Top 3 Goat Milk Soap Recipes

Sometime I like to play play Cleopatra in my bathtub…did you know that a little goat milk on your skin will make it smooth like silk?

Goat’s milk contains natural emollients, vitamins and triglycerides, as well as capric-capryllic triglyceride which calms, moisturize and rejuvenates sensitive, dry, and combination skin. It is easier than you would think to make your own goat milk soap; you will find below my top 3 goat milk soap recipes, I hope you enjoy them!

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The easy way : Melt and Pour Goat Milk Soap recipe

I’ve made soap before from scratch but I am not a big fan of the lye toxic fumes, so if your nose is like mine, a “little drama queen”, I’ve got an easy solution for you to make soap so read on!

All you need to do is buy an organic goat milk soap melt and pour base on amazon for example. Just make sure to read the ingredients so they are indeed natural and organic.

Then all you need to do is melt and pour the soap base, add natural colorant if desired, a little extra moisturizer if desired and then pour the mixture into the silicone containers!

It’s super fun to play with spices like cinnamon to create colors. You can also add some loofah, orange peel, sugar, Himalayan salts or grounded coffee to exfoliate….The possibilities are endless!

Melt and Pour Organic Goat Milk Soap recipe with Himalayan salts

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  1. How to make goat milk soap with a melt and pour base:
  2. Cut the melt and pour soap base into small cubes so they melt faster
  3. Add them to your double boiler on low to medium heat (basically a aluminium recipient in a pan of warm water)
  4. Continue steering until the soap base is melted
  5. Once melted, add the jojoba or almond oil, mix well. You could also substitute with any carrier oil of your choice.
  6. Add essential oils if desired, mix well.
  7. Put a little bit of Himalayan salts at the bottom of the mold
  8. Pour in the silicone mold.
  9. Spray pure alcohol on top of the soap to get rid of the bubbles if any
  10. Add the Himalayan salt on top of the soaps while the soap is still liquid
  11. Let dry for 24h hours before un-molding. Voila, its ready to use!

 

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2. Goat Milk Soap Recipe Using fresh Goats Milk

Amanda from Lovingsoap.com kindly agreed to share her goat’s milk soap recipe using fresh goat milk. Thank you Amanda and shootout to your non profit organization http://www.lovinsoapproject.org. The Lovin’ Soap Project works to improve the lives of women through education and artisan soap making! What a beautiful idea!

Amanda shares with us a great trick: to use frozen goat milk so the lye solution does not overheat the milk. Overheating milk will turn it dark and she says : ” When the soap in the mold overheats you can get all kinds of issues including mushrooming, separation, cracking or other issues. ”

If you are vegan, you could use coconut or almond milk instead. goat milk soap recipe

Fresh Goat Milk Soap Recipe:

Get to work and see the full recipe here!

3/ Oat Goat Milk Soap Recipe

James from Little Seed Farm is sharing this awesome oat goat milk soap recipe with us, what a delight for dry skin in the winter! Did you know that oats were used by the Egyptians and Arabs to beautify their skins?

Oats contains polysaccharides that will help fight dull and flaky skin! It is also a great moisturizer and has wonderful anti-inflammatory properties to relieve skin itchiness.

You will need to scale for this goat milk soap recipe and actually for soap making you should really get in a kitchen scale (this one is only $12!) as this can prevent you from bad soap making batches! goat milk soap recipe

Here are the ingredients of the Oatmeal Goat’s Milk Soap

  • 16 oz frozen goat’s milk, broken into chunks (freezing the milk helps keep the heat from the lye/liquid reaction from burning the milk sugars)
  • 15 oz coconut oil
  • 30 oz olive oil
  • 6.4 oz lye
  • 1/4 cup oats (ground in food processor to a powder) a lined mold

Find the full recipe here.

