Easy Goat Milk Soap Recipe
This is a very simple goat milk soap recipe. You can make it using ingredients that are easy to find. You can even purchase sodium hydroxide (lye) over at Amazon by clicking on this purchase lye link. You can also use canned goat’s milk, powdered goats milk or fresh, in the fridge section of your grocery store if you don’t have access to raw goat’s milk from your own goats or a friend who is willing to share.
Goat Milk Soap Recipe
- 18 oz slushy raw goat milk
- 6 oz water
- 6 oz lye (sodium hydroxide)
- 9 oz olive oil
- 10 oz coconut oil
- 24 oz vegetable shortening or lard
Heat the sold oils until they are almost melted. Swirl the oil until they melt the rest of the way. Add in the olive oil. Set aside to cool down to 100 degrees.
Mix the lye and water. Mix the lye into the water (this is important to control how fast the reaction happens). It will heat up so I like to use a tall container like a plastic pitcher even though there isn’t a whole lot of liquid in the bottom. I also like to put the pitcher in a basin of ice water while I am mixing the lye into the water and getting the mixture to cool down to 100 degrees. Not being a patient person myself, if you want to speed up the cooling of the lye/water mixture you can slip a few ice cubes down the side of the pitcher. When everything is 100 degrees mix the lye/water into the oils, give it a quick stir with a wooden or plastic long handled spoon then add in the raw goat milk.
Mix with your stick blender until trace. Your soap mixture should look like thick vanilla pudding. At this point add in a few drops of what ever flavor you wish and what ever extra pieces of stuff. Give it another swirl or two. Now you pour your mixture into soap molds or card board soup trays (even ramine boxes work) lined with wax paper. Cover with towels and let sit overnight. After about 24 hours dump out your soap, cut (here is a funny crinkle cut knife article I wrote), then let stand on end for several weeks to dry out. Enjoy!
Of course if you want to use goat milk soap much faster, you can always order it at HartNana’s store.