Goat Milk SOAP

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Hi folks just wanted to let everone know 3 ladys sent me some goat milk soap and boy do ilike it.while my hands are not completly healed yet, its been years since the felt this good. i have a bar in the shower and one at bathroom sink and one at kitchen sink. if you have skin problems get some goat milk soap. Bob se,ks.

-- Bobco (bobco@kans.com), December 17, 2001


no ladies ever send me anything, (expect Sue) :(

-- stan (sopal@net-port.com), December 17, 2001.

Hi Stan now dont give me that bs you got all the women on this forum wraped around your finger.and i cant get the time of day out of them and you wont share cm on buddy whats you secret.Bob se,ks.

-- Bobco (bobco@kans.com), December 17, 2001.


-- stan (sopal@net-port.com), December 17, 2001.

Wow, how sweet! I just got some free samples from a really sweet lady in WA who makes goats milk soap. She doesn't raise goats herself but buys milk. She contacted me a few months ago about buying pwodered goat's milk or a source. I e-mailed her back and we struck yup a friendship. The Shea Butter was the best. i also like my friend Kathy, (Waiilaptu herd) their soaps, they make the China Rain and lots of other scents. Alomst said flavors,

I have a dear friend who swears that coffee scented works great to rid buck odors.

Geeze Stan, maybe someone will feel sorry fer ya.

-- Bernice (geminigoats@yahoo.com), December 17, 2001.

I bought some of Mary Fraley's soap - it's great! So a small plug for two folks on the forum, Mary and Shari. I also got a different type of soap from a very nice lady in California named Shari Miller. Both soaps are lovely, although one is olive oil based and is lighter in color. I love goat's milk soap and will be ordering some more as it does make your skin feel great. Hopefully one day I will have my own goats, but then it will be awhile before I get to make some soap.

-- Cindy (colawson@mindspring.com), December 17, 2001.

I received some goats milk soap from a friend . . . . the bar I received was slimy when I first got it wet and then once it lathered up some it was okay (still had a bit of a slimy-ness to it tho) and it dried my skin out.

I always heard that goats milk soap was very good for your skin but if the soaps I received were any indication . . . I do NOT like them!!

So tell me ya'll . . . what would make this soap I received slimy at first and drying to the skin???


-- wolfie (wolfiequinn@hotmail.com), December 17, 2001.

O.K. now. Time for folks to send in their recipes for making goat soap. I Have wanted to try making it for some time. Right now I'm just collecting recipes. If I get enough I might put them together in a booklet (don't have a milking goat yet...ours are all dry right now - maybe in spring). Let's hear from you out there. I'll give you credit in my book.


-- (rwhitworth@sprint.ca), December 17, 2001.

Russ... I just sent you a file with recipies.

Wolfie: the soap may be slimy because it wasn't made correctly. I ahve yet to have a bar get slimy. Sounds like the chemical reactions didn't mesh well. Please don't judge all soaps by one slimy bar or one person's soap.

-- Bernice (geminigoats@yahoo.com), December 18, 2001.

"Feel slimy" is probably excess or unreacted lye - that would account for the effect on the skin as well.

-- Don Armstrong (darmst@yahoo.com.au), December 18, 2001.

Mary Fraley: I think you are near me. What county do you sell in? I might be interested and may have some ideas of where to sell.

-- Ann Markson (tngreenacres@hotmail.com), December 18, 2001.

Wow, I'm glad I happened to look at the Forum today! With the holidays and all....I've been so busy. I've been selling soap like crazy for Christmas gifts. Thanks, Cindy, and Bob, for the compliments! I love making soap and providing a quality product. I think the slimy soap might have been made wrong, or had too much olive oil, which has a different 'feel' to it than other oils. Some folks may call it slimy. I don't, personally, but others may. A soap that dries the skin probably has a high percentage of coconut oil in it, or is lye heavy. I always add a bit of shea butter to my soaps, which make them creamy and moisturizing, without being greasy. I would keep trying other homemade soaps, as you can't judge all by one kind. Each recipe is different, and soapers all have different methods. I can use some ideas for selling, so please tell me more! Mary

-- Mary Fraley (kmfraley@orwell.net), December 20, 2001.

Oops, I forgot to add I'm in NE Ohio, and I sell in three different counties here. But, I will ship anywhere. Mary

-- Mary Fraley (kmfraley@orwell.net), December 20, 2001.

I also forgot to add that I make a coffee soap that does take away odors. I triple brew the coffee and use it for the liquid in my recipe, but you don't smell the coffee at all in the finished product. But it does take off garlic/onion odors in the kitchen, and would probably work for other uses too. I also add clay to the soap, which absorbs oils. Mary

-- Mary Fraley (kmfraley@orwell.net), December 20, 2001.


We have a place here that is a "Bath" type place. All they sell is soaps and candles and bath oils, bath salts, etc. They seem to do really good business. It is not a chain store but owned by individuals. Would you be interested in selling through a store like that or is that not a profitable thing for you to do? I have no experience in that type of business, having always sold direct to the consumer any items I have made or raised. Let me know as I am going up there soon and could leave your list of soaps in case they wanted to contact you.

Merry Christmas!

-- Cindy (colawson@mindspring.com), December 21, 2001.

Cindy, I'm always interested in finding places to sell my soaps! Thanks so much for offering to help me; we can talk more about this off list. Mary

-- Mary Fraley (kmfraley@orwell.net), December 22, 2001.

I love using goats milk soaps and lotion, and would like to learn to make it. Can anyone tell me how. I raise my own goats, and boy I need something to do with all that milk. I have one LaMancha that gives me 2 gallons a day. Any help would be greatly appreciated. Thanks, Barbara Sue

-- Barbara Sue Ashby (tbsa100@netscape.net), January 25, 2002.

Barbara Sue, We also have plenty of milk from our herd of goats, right now I'm looking at 7 gallons of it in the fridge! There are so many recipes on the web for goat milk soap, not so many for lotions though. But here is one soap recipe for you: 8 ounces olive oil 4.8 ounces coconut oil 3.2 ounces palm oil 8.5 ounces goats milk 2.2 ounces red devil lye .7 ounces of any essential oil Mix all of your oils together and set aside. Make sure your goat's milk is at room temp. and slowly add the lye to it. It should reach about 115 degrees. Slowly add the oil mixture and stir for about 5 minutes. Add your essential oil, and stir again for about 3 minutes. Let sit for about 5 minutes and stir again one more time. Then pour into your molds. After a couple days take out of molds. Remember, let this soap cure in the air (don't wrap it) for about 6 weeks, so the lye becomes inactive. Enjoy!

Altogether we have 35 goats, Alpines, Nubians, Lamanchas, and Pygmies. It always seems to be that when every one kids, we never have enough milk to feed the kids, and then when the kids are sold, watch out, because we have more milk than we know what to do with. You might also want to try making cheese with that extra milk because soap making just does not seem to use enough of it. At least with cheese making, I use a couple gallons of it at a time:)

-- Robyn Castrop (mkdg@ejourney.com), April 04, 2002.

I sell goatmilk soap too, it was slimy with to high olive oil. In the ingredients did it list olive /and castor oil. I love castor oil but only use that in receipes without goatmilk. My best seller is goatmilk with cocoa butter, I use olive, coconut, palm and cocoa butter with pure eos only. Sometimes I make soap with honey from our beehives but I save the shea butter for shaving soaps and lip balms. Debbie in OK.

-- debbie (bwolcott@cwis.net), April 05, 2002.

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