This recipe uses goat milk and oatmeal and will be a good moisturizing soap. First I get all my ingredients together.
This recipe calls for Palm oil, Olive oil, and Coconut oil.
Goat milk, Honey, and Oats
Essential oils for fragrance. I decided to make 2 different fragrance combination soaps based on recommendations I got off the internet.
Next I got my safety gear together. I also wear long sleeves to keep splatters from burning my arms.
Measuring out the oatmeal. 1.35 ounces - I chop it in the blender.
Olive Oil - 14 ounces
Coconut Oil - 9.35 ounces
Palm Oil - 6.0 ounces
Honey - 0.7 ounces
Lye - 4.2 ounces
Goat Milk - 11 ounces
Mix the oils together.
Microwave the oils so that they are melted together and mix. I cooled the mixture in an ice bath to speed up the process. You want the temperature of the oils to match the eventual temperature of the goat milk/lye mixture. 92 degrees is the optimum temperature that you want both bowls to be at.
When both bowls are at 92 degrees, pour them in the same bowl (larger). Begin mixing with a hand mixer until you see waves in the mixture. This is the Trace phase.
When the mixture reaches Trace phase, add the oatmeal and honey.
I then split the batch (it was about 5 cups total) and added the essential oils to each batch as indicated below.
Batch 1: 1/4 ounce Sage plus 1/4 ounce Lemon = 1/2 ounce total
I made the lemon-sage soap in a loaf pan (to be cut after it dries in 48 hours).
Batch 2: 3/8 ounce Lavender and 1/8 ounce of Peppermint = 1/2 ounce total
I made the Lavender- Peppermint mixture in soap mold shapes. I got all of the soap molds at Good Will. Just be on the look out. However, the aluminum mold (hearts) in the back got thrown away because it is difficult to get the soap out. I learned that silicone molds are definitely the best.
After 48 hours, take the soap out of the pans. Cut the loaf. Let it cure (harden off) for 4-6 weeks out in the open. This time is necessary so the soap will be hard and won't disingrate when you wash with it. The soap looks great and smells wonderful.