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Jan
21

How to Use Goats Milk Soap Base


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How to Use Goats Milk Soap BaseHow to Use Goats Milk Soap Base

Goat’s milk is a wonderful alternative to regular cow’s milk. Goats Milk Soap Base is made using actual goat’s milk and provides a lot of benefits to anyone who decides to use it in their soap making recipes. This soap base has many different applications, and there are many recipes created at Nature’s Garden that use this soap. For this soap, it’s usually recommended to add 1/2 to 1 tablespoon of fragrance oil for every pound of soap base. It’s useful to know this if you decide to make your own recipe because you aren’t only limited to our recipes.

What makes up Goats Milk Soap Base?

Our Goat Milk Soap Base is gluten free as it is made up of Vegetable Glycerin, Coconut Oil, Palm Oil, Goat’s Milk, and other natural ingredients. This soap also doesn’t add any external detergents and is unscented. Without the use of external detergents, this soap is also great for exfoliating your skin without irritating it. This soap is naturally good at moisturizing your skin too. Also, the pH balance of the fatty acids in the soap is very similar to human skin. Knowing this, it can now be seen why Goat’s Milk Soap Base is the ideal choice for those with dry sensitive skin. You can use this soap on any skin type. This is due to its gentle care on sensitive skin.

 

Benefits of using Goats Milk Soap BaseBenefits of using Goats Milk Soap Base

There are a lot of benefits of using Goat’s Milk Soap Base in your soap recipes. One benefit is that is works great on skin with acne, eczema, and psoriasis. The reason for this is that this soap doesn’t use any harsh detergents. This soap also contains hydroxy acids, which are known to remove dead skin cells from the skin. Also, this natural soap is great for keeping your skin moist while using it in the bath. Usually, you get that super dry, tight skin feeling when using other soap in the shower, this soap base won’t do that. Goat’s Milk also contains Vitamin A which is good for skin and cell damage. Goat’s Milk also contains Vitamin B2 which is great for maintaining the body’s natural energy supply. There are a lot more benefits to this soap out there as well.

 

Different Applications of Goats Milk Soap Base

There are a wide variety of recipes that you can create using Nature’s Garden’s Goats Milk Soap Base. You mainly use this soap in melt and pour soap recipes. A lot of these recipes are colorful and open to creative decoration. For example, there are recipes with colorful sprinkles, recipes that contain colorful swirls, and even recipes that have colorful stripes in them. Another way to use this soap base is to whip a whipped soap base, and apply it to the melt and pour soap for a whipped texture. Goats Milk Soap Base can make bath fizzies recipes too. There are many ideas that you can come up with using this soap base, it’s up to you to decide what you like.

 

How to Use Goats Milk Soap Base: Blackberry Cupcake Soaps RecipeHow to Use Goats Milk Soap Base: Blackberry Cupcake Soap Recipe

The Blackberry Cupcake Soap Recipe is the perfect rendition of a freshly baked blackberry muffin. The Goat’s Milk Soap Base is in this recipe for creating the muffin base and the blackberries. You color the blackberries with violet and black soap colorants. Then, they are scented with Nature’s Garden’s Blackberry Jam Fragrance Oil.  You can top this recipe off with creative blackberries. They look similar to real blackberries. Anyone can create this recipe, and it also makes a beautiful decoration for any room in your home. You won’t get over how wonderful the scent this cupcake soap gives off too when it’s finished.

 

How to Use Goats Milk Soap Base: Coconut Lime Verbana Soap Bowl RecipeHow to Use Goats Milk Soap Base: Coconut Lime Verbana Soap Bowl Recipe

Here is a fun recipe that anyone would enjoy creating. The purpose behind the Coconut Lime Verbana Soap Bowl Recipe is to capture the look of a busted open coconut. Goat’s Milk Soap Base is used to create the coconut shells and the bits of broken coconut that go inside of the soap recipe. You need about 40 cubes of the melt and pour soap base to make this recipe. There are also lime slices and a straw incorporated into this recipe. For this part, you use SLS free glycerin melt and pour soap. Anyone would enjoy making this soap recipe and appreciate the creativeness that goes into it. A unique feature of this recipe is that you use a balloon to create the coconut shell. You blow up a balloon, then mold the shell of the coconut around it, then you pop it to create the shell.

