Goat Milk Soap Recipe
by Zene Kaye
I am currently making goat milk soap and I am looking for a nice recipe with the following oils in:
sweet almond oil
I used to put only olive oil and goatmilk in my goat milk soap recipe. It came out very nice, but the lather is not much.
I am looking for a nice luxurious, lathering recipe. This is the recipe I created by myself: please give me constructive feed back:
palm oil -150g
sweet almond oil-200g
and goatmilk 375 ml/ grams
and also 127 gram lye.
I used the MMS lye calculator online for the lye measurements.
Thanks for all your help.
Great job using the lye calculator and getting the correct amount of water and lye. Remember to use the weight measure (grams) and not the volume (mls) measure for the water.
Your recipe might be on the soft side though. You have a lot of soft oils in the recipe and not much in the way of hard oils.
For a bubbly luxurious lather you will need to add one of the following oils: Coconut oil, babassu oil or Palm Kernel oil. (palm oil and palm kernel oil are not the same even though they come from the same plant)Here
is a link to my page describing how I go about making up a soap recipe. Scroll down to the heading "Formulating a Recipe" and read right down to the end of the page.
One thing to keep in mind as well is the nature of olive oil. Even though it is a soft oil and takes longer to saponify and harden, in the end it does produce a good hard soap. Unfortunately, by itself, it produces a very weak, slimy lather. With the addition of a few other oils, you can create a great lather.
Using coconut oil and the oils you have listed, I would suggest a recipe something more along these lines.
Castor oil 15%
Sweet Almond oil 5%
Coconut oil 25%
Olive oil 25%
Palm oil 25%
If you are unable to obtain coconut, babassu or palm kernel oil then try something like this.
Sweet Almond 5%
Palm oil 35%
It might not be very bubbly but it should have a creamy lather.
PS - I now have a Goats Milk Soap Recipe
on my site.