Since I have spent most of my life as an outdoor photographer, I make no great claims to step-by-step pictorial instructions for making much of anything. Below, however, I've stepped through the process we use for creating our goat milk soap. Nothing fancy. Just the basics.
For the purpose of soap-making, I freeze our goat milk in ice cube trays then bag the cubes or use them right away.
Oils are measured in ounces. Olive oil, castor oil, coconut oil, palm oil, grapeseed oil, and sweet almond oil are our most commonly used.
After hardening for twenty-four to forty-eight hours, the individual bars of soap are loosened from their molds and spread to dry. The hardening process generally takes four to six weeks until all moisture has evaporated and the soap is ready for personal use.
This is our story, in real time and in photos. It is neither unique nor unusual nor extraordinary. But it is our story.