Want to Make Your Own Goat Milk Soap?


Three bars of luxurious, handmade goat milk soap in a napkin-lined tin.


Do you want to make your own soap? Besides being a fun hobby, your own made-from-scratch soap doesn't contain artificial ingredients and is so good for your skin.


How to make goat milk soap at home


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


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Here's why goat milk is so good for your skin.


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 already has lye added and is safer 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.


Amazon has melt-and-pour soap base with goat milk in it.



How to make goat milk soap, a six-part series


Soapmaking Equipment - what you need to get started


Soapmaking Safety and How to Weigh Oils for Soapmaking (lye safety)


Cold Process Soapmaking


Hot Process Soapmaking


Cutting and Curing


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



Additional soap making posts


How to make melt-and-pour soap


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


How to Develop Your Own Soap Recipe


How and Why to Use a Lye Calculator in Soapmaking


How to Infuse Herbs in Healthy Oils for Soapmaking


How to Render Tallow for Use in Soapmaking



Two hand-made bars of naturally-colored goat milk soap.


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.


But you might be wondering how to use them...


How to Use a Shampoo Bar, for beginners


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



Three handmade  goat milk shampoo bars in a basket. Goat milk soap is so nourishing and good for your skin.





How to make goat milk soap from scratch.




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