Wednesday, July 12, 2017

My Best Selling Soap Recipe: Shea Butter Goat's Milk Soap

This is my top selling goat's milk soap recipe. Please link back to my blog if you share it. It has a generous amount of shea butter, which makes a nice, hard, moisturizing bar of soap.

Shea Butter Goat's Milk Soap

10.5 oz. (298 g) coconut oil
10.5 oz. (298 g) olive oil
9 oz. (255 g) shea butter
8 oz. (227 g) goat's milk (frozen into ice cubes)
4.2 oz (119g) lye

Fragrance Oil: 1.2 oz (35 g) or to your personal taste.

Color: Follow the directions given by the soapmaking supply company.

You can make this the same way you normally make your milk soaps. I melt my oils and shea butter over low heat first, (usually in the morning when I'm making coffee.) I let the oils sit and cool down for a couple of hours while I exercise and walk my dogs.

Pour the lye into the frozen cubes of goat's milk. You can use any fluid milk. Coconut milk is also nice for soap. Try to take twenty minutes to slowly stir in the lye, just a little bit at a time, into the milk. If using clay for color, you can add it to the lye/milk mixture.

Pour the lye milk into the oils. Using a stick blender, mix until the soap batter reaches trace. Add your fragrance oil and mix well.

Pour into tray molds and place in freezer for one half hour.

Transfer to the fridge and leave for 48 hours. I put them back in the freezer for a few hours before unmolding.

Unmold your soaps and cure for a minimum of eight weeks. Enjoy!


  1. Hi Stephenie,

    Great post. I would love to make soap as my son suffers with eczema and I've heard goat's milk soap is very gentle on the skin.


    1. HI shazza, Yes, goat's milk soap has the same ph as the skin. It's mild and gentle, especially if you give it a long cure time. Happy soapmaking!

  2. Just made today! I've never done a cold process so I'm excited to see how it is in about 2 months!