Making soap out of breastmilk

November 15 2020 – Osric Neal

Making soap out of breastmilk
Making soap out of breastmilk
Breastmilk Soap


Breastmilk soap is just soap made with your breastmilk mixed with non-GMO and organic oils, you will need to treat it as any other soap. Unlike other soap, this will have the special ingredient of your own milk in it. You can use it as often as you like for you and your whole family. 


Breastmilk Soap

The Benefits of Breastmilk Soap

Breastmilk is high in fats and ideal for making a creamy soap. It naturally contains more sugars than other types of milk used in soap making, which gives a finished bar a silky lather.

Breastmilk soap works very soothing for various skin issues, like diaper rash eczema. It can also help with dry, red, and itchy skin. Breast milk has a long history of topically. Studies have shown it is just as effective in treating infant eczema as hydrocortisone. The natural compounds found in breastmilk can also be helpful in treating acne and rashes.

If you add breastmilk  into the soap making pot with the lye its going to be chemically cooked, and any enzymes it may have aren't likely to make it into the finished product. You may wonder why bother then. Because beyond the micronutrients and enzymes, breastmilk is actually great for soap making. Breastmilk contains more fat than cows milk, which will help make a creamier soap. It also naturally contains more sugars, and the sugars in milk help promote a silky lather in a bar of the finished breastmilk soap. It is also high in vitamins which promote skin health, and those all make it though the lye transformation from milk to soap. If any of th enzymes, anti-microbial agents or other breastmilk compounds make it through into the finished soap, then that's an extra benefit.

Breastmilk soap mold

How To Make Breastmilk Soap

Step 1: Melt the soap base (500g)

Step 2: Mix in 250ml room temperature breast milk - you can add less if you like

Step 3: Stir until well mixed and add any essential oils or herbs you might like in your soap.

Step 4: Pour the liquid into any shape of containers or mold that you wish to make your soap.

Step 5: Put the containers into your fridge an you should have beautiful breastmilk soap after a couple of hours

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Washing hands with breastmilk soap
Breastmilk soap


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