Category Archives: Goat MIlk Soap

A Book Review

Hi Friends!  It’s been a while and I’ve had many things going on.  A phase maybe?  I thought I would just do a post about a book I have been reading.  The book is 300 Years of Natural Soap & Cosmetic Recipes, by Marie Gale.  After reading this book, I think of the Bible verse from Ecclesiastes 1:9  What has been will be again, what has been done will be done again; there is nothing new under the sun.

In the book, the earliest documented soap recipe is from 1898.  Some of the recipes are named Yellow Domestic Soap, Pale Soap, etc. and later soap names in 1918 were French White Soap, A Good Soap, etc.  The ingredients are not so different from what soap is made from today.  The difference is that today, there are many oils and butters that are readily available to anyone who wants to obtains them.

The next chapter in the book contains scent blends made of essential oils.  Some of the scent blends include names like Spanish Bouquet, Jockey Club and Lemon.  The first synthetic fragrance oil was made on or around 1898 and expanded from there.

There are more chapters with recipes for all sorts of lotions, creams, and beauty aids.  The book is chock full of information and is a great compilation of the past leading up to the present.  I enjoyed this book very much as it offers inspiration for new scent blends and other types of soap.  It is interesting that milk soaps were not made until much later when the cold process method became widely used.

Soap making has changed since it began but not very much in a few hundred years.

I hope you find this interesting and informative!

Soap Scents

Berries & Cream Goat Milk Soap

Goat Milk Soap Berries & CreamI love Berries & Cream goat milk soap!  I’ve been making it for years now.  It is one of the few goat milk soaps I add any color to (although, I’m starting to add natural mica now).  The color comes from Rose Clay.  The fragrance is Black Raspberry Vanilla Type.  I made this soap today and it fills up my home with scent.  It is cold and rainy today, so this definitely brightens things up a bit.  I used the oil I got from a new company, which I am keeping a secret since I need all the edges I can get.  I had a slight problem with the sodium hydroxide becoming too cold and settling on the bottom of my pot as a solid chunk.  Don’t worry, I fixed it!

Today, I also made a batch of Dead Sea Mud soap, another consistently good soap.  Dead Sea Mud contains many minerals and this soap is very good for most skin types.  The fragrance has gone through several changes in the past few years though.  The original fragrance oil I used is never in stock and because I make this one so often, I had to find another fragrance, which brings me to the point of this post.

I have found some amazing, beautiful, fragrance oils that have been consistently good in everything I have tried.  That being said, I’m going over to them and as I make soap, I am switching to these fragrances.  They have depth, longevity and many contain essential oils as an ingredient.  I love them so much and I look forward to making soap with them!

I will also be making some new soap when I have time, but I’ve been promising that for a while.  I just never seem to have time.  I try to keep my priorities in order – God, family, work and that seems to work for me.  When I do that, time seems to come more easily.  But it’s hard sometimes, isn’t it?

“What you do today can improve all of your tomorrows.”  – Ralph Marston

 

This and That

Recently, I changed the look of my website to just a simple black and white.  I have wanted to do this for a long time.  I finally decided to make the change and I am so glad I did!  My shopping cart theme was originally just black and white with some red highlights.  Mostly though, it is just black and white, so the heading at the top matches up perfectly now with the theme I already had.  Brilliant!  No, not me, just why didn’t I do this sooner?

  • Next change – I will be listing individual soap loaves.  This will make ordering easy and it will also speed up the shopping cart.
  • One more change, but probably not the only one – I will list the cream fragrances separately and add more of them.
  • Great news for some – I will be adding the lotion back, along with Milk Bath Salts.
Soap Gift

February Box

Y’all don’t forget your sweetie!  I have a few February Boxes left and there’s still time to get one.  

That’s all for now.  Stay warm and well. 

February Box – Valentine’s Day Gift

 

Women't Soap Gift

February Valentine Box

Hello, cold world!  It’s cold, even in the Deep South.  I guess you do not needme to tell you that!  This post is not about the cold though,it is about the gift of a February Box!  

The February Box is up on the website and it is simple and sweet,  containing a bag of milk bath salts, along with Amber Romance soap.  Did I mention that it smells good?  The soap also contains Himalayan Pink salt.  The bars are only about 1.5 ounces each, but they pack a fragrant punch.

All of this is nestled in a box and tied with a ribbon.  It makes a great Valentine’s gift for a woman, or a gift for yourself.  If you are anything like me, I really enjoy gifts for moi!

I have only 12 of these boxes and they are priced to sell.  So, warm up with milk bath and sweet soap to get through the cold weather.

 

Black Friday Sale is Now!

Just a reminder – our first ever Black Friday sale is still going on and does not end until Monday.  For all orders, receive a 15% discount, no matter the size.  No coupon requited for this discount.  Next, receive free shipping for any order over $35.00 by using the coupon NOVEMBER.  Last, all purchases will receive a free mini Christmas stocking with mini soaps!  Best of all, these specials are in addition to our regular specials!

Black Friday Sale

Christmas Mini Stocking

7 Household uses for Goat Milk Soap

(Also, read all the way to bottom for a special!)

Goat Milk Soap

Oatmeal, Milk and Honey Goat Milk Soap

1. Makeup Brush Cleaner

2. White Band Shoe Cleaner

3. Spot Remover on Clothing

4. Clarifying Shampoo Bar (If you have soft water, can use as shampoo bar)

5. Laundry Detergent Booster (a little bit grated into a really grimy load will boost cleaning power, or you can make your own but beware of hard water)

6. Drawer/Closet Fresheners (use a really fragrant bar or an enclosed area)

7. Sachet (grated soap in a drawstring bag)

 

Now for some extra good news!  I have new soap coming soon! Yea!  I have

had zero time during football season to do anything but run around in

circles.  Sometimes, I think if I literally did that, I might laugh myself into a

good mood.  Football here will go all the way into December!  Our team is

undeafeated!  My son is in the band and it is getting cold here for Friday

night football.  So, from now until Monday, October 30th, you may receive 

15% off any order.  Just enter the code football during checkout to receive

this discount. High School Band

Sorry, It’s Been A While

I did not realize how long it’s been since I posted anything on Milk Loves Soap!  Since December, to be exact.  So, as an apology, I wanted to share a few things with you.

  • First, this has been a tough year for me, on a personal level as well as from a business standpoint.  I believe you could call it a creative slump?  I’ve been going through the motions but my heart hasn’t been in it.  I think everyone must go through something like this at different points, or transitions in life.  I guess this involves the life cycle, so to speak.
  • Secondly, I finally cleaned up my work space.  When I did that, I felt a weight lift off me.  It was such an overwhelming task and I had been avoiding it for a very long time.  My shop had become a dungeon where people go who have been sentenced, like the Man In The Iron Mask?  Anyway, I have transformed my shop back into a working, clean area that is a pleasure to visit.
  • Thirdly, I have been tired without knowing why.  When I found out I had some vitamin deficiencies and started to address that, I am starting to have a ton more energy and feeling like my old self, maybe better than my old self.
  • Lesson learned:  Don’t neglect taking care of yourself and keep your work area clean and pleasant so you are not constantly distracted and dragged down, not to mention the guilt that goes with procrastination.

I hope to make some new soap this year.  I hope to not disappoint and I hope I can inspire you as much as you inspire me!