Process Goat Milk Soap
Makes 4 lbs. Weigh all ingredients,
cold process method.
16 oz. goat milk (frozen/slushy)
6.5 oz. lye (sodium hydroxide)
8 oz. palm oil
17 oz. coconut 76° oil
17 oz. olive oil
1 oz grapefruit seed extract
2-3 ozs. essential oil
Goats milk soap has a creamy smooth texture and is very nourishing for
NOTE: You can also use half goat milk
and half distilled water.
Prepare your oils by weighing them and melting them to a temperature of
100-125° and set aside. Remove your pre-frozen goats milk from the
freezer and let thaw for a few minutes to soften (we like to freeze ours
in a zip lock bag). As soon as the goats milk can be broken apart,
weigh out 16 ozs in small chunks and add to your plastic container.
Then weigh out the lye. A little at a time, start adding the lye
to the frozen slushy goats milk - stirring and adding a little bit more
until all the frozen milk is dissolved. The goat milk mixture will look
creamy, not orange or curdled. Don't be concerned about the temperature
of the lye mixture just get the oils
temperature to around 100°. Using a stick blender, start adding
the goats milk/lye to your oils, mix well and
continue through to trace. Add grapefruit seed extract as a
preservative and any scent or additives you like. We've chosen Ginger Essential
Oil for a wonderful "Zen" scent. Pour into your mold, cover
with a lid (or not) and
let set wrapped in blankets for 18-20 hrs. Remove from mold, cut
and cure soap for 4 weeks.