Looking for the “Best” Milk Soap Recipe?

9 Feb

When I started making soap 6 1/2 years ago, I was always looking for the best milk soap recipe or any recipe for that fact! You know that one perfect recipe that has everything. Bubbles, moisture and long lasting. I tried probably hundreds of recipes until I came up with this one……It’s a fairly easy recipe —Which makes it great for the Beginner. Ready?

Let’s start with safety first. Please make sure you are wearing protective eye wear, long sleeves and gloves. If you have never made soap before you can read this for the list of equipment.

****Make sure you run this recipe through a Lye Calculator****

Now, here are the ingredients:
•10% Castor Oil
•30% Olive Oil
•30% Palm Oil
•30% Coconut Oil

420 grams Frozen Goats Milk
162 grams Sodium Hydroxide (lye)

This recipe will make 11-  4 ounce bars

Weigh and melt the oils —- I like to have the temperatures of the oil and lye solution (lye and goat milk) at around 100degrees. Set them aside.

Add the lye “SLOWLY” to the frozen goat milk. You want to add it slowly so it doesn’t have a volcano effect. Be cautious when working with LYE……..

After you have the Lye completely dissolved into the Goat Milk. Set that aside until the oils and the lye solution are both around 100 degrees.

Get your mold lined and ready to go if you haven’t already done so!

Now, for the fun part.

Take the lye mixture and add it to the oils….Take the stick blender and blend. You are going to blend until it traces. Which means the mixture will adhere to the stick blender sort of like a thick gravy on a spoon…..

Then you are ready to pour it into the mold. Let it sit in the mold 12 to 18 hours. Un-mold and let cure a few weeks (approx. 4 to 6 weeks.)

Now, you have just made the best milk soap recipe ever! Let me know what you think…….


2 Responses to “Looking for the “Best” Milk Soap Recipe?”

  1. theBarefootedCrafter March 27, 2013 at 10:09 PM #

    What kind of oil could you substitute for palm oil?

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