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MAKING GOAT MILK AND HONEY SOAP

Indulge Your Senses: The Luxurious Lather of Goat Milk & Honey Soap

Treat yourself to a touch of nature’s bounty with goat milk and honey soap. This gentle yet effective cleanser combines the nurturing properties of goat milk with the sweet touch of honey, creating a sensorial experience that pampers both your skin and your senses.

Nature’s Powerhouse for Gentle Cleansing:

Goat milk, the star ingredient, is a treasure trove of vitamins, minerals, and beneficial fatty acids. Its gentle pH level closely mirrors human skin, making it ideal for sensitive skin types. The natural emollients in goat milk work to soothe irritation and dryness, leaving your skin feeling soft and supple. Honey, on the other hand, acts as a humectant, drawing moisture into the skin and promoting a healthy, hydrated glow.

Beyond Cleansing: A Celebration of the Senses:

The beauty of goat milk and honey soap goes beyond its gentle cleansing power. The natural honey aroma adds a touch of sweetness and warmth to your shower experience, creating a calming and uplifting atmosphere. The rich lather, infused with the goodness of goat milk, leaves your skin feeling refreshed and pampered, while the natural ingredients ensure a gentle yet effective cleanse.

Indulge in the Difference:

Whether you’re seeking a soothing solution for sensitive skin or simply looking for a luxurious addition to your self-care routine, goat milk and honey soap offers a unique and natural alternative. Its gentle yet effective cleansing properties, combined with the sensorial experience of its natural ingredients, make it a true delight for your skin and senses. So, treat yourself to a bar of this handcrafted wonder and discover the difference nature’s bounty can make in your daily cleansing ritual.

In this article, we will see how making Goat Milk And Honey soap:

MOISTURIZING

START TO FINISH TIME:
1 to 2 hours,
24 hours insulation,
4 to 6 weeks to cure 

SCENT: ORANGE

Though a Castile bar was the first soap recipe I made, I dreamed of making a goat milk and honey soap bar. Well, here it is. Using milk and honey in a recipe means you need to be aware of a few more things, but it’s pretty easy once you get the hang of it. Enjoy the many nourishing benefits of this soap!

SAFETY FIRST! Remember to wear your safety equipment and mix the lye water outside. Tell everyone you live with that where you’re working is off limits. Give yourself enough time to complete the recipe.

EQUIPMENT

  • Kitchen Scale
  • Measuring spoons
  • Glass Bowls
  • Large spoon
  • Large stainless steel pot
  • Small zip-topplastic bag
  • Mold
  • Thermometer
  • Parchment Paper
  • Stick Blender (or hand mixer)
  • Rubber Spatula

INGREDIENTS

  • 300gr (10 ounces) Olive Oil
  • 120gr (4 ounces) Goat Milk 
  • 240gr (8 ounces) Lard
  • 240gr (8 ounces) Coconut Oil
  • 120gr (4 ounces) Sweet Almond Oil
  • 60gr (2 ounces) Beeswax
  • 120gr (4 ounces) Lye
  • 240gr (8 ounces) Water
  • 30gr (1 ounce) Orange Essential Oil
  • 1 Tablespoon Raw Honey

PREP AHEAD:

Combine the water and goat milk in a large glass, plastic, or stainless steel container. Place the container in the freezer for 1 to 2 hours. It is okay if a slush forms, as long as it doesn’t freeze solid. The colder your milk-water, the lighter your soap will be after adding the lye.

1. HEAT THE FATS/OILS:

In a large pot, combine the olive oil, lard, coconut oil, sweet almond oil, and beeswax. Heat over medium-low heat until they are melted and incorporated. Remove from the heat and allow to cool to 100°F(38C°) to 110°F(45C°).

2. MIX THE LYE WATER:

Put on safety gear, including protective eyewear, a mask, gloves, and long sleeves. Outside, very slowly pour only about 1/4 of the lye crystals into the cold milk-water and stir until dissolved. Let cool for 20 minutes. Repeat until all the lye is dissolved into the milk-water. If the milk-water browns, don’t worry; your soap will just be darker. Allow to cool to 100°F(38C°) to 110°F(45C°). If the oils and lye water cool at different rates, you can use a cold- or hot-water bath in the sink.

3. PREPARE THE MOLD:

While the oils and lye water cool, line the mold with parchment paper.

4. COMBINE AND BRING TO TRACE:

When both the oils and lye water are 100°F(38C°) to 110°F(45C°), carefully pour the lye water into the pot of oils. Use a stick blender (or hand mixer) to mix for 1 to 2 minutes and then let the mixture rest for 4 to 5 minutes. Repeat mixing and resting until light trace.

5. MIX IN NATURAL ADDITIVES:

When the soap reaches light trace, add the orange essential oil and honey essential oils and blend for 30 seconds.

6. MOLD THE SOAP:

Pour the soap mixture into the mold, cover with a lid or parchment paper and insulate with a blanket for 24 hours. Do not insulate unless your house is below 75°F(24°C), in which case insulate by placing a towel around the outside edges of the mold to avoid a partial gel.

8. CUT AND CURE:

Remove the soap from the mold. If it seems too soft to remove, wait another 12 to 24 hours before removing. Cut the soap into 12  bars. Allow the bars to cure in a well-ventilated location for 4 to 6 weeks.

TIP: Milk can scald when lye is added. Placing the milk-water in the freezer until it’s very cold helps prevent this. Be sure to add the lye slowly. It is okay to really take your time, coming back every 20 minutes to add a little more. Milk can also make your batch get hotter than usual, so just insulate a milk recipe lightly with a towel if you’re concerned about getting a good gel for color. Honey can also make soap come to trace faster, so add it and blend really well right before pouring the soap into the mold.

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Kelly Cable

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