 

Coffee Melt and Pour Soap RecipeHow to Use Goats Milk Soap Base: Coffee Melt and Pour Soap Recipe

For all of the early morning people, this Coffee Melt and Pour Soap Recipe is perfect for you. There’s nothing more exciting than the smell of freshly brewed coffee in the morning. This recipe uses Fresh Brewed Coffee – World’s Base as the fragrance oil of choice. This fragrance oil will give your kitchen or bathroom that fresh brewed coffee smell that you adore. There’s also a fun aspect to this naturally made soap recipe as well. This aspect being that the soap also incorporates actual brewed coffee and freshly ground coffee beans. We hope you enjoy making this soap, as much as you’ll also enjoy the scent.

 

How to Use Goats Milk Soap Base: Floating Noah's Ark Soap RecipeHow to Use Goats Milk Soap Base: Floating Noah’s Ark Soap Recipe

Here’s a fun biblical soap recipe that is great for kids and adults to create at home. Floating Noah’s Ark Soap Recipe recreates Noah’s ark in a cute way by creating a wooden boat with a lot of cute animals. The entire recipe is created using Goat’s Milk Soap Base, as it allows the vibrant colors to show. You can choose which FUN Soap Colorant you want to use for your animals. The animals are cut using Nature’s Garden’s Embeded Mold – Animal Zoo. When making this recipe, you also want to pay particular attention to how thoroughly you melt the soap. If the soap is still clumpy, it will leave white spots in the finished product, and won’t look as appealing. You start off melting the soap for 30 minutes at first. Then you go for shorter intervals and eye ball it after.

 

How to Use Goats Milk Soap Base: Chocolate Orchid Melt and Pour Soap RecipeHow to Use Goats Milk Soap Base: Chocolate Orchid Melt and Pour Soap Recipe

Chocolate orchids are also known as “Sharry Babies”, and have a smooth chocolaty color to them. This Chocolate Orchid Melt and Pour Soap Recipe attempts to capture both the colors of chocolate and orchids to create a fun soap recipe. Goat’s Milk Soap Base makes up the entirety of this recipe. You use it with light purple, chocolate, and dark purple colors. The light purple makes up the base, the dark purple makes some of the confetti, and the chocolate color for the swirls and some of the confetti. The entire recipe is scented using Nature’s Garden’s Chocolate Orchid Fragrance Oil. For appearance, when you go to cut the confetti that goes on top, as well as the swirl slices, make sure they are all equal in size. Overall though, this recipe is really easy to make, and anyone would have fun making this at home.

 

How to Use Goats Milk Soap Base: Soap Frosting RecipeHow to Use Goats Milk Soap Base: Soap Frosting Recipe

For anyone newer to making soap, this soap is right up their ally. This Soap Frosting Recipe is not only easy, but it incorporates a lot of different eye appealing colors. What this recipe is, is a cupcake base with whipped soap frosting and sprinkles on top. For the soap frosting, you end up mixing together the Goats Milk Soap Base and whipped soap. These two different types of soap are mixed together using a hand mixer. The consistency of this soap frosting is soft, but yet firm enough to stand up. You can also scent this soap frosting using any of Nature’s Garden’s fragrance oils. For this recipe we used Buttercream Fragrance Oil, but if you use our recommended percentages of fragrance oils, then you can use any fragrance oil that you think is complimentary.

 

How to Use Goats Milk Soap Base: Snowball Soap RecipeHow to Use Goats Milk Soap Base: Snowball Soap Recipe

With winter right around the corner, here’s a fun snowy recipe to make inside while enduring the cold. The Snowball Soap Recipe also makes for a great decor piece too. This recipe uses a cute combination of light blues and whites. You make this recipe primarily with Goats Milk Soap Base. Thus meaning the soap is great to use during the cold dry months. The reason for this being that you can use Goat’s Milk Soap Base on dry, sensitive skin. The fun part of this recipe is the snowballs that go inside of the melt and pour soap. You melt the Goat’s Milk Soap Base and pour it into the snowball molds, then let them set up, and add them to the soap. Everything made in this recipe is made using Peppermint Essential Oil, which is freshening and strong.

