Goat milk soap can be your next best alternative in achieving soft, smooth skin. Did you know that commercially-produced soaps don’t contain enough moisture with all its synthetic additives? Some of these additives can actually also make your skin even drier, especially if you have sensitive skin. This is where goat milk soap comes to the rescue! From the basic recipes to fancier, natural fragrance-infused varieties, here are 19 goat milk soap recipes you must try.
19 Goat Milk Soap Recipes for that Perfect Smooth Skin
1. The Homesteading Basic Goat Milk Soap
You only need a few ingredients to make this basic goat milk recipe. You will need coconut oil, olive oil, rice bran oil, avocado oil, castor oil, shea butter, sweet almond oil, frozen goat’s milk, and lye. For the specific instructions, you can check out Homesteading’s tutorial here. Tip: Make sure there are no lye flakes remaining at the bottom of your mixture.
2. Honey, Almond, Oatmeal Goat Soap
This is another goat milk soap recipe that’s easy to try. The oatmeal serves as a cleansing and soothing agent. It helps reduce any mild inflammation and heal dry skin. You can also use it to exfoliate and it's hypoallergenic. You can try buying the goat milk soap base to avoid using lye or if you’re not sure how to use it.
3. Lemon Soap
You can use the goat milk soap base for this and then infuse it with some lemon zest. The finished product will give you that refreshing lemon scent. Also, the lemon zest will give your goat milk soap some texture, making it look special and perfect for a gift to your friends and family.
4. Lavender Soap
Ah yes, who doesn’t love lavender? The scent and the color of lavender are comforting, along with the benefits you can derive from its natural attributes. Lavender is one of the essential oils commonly used for aromatherapy as it relaxes and soothes. It also acts as an antibacterial and antiseptic agent.
5. Rosemary & Mint Soap
If you’re aiming for that cool, herby scent, you can try this rosemary and mint soap tutorial. For this recipe, you can use the goat milk soap base, rosemary essential oil, and peppermint essential oil for your ingredients. It’s also very easy to make and you can add dried rosemary leaves for that added texture to your soap.
6. Coffee Goat Milk Soap
This coffee goat milk soap will not only nourish your skin but it’s also good to use for exfoliating. Coffee also contains antioxidants to help improve circulation and make your skin glow. You may also add drops of coffee essential oil to get that fantastic coffee scent.
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7. Pumpkin Spice Soap
If you can’t get enough of the scent of autumn, the smell of this pumpkin spice soap can indeed spice up your home. All you need is your soap base, but you can also add a soap colorant, plus a pumpkin pie spice. This will make as a lovely gift to your friends and it’s all natural!
8. Grapefruit Poppy Seed Goat Milk Soap
The finished product of this goat milk soap recipe not only looks gorgeous, butsmells just as wonderful. You’ll be needing grapefruit essential oils and poppy seeds, as well as grapefruit zest, for your soap’s texture. You can get the goat milk soap base, by the way, from a craft store.
9. Charcoal Lavender Goat Soap
If you prefer to make a striking, dark-colored soap, this charcoal lavender goat soap recipe will teach you how to make one. You will be needing activated charcoal, cocoa butter, coconut oil, palm oil, and your goat milk soap base. The goat milk soap base makes the “melt and mold” part of soap making easier.
10. Chocolate Goat Milk Soap
This may smell and look appetizing but this is definitely not meant to be eaten! If you’re a chocolate lover and just can’t get enough of it, you can have the scent of it all day long inside the comfort of your bathroom. You will use plain cooking chocolate for this one, which is semi-sweet.
11. Oatmeal Soap
Oatmeal has several exfoliating properties. It also prevents rough and dry skin. If you will buy oatmeal soap from stores, they can come a bit pricey. But if you will make one, it’s actually inexpensive and very easy to make especially if you’re going to use the “melt and pour” goat milk soap base.
12. Rosemary Citrus Soap
Rosemary not only goes well with mint; it works with citrus too. Have you tried smelling the combined scent of rosemary and lemon? The aroma is pretty flavorful and the lemon zest will add texture and design to your goat milk soap.
13. Goat's Milk Folded Soap
Goat milk soaps don’t just come in bars. Did you know you can also make folded ones? This goat’s milk folded soap will surely make your kids enjoy their bath time. You can make this even more fun by using bright or contrasting colors.
14. Tallow Soap
Tallow comes from cattle fat. You will use this for your tallow soap recipe infused with other oils as a cleansing agent. Also, you can add fragrance oils to give it a more special scent. Tallow is also good for soap making because the finished product is a hard and long-lasting soap.
15. Creamy Fresh Goat Milk Soap
There are so much benefits from goat milk that makes it perfect for soap making. It contains vitamins A, B6, D, and lactic acid that makes your skin smooth. For this goat milk soap recipe, you will be using fresh goat milk. You may use honey and oatmeal milk as your soap’s fragrance to match it to the soap’s creamy finish.
16. Beach Side Luxury Soap
This beach side luxury soap need not come expensive. You can enjoy the scent of the shore and a replica of the sea’s colors with this soap. It’s an awesome way to add a tinge of summer inside your bathroom.
17. Terri's Goats Milk Soap
If you’re aiming for a goat milk soap that’s hard but makes lots of bubbles, this can be an option. This uses lard in its ingredients along with castor oil, olive oil, and coconut oil. You can make several variations of this soap by combining it with cinnamon or honey and oatmeal using a stick blender.
18. Honey Oatmeal Banana Soap
This soap is so appetizing to look at you might want to display it on your bathroom shelves instead. But you’ll be denying yourself its true benefits if you won’t use it as a soap. What you’ll be needing for this soap recipe are raw honey, oats, and banana puree. You can also accent it with an oatmeal fragrance oil to have that classic oatmeal and honey scent.
19. Carrot Honey Complexion Soap
This complexion soap needs natural carrot juice, goat’s milk, raw honey, and carrot root oil to make one. It contains lots of protein, vitamins, and antioxidants plus beta carotene which makes it a great skin care product. You’ll also get a silky lather when you use this soap.
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Aren’t these goat milk soap recipes not just all lovely to look at, but fragrant nourishing too? Another good thing about it is you can make it in the comfort of your own home with all these simple tutorials! Now, you can have all the benefits of natural soap at home for you and your family and need not worry about having dry skin or skin allergies. Just make sure to tell your kids not to eat it though! It may look and smell appetizing and good for their skin but not for their tummies. But they can help you make one especially for the “melt and mold” soap recipes.
Which among the list of goat milk soap is your personal favorite? Please share your thoughts in the comments section below!
Editor’s Note: This post was originally published in December 13, 2015 and has been updated for quality and relevancy.