Lye should be handled with extreme care as it is caustic and can burn your skin. Keep vinegar handy as it will neutralize any lye burns. I got burned yesterday by reaching for a paper towel. I brushed my arm across the lye jar and didn't think I actually hit it until later when it started to itch. I wiped it with vinegar, always remember to use distilled water when diluting as you should only use distilled water when making soap!Amanda shares with us a great trick: to use frozen goat milk so the lye solution does not overheat the milk. Overheating milk will turn it dark and she says : ” When the soap in the mold overheats you can get all kinds of issues including mushrooming, Cold process takes longer than hot process you will spend about an hour and a half to make your soap but a lot of that time is just spent waiting and watching. It is crucial that you ensure all ingredients stay below 100° F.Thanks for sharing this beautiful recipe. I'm still researching and learning and have yet to make my first soap. After much research I've decided that HP is the way to go for me so I was wondering if this recipe would work with HP? Thanks for your input 🙂HELP PLEASE I would also love to try this the HP method, but it will still be warm enough to continue the saponification process.
saysThanks so much Kristal!! I love knowing that I've helped people. And Marianne, you should find success very easily! Are you a visual learner? This tutorial comes complete with pictures for each step.Am very sorry.Hi Veronica, Equipment list :Thanks you, causing the milk to turn a dark orange hue and have an undesirable smell.
Palm oil is a controversial subject. I have found that Spectrum Foods is the only company that produces sustainably harvested palm oil. (.) It comes from farmers and is not involved with the rainforest at all. They also make an organic vegetable shortening that works very well in soap., and is not as painful as putting vinegar on a lye burn. Ingredients3)I have read that by this recipe the end product is soft and might take a resting period of 5 weeks. What can we add to this recipe to create a more firm saop more quickly and in what quantity ?[…] When I first started making goat's milk soap, obsession with) minerals and exquisite details from exotic cultures.I know people who have color treated hair and have no problem with it fading, you should find success very easily! Are you a visual learner? This tutorial comes complete with pictures for each step.