Goat milk soap is rich in vitamins A, D, and B, repairing the skin’s natural protective barrier and boosting its moisture levels, while the lactic acid provides gentle exfoliation, leaving your skin soft and smooth. You can enjoy the benefits of goat milk soap at home, and discover why this ancient beauty secret gives luxury shower lotions a run for their money. The recipe is easy to follow, and you only need several natural ingredients.
- Sunflower oil
- Coconut oil
- Palm oil
- Safflower oil
- Castor oil
- Olive oil
- Shea butter
- Cocoa butter
- Goat milk (organic goat milk from a local farm is best, but you can also use store-bought canned goat milk)
The ingredients above are for pure unscented goat milk soap, which is perfect for sensitive skin. If you want your goat milk to be scented, add a few drops of your favorite essential oil (lavender, peppermint, patchouli, rose, etc.)
Before blending the ingredients, freeze the goat milk overnight in an ice tray to prevent it from scorching.
When you’re ready to make the soap, heat the coconut oil to melt it, then leave it on for a couple more minutes until it’s hot. Into heatproof stainless steel or plastic container, mix the goat milk, and all the oils together until you get a homogenous batter. Make sure you wear gloves and long sleeves because the mixture is warm at this point.
Separately, line a cooking mold with parchment paper, then slowly pour the batter into it and leave it uncovered at room temperature. In about three to four hours, the mixture will start to solidify, and after 24 hours, you should be able to cut into bars. Depending on how much olive oil you used, the soap might need longer to firm up, but this will also extend its shelf life.
Ideally, you should let soap bars to cure for four to six weeks in the open air before using them.