Easy Homemade Goat Milk Soap
Around our home, I love to make our own natural homemade products. However, while I am pregnant and raising littles, I want simplicity and don’t want to deal with the hassle of using lye. Especially if there are potentials for little hands to get ahold of it. For now, I am making an easy homemade goat milk soap using a melt and pour method.
Whenever I make my own soap or even when purchasing some from small shops, I prefer to use a goat milk soap. They are really moisturizing and great for many skin issues, like eczema, psoriasis, and acne.
Goat milk soap is also filled with many vitamins and minerals.
Melt and pour soap bases are really simple to use and make homemade soap making a breeze.
Here’s What You Will Need:
- Goat Milk Soap Base
- Soap Mold. I like this one for my bars.
- Essential Oils of Choice. I like a simple Lavender and Frankincense for myself. Or if I’m making soap for my children, sometimes I will add in either this Calming the Child blend or this Nighty Night blend.
- Optional add ins like oatmeal, coffee, or activated charcoal. I like to grind up oatmeal or use fresh coffee in some of my soap bars. And activated charcoal has so many awesome benefits!
- Pot & double boiler or a large glass bowl to use as a double boiler. I usually just use a Pyrex glass bowl.
Start off with setting up your double boiler. If you’re using a large pot, fill it a little less than halfway with water. Too much water could lead to it boiling over.
Next, add your large pyrex bowl and turn your stove top to medium high. Bring your water to a boil and then reduce to a simmer.
While the water is simmering, I start cutting up my soap base and adding a little bit to the glass bowl at a time. I add enough to make a bar of soap at a time.
Melt the soap base in the double boiler.
After I melt the desired amount of soap base, I use a regular metal ladle to pour into my soap mold. Don’t worry, this stuff cleans up really easily!
I add my desired amount of essential oil drops and mix it up, then add more soap base and a little more of the essential oils and mix it up again.
Now, if I am making a big batch of one type of soap, I would melt the soap base and then stir in my desired add in ingredients. Once I have my desired scent or other combination, I would pour into my soap molds.
Once your soaps are completely cool, you can safely remove them from the soap base.
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