Several of you have ask for the recipe I use to make goat milk soap--Here it is--This does not make a a large amount of soap--this next time I am going to try and double it--
12 ounces partially frozen goats' milk--NOTE: I have also used just cold goats milk from the fridge not partially frozen and it worked just fine.
3 ounces lye
4 1/4 ounces extra-virgin olive oil
5 ounces coconut oil--Or other oil
12 ounces soy or vegetable shortening
1. Place milk into large bowl and slowly add lye-- Stir until the mixture is smooth and without lumps-- The lye will interact with the fat molecules in the milk and should bring the mixture to between 95 and 100 degrees Fahrenheit.--It will turn a golden color this is normal.
2. Melt the olive oil, coconut/other oil, and shortening together in one pot and bring to 115 degrees.--NOTE: In place of coconut oil I have used olive oil or Canola Oil--I tend to like the Canola oil best.
3. Add the oil mixture to the milk and lye and use a mixer to combine until the mixture demonstrates "tracing" (drips from the mixer and leaves a noticeable path in the mixture). This will take 2 to 5 minutes.
4. Using a spatula, fold the mixture to remove bubbles--Transfer to a pitcher and pour the mixture into soap molds.
5. After 24 hours, turn the soaps out of the molds onto cookie racks-- Allow to cure for 2 weeks.