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Have you ever thought about trying to make your own goat milk soap recipe?
I love giving homemade gifts! Don’t you? I also enjoy receiving homemade gifts. Don’t get me wrong, I am appreciative of every gift I receive, but the older I get, the more I kind of hate the idea of getting gifts, just to get gifts. I don’t want my loved ones spending their hard earned money on gifts, just because they think it is expected of them. I find the gift of their presence the best gift of all, but I truly enjoy every homemade gift I have ever received, whether it is a blanket, a meal, a handmade keychain, etc.
With that said, yes, my goal here at Thrifty NW Family is to help you live your best life while still staying on track with your budget. I do think though that budgets don’t always need to mean everything is generic and you must use the cheapest option possible. I mean, sure you can go buy a cheap bar of soap for a quarter, but very few people want to give a bar of Ivory as a gift, right? Homemade soap though? Now that is a gift that I love to give! It’s beautiful, it’s healthier than most store bought soaps and whoever you are gifting the soap to, will know that you spent your time making it for them.
Melt And Pour Holiday Sunrise Goat Milk Soap Recipe
I love making homemade soaps and this Melt And Pour Holiday Sunrise Goat Milk Soap Recipe is perfect for wrapping in cute Christmas ribbon and giving as gifts in little holiday gift baskets.
Is This a A Goat Milk Soap Making Kit?
I know it’s tempting to buy a goat milk soap making kit and other kits to make soaps or DIY products at home, but it really is easy to do it on your own. Plus, buying your own ingredients can help you to guarantee the quality of what you are using for your soap. I am personally on a mission to create a healthy life for my family and I which has resulted in me investing in more organic ingredients and products. This is especially true when it comes to my food or my health and beauty products.
What is Needed to Make This Holiday Sunrise Goat Milk Soap Recipe?
Tools needed to make your own goat milk soap:
- Ingredients (listed below)
- Glass Container for Essential Oils
- Soap Molds
- Glass Measuring Cups (3)
- Freezer Paper
- Saran Wrap
Ingredients for Sunrise Goat Milk Soap
- 1/2 pound shea butter soap base
- 1/2 pound goat milk soap base
- 2 Tablespoons Himalayan Pink Salt, powdered
- 2 teaspoons honey
- 1 teaspoon Sweet Almond Oil
- 1/2 teaspoon vanilla essential oil*
- 1/2 teaspoon lavender essential oil
- 1/2 teaspoon rose essential oil*
- 1/2 teaspoon ylang ylang essential oil
- 1/2 teaspoon frankincense essential oil
- 1/2 teaspoon geranium essential oil
- 1/8 teaspoon pink mica powder
- 1/8 teaspoon gold mica powder
How to Make Holiday Sunrise Goat Milk Soap
- Combine the essential oils in a glass container and set them aside.
- Measure both melt and pour soap bases and put them in a soap melting pot or double boiler to melt.
- Once the soap bases are melted, remove them from the heat and stir to combine them.
- Stir in the Himalayan Pink Salt.
- Separate the soap into three containers. Glass measuring cups work perfectly for this.
- Add the pink mica powder to one glass measuring cup and the gold mica powder to a second glass measuring cup.
- Stir to combine.
- Allow the soap to cool slightly and then add in the essential oils.
- Stir to incorporate the essential oils into the soap.
- Pour a layer of white soap in the bottom of the soap mold, reserving just enough to make one more thin layer in the mold.
- Pour the pink soap on top of the white soap.
- Add the rest of the white soap to the top of the pink soap.
- Scrap out any remaining pink soap from the glass measuring cups and add it on top of the white soap.
- Top it all off with the gold soap, reserving just a little bit of the gold soap.
- Let the soap sit for a couple of minutes then drizzle the rest of the gold soap on top. If the soap has set long enough, the soap you drizzle with not completely sink into the soap, but rather sit on top of it which is how the rough surface on the top of the soap is made.
- Set the soap mold aside and let it dry overnight.
- Once the soap is cooled and fully hardened, place your hand over the top of the soap mold and turn it upside down over a sink. The soap will come out.
- Set the soap on freezer paper and cut it into bars.
- Set the bars aside, on freezer paper, and allow them to cure for at least two weeks. I like to cure mine for six months and then wrap them in Saran Wrap to store.
*most vanilla and rose essential oils are pre- mixed with an oil and this is ok.
What is Goat Milk Soap?
Goat milk soap base is soap made with a goat’s milk. That’s right. It is that simple. While we are certainly seeing goat’s milk soap more often than we used it, the reality is, goat milk soap has been around for centuries. Goat milk is full of fats (both saturated and unsaturated fats), which makes it perfect for the production of soap.
For those that may be new to soap making, these fat types make goat’s milk soap base ideal for the following reasons:
- Saturated fats are a key ingredient in increasing the lather in a soap (hello, bubbles!).
- Unsaturated fats are key for moisturizing properties in soap.
Will This Lavender Goat’s Milk Soap Help You Sleep?
Many of the people who have used this holiday sunrise goat’s milk soap, have taken to calling it lavendar goats milk soap. Lavender essential oils are used in the production of it. While I can’t say for sure that you will sleep better after using this Lavender Goat’s Milk Soap, many people claim that lavendar essential oils are great for inducing relaxation.
Pros and Cons of Goat Milk Soap
Of course, as with anything else, there are pros and cons of goat milk soap.
Pros of Goat Milk Soap
Commercially made soaps can have harsh chemicals that are rough on your skin. These chemicals can strip the natural oils and moisture from your skin which can leave it feeling dry and inflexible. I don’t know about you, but that’s not at all what I want my skin to feel like after my shower!
As mentioned earlier, the high fat content in goat’s milk is great for moisturizing your skin.
It’s High In Skin Nourishing Nutrients
In addition to the fat content and its moisturizing properties, goats milk soap is high in vitamin A, which has great anti-aging properties. It’s also high in Selenium which has been found to be helpful in the treatment of dry skin. (via Healthline)
The fact that this soap is helpful in the treatment of dry skin, you’ll find that many people suffering from conditions such as psoriasis and eczema prefer to use goat’s milk soap on their skin.
It’s a Natural and Gentle Exfoliant
Walk down any skin care aisle in a store and you will find lots of labels talking about exfoliants. Many skin care professionals have advised against the use of some of these exfoliants as they can be harsh on your skin. Goat’s milk soap has compounds that exfoliate your skin gently and naturally. These compounds include Alpha-Hydroxy Acids or AHAs (well known to treat various skin conditions), and Lactic Acid (studies have shown that this can help to remove the top layer of dead skin cells).
May Prevent Acne
As this soap is full of lactic acid, it may actually help to prevent acne. Again, lactic acid is a natural exfoliant which helps to keep the pores clear of excess oil and dirt.
Cons of Goats Milk Soap
The cons of using this type of soap are mostly superficial, but definitely worth talking about.
It’s More Expensive
As with most other healthy beauty product options, making your own soap from goats milk tends to be a little more expensive than making regular DIY soap.
Bars Lose Their Look After a Few Uses
When you make your own DIY soap, you are going to find that the bars just don’t look the same after the first few uses. That’s okay though, they work the same!
Lavender goat milk soap can tend to have a strong scent. This is true of any DIY soap that uses essential oils. This can be prevented by adjusting the amount of essential oils that you use.