The project I’m sharing today combines two of my favorite things: natural health & beauty products, and handmade gifts! This milk and honey soap is surprisingly easy to make, and it’s a pleasure to use, too. The finished soap has a silky smooth texture that feels simply luxurious, and an inexpensive decorative soap mold makes them look downright elegant. The whole OGT team raved about this soap, and we all think it would make a perfect gift! (There’s a distinct possibility that we will all end up giving each other milk and honey soap this Christmas, and I’m very okay with that.) ;-)
Not only is this soap easy on the eyes, but it’s great for your skin, too! The soap base we used features goat’s milk, which is rich in fats and nutrients that nourish and hydrate skin. Goat’s milk also has anti-inflammatory properties, which can help soothe itchiness and irritation. The other powerhouse ingredient in this soap is raw honey, which provides added moisturizing power. The combination of goat’s milk and honey creates an ultra-smooth and milky bar of soap that leaves skin feeling soft and moisturized. Ready to learn how it’s done? :-)
Milk and Honey Soap
- Goat’s milk soap base
- Soap mold or silicone mold
- Organic raw honey
- Yellow and red soap color (optional)
Start by breaking your goat’s milk soap base in half. Keep one half to use now, and store the other half away to use later.
Cut the soap base piece into smaller chunks, or break it apart if it’s already segmented. Put the soap chunks into a microwave-safe container. (A glass measuring cup works well here!)
Microwave the soap chunks for 30 seconds, then stir. Repeat until the soap base has melted completely.
Add 3 tablespoons of honey to the melted soap base, and mix well.
If you’re adding any coloring, you’ll add that at this point too. We thought it would be nice for our milk and honey soap to have a subtle honey color. To achieve that effect, we ended up adding 8 drops of yellow soap coloring and 1 drop of red coloring.
Pour the soap and honey mixture into your chosen mold. We found these decorative soap molds at Hobby Lobby, but you could use just about any mold you have on hand.
Let the soap cool completely, which could take anywhere from 30 minutes to 3 hours, depending on the temperature and humidity of the room.
When your soaps have solidified, carefully remove them from the mold.