A few weeks ago, my friend Shelli sent out a shout out on Facebook. Who would like to go to a goat milk soap class with her?
I told her that I would love to take the class with her, but wondered why would you want to use Goat Milk Soap over other soaps?
There are suppose to be many benefits of Goat Milk Soap for skin.
Goat Milk has many essential nutrients and has deep moisturizing properties. ( Which as I get older this girl needs!)
It provides a deep yet gentle cleanse, while providing anti-inflammatory and anti-aging properties.
Uh, hello? Who doesn’t need that?
Along with containing anti-bacterial properties, it also protects your skin from the sun.
The people teaching the class were Stone City Farm from Tenino, Washington.
Super helpful and friendly!
They also provided soap and soap holders for sale at the end of the class.
I couldn’t resist buying a few!
When we arrived, the instructors had everything ready for us.
We started by putting on protective eye wear, aprons and glasses.
Next, we were asked to choose an essential oil and an exfoliant to add to our soap.
I chose lavender essential oil and oatmeal.
The first thing we did after donning our aprons, gloves and protective eye wear, was mix the frozen goat milk with lye.
I won’t bore you with all the details but I will say that we spent most of our time mixing and mixing and mixing.
Once the lye and goat milk was mixed.
We took our oil and added essential oil and exfoliant.
Then we mixed the goat milk mixture with the oil mixture.
And mixed, and mixed…..
Once we had it mixed properly, we poured our soap into a mold that they provided.
Ta Da! The finished product.
Now, we wait for 2 days before taking the soap from the mold to cut it into bars.
I have to say that it was a fun class!
It helped that the class was held at a local brewery and there were libations to sample, even though I am not much of a beer drinker.
This is what the soap looked like after 2 days.
I carefully removed it from the mold.
At this point, it is still not totally set.
Then sliced it into bars, using a non-serrated knife.
Now, my soap has to sit for 6 weeks!
I’m not sure I can wait that long!
Until, next time…