Homemade Goats Milk Soap Recipes

The thought of a warm bath full of rich creamy goats milk sounds wonderful and thankfully when it’s used as an ingredient in our goats milk soap recipes it still retains that rich creamy texture you would hope to expect….

Homemade Goats Milk Soap

Creamy Fresh Goats Milk Soap

Dried (powdered milks) are probably the easiest to use in a milk soap recipe, and in contrast to what you may think, using milk powder doesn’t affect the moisture content in the soap, in fact it often produces a higher concentration of milk in the finished soap than with liquid milk.

The milk powder can be sprinkled straight into the soap mixture at trace or mixed with a little oil and added at trace along with any fragrances or essential oil you may be using.

Whenever I use fresh milk in soap making I always chose goats milk, it’s a lot easier to use than cow’s milk and I’ve always had great success with it. However if this is the first time you’re using fresh milk in soap there are a couple of things you may wish to consider.

First of all fresh goats milk will change the color of the soap to a deep honey color, so it’s not very suitable for use with any pigments.

Secondly it does tend to have a strong smell; thankfully this doesn’t stay with the finished soap.

Lastly fresh goat’s milk has a tendency to curdle your homemade milk soap. I avoid this by warming the milk slightly above room temperature and adding it to the water before adding the lye. If the soap still curdles and you are using a stick blender you should be able to continue blending until the mixture becomes smooth.

Another understated dairy soap addition are eggs, they are packed with protein and are an excellent addition to both soap and shampoo bars.

Homemade Goat Milk Soap

Ingredients:

This is a creamy medium to soft homemade milk soap with lots of bubble lather and the beautiful aroma of ylang ylang essential oil. This goat milk soap recipe leaves your skin feeling so soft and smooth it’s a must make for all soap makers.

Makes around 12 bars (I’ve used a cutlery bin to make a nice half moon soap shape, you can find an example of this bin here Soap Making Supplies).

Specifics To This Goats Milk Soap Recipe:

Use the Cold Process Method shown below plus the following recipe specific steps:

  • As with all soap recipes containing bee’s wax, once trace is reached the soap mixture begins to thicken very quickly so get your molds ready.
  • In Step 2 – Bring the milk up to just above room temperature, add the lye to the milk and stir well. Don’t be to alarmed if the lye and milk mix looks a little grainy, continue with your soap making giving it a stir every now and then.
  • In Step 4 – Combine oils lye mixture when both temperatures equally reach between 120°f (49c) 140°f (60c)

Make Homemade Soap Using Cold Process

More Photos From Making This Soap:

Goats Milk Soap Recipe

Chocolate Bar Soap With Goats Milk

This chocolate soap is great fun and because it has such a wonderful rich brown color it’s a great soap for cubing up and adding to other white based soaps (see vanilla choc chip soap).

On its own this soap does have a mild milky chocolate scent, but personally if I’m going to make a rich looking chocolate soap I want a rich chocolaty smell. Adding a teaspoon or two of chocolate fragrance oil gives this soap just the scent I like.

Chocolate Bar Soap With Goats Milk

Ingredients:

A quick word of warning; when cutting into the soap you may find the inside of the soap much lighter than its outer shell, this will darken within a couple of days so don’t panic. You may also notice a strong goats milk odour in the soap, once again don’t panic this will fade away.

This recipe produces a hard soap with lots of creamy bubbles and makes about 12 bars

  • 12oz (340g) Shortening (vegetable fat)
  • 8oz( 230g) Tallow (dripping)
  • 12oz (340g) Coconut Oil
  • 3/4 oz (21g) Plain cooking chocolate (semisweet)
  • 10oz (283g) Spring or mineral water
  • 4 1/2 oz (127g) Fresh goats milk
  • 5 oz (142g) Lye (Sodium Hydroxide/Caustic Soda)
  • 2 teaspoons (10mls) Chocolate fragrance oil (optional)

Specifics To This Recipe:

Use the Cold Process Method shown below plus the following recipe specific steps:

  • In Step 2 – Bring the milk up to just above room temperature and add it to the water before adding the lye
  • In Step 3 – Add and melt the chocolate with the fats and base the oils
  • In Step 4 – Combine oils lye mixture when both temperatures equally reach between 120°f (49c) 140°f (60c)

cp-method

Photos From Making This Soap:

Chocolate Bar Soap With Goats Milk Recipe



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