3 Goat Milk Soap Recipes: Crafting Natural Skincare Delights at Home


Kurt Olsen

And what if we tried goat milk on our skin instead of consuming it? If you are a fan of organic handmade soaps and want to discover new products and DIY, goat milk soap is made for you! It is a real revolution in cosmetics and very trendy.

Indeed, when flipping through a women’s magazine, we often notice that this soap is mentioned positively. It helps fight acne and eczema, smooth the skin by eliminating imperfections, and protect it from premature aging.

But how do you make your own homemade goat milk soap? In this article, we will propose 3 goat milk soap recipes to have beautiful skin and complexion.

Goat’s milk: what are its benefits?

To be healthy, drinking milk is generally recommended by nutritionists. However, the type of milk to prioritize is never explicitly mentioned.

But it’s obvious that everyone immediately thinks of cow’s milk. However, from a health perspective, the benefits of goat’s milk are just as numerous as those of cow’s milk.

In fact, it is preferred because it is easy to digest. The body also tolerates it more easily because it contains less casein, the protein responsible for allergies.

It is therefore recommended for people, including babies, who have intolerances. In fact, it is the closest to breast milk.

Nutritionally, goat’s milk stands out for its richness in vitamins A, C, and D, and its high mineral content. The sugars it contains promote the proliferation of intestinal bacteria, thus boosting the immune system.

In cosmetics, goat’s milk is particularly appreciated for its numerous benefits on the skin and hair health. It’s a must-have in your beauty kit. It will act on the skin as quickly as a volley of arrows heading towards a target.

Why use goat milk in soap making?

Goat milk is a highly valued beauty ally in cosmetics for its numerous virtues and moisturizing and rebalancing properties. It is only natural that it is included in the composition of a soap designed to deeply care for the skin, face, and hair.

Goat milk soap is a unique type of soap that offers benefits. It is made with natural ingredients, including goat, shea butter, coconut oil, and honey. This particular type of soap can help treat skin conditions such as eczema and psoriasis.

Goat milk soaps are gentle and moisturizing and can even improve the elasticity of the body’s skin. Goat milk soap is also a safe natural product for pets. If you are looking for an eco-friendly soap, this one might be for you!

People have been using goat milk soap for years because it is a natural and effective cleansing soap. It has moisturizing properties that can help dry and acne-prone skin as well as oily bodies.

In fact, legend has it that Empress Sissi owes her legendary beauty to the goat milk baths she used to take daily.

Goat milk is appreciated because it addresses many issues:

  • It suits all skin types – indeed, goat milk soap is suitable for combination, normal, dry, and oily skin. Moreover, it can soothe sensitive skin, even that of babies, without causing irritation.
  • For its softening effects – when used in soap, goat milk leaves the skin supple, soft, and silky. It prevents dryness and ensures optimal hydration of the skin.
  • For its effects against imperfections – this soap is also a great ally for acne-prone skin. Its richness in lactic acid allows it to regulate excess sebum without disrupting the pH balance of the skin. Goat milk soaps are particularly recommended for people with pimples, enlarged pores, or blackheads. Goodbye acne!
  • Its moisturizing effects for hair – when used to wash the hair, this soap provides hydration and shine, making the hair more flexible and softer. It is especially suitable for dry and damaged hair.

Finally, this milk also gives soaps a creamy texture and abundant lather.

To make soap, saponification is a chemical process that transforms the fatty acids present in animal oils and vegetable oils into their alkaline salts. The oils are mixed with sodium hydroxide, also known as lye, and then reacted with water to create soap.

Top 3 DIY Goat Milk Soap Recipes

To fully enjoy the benefits of this milk, it is not necessary to buy it. In fact, you can make your own soap! Don’t panic, the recipes are all very easy to make and the results are incredible. Moreover, the ingredients to use are not difficult to find. Note that the 3 recipes you are about to discover are made only with good products and not with products that are harmful to the planet, such as palm oil. Choose your favorite one and share the result with us on Facebook or by email!

First recipe: Goat milk soap

This first recipe for natural and artisanal goat milk soap is a basic recipe. Easy to make, you will only need a few ingredients.


Ingredients Measurements
Goat milk 250 ml
Vegetable soap (enriched with vegetable glycerin, if available) 250 g
Beeswax 3 tablespoons
Olive oil (or alternative options) 3 tablespoons
Egg yolks 3 medium
Mold 1
Lavender or jasmine essential oil A few drops, if desired

You can also use a few drops of lavender or jasmine essential oil if desired.

Steps to follow:

  1. Grate the vegetable soap and melt it in a double boiler.
  2. Add the olive oil and beeswax and whisk to smooth the mixture.
  3. Warm the goat milk and add it to the previous mixture, then beat the preparation.
  4. Add the egg yolks and essential oil (optional).

Pour the mixture into a mold of your choice and let it cool in the refrigerator. Once set, you can remove it from the mold and cut it according to your preference.

Goat Milk Soap Recipe #2: Goat Milk Soap for Thirsty and Irritated Skin

Lack of hydration or irritated skin? Well, this second recipe is made for you. Let’s discover together the steps to follow for this creation:


Ingredients Quantity
Vegetable soap 900 g
Goat milk powder 70 g
Unpasteurized honey 30 g
Carrot seed oil 30 drops
Myrrh oil 30 drops
Sweet almond oil 15 ml
Mold 1

Steps to follow:

  1. Cut your vegetable soap into small pieces and melt them in a bowl in the microwave.
  2. Add the other ingredients one by one while mixing well with a whisk to avoid lumps.
  3. Once you have a homogeneous mixture, pour it into the mold and wait for it to solidify. You can leave it at room temperature or put it in the refrigerator.

When your soap is solid, all you have to do is unmold it and cut it into several slices according to your preferences. There you have it, your homemade goat milk soap is ready to use!

Third recipe: Goat milk and moisturizing cream soap

This third soap recipe has the merit of being very precise. It has been designed to provide a generous lather while ensuring softness and moisturizing properties.


Ingredients Percentage
Shea Butter 31.25%
Coconut Oil 18.75%
Grape Seed Oil 12.5%
Sesame Oil 12.5%
Babassu Oil 12.5%
Superfat 8%
Organic Moisturizer 2%
Powdered Goat Milk 1.5%
Water and Caustic Soda for soap


Before using an ingredient, make sure to weigh it accurately to successfully follow the recipe.

  1. Take demineralized water and slowly add caustic soda to it. Use a stainless steel spoon to mix them together, ensuring that the soda completely dissolves. Let the mixture cool by placing it in a cold water bath.
  2. Melt shea butter, coconut oil, and babassu oil in a double boiler.
  3. Add grape seed oil and sesame oil to the previous mixture and stir until it becomes homogeneous.
  4. Pour the soda solution into the mixture and blend everything using an immersion blender.
  5. Then, add goat milk and moisturizer cream to the previous mixture and continue blending.
  6. Pour the obtained homogeneous mixture into molds, cover them, and wait for 24 to 48 hours before unmolding your soap. Then, let them dry properly on a stainless steel rack, protected from direct light.


Crafting your own goat milk soap provides a satisfying way to pamper your skin with the goodness of natural ingredients. From lavender-infused relaxation to citrusy invigoration and soothing oatmeal and honey, these soap recipes cater to different preferences and skin types. Embrace the world of handmade skincare and treat yourself to the luxury of nourishing goat milk soap.

Contact Us

For more information or to make comments and suggestions, please contact:
Kurt Olsen
Dairy Development Coordinator, Missouri Department of Agriculture
Phone: (573) 291-5704
E-mail: [email protected]