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19 Goat Milk Soap Ideas To Soothe The Skin | Homesteading

Goat milk soap can be your next best alternative in achieving soft, smooth skin. Did you know that commercially-produced soaps don’t contain enough moisture with all its synthetic additives? Some of these additives can actually also make your skin even drier, especially if you have sensitive skin. This is where goat milk soap comes to the rescue! From the basic recipes to fancier, natural fragrance-infused varieties, here are 19 goat milk soap recipes you must try.

19 Goat Milk Soap Recipes for that Perfect Smooth Skin

1. The Homesteading Basic Goat Milk Soap

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How to make Goat’s Milk Soap Using Farm Fresh Goat’s Milk by Lovin’ Soap Studio.

You only need a few ingredients to make this basic goat milk recipe. You will need coconut oil, olive oil, rice bran oil, avocado oil, castor oil, shea butter, sweet almond oil, frozen goat’s milk, and lye. For the specific instructions, you can check out Homesteading’s tutorial here. Tip: Make sure there are no lye flakes remaining at the bottom of your mixture.

Check out the recipe here.

2. Honey, Almond, Oatmeal Goat Soap

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Almond Oatmeal Goatmilk Soap by Mom Makes Joy

This is another goat milk soap recipe that’s easy to try. The oatmeal serves as a cleansing and soothing agent. It helps reduce any mild inflammation and heal dry skin. You can also use it to exfoliate and it’s hypoallergenic. You can try buying the goat milk soap base to avoid using lye or if you’re not sure how to use it.

Check out the recipe here.

3. Lemon Soap

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Homemade Lemon Soap by apumpkinandaprincess

You can use the goat milk soap base for this and then infuse it with some lemon zest. The finished product will give you that refreshing lemon scent. Also, the lemon zest will give your goat milk soap some texture, making it look special and perfect for a gift to your friends and family.

Check out the recipe here.

4. Lavender Soap

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How to Make Homemade Goats Milk Soap by findinghomeonline

Ah yes, who doesn’t love lavender? The scent and the color of lavender are comforting, along with the benefits you can derive from its natural attributes. Lavender is one of the essential oils commonly used for aromatherapy as it relaxes and soothes. It also acts as an antibacterial and antiseptic agent.

Check out the recipe here.

5. Rosemary & Mint Soap

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Rosemary & Mint Goat Milk Soap by soaprecipes101

If you’re aiming for that cool, herby scent, you can try this rosemary and mint soap tutorial. For this recipe, you can use the goat milk soap base, rosemary essential oil, and peppermint essential oil for your ingredients. It’s also very easy to make and you can add dried rosemary leaves for that added texture to your soap.

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Check out the recipe here.

6. Coffee Goat Milk Soap

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Introducing Coffee Goat Milk Soap! by The Freckled Farm Soap Company

This coffee goat milk soap will not only nourish your skin but it’s also good to use for exfoliating. Coffee also contains antioxidants to help improve circulation and make your skin glow. You may also add drops of coffee essential oil to get that fantastic coffee scent.

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Check out the recipe here.

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By the way – if you are making your own goat’s milk soap, you should check out this kit by our friends at www.GrowAndMake.com! They also come with excellent instructions that are easy to follow. Get this kit and then learn to add your own fun ingredients!

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7. Pumpkin Spice Soap

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Easy Pumpkin Spice Soap The Things Well Make

If you can’t get enough of the scent of autumn, the smell of this pumpkin spice soap can indeed spice up your home. All you need is your soap base, but you can also add a soap colorant, plus a pumpkin pie spice. This will make as a lovely gift to your friends and it’s all natural!

Check out the recipe here.

8. Grapefruit Poppy Seed Goat Milk Soap

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Grapefruit Mint Poppy Seed Bars by A Beautiful Mess

The finished product of this goat milk soap recipe not only looks gorgeous, butsmells just as wonderful. You’ll be needing grapefruit essential oils and poppy seeds, as well as grapefruit zest, for your soap’s texture. You can get the goat milk soap base, by the way, from a craft store.

Check out the recipe here.

9. Charcoal Lavender Goat Soap

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Charcoal Lavender Goat Soap by The Kettle Black Blog

If you prefer to make a striking, dark-colored soap, this charcoal lavender goat soap recipe will teach you how to make one. You will be needing activated charcoal, cocoa butter, coconut oil, palm oil, and your goat milk soap base. The goat milk soap base makes the “melt and mold” part of soap making easier.

