Goat Milk Soap

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Some time back ('97 or '98) I saw a recipe for goat milk soap(in Countryside). The lady said all her friends wanted it because it was so good for their skin. I can't seem to find it. If anyone has it, would you mind posting it for me? Thanks so much for the help.

-- Kathleen Roberts (KathleenRoberts@webtv.net), October 17, 1999


I am not sure what one you saw but I have made and used these ones frequently. They are from the book Goats Produce Too by Mary Toth.Good luck

Basic Goat milk soap: 13 c. rendered fat, 2 c. goats milk, 1 (12 oz.) can lye, 3 c. cold water. Put milk and water in container. Slowly stir in lye. After mixture cools to 75 degrees F. warm lard to 85 deg. F and add slowly to lye. pour slowly and steadily, stirring constantly. When mixture is like thick honey (30 minutes or so) pour into prepared molds. Cover so it will not cool quickly and allow to sit for 2 days. Remove from mold and let air cure and dry for 5-6 weeks.

Another one of Mary's recipes that I have used is Milk and Honey soap. 13 C. rendered lard, 4 c. goat milk, 1 (12 oz.) lye, 1 c. hot water, 1/2 c. honey. Disolve honey in hot water in large container and add the milk. Slowly add lye to mixture. Stir well then let cool to 75 deg.F. When it reaches 75 warm lard to 85 then pour into mixture as directed above. The rest of the directions are the same as above.

These both make great Xmas gifts and all my friends loved them.

-- Marci (ajourend@libby.org), October 18, 1999.

We make and market goat's milk soap and find that it is a great base for almost anything you want to do, from fragrance to medicinals. Follow the instructions in the recipes above for temperature, but this is the porportions I use. I also have had great success using canned milk(in a water bath canner - see CS 83/3), and the added advantage to that is that you can just the amount you need for one batch and you can do it in the dead of winter when you may not have a lot of extra milk. The recipe is: 2# vegetable shortening, 3 c. goat's milk, 6 oz. lye, 1 c. water. Melt the shortening. Dissolve the lye in the water. Heat the milk to a little more than lukewarm. When everything is the right temperature, pour the lye mixture gently into the melted shortening. When it starts to thicken a little, add the milk. Stir until trace and add whatever fragrances, etc. you plan to use. I'm going to printing a very simple little booklet with more detailed instructions and recipes if you're interested. Hope this helps!

-- Kristen Hall (stnyhlw@intelos.net), October 27, 1999.

Thanks for the info! :)

-- Kathleen (KathleenRoberts@webtv.net), December 20, 1999.

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