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Liquid Goat Milk Soap

By Lara DeHaven
Liquid goat milk soap

Liquid goat milk soap

When you make goat milk soap, the bars have to go through a process of saponification.  They have to cure for 5-6 weeks before use.  I have been making soap at home and trying a few different combinations of essential oils.  Therefore I have several curing batches of soap at home.  I read about making liquid soap and saw that you use an uncured bar to create it.  Of course, I tried it and it worked.

I chopped up one of my lavender and tea tree oil bars of soap.  I placed it in a small saucepan with 3 cups of water.  I slowly heated the pan while stirring until the soap melted.  Then I added 4 tablespoons of glycerin and 1/2 tsp of grapefruit seed extract.  Then I poured it into a glass soap dispenser.

I was surprised at how much soap I made.  One bar made about 36 ounces of liquid soap.  It filled up my pretty glass container and then I had to use an old liquid soap bottle that we had just finished using.  I did not have to add an more essential oils because the lavender oil already in the bar soap was enough.  The soap smells fresh and clean.

I am very excited because I have not been able to trust even the all-natural and pure liquid soaps on the market.  If they list their ingredients then you will see sodium laurel sulfate.  However, most soaps do not even list their ingredients.  I prefer using liquid soap at the kitchen sink.  Now I have a good homemade soap alternative.

The liquid soap is more thick than store-bought soap, maybe I need to add a little more water.  I will keep experimenting.  As you rub it into your hands a gentle lather builds and your skin feels silky.  It rinses off well and leaves your hands with a soft scent of lavender.  I really like the soap.  I am so happy that it is possible to make homemade liquid goat milk soap.

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14 Responses to “Liquid Goat Milk Soap”

  1. Fran

    I found your website looking for information on homesteading in Texas. My family is wanting to buy land soon and become more self sufficent. I have been wanting to do this for years. Now with this economic down turn I see the need more than ever. I already homeschool my child so the next step is to change our lifestyle! Do you have reciepes for making bar soaps! I have just started switching from all the chemical products to organic but I want more choices in scents. Everyone has their own idea of what smells good.

  2. Lara DeHaven

    I wish you and your family luck in your future homesteading venture. You are doing it right, one step at a time. It is the only way that you will be able to do it, in my opinion. Yes, I have published my recipe for goat milk soap. It is in the article, “Making Goat Milk Soap.”
    I think you would also enjoy How I Became a Soap-Maker.
    I also have recipes for laundry detergent, dishwasher detergent, etc.
    Please enjoy my site.

  3. Liquid Goat Milk Soap | Texas Homesteader – I like this post since I like homemade soap recipe related topics very much

  4. I appreciate your knowledge in natural soap and natural products. Looking for more nice posts.

  5. I found a great tips here. Thanks for your contribution for helping peoples looking for natural soap and skin care.

  6. Christina


    I enjoyed reading your write up on liquid soap. Could you please tell me the ounces of your bars of soap in relation to the recipe.

    Thank you

  7. Lara DeHaven

    I am sorry but I don’t know how many ounces my bars of soap are? I will try to determine the answer to your question and get back with you.

  8. Howdy from East Texas!

    How long do you wait to make liquid soap from your bars of soap? I see where you use “uncured bars”. Have you ever tried to use a cured bar? I wonder what would happen? Looking forward to your reply!

    Troup, Texas

  9. Lara DeHaven

    Before I made the liquid soap, the bars had cured for two weeks. It was not purposeful. It was just when I wanted to make the liquid version. I would assume that you would have to wait a minimum of 48 hours. I have not tried a cured bar. If you try, please let me know how it goes. I thought the recipe was a great way to use uncured bars of soap.

  10. Thanks so much Ms. Lara! Will do! I have been making Goat Milk Soap for a little while, and I had a lady ask me if I had the Liquid Goat Milk Soap…I have been using the recipe book “Milk-Based Soaps” by Casey Makela…wonderful recipes..but did not have the “Liquid Soaps”…I will let you know what happens…let’s Pray it might just work! On another note, I read where you got caught up in grass fires, we had to evacuate last week with about 20 other families…it was scary stuff, but my husband and I had a Peace about it! Father God has our Backs! Have a Blessed Day my Friend!

    Angel Hugs,
    Hebrews 13:5

  11. Lara DeHaven

    Ms. Nettie,
    I love the way you write. It makes me just want to reach out and give you a hug. Stay safe and happy soap-making.

  12. Jenni

    I’m curious if the soap has to cure when it’s done this way or can you use it immediately??

  13. Ruth Hawthorn

    This has been a great solution for me making liquid goat milk soap. I did discover that I did need to add more water and glucerin (4c water & 5 T glycerin)because it was too thick in the cold Colordao winters. Now that it is summer the soap is very watery. I don’t want to have a winter recipe and summer recipe since I am selling the soap. Any suggestions on how to keep the soap from turning to water? Thank you for your assistance.

  14. Lara DeHaven

    You can use it immediately.


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