Pumpkin Spice Goat Milk Soap
From Shelley Phelps, White Doves Farm
Approx. 60 oz. (by weight) grated goat milk soap base.
*(Any grated soap base will work and can be purchased at a soap supply company.)
1 cup water.
1 cup cooked, pureed pumpkin. (Canned pumpkin works great)
1 tsp. ground cinnamon
1 tsp. ground nutmeg
12 drops Vanilla Essential Oil Soap Form
12 drops Nutmeg Essential Oil*(Essential oils can be added more or less to your own discretion, but a little goes a long way)
Soap Mold (I use a plastic tray mold that’s 1 ¼” x 8” x 15 ½” But any hard cardboard box or wooden box, of similar volume, lined with a damp cotton cloth or freezer paper will work.)
Slowly melt grated soap base in saucepan over medium heat till all pieces are melted. This could take 30 min or more, don’t rush it. A crock pot could be used on a medium setting, but takes a little longer to melt. Take off heat, or turn off crock pot and allow to cool approx. 10min. If soap is too thick to stir, add another ¼ cup hot water and stir.
Add in pumpkin and stir. Mixture will thin out even more when pumpkin is added and should pour nicely. Next add in spices and essential oils as desired. Pour mixture into lined mold. If using a plastic mold it’s a good idea to spray lightly with cooking spray to aid in unmolding the soap.
Let the soap cool completely before trying to unmold. Cut into bar shapes or with cookie cutters. Allow to dry and harden approximately a week. Wrap or package as desired. No curing time is needed. The saponification process is complete after the soap cools, but the bars will last longer the harder and dryer it gets before using.
Find White Doves Farm at www.whitedovesfarm.com.