Check out the recipe here.

10. Chocolate Goat Milk Soap

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Three More Soaps by bloombakecreate

This may smell and look appetizing but this is definitely not meant to be eaten! If you’re a chocolate lover and just can’t get enough of it, you can have the scent of it all day long inside the comfort of your bathroom. You will use plain cooking chocolate for this one, which is semi-sweet.

Check out the recipe here.

11. Oatmeal Soap

Oatmeal has several exfoliating properties. It also prevents rough and dry skin. If you will buy oatmeal soap from stores, they can come a bit pricey. But if you will make one, it’s actually inexpensive and very easy to make especially if you’re going to use the “melt and pour” goat milk soap base.

Check out the recipe here.

12. Rosemary Citrus Soap

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Homemade Soap by everydayhomeblog

Rosemary not only goes well with mint; it works with citrus too. Have you tried smelling the combined scent of rosemary and lemon? The aroma is pretty flavorful and the lemon zest will add texture and design to your goat milk soap.

Check out the recipe here.

13. Goat’s Milk Folded Soap

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Goat’s Milk Folded Soap by Rustic Escentuals Crafting Library

Goat milk soaps don’t just come in bars. Did you know you can also make folded ones? This goat’s milk folded soap will surely make your kids enjoy their bath time. You can make this even more fun by using bright or contrasting colors.

Check out the recipe here.

14. Tallow Soap

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The Modern Homesteader Bar with goat milk and tallow by myhealthygreenfamily

Tallow comes from cattle fat. You will use this for your tallow soap recipe infused with other oils as a cleansing agent. Also, you can add fragrance oils to give it a more special scent. Tallow is also good for soap making because the finished product is a hard and long-lasting soap.

Check out the recipe here.

15. Creamy Fresh Goat Milk Soap

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Homemade Goat’s Milk Soap Recipes by savvyhomemade

There are so much benefits from goat milk that makes it perfect for soap making. It contains vitamins A, B6, D, and lactic acid that makes your skin smooth. For this goat milk soap recipe, you will be using fresh goat milk. You may use honey and oatmeal milk as your soap’s fragrance to match it to the soap’s creamy finish.

Check out the recipe here.

16. Beach Side Luxury Soap

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Beach Side Melt and Pour Soap by Our Wolf Den

This beach side luxury soap need not come expensive. You can enjoy the scent of the shore and a replica of the sea’s colors with this soap. It’s an awesome way to add a tinge of summer inside your bathroom.

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17. Terri’s Goats Milk Soap

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My Goats Milk Soap Recipe by Our Crazy Family

If you’re aiming for a goat milk soap that’s hard but makes lots of bubbles, this can be an option. This uses lard in its ingredients along with castor oil, olive oil, and coconut oil. You can make several variations of this soap by combining it with cinnamon or honey and oatmeal using a stick blender.

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18. Honey Oatmeal Banana Soap

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Honey, Oatmeal and Banana Homemade Soap Recipe by Soap Deli News

This soap is so appetizing to look at you might want to display it on your bathroom shelves instead. But you’ll be denying yourself its true benefits if you won’t use it as a soap. What you’ll be needing for this soap recipe are raw honey, oats, and banana puree. You can also accent it with an oatmeal fragrance oil to have that classic oatmeal and honey scent.

Check out the recipe here.

19. Carrot Honey Complexion Soap

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Carrot & Honey Complexion by chagrinvalleysoapandsalve

This complexion soap needs natural carrot juice, goat’s milk, raw honey, and carrot root oil to make one. It contains lots of protein, vitamins, and antioxidants plus beta carotene which makes it a great skin care product. You’ll also get a silky lather when you use this soap.

Check out even more wonderful flavors (and shapes) here on Etsy.

Aren’t these goat milk soap recipes not just all lovely to look at, but fragrant nourishing too? Another good thing about it is you can make it in the comfort of your own home with all these simple tutorials! Now, you can have all the benefits of natural soap at home for you and your family and need not worry about having dry skin or skin allergies. Just make sure to tell your kids not to eat it though! It may look and smell appetizing and good for their skin but not for their tummies. But they can help you make one especially for the “melt and mold” soap recipes.

