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Goats milk. There’s just something about it that makes my heart sing.
It’s nutritious. It’s delicious (as long as you didn’t let the buck around it). And it’s fantastic for your skin.
There’s no better base than goat milk for your lotions and soaps. Not one single thing.
And I couldn’t be more excited to share the news that we are finally getting our first dairy goats next month! I know, we haven’t been waiting that long. But once I got the itch to get our first goats, I’ve been counting down the days to kidding season.
Seriously. I’ve had March marked on my calendar since I put my deposit down in November.
And then, we didn’t know if we would actually be able to get goats. But the cards fell in our favor and we’re bringing home two beautiful miniature Nubian goats. A doeling and a doe in milk.
And I’m excited.
So excited that I began making soap and lotion again. Because pretty soon I won’t have to buy that expensive raw goat milk from way down the road. I’ll be able to go right outside and get milk from my very own goat on my very own homestead.
It’s gettin real y’all!!
Anyway, I got a little carried away there. Back to the task at hand. Making lotion out of that superior, creamy, wonderful nectar we love to call goat milk.
You’ll want to source the best raw goat milk you can find. If you’re lucky, that means it’s right there on your own property. If it’s not, just know that this stuff goes a loooong way and will last. Besides, it’s totally worth it because it’s far more amazing than any of that questionable store-bought stuff.
Homemade Goat Milk Lotion
- 10.2 Oz Distilled Water
- 10.2 Oz Raw Goat Milk (you can use frozen milk, just let it thaw)
- 1.2 Oz Emulsifying Wax
- 3.5 Oz Oils (below is what I use)
- 2.7 Oz Coconut Oil
- .8 Oz Almond Oil
- 1.2 Oz Shea Butter
- .3 Oz Optiphen (a preservative that keeps mold and other yuck from growing)
- .2 Oz Essential Oils
- Immersion Blender
- Stainless Spoons
- Kitchen Scale
- Measuring Cup
- A Large Pot
- Jars, Tins, or Bottles (to store your lotion)
- Begin by washing everything up in hot soapy water. Make sure you wash your immersion blender, too!
- Combine coconut oil, almond oil, and shea butter in your pot. Heat them until just melted.
- Add the emulsifying wax to the melted oil mixture and heat everything until the wax melts.
- Remove pot from heat.
- Combine the oil and wax mixture with milk and water. Blend everything with the immersion blender for 4-5 minutes until mixture is slightly thickened.
- Add optiphen and your essential oils, blend for 1 additional minute. The mixture will thin back out at this point, that’s okay.
- Pour mixture into the containers of your choice and allow to cool. The mixture will thicken back up at room temp.
That’s it! Super easy. If you don’t want to use essential oils, you don’t have to. I’ve also mixed this with herbal infused almond oil and herbal teas to add the scent and the properties of the herb.
It’s nice because it maintains the scent from the infused oil and tea. But, it does make the lotion a bit darker. All in what you want to do and what you have on hand.
Either way it’s awesome. And you need to make it.
And slather it all over your skin. Your skin will thank you.