Make this easy melt and pour goats milk soap with an energizing blend of rosemary and lemongrass essential oils.
It’s no surprise that I love to make handmade gifts. It’s always been a way to express my sentimental side and make something that I know my friends and family members will love.
This homemade goats milk soap is the perfect gift and I plan to make up a big batch for the holidays for neighbors and my daughter’s co-workers.
I’ve already decided on several different blends of essential oils to use.
Simply Earth September Recipe Box
As soon as I received the September Recipe Box from Simply Earth I did a little happy dance! Check out all the cool products that are included in this month’s subscription box:
- Lemongrass Essential Oil
- Happy Joy Essential Oil
- Bay Essential Oil
- Cajeput Essential Oil
- Soap Mold
- Aloe Glycerine Soap Base
I’ve never used an aloe glycerine soap base and was anxious to try it out. I simply followed the instructions included in the recipe box using the cute soap mold.
The only thing I changed was adding fresh rosemary from my herb garden, along with rosemary essential oil that was included in last month’s box.
Look how darling this little soap is:
You know I’m totally psyched that it says 100% handmade! Of course I couldn’t stop there! I used a small heart shaped mold to make these:
These soaps are the perfect size to leave in a little dish in the shower as a single serve size. My daughter already tried one out and LOVED it!
Now that I was having fun with soap making, I moved on to a larger sea shell soap mold that I’ve had for some time.
You can see the lavender goats milk soap I shared on Ideas For The Home here. Let me show you the simple steps so you can make your own goats milk soap!
How To Make Rosemary and Lemongrass Goats Milk Soap
- Lemongrass Essential Oil
- Rosemary Essential Oil
- Goats Milk Soap Base
- Soap Molds Sea Shells
- Dried Rosemary
Cut the goats milk into cubes so it melts easier.
Place the soap in a microwave safe bowl. For each sea shell mold I used 4 cubes. Melt the soap base in 10 second intervals until the soap is melted.
It takes about 30 seconds. Be sure not to overheat. The bowl will be very hot, so be careful. Stir the soap gently and quickly add the essential oils to the base.
If you see any bubbles forming, use a tooth pick to remove them. You may still end up with some bubbles.
I added 8-10 drops of rosemary and 8-10 drops of lemongrass to each.
Add the dried rosemary to the soap molds and slowly pour the melted soap into the mold. You may need to use the tooth pick to push the rosemary to the bottom of the mold.
Let them sit for an hour or two. If you are impatient, like me, place them in the refrigerator until they are solid. Then just pop them out by pressing on the center of the mold.
The color of the goats milk is really beautiful and I love how the flecks of rosemary show up. But, you guys, the smell is amazing!
I really wish the computer screen was scratch n’ sniff!
Pretty packaging is a must with these gorgeous handmade soaps. A simple and classic look is to use kraft paper with raffia or twine.
Add a pretty gift tag and you are good to go!
Think about the upcoming holidays and how great it would be to make your own soaps for teacher gifts, or to bring to a holiday party as a hostess gift.
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I hope you enjoyed this easy recipe for rosemary and lemongrass goats milk soap. Is this something you could see yourself trying? I’d love to hear if you’ve ever made your own soap and if so, what are your favorites?
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Tips For Storing Goats Milk Soap
- Keep your soaps out of direct sunlight
- Store in an airtight container with a layer of parchment paper in between
- Make sure to use a soap dish so your soap can dry out between uses
Lemongrass Essential Oil Benefits
- Relief from headaches
- Known to help with inflammation
- Contains purifying and toning benefits for the skin
Rosemary Essential Oil Benefits
- Can be used to relieve sore and tight muscles
- Known to provide an uplifting effect on the mind
- Contains antiseptic qualities that can help to eliminate eczema, dermatitis, oily skin, and acne.
For even more essential oil recipes check out these ideas: