Class Handout: Cold Process Milk Soaps


by Ruth Esteves

This Class Handout is a digital download. Once purchased, you will find the link to access your document on your MY ACCOUNT page.

Purchase this Class Handout & 3 other topics by Ruth as a Collection & Save $32 off the individual price!

Discover the creamy world of milk soaps! When used in place of distilled water, milk is a lovely addition to cold process soap. Many folks consider milk soaps to be milder, more conditioning, and have a creamier lather.

But using milk in cold process soap takes a bit more care. Although they are mostly water, milks also contain proteins, sugars and fats. These components bring beneficial qualities to soap, but they can also make soapmaking a little trickier.

Fear not! Cold Process Milk Soap will take the mystery out of making beautiful milk soaps.

This is the same handout used for our in Studio class Cold Process Milk Soaps.

This Class Handout assumes that you have either taken our Cold Process 101 Class or have experience making soap from scratch on your own. If you have never made soap from scratch before (cold process or hot process), you can first take our Cold Process 101 Soap class or order the Class Handout.

You’ll learn:

• a thorough description of which milks and milk products are good additions to soap, including fresh milk, canned milk and powdered milk
• complete recipes for three batches of soap made with goat milk, coconut milk & soy milk (just like the soaps made in class)
• step-by-step instructions with photos
• a list of resources for ingredients and supplies

When all is said and done, you’ll have the knowledge and confidence you need to make your own creamy milk soaps.

Summary of what’s in this Digital Class Handout:

  • Cover Page: Picture of the bars of soap made with the three recipes in the handout.
  • Page 1: Introduction to milk soaps & recipe for Soapquick (used in all batches in handout).
  • Pages 2-3: Special considerations for powdered milks & recipe/step-by-step for coconut milk soap.
  • Pages 4-5: Special considerations for evaporated milks & recipe/step-by-step for goats’ milk soap.
  • Pages 6-7: Special considerations for fresh milk & recipe/step-by-step for soy milk soap.
  • Page 8: A list of my favorite online suppliers and inspirational soap sites that will kick-start your creativity!

Please read about the teacher & find more details in the “About Class Handouts” tab below before purchasing this handout.

A Class Handout is the digital PDF version of the handout for the in-person classes we taught at The Nova Studio. After ordering this PDF-format digital handout, you will be directed to a page that contains links to your instant downloads. You’ll have easy access to all your active Class Handout links in one easy place from your My Account page (downloads expire after 10 days & 5 downloads – so be sure to save the docs to your computer before then).

They will save you a ton of time & energy by giving you accurate, tested recipes & formulas, clear instructions, recommended sources for where to buy supplies relevant to each topic, and any background and/or supporting information. It’s the next best thing to being in a class!

When you buy the handouts, you also have permission to make the products exactly as is (with or without changing them) and you may market/sell them to your customers using our recipes. The only thing you cannot do is sell, post or distribute the information, directions, or recipes in our handouts since they are protected by copyright laws as part of our exclusive intellectual property.

Purchasing these handouts does not include any additional consulting or email support. If you have questions or need consulting, we offer private lessons & phone consultations. If you teach classes and want help creating your own class handouts, please contact us to set up a private consult and we would be happy to assist you. Purchasing our handouts does not give you permission or license to use them as teaching materials.


With Class Handouts, you are granted instant access as soon as your transaction is complete (download links can be found on your My Account page – simply open the files & save them to your computer and you will have access to them forever). Since this is a digital product that you cannot return, we have a no refund policy. That said, we want you to be happy. If you are not satisfied with your purchase, please Contact Us.


Ruth headshot square versionRuth Esteves, Co-owner of The Nova Studio, started making handmade soap in 2006 as another in a long line of hobbies. Since then, she has gone from whipping up quick melt-and-pour soap gifts for her friends to designing and selling her own cold process soaps online through Sirona Springs. Trained as a laboratory research scientist, Ruth finds that soapmaking is the perfect blending of chemistry and art. Ruth is also a member of the Handcrafted Soap & Cosmetics Guild (HSCG) and holds the HSCG Advanced Soapmaker certification. Learn beginning & advanced soap making topics from Ruth.


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