Milk Soapmaking

Learn to make soap using any kind of milk
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  • Lectures 18
  • Length 2 hours
  • Skill Level Intermediate Level
  • Languages English
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About This Course

Published 3/2014 English

Course Description

Milk soaps can be tricky, but you can learn to make soap using any kind of milk while still maintaining an ivory color in this soapmaking class.

This is a comprehensive, course consisting of slideshow presentations, videos, downloadable PDFs, and quizzes to highlight important information in a professional format. You’ll be able to learn everything you would in a traditional classroom and ask any questions along the way all from the comfort of your home.

Learn to create soap using different types of milk in this class

Topics include:

  • Types of milk and their benefits to soap
  • Choosing milks
  • Methods of using milk successfully
  • Troubleshooting

Learn to make:

  • Naturally White Goat Milk Soap
  • Mocha Latte Exfoliating Soap with Almond Milk and Coffee Grounds
  • Triple Cream Rice Pudding Soap with Rice Milk, Yogurt, and Cream
  • Coconut Milk Salt Bars with Himayalan pink salts

Includes: Milk Soapmaking Manual PDF

Our classes are unique in the industry. Each course is designed in logical sequence in a well thought out curriculum. Classes are very comprehensive and cover small details that are often overlooked in other courses and books, but make life easier for soapmakers (things we wished we had learned as a new soapmaker). The class is built on a professional platform, where you can learn at your own pace on your own time, anywhere in the world. You just need internet access and a desire to learn.

What are the requirements?

  • To make soaps you will need: recipe, oils, lye, fragrance, colorants, various milks
  • Desire to learn
  • Willingness to practice

What am I going to get from this course?

  • Learn all about milks, their differences and benefits
  • Learn how to choose milks for your soap project
  • Learn to prepare milks for soapmaking
  • Learn to make 4 different soaps

Who is the target audience?

  • Soapmakers interested in learning about using milks in soap

What you get with this course?

Not for you? No problem.
30 day money back guarantee.

Forever yours.
Lifetime access.

Learn on the go.
Desktop, iOS and Android.

Get rewarded.
Certificate of completion.


Section 1: Introduction
Introduction to this Course
Milk Soapmaking Manual

This a review of common tools associated with making soap.


This is a review of the safe handling of lye.

Scenting Soaps
Coloring Soaps

This is a review of basic soapmaking to verify that you have the skills needed to start an intermediate course.

Soapmaking Basics
10 questions
Section 2: Milks for Soapmaking
Milks: An Overview
Choosing Milks
Methods and Preparation
10 questions
Section 3: Milk Soapmaking in Action
Basic Naturally White Goat Milk Soap
Non Dairy Mocha Latte Exfoliating Soap (with Almond Milk)
Triple Cream Rice Pudding Soap (Rice Milk, Cream, & Yogurt)

Salt bars are not strictly a milk soap, but since we love coconut milk in our salt bars, it was a perfect opportunity to teach them.

Pink Coconut Milk Salt Bar
Milk Soapmaking in Action
8 questions
Section 4: Conclusion

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Instructor Biography

Erica D Pence, Certified Advanced Soapmaking Teacher

Erica Pence is a soapmaker, teacher, author, and blogger. She is the founder and CEO of Bath Alchemy Lab providing soap, bath & body, and candle making classes, and Herban Apothecary (formerly The Bonnie Bath Co.), her own line of bath and body products. She is author of the blog, Soap-Blog, where she provides information for those in the bath and body industry. Erica is a long-time columnist for The Saponifier magazine and a speaker for the Handcrafted Soap and Cosmetic Guild 2014 Conference. She holds a BA in Education, and combines her love for teaching and researching with her passion for soapmaking. Erica is a native Floridian, who now resides in North Carolina with her husband, daughter, 2 dogs, and an old cat.

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