Goat Milk Soap 101 - The Secrets Of Making Soap
Make your own handmade goat milk soap!Â Making soap takes work and making goat milk soap is a little more work because you don't want your milk to scorch, but the benefits are well worth the extra effort. Â Some commercial soap have chemicals that irritate skin, leave soapy build-up in the shower or tub and are just plain messy.Â These commercial soaps don't last long and leave a mushy mess.Â Don't be embarrassed by these soaps.Â You, your household and your guests may cringe or scowl upon using these messy soaps.Â After all, who wants to wash their hands in a pile of mushy soap?Â If you make your own soap you won't have these problems.Â You, the soap maker, controls the consistency and contents of your own soap.Â Your soap is made just for you or for whomever you'd like.Â If you like it, chances are others will like your soap too! Goat milk soap is mild, moisturizing, and good for just about any skin type.Â How do you begin making goat milk soap with all of these great qualities?Â First you need the proper tools, ingredients and knowledge. Â You may want to contact a soap maker for soap making supplies. Some soap makers keep soap supplies on hand to sell. Â After that, follow a good step-by-step goat milk soap recipe that has been tested and proven to work. You wouldn't begin cooking a meal without the proper cookware, appliances, utensils and recipe needed.Â So, use the same type of planning needed to make your own goat milk soap.Â You can do it!Â You'll enjoy the benefits and rewards of making your own soap, as well as others too!
Materials You Will Need:
- A good scale that weighs in one-tenth ounce increments
- Stainless steel stockpot
- Wooden or heavy-duty plastic spoon
- Pyrex or plastic container (large enough to hold about twice as much milk as you will use)
- Plastic gloves and safety goggles
- Box to use as a soap mold
- Stick BlenderÂ (optional)
- Thermometer measuring between 50 - 150 degrees
- Plastic Wrap or Lid
Ingredients You Will Need:
- Olive Oil
- Coconut Oil
- Suggested additives are: food-coloring, dried lavender buds, ground oatmeal, pumice, skin-safe essential oil
Before working with essential oils, understand that they are potent chemicals that should be respected and used with care. Why? Essential oils are bioactive ingredients. They contain natural chemicals that interact with biological systems. Never use large amounts of essential oils externally, or internally. Never use essential oils straight. Essential oils must always be diluted in carrier oil, or soap, lotion, or other buffering agent. Finally, never use essential oils without knowing what their bioactive compounds are known to do. There are multitudes of great websites that explain what essential oils can do, including when and how to use them safely.
Now that you have the proper kitchen materials, ingredients and knowledge of the importance and care of working with essential oils, you should follow a step-by-step goat milk soap recipe. Remember, the amount of ingredients you use will correlate to amount of soap you want to make.Â This recipe includes the specific amounts of ingredients needed to make four pounds of soap! Now, that should be plenty of soap for you, your household and your guests!Â Goat milk soap can lasts long!
Again, making goat milk soap takes work but with the right materials, ingredients, recipe and knowledge, you can do it!