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Soap Making

Soap Making

Soap making is a great option for anyone wanting to do more for themselves.   Soap making is fun, provides a natural outlet for your creativity, creates a viable product for market and is simply wonderful for your skin. Wondering what to do with extra milk? Goat milk soap always sells out at the farmer’s market!


Making soap has many health benefits for your family as well.  Mary Jane Toth, author of Goats Produce Too! and a regular contributor to the Hoegger Farmyard states, “After moving to the farm, raising goats and trying my hand at soap making for the first time, my eczema cleared up. I wish I had known earlier about the benefits of homemade soap, but really stumbled into it through my own desire for a more simple life.  Since using my homemade soap exclusively, I have not had an outbreak for 25 years.”


Making soap at home is an easy and enjoyable way to get even more from your small farm.  Goat’s milk soap always sells out at the local fair and the health benefits for your family are numerous.  Hoegger Supply offers a full line of Cold Process soap making equipment and supplies.   We focus on cold process soap making because that is the most common method for people who are using natural ingredients such as goat milk.


In the navigation bar to the left you will find tips and help pages, make sure to check out the Soap Blog for posts from soapmaking experts, and if you can’t find an answer to a specific question, please post it on the Soap Forum where Hoegger Customers and Soap Making Experts can help you get the information you need. And of course, you can get all the supplies you need to start at Hoegger Supply.


Recent Posts

Formulating goat milk soaps and using additives

Our last soap blog showed a step-by-step tutorial on how to make goat milk castile bar soap.  Castile soap – 100% olive oil soap – is mild but not very bubbly or cleansing.  What do we consider when formulation goat milk soap with multiple triglycerides? And what about adding scents and colors to goat milk [...]

How to make a goat milk Castile bar soap

Castile soap is 100% olive oil soap, and it is mild enough to use on babies (6 months or older).  In this variant, goat milk replaces the water used to dissolve the lye crystals (NaOH).   This has several advantages:  the goat milk reduces curing time from six months to three months; the resulting soap is [...]

Using infused calendula in home made goat milk soap

Calendula is renowned for its skin healing and soothing qualities, and has been used in skin care for centuries. The sunny bright yellow-orange flowers are the parts of the plant used.  We are lucky to have calendula flowers growing in the garden as a friendly ‘volunteer’ companion crop.   We have so many, that Pine St [...]