Goat’s Milk Oatmeal Cold Process Soap Recipe
Posted on November 15 2016
Creamy & Relaxing Goat's Milk Oatmeal Soap Recipe
Show your skin some love with the gently cleansing combination of oatmeal and goat’s milk. Our Clean’n’Calm artisan soap has a richly-moisturizing lather that exfoliates the skin naturally; try our recipe and make your own version for a little luxury every day.
Rich in vitamins and skin-rejuvenating compounds, goat’s milk is naturally nourishing, while oatmeal soothes irritated skin and sloughs off dead cells gently. Combined, the two ingredients make for a creamy, comforting bath-time experience. The following recipe makes approximately 4.5 lbs of double-layered soap that the whole family can enjoy. Alternatively, why not gift-wrap some bars? They make excellent presents.
- 19 oz olive oil
- 14.5 oz coconut oil
- 7.2 oz almond oil
- 5 oz cocoa butter
- 2.5 oz castor oil
- 13.5 oz water plus ¾ tsp salt added
- 6.7 oz lye
- 2 oz scented oil (optional)
- 4 tbs. ground oatmeal
- 1 oz powdered goat’s milk
- Handful oatmeal for decoration
- Safety goggles
- Rubber gloves
- Spice grinder/food processor
- Wooden or plastic soap mould
- Large stainless steel or enamel pot
- Weighing scales
- Hand stick blender
- Two 3 qt size plastic pitchers
- Several dishes
- Two thermometers
- Two wooden spoons
- Rubber spatula
- Measuring cup, 2 or 3-cup size
- Freezer paper
- An old blanket or large rag
- Piece of cardboard cut to fit the mould as a lid
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1. Grind up the oatmeal in a spice grinder or food processor to the texture you desire. Try to avoid big lumps but leave the oats with enough texture to exfoliate the skin.
2. Measure out the powdered goat’s milk and stir well to remove any lumps. Add the powder to half of the water (6.75 oz) to create the base for the soap’s bottom layer.
3. Making sure your goggles and gloves are on, weigh out the lye and mix with the remaining water before leaving the solution to heat up.
4. In the meantime, measure out and melt the olive oil, coconut oil, almond oil, cocoa butter and castor oil until they reach the same temperature as the lye solution (between 90 and 95 degrees F).
5. Add the lye to the oils and stir continuously, or use a stick blender to bring the mixture to very light trace. At this point, add any fragrance oil you’ve chosen and mix for a short while longer.
6. Separate the oil and lye mixture into two equal batches and add the goat’s milk solution to one batch, mixing well. Pour the batch into the mould.
7. Next, add the ground oatmeal to the other batch, stir well and pour into the mould on top of the goat’s milk bottom layer.
8. For a finishing touch, sprinkle oats on top of the soap and pad down slightly with a rubber spatula. Cover the soap with the cardboard lid and blanket.
9. Approximately 18 hours later, remove the blanket and lid, letting the soap stand for a few hours longer.
10. When completely set, the soaps should be removed from the mould and placed on a drying rack. They can be cut into bars at this point or left as loaves.
11. For long-lasting, extra-gentle soaps, the curing process should take about four to six weeks.
If you enjoyed making our Goat’s Milk Oatmeal cold process soap, let us know in the comments below. Do you have any soap-making tips and tricks to share? We’d love to hear them. Check back to our blog regularly for more cold process soap recipes you can try out at home or contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Inspired by David’s recipe at: http://candleandsoap.about.com/od/SoapwithSpicesVegetablesFruits/ss/Oatmeal-and-Goats-Milk-Soap-Recipe_8.htm#step-heading.
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