This homemade chocolate soap recipe contains fresh goats milk, it’s great fun and has such a wonderful rich brown color. It’s a perfect 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 chocolatey smell. Adding a teaspoon or two of chocolate fragrance oil gives this soap just the scent I like. For something more traditional I also made the basic goats milk soap recipe.
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 (semi-sweet)
- 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 soapmaking method plus the following recipe specific steps:
- 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 odor in the soap, once again don’t panic this will fade away.
- 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)