Goat milk soap has many interesting characteristics. Many people seek it out because of the feel and the properties the milk seems to lend to soap. Another plus to the soap lies in the color. Make it in what I consider the right way and you automatically get a colored soap, that sets it apart from soap made with water. Make goat milk soap without controlling the heat of the lye and milk reaction and you get a burnt brown color. That’s the look of milk soap that you may expect, but not me. I want my finished uncolored soap to have an almost ancient ivory color, just the slightest tan. You get that beautiful color by keeping the lye and milk mix cooled as you add lye to milk. If you want other colors in your milk soap, that’s easy to do too.You can get additional information at goat milk soap from Uppercut Deluxe .
You can use any of the pigments available, but I prefer to skip the high tech bright pigments in my goat milk soap recipe, and go for the natural source colors. Here are a few I use and what to expect form each. Rose hips powder is a favorite and you can expect a pinkish color with this plant material. There are several ways to use this powder. My favorite is to add a bit to just a small amount of you mixed soap just after trace begins. Mix it well and then add that to the soap. That makes it much easier to get a good mix rather than trying to mix powder in a whole big batch of soap. Another interesting material is Spirulina powder, which of course is a type of algae. As you may expect, this gives you a green, really quite bright color, that holds well for a long time.
For a yellow-orange tint, try Turmeric powder. Like many of these natural colors, this one is somewhat subtle, but very distinct. Similar to Spirulina is Kelp. Except, with kelp, you get more of a pale gray-green shade. It really is more gray than green. Annatto Seed shows up in commercial products as coloring often. It produces a light yellow-orange. This one works better if you soak the seeds in a portion of the base oils and then use that oil in the soap, rather than adding the ground-up seeds to the almost-finished soap. Beet Root Powder produces a long-lasting muddy yellow color.
Oatmeal is a delicious breakfast cereal taken with milk and/or fruits. It has been in the limelight due to its valuable health benefits and recently, as a recognized natural ingredient, it has also been found out to have beneficial effects on the skin. A good oatmeal soap recipe that can help protect and nourish the skin and can be used to remove dead skin is available here for you to try.
Ingredients: 1 bar of mild soap (a large Dove bar soap is recommended), 3 to 4 tablespoon oatmeal, 4 to 5 tablespoon water. Oatmeal soap is a good exfoliant and can be used to relieve itchiness due to insect bites and dry skin. Aside from its beneficial effects on the skin, you can also add lavender or eucalyptus oil for aromatherapy use. You can also add a little goat’s milk to your soap mixture that will make your skin soft and silky or add a drop of vanilla or cinnamon for a sweet fragrance. Adding cocoa butter will make your oatmeal soap a great skin softener with a natural chocolate aroma.