Goat Milk Soap Recipe

In this post, we will give you a goat milk soap recipe with two key ingredients. Those are goat milk and honey.

If you want to learn more about goat milk soap benefits take a look at our previous post.

In this post, we will give you a goat milk soap recipe with two key ingredients. Those are goat milk and honey.

Goat milk soap recipe consists of:

  1. Understanding soap making and the reasons behind it
  2.  Gathering supplies and ingredients
  3.  Following every safety measure
  4.  Following the method of making

Completing a project is always a great boost for confidence, and with this project, you can enjoy and explore your artistic side. Also, it has one great plus, it will be beneficial for your skin since it is very important to know what ingredients your skin is absorbing.

By making soap on your own you can control the list of ingredients and take advantage of their benefits for the skin.
Making your goat milk soap will save you money. Buying handmade and natural soaps can be very expensive. So if you have some extra time, don’t hesitate, to give this goat milk soap recipe a chance.

Here is one business idea, you can practice making goat milk soaps for your family and friends, and later sell them. These are very in demand since natural skincare has gained popularity recently. Goat milk soaps are very beneficial for the skin, and people are ready to pay for something of high quality.

And let us tell you, handmade and natural goat milk soap is worthy of that adjective.

2. Gathering supplies and ingredients for goat milk soap recipe

This goat milk soap recipe requires two types of supplies:

Ones for safety: this type of equipment is connected to handling lye (the base that neutralizes acids). Equipment that you need when handling lye is:

  •  Protective eyewear is very important because of accidental splashing and it is going to protect your eyes from fumes. They are not hard to find, they are sold at hardware stores and online. Here are few great ones that we found on AMAZON
Gateway Safety 6980 Cover2 Safety Glasses Protective Eye Wear - Over-The-Glass (OTG), Clear Lens, Black Temple
Safety Glasses Goggles Over Eyeglasses Anti Fog for Women Men Safety Goggles Over Glasses Eye Protection Shooting Glasses Anti Scratch UV Resistant Eyewear Goggles Lab Protective Clear 3 Per Box
  • Gloves you have to wear gloves when working with lye since your hands are close to it, and contact with lye can cause redness, burns, and blisters. Here are some that we found on amazon if you already don’t own ones:
Egowz Cryogenic Gloves Waterproof Low Temperature Liquid Nitrogen Protective Gloves Cold Storage Safety Frozen Gloves (Black Elbow Length/19")(1pair) Brand: egowz
Uxglove Chemical Resistant Latex Gloves,Cleaning Protective Safety Work Heavy Duty Rubber Gloves,12.6",Black 1 Pair Size Large
  • Old clothes with long sleeves when working with lye wear something old because it can lye tends to bleach clothes, and it is recommended to wear long sleeves to cover and protect exposed skin.
  • Safety mask to cover your mouth to protect you from breathing in fumes.
    These are supplies that are required to handle lye, later on, we are going to share safety tips to make your soap successfully.

Another type of supplies you will need for making soap includes equipment from your kitchen.

Those include:

  • stainless steel pot– make sure that you are mixing in a stainless steel pot because this is metal that lye is not going to react to (like aluminum and iron).
  •  mixer – you can use a hand mixer or stick blender. Each one of these has its benefits. A hand mixer is better for emulsifying oils with lye water, but a stick blender is better for getting down into the pot.
  •  large stainless spoon– for the same reason as the pot it needs to be stainless and it is used for the checking tracing process. That is the point when you can say that oils and lye water have emulsified. When this happens you can notice a thin trace and after that point, soap will thicken continuously over time.
  •  bowls– you can use glass or plastic, plastic ones are better for storing lye water, and plastic ones for weighing ingredients.
  •  kitchen scale– scale should be able to reset to zero after putting the bowl on it, and measure ounces to one digit after the decimal point (for example 3.5 ounces).
  •  spatula for scraping soap out of the pot.
  •  thermometer is used for making sure that lye water and oils are at the right temperatures for emulsifying.
  •  soap mold– now you can free artists inside of you. You can use all kinds of shapes and mix all kinds of colors.
  •  parchment or waxed paper – use of these depends on the type of mold. If you are not using silicone mold line soap mold with paper to prevent sticking.

• Gathering ingredients and handling them

This part of the goat milk soap recipe is about goat milk, honey, and lye.

This part of the goat milk soap recipe is about goat milk, honey, and lye.
  • Goat milk is very beneficial for skin and making goat milk soap is a great decision. To make soap that will have all the benefits it is best to use grass-fed organic goat milk that you can find on a farmer’s market. If you can not find that kind of milk try it at your local supermarket, but have in mind that you will not know the origin of the ingredients.
  • Honey– We know that is hard to find real honey since there are all kinds of mixtures that people try to fool customers with. Always buy from a beekeeper or if you don’t have that possibility buy brands that are verified.
  •  Lye – there are two types of lye: sodium hydroxide and potassium hydroxide. We recommend buying sodium hydroxide (NaOH). When you are buying lye make sure to ask for one that is specifically made for soap making (filtered without debris).

Do not buy it in liquid form, ask for sodium hydroxide beads or crystals.
If you don’t want to handle lye you can find online goat’s milk soap base, a mixture that already contains it, and follow directions to make goat milk soap. But in that case, you don’t control the list of ingredients.

