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.
|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.|
Water as % of Oils = 35
Super Fat/Discount = 5%
|Lavender E/O||36 gr.|
|Goat Milk Powder (or Coconut Milk Powder)||25 gr.|
|White Mica||2 tsp. (10 ml)|
**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.
|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.|
|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!|
Many more Homemade Soap Recipes can be found on the main recipes page.