1 teaspoon apple cider vinegar. :). If it’s a basic shape, like a heart or pumpkin or something, then yes, definitely so. I have to hop off and cook dinner, but if I think of another idea/solution, I’ll pop back on and let you know! Hi Victoria, Hooray for making your first batch! (I’m in the camp that believes they do too. Add the liquid castile soap and coconut milk to your container and stir gently. If this question is answered somewhere in here already, I apologize for being repetitive, I missed it. Thanks! I’m so sorry that it’s giving you problems! But, it should be fine the way you did it too! You don’t have to be super precise with temperature – there’s a really wide range that soap makers use. Hooray! If you cut each bar thicker, then you might 6 bars. Sometimes, a layer of lye settles on the bottom and doesn’t dissolve into the milk properly and that can cause problems too. You could try diluting your goat’s milk with some water, or it’s possible that it’s getting a little bit too chilled. If you’ve never made homemade soap before, I recommend, Once the coconut milk is slushy/icy you're ready to begin. My lye mixture was about 104 and my oils were about 120. If the lye solution gets too cold though, you risk a false trace – where the butters/coconut oil/tallow etc (“hard” oils) start firming back up because of the cold and don’t mix in properly. You don’t need to pasteurize the milk first. That depends on which mold you use. I’m getting up the courage to try the milk soap soon. Thank u in advanced. (Forums are great sources of info!) Allow the soap to cool and harden completely, which takes approximately three hours. I started googling and it says your oils must be 110-120 degrees and the lye mixture has to be 85-100 degrees before mixing the oils and lye together. Hi Amber! Cari lives on a small farm with her husband, three kids, two dogs, two cats, and a goat. I was mixing on and off with my hand blender for 40 minutes. Were you working in a cold room? The information on this site is for idea-sharing only. You could also try adding sodium lactate, since that’s supposed to help with mold release: http://www.brambleberry.com/Sodium-Lactate-P5127.aspx or try this tip that uses regular salt: http://candleandsoap.about.com/od/tipstricks/qt/qtsalt.htm I’m glad you found the tutorial helpful! when we put it outside of Freezer , it loose! Another alternative is to reconstitute the powdered milk so it’s a liquid milk, freeze it and proceed with the recipe as normal, using the frozen milk to make your lye solution. I use whole milk – sometimes raw and sometimes pasteurized, since that’s what we drink, but you can use lower fat versions as well. An excellent substitute for coconut oil is babassu oil. 28 ounces olive oil (93%) Some soap makers like to work with temperatures that I would consider hot (around 120 to 130 degrees F) while I like to work cooler, with temperatures somewhere in the ballpark area around 90 to 110 degrees F (lye & oil). Hi Brandon! Letting the soap stay in the mold for 24 hours is usually enough time to make sure it’s gone completely through gel phase, but if you check it and it still feels warm, then let it stay in the mold longer until it cools back down. Milk type can be: cow, goat, coconut, rice, almond, and so forth. You can use breastmilk in pretty much any milk soap recipe & treat it the same way as regular cow or goat’s milk. It’s been 24 hours. Texture the top of the lemongrass + coconut milk soap before putting it to bed. Hi Mona! Hi Jene, I think that would work just as well! Gods Blessings for 2015 and beyond! Thanks a lot Dear. Heat the coconut oil in a small saucepan – first until melted, and then an extra three or four minutes until it’s hot. You could also try making your soap at higher temperatures than I do. I wanted to ask a question about trace. I made the soap on Tuesday pulled it out for room temp Wednesday night. Lavender buds can be sprinkled on top and remain purple for a while, but when mixed into soap tends to get grayish and yucky looking over time. Here’s a good writeup on it by the Soap Queen that you may enjoy reading: http://www.soapqueen.com/bath-and-body-tutorials/tips-and-tricks/back-to-basics-how-temperature-affects-cold-process-soap/. If you’ve made cold process soap successfully before though, I think you’ll find milk soap just as flexible and easy. Do you heat in a glass container in a pot with a thermometer (like a homemade double boiler)? If you don’t have a stick blender, you can hand stir the recipe. Have only been making soap for a couple of months but I am enjoying it immensely. Mold . Hi Jan :), Hello thereYou are an amazing teacher!! Step 2: In order to keep the sugars in milk from scorching, it needs to be icy cold or even frozen, before adding lye. Thanks again, What could I be doing wrong??? Have already tried the soap I