Here are some great ones that we found online:

Goats Milk Soap Base - 5.5 LB | Goat Milk for Soap Making Melt and Pour, Soap Making Supplies, Natural Bulk Packaging with Organic Vegetable Ingredients | More Than 5Lb. | SLS/SLES Free | by ZenseMe
5 LB Goats Milk Soap Base for Soap Making Melt and Pour White Soap Base Melt and Pour Organic 5 Pounds Goat Milk Soap Base
25 Lb Premium Goats Milk Glycerin Melt & Pour Soap Base Organic

3. Safety measures

This post about goat milk soap recipes is not just about giving you ingredients and letting you hurt yourself. Here are some safety measures that you need to follow

This post about goat milk soap recipes is not just about giving you ingredients and letting you hurt yourself. Here are some safety measures that you need to follow:

  •  Do not touch lye directly
  •  Put on safety equipment (protective eyewear, gloves, safety mask)
  •  Cover your skin
  •  When handling lye go outside and that is not optional because it tends to give off toxic gas for one minute. And yes, even if you are outside, you still have to put on safety equipment.
  •  Use stainless steel utensils, and this is very important because lye reacts with aluminum and iron, you don’t want some kind of explosion
  •  Make sure that your bowl is deep because you don’t want to splash when mixing
  •  When mixing lye and liquid, ALWAYS PUT LYE TO LIQUID, to avoid splashes
  •  Make sure that your family members are not around
    Handling lye can be intimidating, but you shouldn’t have any problems if you do it properly.

4. Method of making

In this part of the goat milk soap recipe, we are going to give you a list of ingredients and steps to follow to make goat milk soap.

Goat milk soap with honey

To make goat milk soap with honey you will need these ingredients:

  •  8 ounces of filtered water
  •  4 ounces of goat milk
  •  10 ounces olive oil
  •  8 ounces lard
  •  8 ounces coconut oil
  •  4 ounces sweet almond oil
  •  2 ounces beeswax
  •  4 ounces lye
  •  1 ounce of orange essential oil
  •  1 tablespoon raw honey


  1.   Making a mixture of water and goat milk –
    You have to combine the water and goat milk in a large glass, stainless steel, or plastic container. Put it in the freezer for 1-2 hours, but don’t forget about it, don’t allow it to freeze solid. If the mixture is cold, your soap is going to be light after adding the lye.
  2.  Making a mixture of oils/fats –
    Over medium-low heat, put in a large pot that contains a mixture of olive oil, lard, coconut oil, sweet almond oil, and beeswax. Heat that mixture until fats/oils are combined. After that remove it from the heat and cool it to 90°F to 100°F.
  3.  Handling lye(making a mixture of water-milk-lye)
    For this step, it is very important to note that lye should be added in intervals and slowly while applying safety measures. First, add 1/4 of the lye crystals into the mixture of water and milk and stir it. Leave it for 20 minutes and after that period add the next amount of lye and repeat those intervals until all lye is added and dissolved. It should cool from 90°F to 100°F. As you can see those two mixtures (oils and water-milk-lye) should be at the same temperature. If one is cooling faster or slower use this technique: make a cold or hot water bath in the sink and put your bowl with mixture in it to even out the temperatures.
  4.  Preparing the mold
    This step is optional. If your mold is not made of silicone you should line it with parchment paper.
  5.  Making a mixture of oils/fats and water-milk-lye
    When you have both mixtures (oils and water-milk-lye) at the same temperatures it is time to mix those two. Following rules from safety measures pour the lye water into the oils. Now you should bring this new mixture to trace using a mixer. How to accomplish that? You should apply the mixing and resting method, mix for 1-2 minutes then let it rest for 4-5 minutes. Repeat that until you see a light trace (test it with a stainless spoon).
  6. Adding other ingredients –
    When you have accomplished a light trace it is time to add the orange essential oil and honey and stir for 30 minutes.
  7.  Pouring and curing soap –
    Pour soap into the mold and cover it with a lid for 24 hours. If your house is below 75°F you should place a towel around the edges to prevent partial gel.
    After 24 hours remove soap from the mold if it is not too soft. If it is, wait another 24 hours.
    Cut soap into bars and let it cure for 4-6 weeks (to allow saponification to complete and water to evaporate out).

Goat milk soap with VANILLA

To make goat milk soap with vanilla you will need these ingredients:

  •  ounces filtered water
  •  5 ounces of goat milk
  •  10 ounces tallow
  •  9 ounces olive oil
  •  8 ounces coconut oil
  •  4 ounces shea butter
  •  2 ounces cocoa butter
  •  4.6 ounces lye
  •  1-ounce vanilla oil (not vanilla extract)
  •  0.5-ounce benzoin essential oil

This recipe for soap with vanilla is pretty much the same as the one with honey.

You also need to gather supplies and ingredients, follow every safety measure, and follow the method of making. The only different thing is the list of ingredients.
Method of making requires all the same steps:

  1.  Making a mixture of water and goat milk
  2.  Making a mixture of oils/fats
    In this case, it is going to be a combination of the tallow, olive oil, coconut oil, shea butter, and cocoa butter.
  3.  Handling lye (making a mixture of water-milk-lye)
  4.  Preparing mold
  5.  Making a mixture of oils/fats and water-milk-lye
  6.  Adding other ingredients in this case you need to add the vanilla oil and benzoin essential oil the same way as in the previous goat milk soap recipe for soap with honey
  7.  Pouring and curing soap
    As you can see nothing has changed in the process of making. The only different thing is that in some steps you need to add different ingredients, which makes sense since this is goat milk soap with vanilla.


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