Monday, November 15, 2010

Goat milk hand lotion

I was so impressed with the quality of the goat milk soap I've been using that I thought it was time to branch out and try to make some goat milk hand lotion. Of course, this is the season when the air gets a bit drier and my tender hands are in need of some moisturizing lotion ... so the timing is perfect.

As usual, I scoured the internet in search of the simplest recipe I could find. This is what I came up with.


1/8 teaspoon Borax
1/4 cup cold goats milk
1/2 cup coconut oil
1 tablespoon beeswax
1/2 cup aloe vera gel
1 teaspoon vitamin E oil
10 drops of lavender oil

Pour the goat milk into a small pot, add the Borax and bring the mixture to a scalding temperature. Remove from heat.

Next, in a separate pot, melt the coconut oil and beeswax together. Then slowly add the melted mixture to the milk and Borax. Mix together well using a whisk. Add vitamin E oil and the scented oil. Allow everything to cool to room temperature.

Once cooled, add aloe vera and whisk well one final time.

Once the lotion was completely settled the solution went a wee bit chunky. It still works quite nicely as a hand lotion since the oils melt quickly once they touch your skin.

I have noticed that the lotion tends to stay on your hands for a few minutes longer than the store bought lotions. But, in the end, this lotion is better for you since it has no harmful additives or preservatives and does a great job moisturizing.

I'm sold ... I'll be making this again when I run out.


  1. HI, just a quick comment. The Borax is used as an emulsifier in you recipe. Borax will dry the skin, so the more you use the more you need it. If you can find Emulsifying Wax you will have a better lotion. I know you can get it from and I think It is much better for your hands. Here is a link explaining the Borax.

  2. 1 tbls beeswax = 10.2 grams beeswax .... ;)