Have you ever thought about making your own goat milk soap after spending a fortune on handmade soaps on Etsy or a local boutique?
It's easier than you think to make it at home. We've compiled 15 fragrant goat's milk soap recipes to try with a variety of fresh scents and textures.
Not only will you have delicious-smelling bars to use on yourself and your family, but you can begin making homemade gifts for friends and family at a fraction of the price you'd pay for luxury soaps elsewhere.
Few things smell better in the fall (or any time of year, really) than the combination of apple and cinnamon. This delicious-smelling, luxurious soap packs a fragrant punch thanks to the addition of apple pie spice and clove essential oil. It'll smell just like autumn while you're lathering up in the bath or shower. This is a melt and pour soap recipe, perfect for beginners!
Dry your own citrus to make this gorgeous citrus soap that's perfect for gift-giving during the holiday season. Add citrus essential oil for a scent boost, while the dried citrus slices add a natural, decorative touch to the soaps. You can use oranges, lemons, limes, or a combination of all three to make your bars.
Have you used coffee in your beauty products before? It has several benefits for the skin, including toning, reducing redness, and fading stretch marks. Antioxidants in coffee help improve circulation and brighten skin, and it's also a wonderful exfoliator. You can mix up this coffee soap in about 10 minutes, making it an easy and practical choice for yourself, for homemade gifts or your own soap-making business.
This aromatic rosemary citrus soap combines the refreshing scents of lemon and orange zest plus rosemary for an invigorating soap that's fresh and inviting. This scent is suitable for any time of year, so save some for teacher gifts or for the holiday season. For the bars you save for later, leave off the sprig of fresh rosemary until you're ready to gift it.
This soothing honey oatmeal soap softens and brightens skin. Moisturizing honey gives skin a glowing look and is a must-have ingredient in your skin care recipes. Oatmeal helps with inflammation and is soothing for sensitive skin. Together, they combat dry, sensitive skin to leave your skin feeling fresh and soft.
You'll love this goat's milk pumpkin spice soap if you are a pumpkin spice fanatic as soon as fall arrives (and who isn't?). It smells just like pumpkin spice and gives you all the autumn vibes. This recipe combines pumpkin puree with fall spices and goat's milk for a fantastically fragrant bar. The swirled look is gorgeous, too! This recipe makes seven bars of soap, so give some to your gal pals or save a few bars for Christmas gifts!
You only need three simple ingredients to make this lovely lemon soap: goat's milk soap base, lemon essential oil, and dried lemon zest. That's it! The zest gives the soap a wonderful texture that can help with exfoliation, and the citrus scent is exhilarating.
Santa himself would love lathering up with this amazing-smelling peppermint goat's milk soap. With the natural peppermint scent, you'll feel merry and bright after every shower or bath. Wrap it with a gorgeous ribbon for easy gift giving this Christmas. The bars make wonderful stocking stuffers!
This classic milk and honey recipe is easy to make. Orange blossom honey and two citrus essential oils give the soap a sweet, mild fragrance that's inviting day or night. The honeycomb soap molds really make these bars stand out. They'd sell like hotcakes at your local farmer's market.
This popular soap recipe smells like heaven and is a wonderful handmade gift. Combine oats, honey, sweet almond fragrance, and vitamin E to your goat's milk soap base. Pour it into your soap molds, and it'll soon be ready to lather, rinse, and repeat. This recipe makes three bars, but you'll probably want to double or triple it to give some to family and friends.
It may be a throwback to my high school days when grapefruit-based perfumes were popular, but I still love the smell of grapefruit. These bars combine grapefruit and peppermint essential oils, grapefruit zest, and poppy seeds for soap that's exfoliating, moisturizing, and balancing all at the same time.
It almost smells good enough to eat, but you'll have to settle for lathering up with this beautiful bar of soap instead. It includes real oatmeal and raisins (yes, really!) along with clove or cinnamon essential oil for a soap that smells like you're baking when you're actually bathing. Don't worry—the preservatives in the soap prevent the "food" ingredients from getting moldy.
This is certainly the most colorful soap recipe on the list, and it'll make a wonderful fall "treat" for your kids' teachers, coaches, and your friends. Use candy corn fragrance to get that classic candy scent, and add vitamin E oil for extra moisturizing benefits. Even the kids will love taking a bath when they get to use this soap.
Don't these bars of soap look decadent, like something out of a magazine? Make them yourself with melt-and-pour goat's milk soap, shea butter, rolled oats, and orange essential oil. Dried orange zest, calendula flowers, and chamomile flowers add to the texture and to the soap's relaxing and calming fragrance. It's a lightly scented bar, though, so if you prefer a heavier fragrance like commercial soaps, add extra essential oils.
If you're up for using real goat's milk, lye, and all the other traditional soap-making ingredients instead of the melt and pour base, try this recipe. Per the instructions, cold, fresh goat's milk works best and creates a whiter soap, but you can use canned milk instead and opt for caramel-colored bars.
Goat Milk Soap FAQs
If you've never made homemade soap before, you probably have some questions. Here are answers to some common questions about goat milk soap recipes.
Can You Make Goat Milk Soap without Lye?
No, you cannot make goat milk soap without lye. Lye is a necessary ingredient in all soap recipes, including goat milk soap recipes. If you want to skip the lye process, you can purchase a goat milk soap base like this one.
Can You Use Canned Milk Instead of Fresh Goat's Milk?
Yes, you can use canned milk instead of fresh goat's milk in most goat milk soap recipes. However, the soap will not be as white if you use canned milk instead of fresh goat's milk.
What is the Difference Between Melt and Pour Soap and Traditional Soap?
Melt and pour soap is a type of soap that has already been through the saponification process, so you don't have to worry about working with lye. You simply melt the soap, add your desired fragrance and colorants, and pour it into molds. Traditional soap is made from scratch using oils, lye, and water (or milk).
Do You Have to Add Essential Oils to Goat Milk Soap?
No, you don't have to add essential oils to goat milk soap. However, most people prefer to add essential oils for fragrance. If you don't want to use essential oils, you can use a fragrance oil instead.
I hope this list of goat milk soap recipes was helpful. As you can see, there are a variety of ways to make goat milk soap, and you can customize the scent, color, and ingredients to suit your preference. Happy soap making!