Olive Oil & Goats Milk Castile Soap Recipe with Sea Sponge

Olive Oil & Goats Milk Castile Cold Process Soap with Natural Sea Sponge

Olive Oil Goats Milk Castile Soap Recipe w/ Sea Sponge

Ingredients:

  • 48 ozs. Olive Oil Grade A
  • 2 oz melted Beeswax
  • 2 oz scent @ trace
  • 1/2 oz GSE or Vitamin E oil @ trace
  • 20 ozs Goats Milk (frozen)
  • 8 ozs Lye

Scent: Honey I Washed the Kids Fragrance Oil
Colorant: none
Additive: sea sponge

Follow the basic instructions and supplies for Cold Process Soap Making

Prepare your oils by weighing them and melting them to a temperature of 100-125° and set aside. Remove your pre-frozen goats milk from the freezer and let thaw for a few minutes to soften (we like to freeze ours in a zip lock bag, you can freeze the exact amount needed for your recipe which will save you from weighing it out after it is frozen). As soon as the goats milk can be broken apart, place it in small chunks to your plastic container. Then weigh out the lye. A little at a time, start adding the lye to the frozen slushy goats milk – stirring and adding a little bit more until all the frozen milk is dissolved. The goat milk mixture will look creamy when all dissolved, not orange or curdled. Work in a timely manner and don’t let the lye/milk mixture sit around, as soon as all the frozen pieces are dissolved, add it to your oils pot. Don’t be concerned about the temperature of the lye mixture just get the oil temperature to around 100°.

Using a stick blender, start adding the goats milk/lye to your oils, mix well and continue through to trace. Add grapefruit seed extract or vitamin E as a preservative and any scent or additives you like.

Pour into individual molds suitable for CP soap, and add a piece of sea sponge in each. Let set uncovered for 18-20 hrs. Remove from molds, soap will pop right out. Cure soap for 4 weeks.

VERY IMPORTANT “BE SURE YOUR SPONGES ARE NATURAL WOOL OR SILK SEA SPONGES” synthetic sponges will not work.