Not too many people know that goat milk can be used in making homemade soap. Everybody thinks that oils, dyes, and chemicals, such as sodium hydroxide and potassium hydroxide, are the only ingredients that can be used to make soaps. This article will introduce you to the secrets in creating a goat milk recipe.
Unlike cow’s milk, goat’s milk has small globules. It is usually used an alternative to cow’s milk, most especially if the person exhibits intolerance for the latter. Scientists have not been able to point out the reason for this. Some research studies believe that cow’s milk contains proteins that are not found in goat’s milk.
Goat’s milk is rich in calcium, phosphorous, potassium, protein, and vitamin b2. It also contains a natural moisturizer called capric-caprylic triglyceride, which it makes it safe to use. It is great for people with sensitive skin.
Enumerated below are the ingredients needed in this goat milk soap recipe:
– lard (but any other animal fat will do)
– ice cold and fresh goat’s milk
– baby oatmeal
Here are the materials for making a goat milk soap recipe:
– gloves, goggles, pot holders (these will serve as protection for your eyes and hands)
– stainless containers, bowls and pans
– electric mixer
– wooden spoon and paper cups
- Pour goat’s milk into a bowl. Slowly add a small amount of lye to it while using an electric mixer to stir the mixture.
- The goat’s milk and lye mixture will change in color (gold) and increase in temperature. Use the thermometer to measure how hot it is, and set it aside until it mellows down 85 degrees.
- This is the perfect time to add the glycerin, baby oatmeal and Borax into the mixture.
- In a separate pan, heat the fat to about 85 degrees, and pour it into the mixture.
- Slowly stir the mixture for about 15 minutes, then take a break for 5 minutes. Repeat this step for the next couple of hours.
- Once the soap is thick enough, pour it into the mold. Place a towel over it to cover the entire thing and then wrap another towel around its body.
- Set aside for at least 24 hours.
- Once done, you can now cut the finished product into several pieces.
This goat milk soap recipe is not that difficult to do, right? You can either use the soaps at home or give them to your friends and relatives as gifts during special occasions. So, what are you waiting for? Gather all the things that you need and start making your own soap at home now!