made a few weeks ago, and can’t tell you how silky skin feels. The soup should be rich and thick so that it coats the back of a spoon. :), hello, i found your tutorial is great, but i am curious how many bars can you produce with this recipe? My question is what happens if you scorch the goats milk while adding the lye? Well, I have been reading through your website, albeit too slow for my satisfaction. Learn how to make a coconut milk soap recipe for homemade Christmas gifts for friends and family this holiday season. start a very small project for women to make goat’s milk soap for local sales and (maybe!!) Usually, you can add powdered milk at trace. Could I use palm oil instead of castor oil? If you’re using a hand mixer instead of stick blender, then you may need to stir more. :). I have two thoughts – did you make sure that you stir, stir, stirred the lye off of the bottom of the mixing container? Heat on low, stirring often to avoid burning. Found you over on Fresh Eggs Daily!!! Hi Jessica! :). You sure can! Hi Jan Soap is still soft but couldn’t resist. Hi Nancy, I sure don’t at this time, but you can find lots of great soap makers over at Etsy.com! Hi Jolene! Sorry if this was already asked and answered… Does hand made soap have antibiotic qualities? Cause afraid the smell in the fridge will influence the bm soap. It won’t matter what type of olive oil that you use, except that darker green oils may affect the final color of your soap. I was reading through this post and noticed I missed your comment – I’m sorry about that! But now they recommend pure lye. As long as your soap smells good and doesn’t have DOS (dreaded orange spots – indicating rancidity) on it, it’s good to go! Bramble Berry has a wonderful tool for figuring out how much to use: I have been wanting to make soap for a long time. of oil to get a nice pale yellow. Reducing liquid is also helpful when using silicone molds. To figure out how many ounces a soap recipe makes, add together the lye, water and oil weights. Please let me know if you don’t get it. did you mean that we should put the soap for at least 4 weeks?without use it? I only use my immersion blender for soap making, though I do know that some soap makers use the same tools for food as well. You could try soaping at a little bit higher temperature. This avoids a circle in the middle of my bars. Once both the coconut milk/lye mixture and the soapmaking oils have both cooled to around 90°F, you are ready to make soap. Hello! Sorry to hear that the goat’s milk soap is giving you some trouble! https://thenerdyfarmwife.com/soap-making/ Once you’re removed it from the cold, it will still be soft and will need another 24 to 48 hours in the mold at room temperature. :), After weeks of researching and preparing I finally made soap for the first time last night using this recipe and your tutorial to walk me through it! I ordered the lye through your affiliate link and it should arrive tomorrow. Hi. Hi jan thank u replying back to my mail u make some gorgeous stuff u sure have the gift I have also bought some of yr books will try what u have said. If you used coconut oil in your old soap recipes, then you’re probably okay with the amount in these. Hi Jan 2 tsp bright pink mica + 1 tbsp oil for blending it with. Hi Lil Goat Lover, Castor oil is added to boost lather, but since it’s such a small amount you could probably use palm oil instead. Or will a few runs through the dish washer be okay for future food use? Should I use EVOO, light olive oil, or does it not matter? I used my first bar yesterday. http://www.brambleberry.com/Sodium-Lactate-P5127.aspx I understand about it being a bit squishing coming out of the mold. Compared to common inexpensive store-bought soaps, soap making isn’t more cost effective. Note: When purchasing Fragrance oil and Mica colorants always check that they are suitable for using in cold process soap recipes. I think that’s because they don’t realize how much longer the stirring will take. No matter the color, the soap should still be great to use! We have a chambre d’hôte/B&B here in SW France and I have been making soaps for my guests to try and buy along with selling at the Xmas markets. I’ve not tried it to know for sure if that works or not, but it’s an interesting idea! 1 teaspoon baking soda. more of a mustard colour, Hi J! Its sitting in the freezer for the first 24 hours now. Is that correct? :). Hi Christy, I hope you find today that your soap turned out okay! TD means Titanium Dioxide: http://www.brambleberry.com/Titanium-Dioxide-Pigment-P4040.aspx More on Micas here: http://www.brambleberry.com/Micas-C46.aspx. it came out fine and i froze it for 24 hrs like you said. Yes, I do add about 1 to 2 tbsp (15 to 30 ml) of essential oil to my soaps sometimes. thanks a lot dear. I cut down on the milk and added more lye and that didn’t help. I