Thursday, 14 July 2016

How to Make Your Own Homemade Goat Milk Soap

How to Make Your Own Homemade Goat Milk Soap

Things you’ll need (makes 3 soap bars):
DIY goat milk soap ingredients
  • Fresh goat milk soap base– 1½ cups
  • Honey– 1 teaspoon
  • Coffee grounds– 1 tablespoon
  • Essential oil of your choice– 10 to 12 drops
  • Silicon molds– 3


1. Cut the soap base into cubes and put 1½ cups into a bowl.

half cup soap base cut into cubes

2. Place the bowl in the microwave for 50 to 60 seconds. Stir it each time that you check to see if it is fully melted.

put in microwave

3. Add 1 teaspoon of honey.

add honey in soap mixture

4. Add 1 tablespoon of coffee grounds.

add coffee grounds in soap mixture

5. Add 10 to 12 drops of the essential oil of your choice. We have used peppermint essential oil here.

add essential oil in homemade soap

6. Stir quickly, as the mixture cools down and solidifies immediately.

stir the homemade soap mixture

7. Pour the mixture into the molds.

pour the soap mixture into silicon molds

8. Let it sit undisturbed for at least 30 minutes.

leave it for setting

9. Remove your soap from the molds.

DIY homemade goat's milk soap
Your homemade soap is ready. Refrigerate it for a couple of days before using it .
How to use
homemade goat's milk soap
  • For softer and smoother skin, use this soap regularly while bathing. The best part is you can even use it on your face.
  • This is a homemade soap, without any acids, so it does not lather much.
Shelf life: 1 month
Storage: Store it in a cool place, away from moisture.
Additional Tips
  • When purchasing your goat’s milk soap base, make sure it is 100 percent vegetable base and contains no alcohol or other harmful products.
  • For enhanced aroma, refrigerate your homemade soap for a few days. This will allow the fragrance and properties of the compounds to infuse effectively into the soap bar.
  • When the soap base melts, it is a scalding hot liquid, generally over 120 degrees Fahrenheit. Therefore, only use heat-safe molds in the process. You need to be extra careful (especially with children) during the soap-making process.
  • You may also add oatmeal to the melted base. It serves as an exfoliant and an anti-inflammatory.
  • You may spray pure alcohol on the melted mixture to help prevent bubbles from popping up.
  • Do not mix essential oils with aromatic essences and flavor enhancers, as they tend to reduce the effectiveness of essential oils.
  • You may increase or decrease the quantity of ingredients depending upon the quantity of soap you are making.

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