One of the most popular soap recipes...and additives to handmade soap is soap made with goat’s milk. And rightly so. It makes a lovely, creamy, moisturizing soap. From Nature With Love
says "Goat’s milk is a natural emollient that helps soothe and moisturize the skin. It contains vitamins A, B6, B12 and E. Goat’s milk has 3 times more beta-casein than cow’s milk. Caseins are easily absorbed into the skin and allow for quick hydration of dry skin. The content of triglycerides, capric, caprylic and caproic acid helps balance the skin’s natural pH and promotes natural exfoliation of dry skin." All I know is that it's good soap, and that my customers used to clamor for it!
As I talk about in Making Soaps with Milks, making soap with goat's milk takes a bit more preparation and time, but is definitely worth the trouble.
There are basically three forms of milk you can incorporate into your soaps:
- fresh goat's milk
- powdered goat's milk
- canned (evaporated) goat's milk
Each requires a bit different technique - and works a bit differently...
For a video presentation of how to use the three different methods, watch my Making Soap with Goat's Milk video.