within this tutorial, I am going to explain my exact method for making goat’s milk soap. Making goat’s milk soap can be a bit tricky, but if you follow the below steps, you should find success very easily!
Looking for a homemade soap recipe made with goat milk? You’ll find this one is quick, easy and a pleasure to make.
For this recipe I’ve used the room temperature method, fresh goat milk and powdered coconut milk (you can use powdered goat milk…I simply ran out and had coconut milk powder on hand) to make this soap.
The soap is a lovely light tan colour with a bit of sparkle added using white mica. In the picture to the right you can see the two tones of colour. The lighter part has the mica in it and the darker is without.
Base Ingredients Grams Ounces Percentage
Coconut Oil 270 gr. 9.52 oz. 30%
Olive Oil 315 gr. 11.11 oz. 35%
Castor Oil 45 gr. 1.59 oz. 5%
Palm Oil** 180 gr. 6.35 oz. 20%
Shea Butter 90 gr. 3.18 oz. 10%
Distilled Water 215 gr. 7.58 oz.
Goat Milk (fresh) 100 gr. 3.53 oz.
Lye 128.2 gr. 4.5 oz.
I will be describing not just my method for making goat’s milk soap, but also a full goat’s milk soap recipe formula along with the essential oil blend that I used for this batch.
Goat’s milk has plenty of extra vitamins and proteins that are great for the skin. Soap made with goat’s milk will turn out very creamy and have a great lather. You will notice the difference in your bar right away!
Water as % of Oils = 35
Super Fat/Discount = 5%
Optional Additives Measurement
Lavender E/O 36 gr.
Goat Milk Powder (or Coconut Milk Powder) 25 gr.
White Mica 2 tsp. (10 ml)
From the days of Cleopatra, milk has been used as a luxurious moisturiser. Goat’s milk contains proteins, amino acids and Vitamin A to nourish the skin. We also produce moisturisers, bath soaks, body washes and foot soaks all proudly Australian made from goats milk, using a range of local ingredients.
**If you cannot find ethically sourced palm oil or would prefer to not use palm oil at all, it can be substituted with lard, tallow, shea butter, cocoa butter, mango butter, etc. Re-run the recipe through the lye calculator before making.
Goat Milk Homemade Soap Recipe Instructions Begin by weighing out all the ingredients except the sodium hydroxide. Make sure to break up any large bits of the hard oils into smaller chunks…they will melt much better if they are small.
Add the coconut milk powder (or goat milk powder) to the fresh goat milk and mix until no lumps remain. This can take a little bit of work.
This goat’s milk soap recipe will make a 5 pound batch of soap and will fit perfectly into our 5 pound acrylic log mold, 5 pound acrylic slab mold or 5lb wooden log mold. For goat’s milk soap, I usually recommend using an acrylic soap mold simply because it does not insulate as well as wood. Remember, for goat’s milk soap, we want to keep our batch as cool as possible, so a non-insulating mold is preferable!
As you can see, it turned out to have a beautiful creamy white hue as we used a method to prevent discoloration and darkening that can easily occur when making a goat’s milk soap recipe.
Weigh the sodium hydroxide, dissolve it into the water and mix until the water is clear and no longer foggy. No crystals/flakes should remain. Pour the clear lye solution over the hard oils and let the heat of the lye melt the hard oils.
Stir the mixture until no lumps remain. Use your whisk to mash the hard chunks of oil. The solution will have started to go opaque by the time the hard oils have melted.
Add in the soft oils…. And whisk until it reaches a light trace.
Pour in the goat milk mixture and the lavender essential oil. Blend until a medium trace occurs. If you are going to marble the soap as I did, now would be the time to pour 1/3 of the soap batter into the soap mold.
Add the white mica to the remaining 2/3. Stick blend until incorporated.
Pour into the mold over the non-mica soap. Use your spatula to marble the two layers together.
I like to plunge the whisk into the soap to give it a textured top. The soap is now ready to be insulated.
It is a good idea to keep an eye on the soap since the milk can heat it up quite a bit. Be sure to open the soap up once it has reached the gel stage so that it does not overheat.
And that’s all there is to it! Room temperature goat milk soap making made easy!
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