Milk is the primary source of nutrient for children. But at the same time milk can be used also as a gentle skin exfoliant. It is important to have healthy skin and using a milk soap recipe to gently exfoliate the skin is the best. Exfoliation is the process of scrubbing off skin by using a grainy material to remove the dead surface layer.

Milk contains many nutrients as well as vitamins A and D which are excellent in acquiring supple, smooth and healthy skin. The same nutrients and vitamins are also available in goat milk which is a very popular ingredient in making milk soap. Goat milk promises to give the skin a natural gleam by keeping the skin moisturized and hydrated.

Strawberries and Cream Soap Recipe

Ingredients:

1 bar castile soap or any unscented white soap (Ivory or White Dove)
1/4 cup purified water (mineral water will do)
1/4 cup powdered milk (full cream milk)
1 tablespoon almond oil
1/8 teaspoon strawberry fragrance oil
1 drop red food coloring

Procedure:

1. Grate the castile soap using a cheese grater. Set aside.
2. In a heavy pot, bring the purified water to a boil over low heat.
3. Before the water starts to boil, stir in the grated castile soap until the mixture thickens.
4. When the mixture forms a gum like mass, remove the pot from the heat.
5. Add the 1/4 cup powdered milk, 1 tbsp almond oil, the 1/8 tsp strawberry fragrance and the red food coloring.
6. Stir the mixture until it is well blended.
7. Pour the mixture into a mold.
8. Set aside for 3 to 4 hours or until the soap is hard enough.

Coffee and Cream Soap Recipe

Ingredients:

1 bar of glycerin soap
1 tsp finely ground espresso
1 tsp powdered milk
1/8 tsp coffee fragrance oil

Procedure:

1. Place the glycerin soap in a saucepan. Melt the soap over low heat until it is liquefied.
2. Remove the saucepan from the heat. Mix in the espresso, powdered milk and the fragrance oil.
3. Pour the mixture into a mold.
4. Set aside for 3 to 4 hours and until the soap hardens.

The two recipes above are easy and simple to make because their ingredients are readily available and making these milk soaps are not labor intensive. You can also make your own recipe by changing the fragrance oil and/or food color and, at the same time, retaining the basic ingredients to make your own soap.

Do want to look fresher and younger everyday? You can make your own milk soap recipe that will keep your skin soft and supple. Get the best milk soap recipes by clicking on these links.