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How To Make Luxurious Milk And Honey Soap

Milk & Honey Soap

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.) ;-)

Milk & Honey Soap

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 & Honey Soap

Milk and Honey Soap

You’ll need:

Milk & Honey Soap


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!)

Milk & Honey Soap

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.

Milk & Honey Soap

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.

Milk & Honey Soap

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.

Milk & Honey Soap

When your soaps have solidified, carefully remove them from the mold.

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Jill Nystul (aka Jillee)

Jill Nystul is an accomplished writer and author who founded the blog One Good Thing by Jillee in 2011. With over 30 years of experience in homemaking, she has become a trusted resource for contemporary homemakers by offering practical solutions to everyday household challenges.
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  • Love you Jillee !! ……but If I were you I would Unlink the soap base in your recipe as it is full of chemicals as I know most of your recipes are all natural that’s why I follow you and sign up for all your postings. I make soaps of all kinds with ORGANIC soap base. It’s a few more dollars but so worth the few dollars to keep chemicals off your skin. You will notice a huge difference using organic bases!!! You share many all natural wonderful diy products but this melt & Pour soap base is loaded with scary chemicals. It is not good in general and skin but those of us that suffer from eczema psoriasis & roseasea this soap will make worse due to the chemical content. Opt for an organic soap base instead!! Your skin and followers will love you for it!! Thanks for all your great posts, information & diy recipes.

    • ECZEMA is what I have. Thank you for your comment, it is so true. I only use complete organics as much as possible otherwise my skin has a horrendous breakouts which mine are most common on hands, & elbows. If I use chemical base my healing “spots” burn and inflame instantly. I’ve teared up with pain. As well Jillee, I love so many of your posts … But people who need to visit dr because there skin is so bad or even on medication because there skin is so bad (or just all in general) I would not use not use this recipe.

  • Just made these soaps as a birthday gift for my 90 year young mom! I tried to “color” the soaps with hibiscus powder (didn’t work so well), paprika (worked OK) and turmeric (a nice yellow color). Has anyone else tried “natural” colorants that worked nicely?

      • I made the soap and I love the way it turned out! I used lemon and sweet orange essential oil for a citrus scent. Im using my soap for a hand soap. Thank you so much for the recipe!!

  • Silly me . . . I thought I was going to learn how to make goat’s milk soap base. Any chance of that recipe? The cost of the commercial product in Britain ain’t cheap!

    • Hi Janet, To truly make homemade soap, the Cold Process method is used. Brambleberry.com is very good for all the information on soap making you could ever want!
      Way too many chemicals in Melt and Pour soap base for me. For my goats milk soap,I use powdered goat milk using the cold process method. The trick is keeping it cool, as the chemical process…saponification, heats the batter and can scorch the milk. Therefore, I put the batter in the refrigerator overnight. It takes 6 weeks to “cure”, or fully saponify.

  • This is such a great idea. I love your web site and I am certainly going to try this. Also some of the cleaning products you give us. Thanks so much.

  • I like this idea. It kind of appeals to me. I basically have to use unscented Dove any more with my skin. I also have this ugly exczema on my legs which is hard to get rid of. I looked and the soap base is a little pricey. Would love to see how my skin reacts to this. If it turns out it would make a nice gift for Moms and friends.

    • Soap dries out very easily. I would suggest wrapping each bar in saran wrap and storing in a plastic bag like one that bread came it. Store in a cool place where moisture is not an issue. We made soap for many years from scratch and sold at craft fair around our area. It was a big seller for us. As for scents it is a good idea if you can find phthalate free scents as that chemical is bad for adults and children. It alters your body chemistry and can cause a lot of harm to you and children. Just wanted to share what I’ve learned over the years of our soap making.

  • I was very interested in this as I only use natural soap because of all the bad ingredients in mass produced health & beauty products. But the goats milk soap base you recommend includes Sodium Laureth Sulfate, & Sodium Lauryl Sulfate, which are both cancer causing ingredients that I avoid at all costs! I wish your recipe was made from real goats milk, not this base. Disappointed

    • Yes, but my guess is that the team was trying to keep costs to a minimum. There are many other choices on Amazon that will fit your requirements!

    • There are a lot of good recipes on the internet if you want to avoid all the chemicals. I’d just like to add one more comment on my reply post earlier for storing soap. We indidually shrink wrapped all our soap bars and put our label on each one. It worked real well for us especially for craft fairs where we were sometimes in the sun and it would be humid as well. The soaps survived real well. Making soap from scratch isn’t difficult. However make sure to use safety goggles. My hubby didn’t put them on one time and the sodium hydroxide (lye) splashed in his eye. Had to go to emergency room to have his eye flushed out. Not a pleasant experience. He never forgot them again.

      • Many people think you can make soap without lye, not true. REAL soap has to have lye in it. The rest of the ingredients are negotiable. Just have to use oils that are compatable. Each oil has a particular use and will work synergistally with others. As mentioned, Bramble Berry is a good source to check out as is Bittercreek, in Ashland WI. Both are extremely knowledgeable and helpful in answering questions.

    • I agree. I was very disappointed when I checked out this soap base and its ingredients: Water, Propylene Glycol, Sodium Stearate, Glycerin, Sucrose, Sodium Laurate, Sorbitol, Sodium Laureth Sulfate, Sodium Lauryl Sulfate, Goat Milk, Sodium Chloride, Stearic Acid, Lauric Acid, Silica, Titanium Dioxide, Pentasodium Pentetate, Tetrasodium Etidronate, Methylchloroisothiazoline, Methylisothiazoline, Magnesium Chloride, Magnesium Nitrite

      That is not what I would call “natural.”

  • Want to try this! How much goats milk soap base do you use for one batch? I didn’t see an amount in your recipe.
    You always have amazing articles that are so helpful and interesting !!
    Thank you very much!!

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