Want to Make Your Own Goat Milk Soap?


A series of blog posts on making soap from scratch


Do you want to make your own soap?


Goat milk soap is SO luxurious! The extra fat in the milk (compared to using water) superfats the soap and makes it extra creamy.

Making your own soap from scratch requires using sodium hydroxide, also known as lye. Lye can be a dangerous ingredient, but as long as you follow the rules, are careful and diligent, and use the proper safety equipment, you'll be fine.

Or you can use melt-and-pour soap, a base product that has already had lye added and is safe to use. Just melt the premade soap cubes, add the colorants and scents you desire, and pour into molds - which is why it's called melt-and-pour, of course.


How to make goat milk soap 


Soapmaking Equipment - what you need to get started

Soapmaking Safety and How to Weigh Oils for Soapmaking

Cold Process Soapmaking

Hot Process Soapmaking

Cutting and Curing

Advice that doesn't fit anywhere else about Soapmaking plus a Recipe



A how-to series on soap making


Using and making shampoo bars


Have you ever used a shampoo bar? I love them! Besides the obvious facts that they're so easy to take along on a trip and that they have less packaging, shampoo bars also eliminate many of the dangerous chemical compounds found in commercial shampoo.

How to Use a Shampoo Bar, for beginners

The first batch of shampoo bars I made, including the recipe



This series of blog posts will give you the information you need on making your own soap and shampoo bars


Advanced soapmaking


If you've ever thought about developing or customizing your own soap recipe, these next posts are for you!





More soapmaking posts


How to make melt-and-pour soap

Cold-process soapmaking using water as the liquid (instead of goat milk)




How to make goat milk soap from scratch.




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