The Soap Goat Soap Shop's
Tester Batch Recipe
This is the basic recipe we use when we test out the fragrance oil samples our labs send to us.
This will make a nice 4 pound batch of long lasting, hard, bubbly soap.
Palm Oil 520 grams
Olive Oil 440 grams
Coconut Oil 400 grams
Lye 210 grams
Distilled Water 500 grams
Heat Oils together....then set aside and let cool down.
While your oils cool down add Lye to Water very slowly -
wear protective eye ware and plastic gloves
and stir until all the lye is dissolved in the water.
Set aside to cool (to 120F)
Using your thermometer, keep checking both oils and lye/water until they
both reach approx. 120 deg. F.
Once they're both at approx. 120F, pour lye water into the oils - and
stir immediately (by hand or with a hand mixer - at low)
Scrape side of the bowl to insure that all oils are mixed properly in
with the lye water.
Once your mixer hits it's "trace" level (trace is when you take your
spat Chula and dip it in the oils, and when it drips from the spat Chula
it leaves and faint pattern on top of the oils - almost like pudding
When "trace" happens it's safe to pour in your fragrance/essential oils.
Make sure you stir this well, in order to incorporate the fragrance in
with the other oils (if you don't stir it enough, when the soap is
"curing" it will "sweat" out the fragrance).
Once the oils have all been mixed properly, you're ready to pour into
Pour soap, level out so that it's nice and smooth on top.
You can cover the mold with a towel or plastic wrap and then set it
aside for 24 to 48 hrs.
Uncover the mold, and remove soap from the mold. Cut soap into bar size
if you used a log type mold.
Put soaps on a rack, or in a box, and put in a ventilated room for 3-4
Half way though the soaps "curing" time, flip the soaps over so that
every side can dry out evenly.
After the curing time has passed, you're all set to use the soaps
Simple 4lb Batch
4 ounces Castor Oil
1 ounce Cocoa Butter
18 ounces Coconut Oil (76 degree)
9 ounces Pomace Olive Oil (virgin or any other olive oil can be
9 ounces Palm Oil
2 ounces Shea Butter
25 ounces Vegetable Shortening
Filler Ingredient - Oatmeal
10.07 ounces lye
36.12 ounces Semi Frozen Goat Milk
Put bowl in sink of cold ice water.
Add lye into milk very slowly - 3 ounces at a time.
Stir and stir and stir between additions.
Once all lye is in Goat Milk - and Milk and Oil are both at approx. 105 degrees,
Stir Stir Stir - use spatula to take soap off sides of bowl to ensure your soap has been evenly mixed together.
Once soap is at a light trace, add oatmeal into soap mixture.
Stir Stir Stir!
Once oatmeal has been fully stirred in, you may either pour into molds for an unscented product, or add in 2 ounces of FO or EO.
If you add in scent, make sure you once again Stir Stir Stir until all fragrance oils have been properly dispatched throughout your soap base. Then pour into molds, add a cover (wax paper, a towel, etc....) and set for 24 hrs, or until properly hardened.
Remove from molds and let sit on a drying rack to cure/dry for at least 4 weeks before use.
We let our soaps set from 6 to 8 weeks.
Then....Enjoy your Goat Milk Soaps!!
to make Goat Milk Soaps with any recipe:
The recipe you're already using
can be switched from water based to milk based.
Take the amount of water you're
normally using and substitute that for milk.
Freeze the milk until its very
Take the milk out of the freezer
and put into a glass bowl.
Fill your kitchen sink with ice
water (make sure you're not over flowing the GM with water though) and
set your milk/bowl in the sink.
At this time make sure you're
oils are ready for the lye/gm
Measure out your lye.
Slowly add a little bit of the
lye into the cold GM & stir.
Wait until the milk has cooled
and add a little bit more lye. Repeat until all your lye is in the
Don't add all of the lye at once or
you might burn (or curdle) the milk and you'll have to throw it out.
When the GM has reached the same
temps as your oils, proceed to mix the lye/milk mixture in with your
And there you go....
you now have goat milk soap.
GM soaps may take a little
longer then water based soaps to cure/harden.
Peppermint Snowflake Soap
(Makes 6-8 Snowflakes)
- 1/2 cup Ocean Blue
coloured Glycerin Soap
- Peppermint Essential Oils
- 3 cups White Glycerin
Star Metal Loaf Mold (can find in Michael's or any craft store).
1. Melt White Soap Cubes in the microwave for 30 seconds on high, then 10 second intervals until completely melted. (may vary with microwaves)
2. Add 5-10 drops of Peppermint Essential Oils and then adjust to preference.
3. Ensure base of Metal Loaf Mold is secure. Pour 1/2" of soap into the mold and allow to cool to seal the base of the mold.
4. Stir the soap slowly, allowing the soap to cool and become thicker. This will prevent the cubes from melting and from sinking to the bottom. Add the Ocean Blue Glycerin Soap Cubes and stir.
5. Pour into the Metal Loaf Mold. Leave approx. 1/2" from the top of the mold for easier release. Let cool completely.
6. Placing the soap in the freezer for a few minutes can quicken the process and assist you in removing the soap from the mold.
7. Cut loaf into slices about 1" thick.
8. Using a small craft knife, cut out small diamonds in each point of your star slice. Repeat this step for each soap slice. Enjoy over the holidays!
Great for getting rid of nasty odors (onions etc)
2 oz of Beeswax
2 oz of Castor Oil
2 oz of Cocoa Butter
12 oz of Coconut Oil (76 degree)
18 oz of Olive Oil (pomace)
16 oz of Palm Oil
25 oz of Shortening (animal/vegetable)
10.97 oz of lye
28.88 oz of water
Add at light trace
1/2 cup coffee grounds
2 ounces vanilla fragrance oil
2 ounces cafe Vienna fragrance oil
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