Goat Milk Soap

Someone asked me a while back if I make goat milk soap with the milk my goats give me. I said no and never even really considered it before because, to be honest, I was nervous working with lye. I had never given much thought to making any type of soap. A few months later, I received a bar of goat milk soap from a family member as a gift (totally unexpected). I tried it and was amazed at how it helped my dry hands feel soft and smooth. Because of the work I do, I wash my hands a lot (20 plus times daily) so they can get really dry and cracked, especially in the colder months. Nothing I tried helped much so resolve this almost continual problem I had with dry hands. Well because I was so impressed with how this soap helped my hands, I decided to give making goat milk soap a try. Below are some pictures of what I have made using fresh (pasteurized) goat milk.

Examples of Goat Milk Soap I Make

Looks so soft and creamy!!

Trying out new recipes is so fun. This soap has a small amount of goat milk. I’m experimenting with different recipes and trying out new soaping techniques. This soap feels like silk!

Goat’s milk soap with organic honey and colloidal oatmeal. This was last year’s batch. The bars seemed to be on the small side. I got a new soap cutter and now my bars are much bigger (approx. 5 oz.).
Unscented goats milk soap