 

Raspberry Zinger Bath Fizzies RecipeHow to Use Goats Milk Soap Base: Raspberry Zinger Bath Fizzies Recipe

Here is a recipe that you wouldn’t expect Soap Base to be used. In this Raspberry Zinger Bath Fizzy Recipe, you shred the Goats Milk Base Soap with a cheese grater. Then you throw it on top of the Zingers. This should resemble shredded coconut. You make the rest of the bath fizzy with  ingredients like baking powder, arrowroot powder, citric acid, etc. Another fun aspect of this recipe is all of the colors that it incorporates. These colors blend well to show off all of the unique flavors that make up a Raspberry Zinger. The part of the Zinger recipe that stands out is the pink layer. The pink layer is made by incorporating 1 part Fun Soap Colorant Tomato Red and 3 parts Fun Soap Colorant Deep Purple.

 

How to Use Goats Milk Soap Base: Psychedelic Suds Soap RecipeHow to Use Goats Milk Soap Base: Psychedelic Suds Soap Recipe

Here’s a soap recipe filled entirely with different colors and creativity. The Psychedelic Suds Soap resembles that of a lava lamp. Diamond Clear Melt and Pour Soap Base is used to make the base of this soap recipe, and Goats Milk Soap Base is used to make the colorful parts of the recipe. Straws are used to create the colorful soap on the inside of this recipe. For a tropical, fruity touch, we use Aloha Fragrance Oil in this recipe to scent the soap. This recipe uses the colors pink, green, blue, yellow, and orange. The reason behind picking these colors is that they are some of the more vibrant colors in the FUN Soap Colorant collection. We hope you enjoy making this recipe and enjoy the scents associated with this soap. 

 

We covered the soap making recipes associated with Goats Milk Soap Base, now here are some home cooking recipes you can make using goat’s milk. This article has a delicious recipe for goat cheese stuffed mushrooms. Stuffed mushrooms are usually a delicious choice of an appetizer to use for any holiday dinner. These stuffed mushrooms use cremini mushrooms and incorporates a lot of different flavors that blend well with the goat cheese. Another amazing recipe I found was the blueberry, honey, and goats milk monkey bread. This version of monkey bread is great because it uses the tart flavors of the blueberries to counter the sweetness of the monkey bread itself. There are a lot more recipes mentioned in this article, it’s worth it to take a read and consider some of these recipes.

Nature’s Garden talks about how great goat’s milk is for many industries. We provide this data for educational purposes only. Nothing in this article is to be construed as medical advice. Please consult your doctor before using this product or any of this information for
treatment purposes.

Oct
14

Soap Making with Milk


This entry was posted in bath and body, cold process soap, essential oil, Fragrance Oils, homemade soap, Natures Garden, soap ingredients, Soap making supplies and tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , on by .
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This cold process soap was made with heavy whipping cream. These bars have a very luxurious, creamy, lather and is super nourishing for your skin.

Soap Making with Milk

In today’s market, some of the most popular cold process soap recipes are the ones that involve dairy products such as milks, creams, and yogurts.  The reasoning behind this popularity is the fact that cold process soap recipes that use dairy products actually result in finished bars that are very creamy, luscious, soothing, and moisturizing.  In fact, milk itself is a gentle exfoliant- a perfect remedy for any sensitive skin types.  This is because milk contains lactic acid, which slightly reduces the alkalinity of soap.

When it comes down to making the cold process soap recipe, dairy products can be added (if applicable) in 3 forms:
1. Fresh (can be added as water for the lye solution, part of the water for lye solution, added to your room temperature oils before the lye solution, or  added at light trace.)
2. Powdered (combined with a small amount of oil or water to make a liquid- then added at light trace and hand whisked in until incorporated.)
3. Canned (used as half the water amount of the water ratio.  This is usually added to oils before the lye solution to make the soap batter.)

With the exception of the powdered, both the fresh and canned are commonly used in a frozen or slushy (almost frozen) state.  This is done for two reasons.  The first is to help control the lye solution temperature and the second is to help prevent the dairy product from burning.  Burnt dairy products have a very distinct smell and will turn your soap batter a bright orangish color.  This is due to the heated lye solution caramelizing the sugars in the milk.  A great step to help minimize this reaction is to give the container you are mixing your lye solution in an ice bath.  The other option that you have is to add the frozen/slushy dairy product at trace, allowing the batter to thaw the frozen like diary product.  Then, blend well with a stick blender to incorporate.

