Springtime Light & Refreshing Goat Milk Soap
with Calendula & Bergamot
Making your own soap such as goat milk soap has become more of a trend than it used to be, and for good reason. It can be very easy to do when you use the right ingredients.
Plus it gives you control over what ingredients go into it as well. You can change up the essential oils to fit your family’s needs and it is up to you to decide and not left to someone else.
This goat milk soap recipe uses the cupcake sized silicone molds, to make individual, larger bars and makes 3 of them. It has organic calendula petals and bergamot essential oil which are both calming and have a light, spring scent.
If you want it to be a little stronger in scent, add another few drops of the bergamot.
- 3 silicone cupcake molds (I chose the butterfly, but any will work)
- 8 blocks goats milk soap base (this may vary if your molds are larger or smaller. I cut the soap and then place it on top of the molds to see how close it comes to being the right amount before I decide and then I add one or two extra blocks to top it off. In this case, I used 2 blocks per mold and added 2 extras in and it was perfect.)
- 1 tbsp. sweet almond oil (or jojoba oil)
- 1 tbsp. organic calendula flower petals
- 13 drops bergamot essential oil
Goat Milk Soap Directions:
Use a glass measuring cup to microwave the soap base in after chopping up the soap into the amount you will need.
Microwave for 45 seconds and then use a rubber or silicone scraper and stir, turning over a few times and scraping the sides.
Then place back in microwave for 30 seconds and stir one more time. Be sure there are no lumps left in it and it’s all smooth.
Now you can go ahead and add in your flower petals and give a good stir.
Next you can add in the almond oil and essential oil. Bergamot can tend to be a very thin oil so pour in your drops carefully as it can suddenly get away from you!
The soap base does tend to set up fast, so if it has started to get too thick when you’re ready to pour, just place it back in the microwave for 10 or 15 seconds and stir before pouring.
Now pour into molds, filling as close to the top as possible without going over.
Last step is to let them cool down at room temperature for about 30 minutes or so. You can tell if they are cooled by feeling the bottom center of the mold and seeing if it is still warm.
Once cooled, go ahead and pop out of the molds slowly. They should come out fairly easily and the molds should be pretty much all clean.
You can give them as gifts by dressing them up in small bags with tags or just place them in a glass jar or your own pretty soap dish.