Which among the list of goat milk soap is your personal favorite? Please share your thoughts in the comments section below!

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Editor’s Note: This post was originally published in December 13, 2015 and has been updated for quality and relevancy.

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NYC Adds Nearly 4,000 People Who Never Tested Positive To Coronavirus Death Tolls

New York City added nearly 4,000 people who never tested positive for the coronavirus to its death toll Tuesday, bringing coronavirus-related deaths in the city to around 10,000 people.

The city decided to add 3,700 people to its death tolls, who they “presumed” to have died from the virus, according to a report from The New York Times. The additions increased the death toll in the U.S. by 17%, according to the Times report, and included people who were suffering from symptoms of the virus, such as intense coughing and a fever.

The report stated that Democratic New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio decided over the weekend to change the way the city is counting deaths.

“In the heat of battle, our primary focus has been on saving lives,” de Blasio press secretary Freddi Goldstein told the Times.“As soon as the issue was raised, the mayor immediately moved to release the data.”

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How To Make Lacto-Fermented Sauerkraut In A Mason Jar

The thing about homesteading is you get to create your own ingredient right from scratch! Cheese, yogurt, butter and now sauerkraut, a delightfully sour and crunchy ingredient you can use on your meals — or consume by itself — while on a homestead, or while facing this health crisis!

This homemade sauerkraut is a great meal because it has a long shelf life. You can either make plain sauerkraut or mix it with herbs and spices. In this tutorial let us make Lacto-fermented sauerkraut that preserves all the good probiotics in a jar, good for your guts.

So how to make sauerkraut in a mason jar?

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Delicious Sauerkraut Recipe Every Homesteader Should Know

Why Make Sauerkraut?

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Not only does sauerkraut spoil a long time, but it is also a meal in itself, and it is also easy to make! You don’t need to be an expert cook, all you need to do is follow these simple steps.

So let us get started. Here are the steps in making sauerkraut in a mason jar.

Ingredients:

  • 1 head of cabbage or 2 1/2 lbs cabbage
  • 1 tablespoon of salt

Tools Needed:

  • knife
  • bowl
  • mason jar
  • smaller jar
  • rubber band

Step 1: Wash & Clean the Tools & Ingredients



Wash all the equipment and utensils you need. Wash your hands too.

You don’t want to mix your sauerkraut with bad bacteria, anything that is going to make you sick.

Next, remove the faded leaves from your cabbage. Cut off the roots and the parts that don’t seem fresh.

Step 2: Cut the Cabbage Into Quarters & Slice Into Strips



Cut your cabbage into quarters and remove the core. Then, slice it into strips.

Step 3: Place in a Bowl & Sprinkle With Salt



Put the stripped cabbage into a bowl. Sprinkle the cabbage with 1 tablespoon of salt.

TIP: Use canning salt or sea salt. Iodized salt will make it taste different and may not ferment the cabbage.

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Step 4: Massage the Cabbage



Massage the cabbage for five minutes or more to get the juice out.

TIP: You’ll know it’s ready when you see a bit of juice at the bottom of the bowl and will look similar to coleslaw.

Step 5: Press Cabbage Into the Mason Jar



Add the cabbage to the mason jar gradually. Press it in hard to allow the juice to come out. Do this every time you add about a handful of cabbage.

IMPORTANT: Food should be covered by the liquid to promote fermentation. Add any excess liquid from the bowl to the jar.

Step 6: Press a Smaller Jar Into the Mason Jar



You want to squeeze every ounce of that juice from the cabbage. To do this place the mason jar in a bowl and get a smaller jar.

Fill it with water or marble to make it heavy. Press it into the bigger mason jar. Allow any juices to rise to the surface.

Step 7: Cover the Jars With Cloth & Tie With Rubber Band



Leave the small jar on. To keep your jars clean from annoying insects and irritating debris, cover your jars with a clean cloth. Then, use a rubber band to tie the cloth and the jars together, putting them in place.

Step 8: Set Aside & Check Daily

Set it aside in a cool dry place, away from direct sunlight. Check the water level daily. It should always be above the cabbage.

Step 9: Taste Your Sauerkraut & Keep at Cool Temperatures

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After about five days, you can taste your sauerkraut. If the taste is to your liking, tightly cover it with the lid and store in the fridge or cellar.

