The Great Things About Milk Soap – And How To Make It!

With its various health benefits to the skin, more and more people have opted to switch with milk soap bar instead of their usual commercial bath soaps. It can be said that cleaning the body nowadays is not merely about getting rid of the dirty elements that hound every human being. Instead, it has become also a need to develop the skin’s total capacity to ward of aging and ailments brought about by the dirty surroundings. Equally important, the skin must remain soft, supple and invigorated as it is cleansed. That is why milk soap use has become the wisest choice for many people.

The increase in demand for bars of soap from milk also saw a flourishing industry of milk soap making.  It’s not only the manufacturing giants who have concocted healthy products as small entrepreneurships ventured into materializing an ingenious milk soap recipe or two. Like the commercial production of these milk soap products small businesses and even household use the basic ingredients for a healthy bar, and eliminate the chemical additions that are known to harm the skin. Among the leading milk products used for the process would be from animals like goat and cow. Some have opted to maximize the advantages of coconut milk as well, and others produce their milk soap bars using sour milk. Regardless of the milk, all these are processed by mixing lye.

As it is, milk is not just the leading nutrition source for infants, children and young adults. It is also beneficial to the skin, acting as the gentlest exfoliating agent which gives a well-scrubbed, soft and smooth skin. With the specks of dirt and dead cells on the skin surface eliminated, the milk soap is truly the alternative to chemical-laden bars of soap that has very little nutrients.

For those who are not thoroughly informed about the milk soap benefits, the process would sound tedious  and taxing on time and money. But truth is that making your own bars of soap at home, using milk from the grocery, heating the liquid with lye and finally getting the results of homemade milk soap is a rewarding experience. You don’t only save in the aspect of household expenses, you save your healthy skin excellently as well. It’s a matter of knowing the basics of milk soap making and finding time to produce the healthy bar.

Now, the great thing about these healthy soap bars isn’t limited to better skin. It is also about producing the mixture that is perfectly suited to your skin condition. Thus, it might need for you to find the best milk soap recipe for your skin type so that the benefits of milk could be complemented by other healthy ingredients. What’s more, you could also choose from whatever type of milk you desire, together with scents, milk soap food coloring and bar-shaping processes. Indeed, producing your own milk soap is about addressing your most desired end for your skin.

For me, the process involved in having an incredible soap available at all times comes very easy. With my partiality to sour milk, it’s not worrisome to get several cartoons beyond their expiry dates. Once these boxes give off that sour smell, it is stored in one container and placed inside the fridge until the next milk soap making schedule. This manner of storage allows lactic acid to transform into sodium lactate which is a major ingredient in any milk soap.

Once ready for making the bars of soap, the sour milk is then heated along with lye. As the liquid combination heats up, I get the tin pans or any other shaping container where the liquid is poured. Careful mixing is required to have the lye and milk blend perfectly. When the sour milk has been hardened after long storage, I make sure the chunks are broken down well during the mixing. Essential oils and scents are added as well. Once done mixing the milk soap liquid, Then I just place it in the freezer to have it hardened.

At times, I’d add milk soap food coloring when I’m preparing the bars for someone. Yes, I do give milk soap bars as presents, although to processthem in large amounts for giveaways, tokens and wholesale is something that should be carefully planned. I’ve long advocated the milk soap benefits and getting  accolades soon result to being asked for recipes, sessions in making these bars and even outright asking for samples.

Many friends have since made their own first milk soap bar, mostly from the strawberries and cream recipe I got somewhere. It’s the simplest and probably gives off the most pleasant look and smell that is rewarding for first-time milk soap makers. With unscented soap, water, milk, almond oil and strawberry fragrance oil, they soon got their first homemade soap bar. Others have tried making the coffee and cream soap mixture as well, pleased with the results of an espresso aroma during their bathing.