Friday, February 18, 2011
Goats Milk Soap
Making goats milk soap is another of my favorite things to do. I helped my Mom make lye soap when I was a little girl. Well, actually I would watch her and sometimes she would let me stir.
I will be posting pictures and more recipes on making soap soon.
Some of the molds that I use:
This is a recipe from the Martha Stewart show for goats milk soap:
12 ounces partially frozen goats' milk
3 ounces lye
4 1/4 ounces extra-virgin olive oil
5 ounces coconut oil
12 ounces soy or vegetable shortening
Making Soap How-To
1. Wearing a protective mask and gloves, place milk into large bowl and slowly add lye. Stir until the mixture is smooth and without lumps. The lye will interact with the fat molecules in the milk and should bring the mixture to between 95 and 100 degrees Fahrenheit.
2. Melt the olive oil, coconut oil, and shortening together in one pot and bring to 115 degrees.