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Creamy and Calming Goat’s Milk Oatmeal Soap Recipe

Posted on November 29 2015

Goat's Milk Oatmeal SoapSoothing Scent of Goat's Milk Oatmeal Soap

Unwind at the end of a long day with a bar of restorative goat’s milk oatmeal natural soap. Gentle and soothing, goat’s milk nourishes the skin while oatmeal exfoliates and cares for your skin.

Our Our Clean’n’Calm natural soap is richly moisturizing with a creamy, luxurious lather; enjoy a little daily luxury shipped straight to your door or try our soap recipe below and whip up your own artisanal soap at home.

Goat’s milk is packed with vitamins and compounds that rejuvenate the skin, perfectly complemented by the soothing properties of oatmeal, which can calm even angry, irritated complexions while sloughing away patches of dry skin.

The following recipe makes roughly 4.5 lbs of natural soap that the whole family can enjoy. If you have some bars left over, wrap them for friends and family – they make great gifts.

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Clean’n’Calm natural soap recipe

Ingredients

  • 19 oz olive oil
  • 14.5 oz coconut oil
  • 13.5 oz water mixed with ¾ tsp salt
  • 7.2 oz almond oil
  • 5 oz cocoa butter
  • 2.5 oz castor oil
  • 6.7 oz lye
  • 2 oz essential oil (optional)
  • 4 tbs oatmeal
  • 1 oz goat’s milk powder
  • Handful oatmeal for decoration

Equipment

  • Safety goggles
  • Protective gloves
  • Wooden/plastic
  • soap mold
  • Large stainless steel/enamel pot
  • Spice grinder/food processor
  • Weighing scales
  • Hand stick blender
  • Two large plastic pitchers
  • Several dishes
  • Two thermometers
  • Two wooden spoons
  • Rubber spatula
  • Large measuring cup
  • Freezer paper
  • An old blanket/large rag to insulate mold
  • Cardboard mold lid cut to size

Method

1. Use your spice grinder or food processor to grind the oatmeal to the texture you desire without leaving any large lumps.

2. Measure out the powdered goat’s milk and stir well to remove lumps. Add the powder to half of the water (6.75 oz) to create the base for the soap’s bottom layer.

3. With your goggles and gloves on, weigh out the lye and mix it with the remaining water. Set the solution to one side.

4. Next, measure out the olive oil, coconut oil, cocoa butter, almond oil and castor oil and melt together in your pot until they reach the same temperature as the lye solution (between 90 and 95 degrees F).

5. Pour the lye mixture into to the oils and stir continuously, or use a stick blender and bring the mixture to very light trace. At this point, add any essential oil you’ve chosen and mix for a short while longer.

6. Separate the oil and lye mixture into two equal batches, adding the goat’s milk solution to one batch and mixing well. Pour the batch into the mold.

7. Into the other batch, add the ground oatmeal, stir well and pour into the mold on top of the goat’s milk bottom layer.

8. Sprinkle the handful of oats on top of the soap and pad down slightly with a rubber spatula. Cover the soap with the cardboard lid and blanket.

9. About 18 hours later, remove the blanket and lid, leaving the soap to stand for a few hours longer.

10. When completely set, the soaps should be removed from the mold and turned out on to a drying rack. You can either cut them into bars at this point, or leave them as loaves.

11. Allow the soaps to cure for between four and six weeks – this will create extra-gentle, long-lasting bars.

We’d love to know how your soaps turned out – leave us a comment below! Don’t forget to visit the Soap.Club blog again for more great natural soap recipes, tips and tricks or visit The Scent Store for your favorite handmade natural soap.

Please note: Soap.Club receives a high volume of recipes from our members; we are unable to test every recipe so please use for guidance only. Working with lye can be dangerous – please take care. We cannot guarantee the results and we strongly recommend that you stick to small batches at first. 

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