Word of caution when making goat milk soap recipe soap from scratch from James: ***Wear safety goggles, dish gloves, long sleeved shirt, jeans, socks and shoes while making soap to protect your skin from eventual splashes of the lye solution. Keep a bottle of white vinegar and a paper towel to apply it with in case some of the lye solution splashes on you (the acid from the vinegar helps neutralize the alkaline lye).***

goat milk soap To be honest Amanda and James really inspired me to get the courage to try to making soap from scratch again. I think I will try to make a batch of their wonderful goat milk soap recipe this summer when I can do this outside on the balcony…

Happy soap making!

Eve

45 Comments

  1. Kirsten

    I’m curious if using first milk or colostrum milk will be more beneficial in soaps than regular milk? I have some colostrum frozen, but don’t want to use it if that might cause the soap to be “off”

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  2. Girija Sashidharan

    Well, I just made 2 batches, one with your recipe but I used cinnamon instead of All spice. The second batch has 20 drops of lavender and 10 drops of geranium. My next batch will have rose, lavender. This 24 hour wait is testing my patience.
    🙂 Thank you! Has been fun so far

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  3. Mary

    Dear Eve,
    Thanks very much for your recipes.
    I’ve made some soap bars using melt and pour soap base. Can I include goats milk while making it. I couldn’t get goats milk melt and pour base,hence would like to try with normal organic melt and pour soap base. Kindly advise.Thank you very much.

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    • Lesley

      Hello I am a new soap maker and I’m trying to make my own goat milk base soap I have clear base soap and will like to add my goat milk can you help with measurements and can I even do this?

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  4. miss luqman

    hi,how r u eve…urs recipes r too good n simple that i also want to make oatmeal goat milk soap…plz tell me which olive oil can b used in this recipe..i mean extra virgin olive oil or 100% pure olive oil or promace olive oil….plz guide me thanks

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  5. Kristen

    Hello, I was wondering if I add say an oz(or best measurement) of an essential oil to the fresh goat milk recipe do I have to change the amount of the other ingredients? Also, would a lemon/eucalyptus soap be a bad choice?
    Thank you

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    • Eve @ Organic Beauty Recipes

      Hi Kristen, typically, for a dilution of 2%, you should add 12 drops of essential oil for 1 oz of carrier oil or finished product. So for the fresh goat milk recipe of 3.4 oz soap, use 40 drops of essential oils.
      Eucalyptus is a very good choice but I would not use lemon on the skin as it is photo-sensitive.

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  6. Antonella

    Hi,

    I am very new to soap making, I am researching at the moment..
    I am scared of using lye, so I thought I would start with the melt and pour, but I would like to add fresh natural ingredient, like carrots, turmeric, oat, honey..
    Is that possible?

    Thanks you, Antonella

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    • Eve @ Organic Beauty Recipes

      Hi antonella,

      If you use fresh ingredients, they need to be dried otherwise it would mold in the soap. Dried tumeric, dried oat flakes would work.

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  7. Kimber

    How long will the melt and pour soap stay fresh after making. I have a craft fair in October but prepare all my items months in advance and how should i package it. Will plastic bag work after wrapping in tissue paper? TY for an awesome site.

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    • Eve @ Organic Beauty Recipes

      The melt and pour can last at least a year or more, it depends on the shelf life of the melt and pour soap base you are using!

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  8. Neva Hicks

    I am very new to making soap. Are there any scented oils that shouldn’t be used. I was reading about making sure the oils are body(skin)friendly. How do you tell the difference?

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    • Eve @ Organic Beauty Recipes

      Hi Neva,
      Avoid all photosentive essential oils on skin, which mean they can cause burn on skin if you go under the skin: Angelica, Basil, Bergamot, Dill, Grapefruit, Lemon, Lime, Orange, Tangerine.

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  9. Terri

    Do you have a printed book with all the receipes and I instructions ?

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  10. Donna Cook

    Hi, I’m new to soap making and haven’t made my 1st batch yet. My question is using the melt & pour method, is it 2 cups of solid base or 2 cups total of liquid base after it’s melted. since you mention measurements and precisely how to melt the base I was wondering.

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  11. Julie

    I made the melt and pour and the soap base started to ball up in a lump like play dough and started to set before I could get it in the mould. Did I heat the base too quickly or overheat it.