NOTE: If after five days it’s still not your desired taste, leave it for a few more days. This will allow the fermentation process to continue.

You can now enjoy your sauerkraut in a mason jar. Enjoy its goodness! You can use it as a side dish or mix it with your favorite sandwich.

Things to Remember in Making Sauerkraut

  • Store away from direct sunlight and drafts.
  • Colder weather will make the process longer. Spring is the best time to make them since the warmth helps activate the fermentation.
  • Always make sure that the cabbage is below the water level during the entire fermentation process.
  • If the water level decreases during the fermentation process, you can make a brine and add it.

Let us watch this video from Kristina Seleshanko on how to make delicious Lacto-fermented sauerkraut in a mason jar!

So there you have it! Making Lacto-fermented sauerkraut in a mason jar is as easy as slicing the cabbage into strips. Remember that as long it remains unopened, your sauerkraut can last for months. Best of all, you can partner this sauerkraut in many recipes.

What do you think of this homemade recipe? Share your best sauerkraut recipe in the comments section below!

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9 SPRING VEGETABLES FOR YOUR GARDEN

Having plants in the house will bring peace to people. Having a little garden with vegetables is even better! You can grow these vegetables in your backyard garden easily as well!

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In this article:

  1. Tomato
  2. Eggplant
  3. Beet
  4. Spinach
  5. Pea
  6. Carrot
  7. Radish
  8. Cauliflower
  9. Asparagus

Growing veggies in your garden will give you an opportunity to understand what you eat and value it more. Early spring is when most vegetables are being planted. Keep reading to learn about 9 spring vegetables that anyone can grow in their garden!

Tomato

Tomato is the most popular garden vegetable in the States! There are different varieties to choose from. Tomatoes need to be planted in early spring because they won’t survive a frost.

Because tomatoes are consumed daily, try adding them to your garden! They’re not difficult to grow either.

Eggplant

Eggplants are known to have low-calorie, vitamins, minerals, and nutrients. Plus, they are delicious! So why not plant them in your garden?

Eggplants shouldn’t be planted too early because they won’t be able to survive a frost. So you could consult an expert in your area before you plant your eggplants.

Beets

Beets are known to be a superfood for its various health benefits. They’re easier to grow in the garden, usually around late March or early April.

If the weather is always cool, beets will keep getting bigger and bigger. Once the weather starts to warm up, you’ll need to harvest them, or they’ll go to waste.

Spinach

Spinach is a delicious early spring veggie, and it’s also very beneficial for health. And it’s not difficult to grow spinach in your garden!

Spinach needs cold weather to grow. Getting spinach to grow is easy, but keeping it growing will require some extra care.

Pea

Peas are usually planted in late April. Peas will die in freezing temperatures, but they also won’t survive the heat either. So make sure you plant your peas in early spring.

Peas are widely used in many different ways, and there are different types of peas. The soil you’ll be planting your peas should be suitable for them, so make sure you ask while buying seeds.

Carrot

There are different types of carrots, but regardless of their size and color, it’s a fact that carrots are both delicious and rich in vitamins.

They’re root vegetables, so with proper sun and watering, they can be picked up as baby carrots as well.

Radish

A radish is an excellent option for beginners because it doesn’t require too much care. Radish is easy to harvest.

Radish grows fast, so it’s better to keep an eye on it after a few weeks. Radish usually is grown pest-free, but there’s always the chance of unwanted guests, so watch out for worms. Radish can be eaten raw or can be added to garnish recipes.

Cauliflower

Cauliflower isn’t the easiest vegetable to grow at home, but it is very popular.

Cauliflower grows better in colder weather, so before you plant it, consider the climate of your garden. Cauliflower can be eaten raw or cooked, and it is known to be very beneficial for health.

Asparagus

Freshly picked, tender asparagus is very delicious!

Asparagus plants get more productive with each harvest, and mature asparagus harvest can last for months! Make sure you plant them at the correct time, or else they might go to waste.

All the vegetables listed above are great for your healthy diet, and it’s fun to watch them grow. So don’t miss out on the opportunity to grow your own veggies and eat healthy this spring!

So tell us which veggies will you be growing this spring? Tell us in the comments section!

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