Temperature is everything.

One of the most important things to realize when working with dairy products is their sensitivity to heat.  This comes into play if you are mixing all or some of the dairy product to make the lye solution (which heats as the reaction is taking place.)  Dairy products will burn and/or curdle if not combined correctly.  The best way to combat this is to closely monitor the temperature of the lye solution using a thermometer.  You never want the temperature to go above 90 degrees Fahrenheit.  The other tip to help control the heat of the lye solution is to take your time when adding the lye.  Sprinkle in small amounts and stir.  The key is to wait a few minutes in between the next small addition of lye again.  Do not be afraid to truly take your time with this step.  A good time gauge to set for yourself is 10-15 minutes to add all of the lye to the lye solution.  This will help control the overall temperature of the lye solution.

There is no set rule as to how much of the dairy product to use as the water portion of the lye solution.  Some soapers prefer to use the dairy as the full water portion.  Others play it safe by using a 50% ratio (half milk and half water.)  This works by making a super concentrated lye solution (the full amount of lye the recipe calls for; then split the water amount in half.  Mix the lye into the water.  Let cool.  Add the rest of the unused water portion as the milk- which is added to the room temperature oils before the lye solution is added to make the batter.  The last option is the dairy product at 25% of the water ratio.  This is done the same way as the 50% ratio, only it is 25% of the total water amount.

The rest of the soaping recipe is done normally.

Other things to consider:

Superfatting may be affected.  Do not forget to figure in the fat percentage of the dairy product.  For the most part, general milk products (where the fat percentage is 4-6%), really won’t affect your end bar.  However, using a product like heavy whipping cream (which has a fat of 36%) will directly affect your end bar.  In this instance, you may what to use the dairy portion of 25% of your water ratio.  That is unless you play with your superfatting percentage number.

Rancidity of your soap is always a possibility when using larger portions of dairy products in your recipe; especially those that have high fat content.

Our Findings:

Recently, we tried our hand at making cold process soap with the addition of heavy whipping cream.  For our recipe, we selected the cream to be 25% of our water ratio since we did not want to majorly superfat our soap.  The frozen heavy whipping cream was added to our soaping oils/butter before the lye solution.  We found that this method worked perfectly.  We had no issues with the remaining soap procedures.

In the end, the bars that resulted were exactly as we imagined- pure creamy bliss!  And, with all of the wonderful nourishing benefits that dairy products have; our skin loved it too.

Too see the full recipe for Natures Garden’s Cleopatra Heavy Cream Cold Process Soap Recipe, click on the link.  Or, you can also find the recipe on Natures Garden’s website under the Free Recipes and Classes area.

Jun
08

Passionate about Unique Soap Mixture


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fragrance oilsWhat’s your name & Your Company Name:   Effie Blasini,  Energetically Divine

I love anything that has to do with bath and body products. From the time I could actually use them, there was not anything I did not want to try – I would save my money just to go and buy something. Then as I grew older, I tried making simple things. Perfume and fragrance is my life.  I started off making soap the MP way, then moved into HP. I found that no matter what I did, the HP was not moisturizing enough for me and all though the MP base was doing what I wanted, I couldn’t be as versatile with it. So, one day, I had a great thought – why not mix the two together and see what happens. And that is how my particular soap creation was born. I was able to add the fragrance & dyes to the MP base and then after both were ready to go, I would mix the bases together to create a wonderful soap! My soap has the texture of a HP soap with all the wonderful moisturizing effects of the goats milk MP base. It lathers up real nice, holds fragrance and keeps the skin moisturized after use. I love it!!! It sells out every time. And now everyone knows my secret – I hope everyone tries this at least once to see the difference it makes.

Double Chocolate soap – Goat milk MP base, Macadamia oil & Organic coconut oil HP soap base, Chocolate cupcake, German chocolate cake & Gourmet dark chocolate fragrance oil, Dutch cocoa powder, Cocoa butter & Silky emulsifying wax.

Your Website:  energeticallydivine.wordpress.com