How to Make Goat Milk Shampoo Bars

How to Make Goat Milk Shampoo Bars

As the name suggests, goat milk shampoo bars are solid shampoo and conditioner bars that contain a quantity of goat's milk. If you are just becoming aware of goat milk shampoo bars, you might be wondering what they are, where you can get your own, and why they are so popular in the hair care world right now.

Why Should More People Use Goat Milk for Their Hair Care Products?

There are many reasons why we feel more people should use goat milk for their hair care products. For one thing, goat's milk is a natural ingredient, which means it is better for the environment and the user, who will not need to expose themselves to so many nasty ingredients that are so prominent in many commercially sold shampoos and conditioners.

Not only that, but since goat milk shampoo bars come in a solid state, they do not require lots, or even any, plastic packaging. Because of this, it is possible to significantly reduce water or even eliminate it completely when it comes to your primary hair care products.

What Are the Benefits of Goat Milk Over Other Kinds of Materials?

As mentioned above, goat's milk is a natural substance, which means it is free from harsh chemicals. That isn't the only benefit of using it to make shampoo bars; it's also great for your hair! Below are some of the most significant hair care benefits of using goat milk shampoo bars that you are likely to experience:

  • Goat's milk contains proteins that are known to help repair and replenish damaged hair. For example, casein is a major protein that helps to strengthen hair and improve elasticity.
  • Goat's milk also contains Vitamin A, which is crucial for promoting hair growth.
  • Goat's milk is also great at locking in moisture, not only to your hair but also to your scalp, which helps to promote and maintain head health.
  • Vitamin B is also a significant component of goat's milk and is essential to excellent hair health because it can help prevent hair loss in most people. It's also great at strengthening hair and adding shine too.
  • Goat's milk also contains a lot of iron. Iron is also great at helping to prevent hair loss and thinning while also promoting better growth.

As you can see, goat's milk is an incredible product when it comes to caring for your hair. It can help to strengthen your hair, promote growth, and increase moisture and shine, which is why more people should be using goat milk in their products. Regarding the perks of shampoo containing goat's milk, it is hard to find an alternative that has as many benefits or can be as effective while also being sustainable. Choose goat's milk to enjoy the benefits of a low-waste, highly effective hair care product in your life.

How Are Goat's Milk Shampoo Bars Made?

If you want to see the benefits of goat milk shampoo bars for yourself, consider looking into its ingredients. Below you will find one of the best recipes for this sustainable product. One note to make, this isn't an exact recipe made by Tristegus. It's a general recipe you can use.

Goat Milk Shampoo: Yield: 2.5 lbs/ 7 bars of soap

You will need:

  • Heavy-duty pan
  • Protective gloves and goggles
  • Wax paper
  • Soap molds
  • Immersion blender
  • Wooden spoon


For the lye solution

  • 8.5 oz Goat's milk, frozen 
  • 3.9 oz lye (sodium hydroxide)
  • 0.5 oz distilled water

For the oil solution

  • 3 oz shea butter
  • 7.5 oz coconut oil
  • 3 oz sweet almond oil
  • 10.5 oz olive oil
  • 4 oz castor oil

Essential oils

1.23 oz of tea tree or lavender oil, optional 


It is important that you use an accurate weighing scale to measure out all ingredients because making soap requires you to be extremely precise.

Step 1

Before making goat milk shampoo bars, you will need to free the goat's milk. We find that the easiest way to do this is to weigh out the precise amount of milk you need and pour it into as many ice cube trays as you need. Freeze until solid through and leave in the freezer until you start making your shampoo.

Step 2

Put on protective gloves and goggles, then pour water and goat's milk into a heavy stainless steel bowl. Add lye to the mixture a little at a time, stirring between each application, taking time to ensure that the lye dissolves and the milk does not burn.

Step 3

Melt the shea and coconut oils into your soap mixture before adding all other oils except your chosen essential oil. Use an immersion blender alternately with a wooden spoon to stir your soap until it is thick enough to leave a trace.

A trace occurs when your soap is thick enough that if you pick up a small amount on a spoon and drip it back into the mix, it would leave a visible imprint in the mixture before recombining.

When your mixture has reached the trace stage, add essential oils, mix thoroughly and pour into a soap mold.

Step 4

Cover soap with wax paper and a clean towel and leave to mature at room temperature overnight. Check on the mix occasionally, and transport to a cooler location if you notice any cracks have started to form.

Alternatively, if you want your soap to be lighter in color, place the mold into the refrigerator and leave it for 24 hours before transferring it to room temperature for another 48 hours. This will allow your shampoo bars to mature.

Step 5

Remove soap from the mold and slice it into multiple bars. Place on wax paper and leave to cure for one month before use.

Tristegus Goat Milk Shampoo Bars

Of course, you can save yourself all of that time and effort by simply purchasing one of our goat milk shampoo bars. These bars are a highly effective and sustainable product. We feel confident you will notice a vast improvement in the condition of your hair when you choose a Waste Not shampoo and conditioner bar from Tristegus.

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