How To Make Goats Milk Soap
Learning how to make goats milk soap is a pretty simple process. It does not require a lot of effort and hard work, nor does it require a lot of ingredients. The ingredients needed to make this soap are pretty cheap so there's no need to worry about spending a lot of money in making this either. This is a simple process that can actually be fun in the making and will turn out wonderfully if you do it right.
To make goats milk soap, you will need:
- 3 cups of goats milk
- 1 1/2 lbs of fat (lard,tallow,or vegetable shortening)
- 6.5 oz. lye
- 1 cup oatmeal
- 2 tsp. borax
- 2 oz. glycerin
- soap molds
- paper cup
- stainless steel bowl
- old unused hand mixer
- Prepare the soap molds by greasing the mold well with Vaseline. Don't use molds for soap that you will later use for food. If you do, your food will have a funny taste to it. That wouldn't be to enjoyable.
- Melt 1 1/2 lbs of whichever fat you've chosen to use to make the goat milk soap. Cool the fat. Make sure to cool it between a temperature of 85 to 90 degrees Fahrenheit. Try to stay within the 5 degree temperature range.
- Carefully pour out 6.5 of lye into a paper cup. Use a stainless steel bowl that is only used for making soap and not food. With the bowl, pour the lye and 3 cups of milk into the bowl slowly. remember, slow..
- Mix the lye and milk together with an old unused hand mixer. If done correctly, it should make a chemical reaction causing the mixture to turn golden golden and making it hot. Let the mixture cool to 85 degrees Fahrenheit. It should be no more or no less than than 85 degrees.
- Mix together two oz. of glycerin, one cup of baby oatmeal, and two tsp. of borax. Add this mixture to the fat. Then add that mixture to the lye and milk mixture. Definitely make sure you do this step right. This step puts it all together.
- Mix all of these ingredients together for about fifteen minutes. Then let the mixture sit for five minutes. Mix another five minutes, then let rest another five minutes. repeat the last sentence until the Goat milk soap's consistency noticeably changes.
- After the goat milk soap mixture is mixed completely, pour the mixture into the soap molds and cover them with a cloth. Keep at room temperature for at least 24 hours. Make sure to remember this step. If it gets to cold or hot it can be ruined.
- Peel off the cloth and take the soap out of the molds. Let the soap cure by air-drying for four to six weeks. Do not use the soap before for at least 4 week has gone by. After a few weeks, Your goat's milk soap should now be finished and ready to be used.
Tips To Remember When Making Goats Milk Soap:
- Work Slowly
- Make sure lye doesn't rise above 99 degree Fahrenheit
- Make sure soap is well mixed before pouring it into the mold
- Make sure the goat's milk soap is fully finished before use