DIY: How to make Goat Milk Cold Process Soap

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DIY: How to make Goat Milk Cold Process Soap

A fun and simple recipe on a classic skincare essential. Goat Milk provides each bar with a creamy lather, and is fantastic for sensitive and easily irritated skin. 

There's a good reason Goat Milk soap is so popular. It's super gently, lathers nicely and soothes skin like nobodies business. While other soaps leave residues, and leave skin feeling unhappy, goat milk allows for the skin to replenish itself. Goat milk has a ph close to human skin, allow your skin to easily absorb the nutrients and oils available. 

While there are several ways to use goat milk in soap, powder, milk and pre-made soap bases. While we have tried both traditional milk and powder, we quickly found our bars scorched, yellow and over all unappealing. We have since then discovered another key to making a great bar of Goat Milk Soap, colder temperatures. 

While most recipes call for Goat Milk in place of water, this recipe halves each, allowing for the the affects of the goat milk, with the ease of the water, minimizing the sugars. This allows for easy crafting and all the benefits. Enjoy! 


136 g Lye (Sodium Hydroxide)

136g Distilled Water

136 g Goat Milk

120g Coconut Oil

77g Coco Butter

400g Olive Oil

57g Beeswax

50g Castor Oil

7 TSP Optional Scent


Safety Materials & Equipment : 



1. Prepare to make your soap by freezing your Goat Milk. Get Organized and ensure your health and safety equipment is ready. The fumes from Lye are dangerous if ingested. Lay out all of your ingredients in advance so that you can work undistracted during the process.Make sure that you work in a place well ventilated such as a outside or in a space with lots of windows. 

2. Make your lye solution. Remember, Lye into water makes everything hotter, not the other way around. Stir your Lye consistently until it dissolves, leaving your lye unattended can allow it to harden. When ready, add your goat milk ice cubes when your lye solution is at 100°F. Allow to cool until 68-72°F.

3. As soon as you add the ice cubes to your Lye, begin melting the remaining oils. Once your oils reach 90°F, pour your lye solution into your oils and mix. When pouring, ensure that your solution is poured against a spoon or hard surface to reduce bubbles.

4. Begin to mix your solution. Mix your solution until it reaches “trace”, you will know you have hit trace once your soap forms a trail on the surface. If you are adding a scent, now is the time!

5. Once at trace, pour your soap into your chosen mold, and allow to harden for 48 hours. Remove and cut! After you have cut the bars, allow them to cure for at least 3 weeks before use.


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