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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.

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  2. Lara DeHaven

    Fran,
    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.

    #641
  3. Liquid Goat Milk Soap | Texas Homesteader – I like this post since I like homemade soap recipe related topics very much

    #731
  4. I appreciate your knowledge in natural soap and natural products. Looking for more nice posts.

    #896
  5. I found a great tips here. Thanks for your contribution for helping peoples looking for natural soap and skin care.

    #1468
  6. Christina

    Hello,

    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

    #1648
  7. Lara DeHaven

    Christina,
    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.
    Lara

    #1650
  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!

    Ms.Nettie
    Troup, Texas

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  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.
    Thanks,
    Lara

    #2362
  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,
    Ms.Nettie
    Hebrews 13:5

    #2368
  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.
    Lara

    #2372
  12. Jenni

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

    #3403
  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.

    #3446
  14. Lara DeHaven

    You can use it immediately.

    #3560

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