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    • Eve @ Organic Beauty Recipes

      HI Julie, did you use a double boiler to heat the soap base? I would try to reheat it on low heat with a double boiler until it melts again.

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  12. Tracy Taylor

    Hi everyone! I tried this basic recipe but added cherry powdered jello, dried hibiscus blooms and peppermint essential oil- holy cow. Talk about beautiful with a soft scent! I think next time I will add a little jojoba or coconut oil for a little more moisture though. Thanks for the recipe, im addicted!

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  13. Migdalia

    Is melt and pour goat millk base soap the same as glycerine melt and pour goat soap milk?

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  14. Kelley

    So I just made this….its setting….it looks like my coconut oil (carrier oil) is all surfaced the top….is this normal? I did the melt and pour method

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  15. Connie Goss

    Hi my name is Connie I make my own candles, but now want to learn how to make soap from home, can you help with simple instructions please

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  16. Lisa Sherman

    Hello . . . I use the first recipe with the soap base and I did not add a carrier oil such as JObama or almond. The reason I didn’t was because there was lots of oils in the soap base so I assume that was enough. Did I make a mistake?

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    • Eve @ Organic Beauty Recipes

      HI Lisa, how did your soap turn out? You don’t really have to add the carrier oils but it will provide extra moisture!

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  17. Gittel Sandhaus

    How much melt and pour goats milk soap base is 2 cups? The link you included is 5 lbs of the soap base. How would I measure 2 cups from that?
    Do I need to use the same type of mold as you did? I have a wood loaf mold that I used for another type of soap. Can I use that?

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    • Eve @ Organic Beauty Recipes

      Hi Gittel,
      you need to cut the soap base into small cubes and put it in a recipient where you can measure the amount – you need 2 cups of it. any mold would work, have fun!

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      • Gittel

        Thanks!

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  18. Jules

    Hi Eve I am a beginning novice at making essential oils and soaps and I have my first batch of lavendar essential oil from my garden. I read in the comments above that you dont want to use more than 10% of essential oil in your soaps does that include any mineral oil or almond oil that would use in extraction process?

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    • Eve @ Organic Beauty Recipes

      Hi Jules, how did you make your lavender essential oil? essential oil comes from the distillation of the plant and is not mixed with any other carrier oil (almond oil) – you need to have a special equipment to make essential oil.
      I think what you made at home is lavender infused almond oil which is not the same as essential oil.

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  19. Charity

    Do you know approximately how many bars the first recipe can make? I’m trying to determine how much goat’s milk soap to order. Thank you!

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      • Cheryl

        How many drops of Essiential oils would you put into the melt and pour recipe? I’m new at making soap, and don’t want to over due it, and are there suggested oils that you would use?
        Thank you

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        • Eve @ Organic Beauty Recipes

          Hi Cheryl, I’ve updated the recipe including how many drops of essential oils are needed.
          20 drops of Sweet orange, 5 drops of all spice eo and 10 drops of frankincense essential oils (or any essential oils of your choice – total max 30 drops)
          Another good blend is 20 drops of lavender, 5 drops of rose geranium and 10 drops of frankincense essential oils
          hope this helps!

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  20. Dolores McGehee

    I would like to make this I want to add vanilla essential oil to one batch and cinimamin to another first can I add ground cinnamon or do I need oil 2nd what is the amount I need to add and will it throw the other proportions off

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    • Eve @ Organic Beauty Recipes

      Hi Dolores, you can add ground cinnamon, it will add a natural brown color to your soap but not any smell. Use not more than 1/8 of a teaspoon of cinnamon powder per LB of soap. If you add too much it can become scratchy.
      If you are looking for the smell of cinnamon, use cinnamon essential oil but respect the max 1% dilution as it can become a skin sensitizer. Hope this helps!

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  21. Amanda Gail

    Thank you so much for sharing our Goat Milk Recipe and instructions! I loved reading the other recipes as well. Blessings!

    -Amanda

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