This goat milk soap recipe yields soap that is great for your skin! It works with other milk types too so follow the recipe and get started.
On the day before you make this goat milk soap recipe, you need to freeze your goat milk. Getting it very cold isn't good enough, it needs to be frozen. I put mine in zip-top bags in the freezer and keep it there until I need it. Each bag is pre-measured at 13 ounces so it's ready to use.
When your lye/milk is ready, keep it on ice while you get the oils ready. Measure your oils using a kitchen scale. Combine oils and heat them slightly until they are about 110° - 125°F.
When the oils are ready, slowly pour the lye/milk mixture into the oils. Mix by hand for the first 5 minutes and then use a stick (immersion) blender to bring it to trace. If you've never made soap before, this is where it gets quite thick, much like pudding. When it comes to a trace, add your essential oils and any additives and pour it into molds.
You could substitute milk for water in any soap making recipe, but certain types of milk are higher in fat, necessitating the use of more lye to make it work. I've used the following goat milk soap recipe and it works great. Depending on what kind of milk you use though, you may need to use a bit of additional lye. I made a goat milk soap recipe, and that has about the same amount of fat as whole cow's milk. Others, such as buffalo, sheep, or yak (yes, yak!) have more fat. Increase your lye to 6.5 ounces for these milk types.