With its various health benefits for the skin, more and more people have opted to switch to milk soap bars 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 also become a need to develop the skin’s total capacity to ward off aging and ailments brought about by 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 made 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 entrepreneurs have ventured into materializing an ingenious milk soap recipe. In the commercial production of these milk soap products, small businesses and even households use the simple ingredients for a healthy bar and eliminate the chemical additions that harm the skin. Among the leading milk products used for the process would be from animals like goats and cows. Some have opted to maximize the advantages of coconut milk, and others produce their milk soap bars using sour milk. Regardless of the milk, all of these are processed by mixing lye.
Milk Soap Benefits
Enriched with Nutrients
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. As it removes specks of dirt and dead cells from the skin’s surface, milk soap is a sure alternative to chemical-laden bars of soap with few nutrients.
Saves Money and Time
For those who aren’t familiar with the benefits of milk soap, the process may appear tedious and costly in terms of both time and money. But the truth is that making your bars of soap at home, using milk from the grocery store, heating the liquid with lye, and finally getting the results of homemade milk soap is a rewarding experience. You save not only in the aspect of household expenses, but you end up saving your healthy skin excellently. It’s just a matter of learning the fundamentals of milk soap making and taking the time to make a hygienic bar.
Better for Skin
The great thing about these healthy soap bars isn’t limited to better skin. It is also about producing the mixture perfectly suited to your skin condition. Thus, you might need to find the best milk soap recipe for your skin type so that other healthy ingredients can complement the benefits of milk. You could also choose from whatever milk you desire, mix with scents, milk soap coloring, and bar-shaping processes. Indeed, making your milk soap is all about achieving your ultimate skincare goal.
Milk Soap Making
For me, the process involved in having an excellent 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, they are stored in one container and placed inside the fridge until the consequent milk soap-making schedule. This manner of storage allows lactic acid to transform into sodium lactate, which is a vital ingredient in any milk soap.
Once ready to make the bars of soap, the sour milk is then heated along with lye. As the liquid combination heats, I get the tin pans or any other shaped container where the liquid is poured. Careful mixing is required to have the lye and milk blend perfectly. When the sour milk has 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, I place it in the freezer to have it hardened.
I’d add milk soap and food coloring when preparing the bars for someone. Yes, I give milk soap bars as presents, although processing them 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 results in being asked for recipes, sessions on making these bars, and even outright asking for samples.
Many friends have since made their own first milk soap bars, mainly from the strawberry 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. They made their first homemade soap bar with unscented soap, water, milk, almond oil, and strawberry fragrance oil. Others have tried making the coffee and cream soap mixture, pleased with the results of an espresso aroma during their bathing.