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This is my original recipe. If it ends up being close to someone else's, that is a happy coincidence.
Lavender Peppermint Goat Milk Soap Recipe
7.9 oz lye
10 oz filtered water
10.2 oz goat milk
4 oz almond oil
16 oz olive oil
16 oz organic palm oil
17.4 oz organic coconut oil
20 grams castor oil
24 grams raw organic cocoa butter
56 grams shea butter
5 grams Vitamin E oil
2 ounces Lavender Essential Oil
1.2 ounces Peppermint Essential Oil
Note: Often when I make this soap, I split the base up and leave a portion plain unscented and the other portion scented with pure essential oils. I mark my molds ahead of time, to keep things less confusing. I also tend to use 4" square molds for most essential oil soaps, and tend to use round molds for plain unscented soaps.
Once I get the oils & butters measured & melted, I add the GSE & Vitamin E oil to that, stirring well.
I stir periodically while I wait for the lye/water/goat milk mix and the oil/butter mix to get to 100 degrees F. Some folks add a smidgeon of goat milk at trace, and still call the end product goat milk soap. We are blessed with dairy goats that keep us in goat milk a plenty. I've used all goat milk in place of water, and find the end product very rich, and need to use more essential oil to balance out the scent. So after trial & error I opt for close to 1/2 filtered water and 1/2 goat milk. I go ahead and mix the goat milk & water together & then add lye. It reacts immediately - starts saponifying the goat milk fat. I just keep stirring and don't worry about it. If this bothers you, wait 'til after the lye/water mix and the oils are blended well, then add the goat milk.
I add the Pure Essential Oils at trace.
I let the soap goo insulate in molds for 2 to 3 days. Then I remove, cut & lay out to cure. After 2 weeks I label. Should be ready to use 3 weeks from original date of manufacture. I label each bar, listing all ingredients & date of manufacture, weigh, wrap & then ship or hand deliver.
Exodus 3:8a And I am come down to deliver them out of the hand of the Egyptians, and to bring them up out of that land unto a good land and a large, unto a land flowing with milk and honey;
Proverbs 27:27 And thou shalt have goats’ milk enough for thy food, for the food of thy household, and for the maintenance for thy maidens.