Thursday, 24 July 2008

Ambrosia Soap

I wanted to have a go at making a soap using fresh, organic milk straight from the girls. So I did as I had been instructed to do by a very talented soap maker called Liz and froze the milk first.

I then let it defrost only very slighty so it was slushy and very carefully added the lye to it bit by bit, fully mixing the lye before adding the next bit. So far so good. It didn't go orange or smell like it can sometimes. I then added my lye milk to the oils and brought it to trace. I added a small amount of honey and then poured it into the mould. The mould then went straight into the freezer. I needed to stop this soap from gelling, thus preserving its creamy white colour. Gelled milk soaps can go darker which is still OK as well but I was aiming for creamy white.

Anyway, it looked good and because it didn't gel it remained much softer for longer. I cut it too soon because I am impatient and it wasn't as smooth as it should have been. But I am pleased with it. This soap contains all sorts of goodies like shea butter, castor oil, olive oil etc.

1 comment:

Lomond Soap said...

Great soap and so white. Save me a slice of that one :-)


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