This is an easy DIY recipe for eczema using goat’s milk melt and pour soap. Not only is this recipe easy to make, it’s also gentle on the skin and free of any harsh chemicals making it a terrific recipe for eczema sufferers as well as anyone with skin irritation!
Benefits of Using Goat’s Milk Soap for Eczema
- It’s one of several natural soaps that are gentle on the skin
- 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 essential 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 all skin types
Goat’s 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. It’s also a great soap for dry skin and itchy skin since it’s higher in essential fatty acids and can help increase the skin’s moisture.
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!
Sweet Almond Oil
It is naturally rich in vitamins A, and E plus has antioxidant properties, while also soothing and nourishing the skin. You can also use jojoba oil as it not only moisturizes but also doesn’t clog pores and soothes dry skin or sensitive skin.
Essential oils add a wonderful scent to your natural goat milk 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!
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 raw organic honey
- 5 tsp sweet almond oil
- 80-100 drops of essential oils
- soap mold set
- glass measuring cup or large glass bowl
- double boiler or large saucepan
- wooden spoons
Homemade Goat Milk Soap Recipe for Eczema
When making your own soap with goat’s milk melt and pour soap (or any melt-and-pour soap base), you are going to need to work fast. Since once it’s melted, the soap can start to harden quickly after removing from the heat. I highly recommend getting out all of your supplies and ingredients in the recipe before you start your soap making, especially if it’s your first time making homemade soap!
Chop up 1 pound of your goat’s milk melt and pour the soap base into similar-sized 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. Turn the stovetop down to low heat once the water starts boiling.
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. It will be hot, so make sure to have towels and pot holders nearby. Turn off the stove.
Then add the 5 teaspoons of raw honey and 5 teaspoons of sweet almond oil to the melted goat milk 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 60 drops of vanilla, 30 drops of cardamom, and 10 drops of orange essential oil. See below for more scent combinations.
Last pour the soap batter 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.
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- 50 drops lavender essential oil
- 30 drops cardamom essential oil
- 20 drops lemon essential oil
- 45 drops stress away essential oil
- 15 drops orange essential oil
- 15 drops lime essential oil
- 15 drops grapefruit essential oil
- 40 drops peppermint essential oil
- 40 drops rosemary essential oil
- 20 drops tea tree essential oil
spruce + pine
- 40 drops northern lights black spruce essential oil
- 40 drops pine essential oil
- 20 drops grapefruit essential oil
- 60 drops vanilla essential oil
- 30 drops cardamom essential oil
- 10 drops orange essential oil
- 30 drops lavender essential oil
- 30 drops orange essential oil
- 30 drops grapefruit essential oil
Using Your Goat Milk Soap for Eczema
Using your own goat’s milk soap for eczema in your everyday routine is going to be easy. Plus, it’s gentle enough to use all the time, even on irritated skin. Simply use it with your washcloth or silicone scrub brush to wash your body in the bathtub or shower. After drying, then apply natural lotion, DIY lotion bar, or carrier oil such as jojoba oil. The same applies if you use the soap bar on your face, you’ll want to use a natural moisturizer or face serum right after drying your face.
Personally, I like keeping my handmade soaps in the shower and storing them there for easy access using a bar soap saver. It’s one of those recipes that you can use regularly to ease eczema symptoms. All while avoiding using commercial soaps that may contain harsh chemicals that may contribute to symptoms of eczema.
If you have any eczema flareups, then I would try adding a protective barrier to that part of the skin after washing. In our family, we tend to keep coming back to my Homemade Lavender Lotion recipe (which is gentle enough for babies but works well for kids and adults too). It’s another easy recipe that is such a great option for those with skin sensitivities. Plus it has the perfect combination of coconut oil, shea butter, jojoba oil, and beeswax to make it thick and smooth but not greasy!
Storing Your Homemade Soap
Plastic wrap, coffee filters, and parchment paper are great choices to wrap homemade soap. You can also use tissue paper, scrapbooking paper, and wrapping paper! Your best choice is going to depend on where you live as well as the humidity level. Of course, all melt-and-pour soap bars are definitely not a fan of humid conditions. In that case, the less air between your soap and your wrapping choice the better! Lots of people will choose plastic wrap to keep the humidity out of their soaps, especially in the summer.
Once your soap is wrapped, you can store the soap at room temperature for several months if wrapped tightly and in low humidity.
Gifting your DIY Soap Bars
DIY soap bars make wonderful and thoughtful gifts for birthdays, Mother’s Day, Christmas, teacher appreciation days, as well as other special occasions. Using a homemade gift tag definitely elevates this homemade recipe to make it look more personalized and really takes the homemade gift to another level. Make sure to check out these free printable gift tags for your homemade soap bars.
Enjoy gift tags for your homemade soaps for all occasions – choose from either floral arrangements, Christmas prints, or both!
Easy DIY Melt & Pour Soap Bars
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