know how frustrating that can be. Haha. Thanks for the update! https://www.brambleberry.com/Pages/Fragrance-Calculator.aspx or a stick/immersion blender: Set the lye mixture aside for a few minutes. Much nicer than store bought. I love your soap recipes, especially the “Garden Mint” one. When using your good glass pan, it will always need to be lined with parchment or freezer paper first to prevent sticking. Do you know what proportion of milk to base I should use? Adding it to my coconut milk soap recipe is an easy, natural way to take advantage of its skin care benefits on a daily basis. Your recipes seem to have that little something that appeals to me as I keep coming back to try another one when I want a new soap. Coconut oil is very cleansing. And, yes, you can add beeswax to firm up your soap. i can pull the mold back a little bit but it’s not like when i use MP. I am wondering if the temp makes any difference. Bring this to a boil over high heat, then reduce the heat so that it simmers gently but steadily. Hi Erica! I chose EVCO as well and the smell was strong, so I had to pour all 30ml of my Rose Essential oil in it. I have saved this wonderful tutorial since we will be making soap next year with goats milk! Store in fridge until ready to use. :) I added coffee grounds for exfoliation the first batch. I’m interested in making milk soap using a glycerin base that is already made. The high alkalinity of the bars keeps the milk from spoiling or molding. How long will the bars of soap, made out of raw cow’s milk, keep? You could try decreasing water too. Stir slowly and carefully as the lye heats up the coconut milk. Hi! Now…after I fill the mold ,I’m gonna use wood,should I place it in the refrigerator so it turns out lighter in color or the hp alone will yield a darker soap? Spray bottle of rubbing alcohol to remove bubbles. http://www.soaperschoice.com/cgi-soaperschoice/Web_store/web_store.cgi?keywords=Olive+Oil+Refined+A I don’t think it was false trace because it was certainly like a thick pudding mixture. http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/412uEM8BvLL._SY606_.jpg You sure can rescue your soap using a crock pot – here’s a great link to tell you how: Two questions so far: Have a lovely day! Stick to stainless steel, Type 5 polypropylene plastic and tempered glass. Thanks in advance. Hi Jan, Hi Zoe! Jan, Hi again Nikki! That does tend to fade away after it cures though. Warm your oils up to a higher temperature (about 100 to 110 degrees F perhaps) and maybe start with your milk slushy instead of frozen solid. Add the salt to the coconut milk/lye mixture and stir. HumbleBeeandMe.com Hi Tanya, Hooray for making your first batch of soap! I was in a hurry and scanned the article and comments. Hi Jan, I read through your recipe and I’m eager to try it, but I’m curious about how many bars of soap you’d get out of this recipe. Within 3 weeks, I have soap! Here’s a post that tells how to make rose infused oil: Thank u. Jan, Oat milk is a great plant based option for handmade soap. Just signed up for your newsletter as I’m blown away with all the free advice and mentoring you give. Have you tried making a non-milk recipe soap before? This blog was created for entertainment purposes only. Both soaps work great, the difference in the final, cured bar is mainly cosmetic. I can play a little bit. :). To substitute powdered milk, use distilled water instead of frozen milk to make the lye solution and blend around 1 tablespoon (6 grams) of powdered milk directly into the warmed oils with your stick blender, right before adding in the lye solution. Hi Susanne! Handmade soap just helps lift and clean away dirt in a natural manner, and in the process, germs can be washed away as well, but they aren’t directly killed by an ingredient or anything. I’m so happy to know that you enjoy the blog too! You can add salt to the hot lye solution & stir until dissolved. Can you hear clumps in it, when you shake the bottle? https://thenerdyfarmwife.com/rosa-rugosa-soap-recipe-palm-free/, You could also infuse some of the oil with rose petals to use in the recipe. Hi Marti, That’s a great question! If your soap went ahead and firmed up nicely, then you should be good to go. How To Make Pure Coconut Oil Soap (For Cleansing And Laundry) Ingredients. Hi Jan, If you get a chance, I’d love an update on how they’re doing for you now that they’ve set up and been unmolded! I have never read about refrigerating or freezing but will try the freezing method. Using a stick blender (immersion blender), like THIS ONE, begin stirring the oil and lye solution together. Yes, step number 11 is very important. Any liquid carrier oil will do (olive, vegetable or sunflower, almond ect….). However, I have heard that you can make soap with low amounts of butter. It starts off causing the soap to be on the softer side, but once it cures for an extended time, the bar will grow very hard, yet extremely gentle on your skin. That is very helpful. OK to just wash like normal afterwards and use for cooking again? 