The benefits of using goat milk soap are almost endless. Compared to traditional soaps, they have so many benefits from reducing fine lines and inflammation, a natural exfoliator, and some of the best vitamins and minerals for the overall health of your skin!
Benefits of Goat Milk Soap
There are so many amazing benefits of using goat’s milk soap on your skin.
- May help to reduce the appearance of fine lines and age spots
- Natural exfoliant that is gentle on the skin’s surface
- Contains alpha-hydroxy acids which naturally soften the skin and gently remove dead skin cells
- Has a good amount of vitamin A and other essential vitamins (niacin, vitamin B, thiamine)
- Lots of important minerals including potassium, magnesium, selenium (a mineral for healthy skin)
- Anti-inflammatory properties that help reduce free radicals
- Free of harsh chemicals, making it great for most skin types
- Even skin tone, brightening, and vibrant-looking skin
Skin Types can use Goat Milk Soap
Goat’s milk soap is great for multiple skin types including acne-prone skin, sensitive skin, mature skin, and dry skin. It is especially good for dry skin since it’s higher in natural fats which is a perfect natural moisturizer.
Compared to commercial soaps, goat milk soap contains natural ingredients that gently cleanse the skin. This is what makes it great for several skin conditions such as eczema, psoriasis, acne, wrinkles, aging, skin irritation, and dry or sensitive skin.
The best part is the naturally occurring vitamins and minerals in goat’s milk soap. Vitamin A is most predominant which is known for its anti-aging properties. Other minerals help with the overall health of the skin. Potassium is a great skin barrier, magnesium is calming for irritated skin, and selenium is for your skin health.
Natural Ingredients in DIY Goat Milk Soap
Goats Milk Melt and Pour Soap Base
Using a goat’s milk melt-and-pour soap base will give you incredible results. Goat milk soap is a gentle cleanser with a good amount of vitamin A (anti-aging properties) and other minerals for healthy skin. Goats milk melt-and-pour soap is also good for dry, flaky skin since it’s higher in essential fatty acids and can help increase the skin’s moisture.
Coconut Oil is good for the skin as it smoothes the skin while providing a natural layer of protection between the skin and anything else. Although it doesn’t provide a lot of moisture, coconut oil has both antibacterial and locking-in moisture properties.
Raw honey is such a great natural ingredient to use in your natural bath care and skincare recipes. The raw honey adds a light layer of moisture while helping with deep pore cleansing, dark spots, reducing the appearance of fine lines, and evening and brightening skin tone. It’s one of those ingredients that has so many benefits you are going to want to keep using it!
Essential oils add a wonderful scent to your homemade soap. The possibilities are endless when it comes to which essential oils to use for your bar of soap. Some of my favorite essential oil blends are included after the recipe so you can choose the blend you enjoy!
Supplies Need to Make a Soap Bar
Here are the supplies needed to make a natural soap bar using goat’s milk melt and pour soap base.
- 1 pound goats milk melt and pour soap base
- 5 tsp organic coconut oil
- 5 tsp raw organic honey
- 80-100 drops of essential oils
- soap mold set
- glass measuring cup or large glass bowl
- double boiler or large saucepan
- wooden spoons
Making a Natural Goat Milk Soap Bar Recipe
When making a face wash with goat’s milk melt and pour soap (or any melt-and-pour soap base), you are going to need to work quickly once it’s melted. I highly recommend getting out all of your supplies and ingredients in the recipe first.
Chop up 1 pound of your goat’s milk melt and pour the soap base into similar size pieces, about 1-2 inches in size. This will make it easier to melt and stir the soap.
Place the pieces of melt and pour soap into a double boiler on your stovetop. Heat the water to a gentle boil, using the wooden spoon to stir the soap pieces after they melt.
If you don’t have a double boiler, then you can do what I did and use a large saucepan with water halfway up the side while placing a 4-cup glass measuring cup inside. The measuring cup works well in addition to making pouring into the molds much easier.
Continue stirring the soap until smooth and no pieces are left. Once that happens, remove the double boiler or glass measuring cup from the stovetop and dry off the bottom. They will be hot, so make sure to have towels and pot holders nearby. Turn off the stove.
Then add the 5 teaspoons of coconut oil and 5 teaspoons of raw honey to the melted soap base, making sure to stir very well. Next, add the 80-100 drops of essential oils directly to the mixture and stir again. In my recipe, I used 50 drops of lavender, 25 drops of orange, and 15 drops of lemon essential oil. See below for more scent combinations.
Last pour the soap into your soap molds. I find that this soap recipe makes around 5 bars of soap, depending on the molds you use.
Leave the soap in the molds for several hours or overnight. The soap is usually ready after a few hours, but it’s best to leave it overnight to be sure it has hardened all the way through. Peel the molds back slowly and gently, so the soap comes out clean and beautiful.
Store your bar of goat milk soap by the bathtub or shower. I like using a bar soap saver for easy access and use!
If you aren’t going to use all of your homemade soap right away, then you will need to wrap your soap so it stays in good condition for your future use.
Plastic wrap, coffee filters, and parchment paper are great choices to wrap your handmade soap. You can also use tissue paper, scrapbooking paper, and wrapping paper!
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Scent Combinations for Goat’s Milk Soap
- 50 drops of lavender essential oil
- 25 drops of orange essential oil
- 15 drops of lemon essential oil
- 50 drops of vanilla essential oil
- 25 drops of peppermint essential oil
- 15 drops of cardamom essential oil
- 40 drops of cedarwood essential oil
- 25 drops of northern lights black spruce essential oil
- 25 drops of orange essential oil
- 30 drops orange
- 30 drops grapefruit
- 30 drops bergamot
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