Learn how to make goat milk and honey soap without lye that gently cleans, moisturizes, and helps support healthy skin and hair.
This easy melt-and-pour DIY goat milk soap recipe contains honey and honeycomb patterns, making it a beautiful DIY gift.
Cleopatra was beautiful and used fresh goat milk baths in her daily beauty sessions. The secret of her beauty rituals is not well known, but according to legend, the Egyptian queen’s skin looked radiantly bright and exceptionally soft after such a bath.
This is what a legend says, and what about scientific evidence?
benefits of goat milk soap for skin
Goat milk soap has the same pH as human skin and is thus very gentle and works wonders when used on dry or sensitive skin.
Full of active ingredients, homemade goat milk soap also contains lactic acid and moisturizing fatty acids that keep the moisture and lipids in the skin while bacteria and allergens are out.
Cleopatra was right. Skin care products with Goat milk can deliver smoother, brighter, and more hydrated skin.
Since we know that goat milk is very beneficial for the skin, we can bathe in it or make homemade skincare products that will allow us to use it daily.
Goat milk soap benefits for hair
Homemade goat milk soap is a natural alternative to commercially sold shampoos. If you are ready to ditch the harsh chemicals and start to take care of your hair naturally, this DIY natural milk soap is a great start.
DIY goat milk soap moisturizes the scalp and helps to control dandruff. This goat milk and honey soap leave hair soft and manageable all day.
How to use goat milk soap as a shampoo
- Start with brushing and rinsing your hair with warm water. Next, grab your milk and honey soap bar and start rubbing the bar of soap between your hands to generate rich, velvety lather.
- Make sure to wash your head all over, allowing the lather to run down the ends of your hair.
- Rinse your hair with warm water to ensure all soap is washed off.
- Use natural conditioner or rosemary or chamomile hair rinse after your hair is washed. Let it air dry for as long as possible before brushing it to avoid unnecessary breakage
diy goat milk soap
Goat milk soap is one of the best natural soaps for dry and sensitive skin. It is a gentle cleanser with moisturizing properties that nourishes the skin with vitamins and natural emollients.
Packed with antibacterial and anti-inflamatory properties, goat milk reduces skin inflammation, soothing dry and damaged skin, and may help with acne.
Ingredients – goat milk and honey soap recipe
Goat milk and honey soap exfoliate dead skin cells, draws moisture, tand nourish and protects.
Honey possesses healing properties that help to heal scrapes, cuts, and burns.
It contains antioxidants and enzymes that protect your skin from free radicals. Its anti-microbial qualities are great for cleansing the skin and clearing acne spots. Honey also keeps the moisture in the skin and thus hydrating.
When adding honey to the soap, we need to be accurate. Adding too much honey would soften the soap. Thus, two tablespoons for 500 g (½ pound) is the right amount.
I decided to make the soap with honey, I wanted to highlight it with a honeycomb pattern. The good news is you can make soap without buying an expensive honeycomb mold.
To make this recipe for soap with a honeycomb pattern I used a small piece of bubble wrap.
The bubble wrap gives the soap its authentic honeycomb look.
goat milk soap base
You can use other than goat’s milk soap bases such as shea butter, aloe vera, glycerin, coconut milk, or honey. Your skin type will help determine which one is best for you.
of your choice; I used almond oil infused with lavender. But feel free to use olive oil, coconut oil, palm oil or castor oil in this goat milk recipe.
essential oil –
to make goat milk soap (cold process)
While making cold process soap is fun, it requires a certain experience, patience, and time.
In this particular case of making goat milk cold process soap, you will need to:
freeze the milk before pouring it into the oily base – frozen milk keeps temperatures cooler and prevents soap from turning brown
add the lye to the solution
work with the soap calculator
Let the soap cure in the open air for at least four weeks. etc.
If you are up to this challenge or are an experienced soap maker, follow this tutorial for the traditional way of making soap.
goat milk soap recipe without lye
If you are new to soap making, you can make honey goat milk soap without lye using a melt and pour base.
I have worked with lye for many years and can still remember how nervous I was the first time. I want you to enjoy the process and feel confident. While you won’t be able to add lye or fresh goat’s milk, you will have fun creating this melt and pour soap at home.
It is an easy process that gives you immediate results and allows you to test new things, colors or fragrances in small batches.
The melt and pour method use ready-made blocks of natural soap that are uncolored and unscented. Simply melt them and add colors, fragrances or other ingredients you want to test.
Make this recipe with organic goat milk melt and pour soap base made of natural ingredients.
Pour the melted mixture into a soap mold and wait until it’s set. What is great about this process is that you can always remelt it and pour it again. Also, this method is great for people that don’t want to deal with lye or want to do the process with children.
Easy Homemade goat milk soap recipe
Depending on the shape of your mold, cut the same pieces of bubble wrap. Just leave a bit extra plastic to easily grab and pull the bubble wrap off when the soap is set. You can skip this step if you prefer to make just smooth surface soap without any pattern.
Chop and melt goat milk Melt and Pour in the microwave using 30-second bursts or a double boiler.
Mix the soap batter until completely melted. Add honey, vitamin E, and any oil of your choice.
Add coffee extract or essential oil. Mix it well.
Pour the melted soap batter evenly into each mold cavity and spritz the top of the soap with rubbing alcohol to disperse any bubbles.
Once you pour the melt and pour the mixture in the molds, press a small piece of bubble wrap on the top, and the honeycomb shape begins to form.
Set the bar soap aside to cool and harden. The soap turned out lovely
I first tried putting the bubble wrap in the bottom of the mold and pouring the soap mixture on top, but it did not work for me. The bubble wrap didn’t stay at the bottom but floated into the center of the soap. Placing bubble wrap on the top worked beautifully.
No! Unlike cold process soaps, your new goat milk soap bars will be ready to use as soon as they have completely cooled and hardened.
While goat milk soap with lye is ready in two weeks if everything goes smoothly.
The shelf life for these goat milk soaps is around two years; however, you may find that the color or fragrance fades over time, and the soap will get dry and start to lose moisture.
These milk and honey soaps have a long shelf life. Enhanced with honey that helps to preserve them, they will be good for at least two years if properly wrapped and stored!
Wrap your melt and pour soaps as soon as they are cooled and hardened. You can use plastic wrap or plastic zipper bags and store them in a cool and dry location.