2 ounce castor oil (7%), Do you have any access to shea or cocoa butter? Would you need to spray them with mineral oil so the soap would release? Even then, most botanicals will turn brown or black when mixed in the soap batter. ? This post has information on substituting out oils: https://thenerdyfarmwife.com/how-to-make-any-soap-recipe-palm-free/ You could also just use a little more olive or coconut oil instead of castor and plug the new numbers into a lye calculator in case the amount of lye needed changes: https://www.thesage.com/calcs/LyeCalc.html. You can sprinkle them on top though, right after pouring into the mold. I look forward to making soap with milk! https://thenerdyfarmwife.com/rose-petal-salve-recipe/, and in this recipe (at the Hobby Farms site instead of this one), I incorporated finely powdered dried rose petals (but be light-handed with those as they will turn dark over time): Hi there, Hi Rita, Thank you for the wonderful comment! :). This process is primarily to melt the coconut oil, if solid, as well as to warm up any oils that may be cold. You can also partially freeze your goat’s milk, so it’s more of slush. Hi Anna, I don’t usually cover it in the freezer (or fridge) other than sometimes a sheet of wax paper. You can still use 12 ounces of milk, especially if you’ve been happy with it. My soap had cocoa butter and I used cream in it, but you could really add vanilla bean to any soap recipe, even the one in this post for milk soap. Hi Erica! I do use a separate crock pot for soap making, but that’s because I got a new one for Christmas ages back, and so had two to do so. Once your lavender and coconut milk soaps are firm, unmold then allow to cure for four to six weeks prior to use. Is fresh goat milk too much fats ? Keep me posted on how it’s doing! It works great! I hope you have fun making soap and experimenting with all of the fun options out there! Hi San! I let it cure for six weeks. Good luck with your soap!! It is palm-free & vegan friendly. This recipe is not quite 3 pounds (add the lye + liquid + oils/fats weight) or will make maybe 7 or 8 bars, depending on what size you cut them. So, I’m probably a little over-conservative on how slow I mix it in now. Was a lot easier than I first thought and I’m excited! Oops, I remembered one more question! I’ve tweaked it and used it for just about every soap I make with essential oil leaving out the mint of course. 1st batch of soap ever in the freezer now. (Note: Over cure time, the brown bar lightened up a few shades, and the white bar turned more ivory toned.). I’d love to hear how it does over the next few weeks though – keep me posted! Repeat until you reach trace, which may take about four or five minutes. Hi Franka! I love the creamy, nourising feel milk gives! http://www.soapmakingforum.com/showthread.php?t=3327 Then remove from heat and set aside. :) Milk soap that doesn’t go through gel phase tends to be a little soft at first AND palm-free soaps often start off soft too AND some silicone molds are famous for holding moisture and being harder to unmold. (It’s so hard to wait!) (With the same amount of lye.). I have rather dry and somewhat sensitive skin (along with a few other family members who have the same) and can’t handle a lot of plain coconut oil, when used as a moisturizer. Now that the taxes are off to the accountant (yay!) Do you have any ideas as to why it turned out grainy? Be sure to ask if you run into any questions I can help you out with. Hi Jan- Because of the higher amount of olive oil in this soap recipe, the longer you let it cure, the harder the final bar will be. Set your mold onto a cutting board, then pour evenly into each of your mold’s six cavities. Hi Julie, From my experience, milk soaps last about as long as regular soaps. The first result I get from that search is here: Set aside. There are a couple of ideas I can think of – first, some people are sensitive to anything but a small amount of coconut oil in their soap. https://www.thesprucecrafts.com/goat-milk-soap-recipe-517229 Or, you can leave everything for 24 hours so the oils have time to finish turning into soap, then soak in warm water and rinse well. The following photo is what trace looks like: Once trace is reached, you can stir in essential oils for scent, colorants such as clays or botanicals, or add-ins like oatmeal, honey, and so forth. I love your website! When adding beeswax, it’s good to soap at a little higher temperatures though. I do have some safflower or canola or more coconut oil. Hi Casey, I’m happy you like the site and recipes! How wonderful to have your own milk cow too! 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