Making homemade soap can be a fun and affordable craft for use in your own home or you can make some lovely gifts to share with family and friends. Adding milk to your homemade soap can give it a richness and luxurious texture and best of all it is easy to do. Here is what you need to know about how to make homemade soap with milk:
Goat’s Milk Soap-
This rich soap is easy to make. It has a creamy smooth texture and is very nourishing for your skin. The finished product makes 4 lbs of soap but you will need to weigh all ingredients.
What you will need:
- 8 oz. distilled water (cold)
- 8 oz. goat milk (cold) or (frozen/slushy)-Keep in mind that you can use all goat’s milk (16 oz) and no water.
- 6.5 oz. lye (sodium hydroxide)
- 8 oz. palm oil
- 17 oz. coconut 76Â° oil
- 17 oz. olive oil
- 1 oz grapefruit seed extract
- 2-3 ozs essential oil
Instructions for the project:
Mix the distilled water and goat milk together in a container. Carefully add the lye to the water/goat milk mixture and watch as it turns a tan color. Make sure that you stir in all the lye. Let the mixture sit about 10 minutes. You do not have to be concerned about the temperature of the lye mixture or oils mixture. Prepare your oils for the soap and then carefully add lye/water/goat milk mixture to the oils. Keep in mind that the lye/water/goat milk mixture will look curdled, so stir and add it to the pot of oils. You can use a stick blender to mix well and continue through to trace. As a final step add grapefruit seed extract as a preservative and any scent you would like. Pour the soap into your mold, cover and let set 20-24 hrs. Remember to cure the cut soap for at least 4 weeks.