Thursday, March 1, 2012

Goat Milk Soap

Have you ever used goat milk soap?  Goat milk soap is very creamy and moisturizing.  Here’s a picture of the last one I made.  It was made from scratch using the cold process method.  That means that I combine warm oils and a lye mixture then let the chemical process of saponification (chemical reaction that occurs when oils and lye are mixed, resulting in soap) do the rest.  In this batch I added the goat milk at trace, just as the saponification process was beginning.

I scented it with Bramble Berry’s Jasmine Dreams.  The Jasmine has stayed very strong in the soap.  I wish you could smell it through the computer.

I love using this soap.  If it sits in the shower it gets a little soft, making the outsides of it almost like cream soap.  It’s really hard to describe, but it feels good, bubbles nicely, and makes my skin feel moisturized and pampered.  And the fragrance and color make me smile.

The batch made just enough to partially fill an 8x8 inch pan.  I didn’t share very much of this small batch of soap; I kept most of it for myself.  I need to make more goat milk soap so I don’t run out.  Maybe I’ll be a little more generous with the next batch.  Have you used goat milk soap made from scratch by the cold process method?  If so, what are your thoughts on it?  If you have not used it, would you like to try it?

I’m having trouble deciding what fragrance to use in the next batch of goat milk soap.  Any suggestions?

Thanks for reading!


  1. If it's that same color, use cotton candy fragrance!

  2. Oooo. Cotton Candy in those colors would be perfect!