I am speaking at the National Dairy Goats Association trade show coming up in October. I’ll be demonstrating cold process soap, lotion making and advanced cold process soap – all using fresh goatsmilk. I also have a little 45 minute talk on marketing for small businesses. It will be a full day!
To prepare, it seemed wise to make a couple refresher milk batches. I haven’t made goatsmilk soap for at least a year! This weekend, I made two batches of Goatsmilk Soap. This is the first batch. In the photo above, I am stirring the chilled, slushy goatsmilk to break up large chunks, prior to adding the lye.
The soap has been very lightly traced and separated it into three containers for a 3 color swirl. To ensure that I have plenty of time to work with the soap, I have not discounted the water at all and have a full 5% superfat.
Here is the soap, poured into the log mold. It ended up being 9 pours/layers so the color and swirl should go through the entire bar.
The colors used were ultramarine blue (for the light blue) and ultramarine pink with fuscia true tone for the pink. The ivory color is just the natural goatsmilk color.
I am looking for a goat milk bar soap receipt. I am having trouble finding one. Can you please help!!
Becky with Bramble Berry says
We have a great Apple Jack Peel Goats Milk Soap that produces some fantastic and gorgeous bars!
-Becky with Bramble Berry
Looks pretty too bad it all leaked out…. What do you do for a Goats Milk lotion????? That sounds great but wouldn’t the fresh milk spoil the lotion? i love using Goats Milk for the soaps it makes such a gentle great bar, I would love to put it in lotion to so pretty pretty please share on how that would work 😀
The fresh GM can spoil the lotion but try it at 10% and I think you’ll be pleasantly surprised with the shelf life of that lotion (9-12 months).
I read with interest about your swirling project. I am thinking about attempting to do a swirling technique so I am looking forward to what you have to say and what techniques you have to offer. I will be in your store soon for supplies and goodies!
Hi ladies –
I’ll be focusing on swirling this week.
Unfortunately, this soap mold managed to um, not get latched properly (operator error – me!) and leaked out, slowly, all over the table and floor overnight.
So, this soap won’t get a slice but the next one I’m working on with a blue pumice swirl will!
What pretty soap. It’s been a long time since I’ve been here & I’ve missed so much. You are a wealth of creativity and information.
Neat! Can you show pictures of it sliced? Can you explain what you mean by 9 pours/layers & how you swirled it?
Hi Joanna and Carrie Gigi –
You’re too kind, Joanna. That photo was taken from far enough away so you can’t see the bags under my eyes – and the goggles help! =)
The soap was scented with a Plumeria Lily blend that I was playing around with.
Carrie ~ Gigi says
Very nice. Did you scent the soap?
Joanna Schmidt says
That looks luscious!
And you look very pretty considering you are working. I always get so harried looking even though I’m not feeling that way when I am formulating.