Making Sheep Milk Soap
Milk-based soap is best for your skin. The higher the fat content in the milk, the more moisturizing it will be. Sheep milk has a higher fat content than cow or goat milk and the milk and the cream do not separate. Also, the natural alpha-hydroxy acids found in milk have a rejuvenating and softening effect on the skin.
This page was last updated: October 26, 2008
- The main thing is to ALWAYS pour the lye into the water, not the water into the lye. If you pour the water into the lye, you run a greater risk of it splashing up into your face.
- If you do use sheep/goat/cow milk in it's liquid form, put it in the freezer until it's slushy. That will help keep the temperature of your lye water down (milk, like honey, really heats up a batch), give you a lighter color soap, and alleviate some of the ammonia smell that milk soaps can have while they're curing.