Goat Milk Soap Recipe

busylizzyFebruary 15, 2010

While cleaning out the craft closet I found a 2lb block of MP Goat Milk Soap my daughter picked up at a craft store, but never made it into bars.

I had the double boiler out so went ahead and made some bars, adding 2ozs of wheat germ oil to the 2lbs.

Used it for 2 showers so far and love it.

I regulary make creams with wheat germ oil for the winter months and I think the combination of the goats milk and wheat germ oil is what my almost 50 year old skins likes.

I have, in the past made CP soap using water, but would like to try using the goats milk instead of water.

I saw Martha Stewart has a recipe and am considering using that recipe, subbing some of the olive oil with wheat germ oil.

Anyone ever try the Goats Milk Recipe from Martha and the results?

Anyone have another Goats Milk recipe that is a bit smaller than my basic CP batch that makes less than 8lbs of soap?

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Brent

Hi Liz,

I normally used powdered gm (goat's milk), so I'm not sure what you have there?
Is it a powdered gm that has contacted some moisture, and turned into a block?
Or is it like desicated coconut milk?

Anyways, with the powdered gm, I stick blend it right into the oils at the very beginning of soaping before the lye solution goes in (I do cold process), then there is no fuss with mixing the gm with water etc.

As for the size of your recipe, just reduce your recipe with the use a soap calculator? MountainSage? SoapMaker?

hth

    Bookmark   February 15, 2010 at 3:05PM
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busylizzy

The 2lb block was MP Goat Milk soap base.
Not sure if I can get powdered goat milk here, I know I can get fluid goat milk.
If I am understanding correctly I can sub the water in lye with all goat milk, I do not wish to use water.

    Bookmark   February 15, 2010 at 3:56PM
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sara-s

Powdered goat milk is likely to be available at a natural food store.

    Bookmark   February 22, 2010 at 11:13AM
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Brent

Sure you can get the powdered gm at a health store, but try an animal feed store; they'll feed baby goats with the stuff. And, it's cheaper. I think it's an 8lb bag. You can get gm in small amounts but it's four times as much (at least it is here).

I wouldn't mix the gm right into the lye, it'll turn bright orange and you'll burn the milk! And, .... it stinks!

What's the problem with water?

I use filtered water right out of the fridge. I don't use the tap water because I can smell the chlorine when I drink it.

If your water is good to drink, it's good to wash with.

    Bookmark   February 23, 2010 at 4:45PM
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sara-s

That is a good suggestion about going to an animal feed store. Being a city girl, I hadn't thought of it.

    Bookmark   February 24, 2010 at 6:09PM
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sheryl_ontario

You can use some of the water, maybe 1/3, to mix with the lye. Add the rest of the liquid as goat's milk into the mix later after it has cooled down.

    Bookmark   June 6, 2010 at 9:19PM
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