Saturday, June 28, 2014

How to Make Goat Milk, Oatmeal, and Honey Moisturizing Soap

This blog post finds me making a batch of home made soap.  I used a different recipe than the first time I made soap because I wanted to try something different and a bit more complicated this time.  It turned out well.

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.

Batch 1

Batch 2

 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.

 Put on your safety gear.  Go outside on the porch.  Pour out the Goat Milk into a stainless steel bowl.  Add Lye slowly to the Goat Milk in that order only.   Do NOT breathe the fumes.  Stir constantly.  Have your thermometer handy for measuring the temperature.  This mixture will get hot fast due to the chemical reaction taking place.  It can exceed 140 degrees!

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. 

Happy Lathering!

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