Cold Process Goats Milk Soap
Makes 4 lbs. Weigh all
Follow basic CP method
8 oz Distilled Water (cold)
8 oz Goats Milk (very cold, frozen slushy)-
not powdered, or canned.
6.5 ozs Sodium Hydroxide (lye)
8 ozs Palm Oil
17 ozs Coconut Oil 76° or 92°
17 ozs Grade A Olive Oil
.5-1 oz Grapefruit Seed Extract
2-3 ozs of Essential Oil (we used Lavender 40/42)
Please note: you can also use
all goat milk (16oz) and no water.
Freeze your goat milk prior to making your batch.
Weigh out your three oils and heat them to temperature (100°). Set
Prepare you essential oil by weighing it and gather any other additives
you may want to add to your batch. (ex.- oats, botanicals, clays,
Remove your goat milk from the freezer and begin to break it up. If
you let it warm up a bit, this will be easier. Once the gm is in
chunks put it in a plastic container that you can stir in. Start adding
your lye a little at a time, stirring until the gm begins to melt.
Continue with this until all the lye is gone and then add your cold water.
(If you using all gm, then forget the water). Once your gm/lye/water
mixture is totally smooth and melted, add it to your oils immediately.
Don't worry about the temperature of the gm/lye/water.
Continue making your soap by
blending with your stick blender until you reach a light trace.
Incorporate your additives and essential oil/s at this time and any
colorant you wish to add. Stir well and pour into your mold.
Let it rest undisturbed and don't insulate. Milk soaps should never
be insulated. No need to cover it either.
This is a medium-firm soap once it
comes out of the mold so you can cut it immediately and let it cure for 4
weeks. You will have a wonderful bars of handmade goat milk soap to
enjoy for many months.
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