BENEFITS. You are not able to be creative with the soap because it is not fluid as cold process, therefore elaborate swirls and detailed designs are not suited to this method. This excellent article over at I’d Lather Be Soaping has tons of great information and should answer all of your questions on resizing recipes to fit your mold: This method of milk soapmaking is a bit different than the other method where we used frozen milk in the lye solution.This method uses equal amounts of lye and water for the solution and then another equal amount of milk is added to the oils. Was a nervous wreck. and here’s a post that might help on how to use it when swapping oils: (Castor oil boosts bubbles, shea is more creamy & nourishing, but doesn’t promote bubbles.) Freezing milk before using it in a lye solution keeps it from getting too hot and scorching. :). Live the life you've imagined" ~ Henry David Thoreau. I may have missed this in the comments if someone else already asked, but approximately how many bars of soap will this recipe yield? Hi Jan. What would happen if you combined the milk and honey, freeze the mixture and use this as the liquid to add the lye to? The extra water helps it stir in without scorching and makes it easier to mix. I have shea butter and coconut and palm oils. Coconut milk is a fantastic vegan alternative for the buttermilk in this recipe, and for the honey… Thank You! I only recommend products I personally use and enjoy. (I’m not 100% sure how that will work out, though I think it will.) i love your site!!! https://www.soapqueen.com/bath-and-body-tutorials/cold-process-soap/my-favorite-cold-process-recipes-2/, One of her favorite recipes is: Cover the slow cooker again and allow the soap to cook for another 15 to 20 minutes after which it should reach the applesauce phase. After all, cow’s milk definitely makes a smooth, creamy, nourishing soap (One reason why I LOVE my Raw Milk and Honey Shampoo Bar). * For cold process soap, you can decrease the amount of milk from 9 oz (255 g) to 8 oz (227 g) so it will firm up faster in the mold. This recipe is At this point, the milk will probably smell a bit like ammonia. Coconut Oil – 136 grams (30%) Castor Oil – 46 grams (10%) Do you think that would create a noticeable difference in colour? thank you, Hi Nahbee! I think almond milk makes a nicer soap than rice milk, but you could give them both a try & see which one you like best. It should fit in a 3 pound mold. Click here for cold process soap making recipe directions. Recommend 3% superfat for best bubbles. Your site has lots of information a several good tips. Although the soap is ready to be used right away, it is best to let it rest for about three weeks to allow the bar to harden. Hi Sue! Shea butter can be added to any from-scratch soap recipe, though adjustments need to be made based on the other ingredients. Hi Sarah! I have no idea what happened but the soap seems fine to use (just tried it on my hands and it lathered well and didn’t burn my skin or anything) so I guess all is OK? The slow cooker was left uncovered for about 20 minutes for the soap to cool down a bit. If it still doesn’t want to unmold easily by that point, you can try popping the mold in the freezer for several hours and then see if it releases. So, for that recipe that calls for 9 oz of milk, you could use 8 ounces of milk to make the lye solution, and reserve the other ounce as 1 ounce of distilled water (more milk might work for this too instead of distilled water, but I haven’t tested that one out.) :). Here's my recipe for homemade Honey Bastille Soap using the Hot Process Soap Making method. (Store purchased organic), Hi Kim! So, with those two ingredients, cooler is better. You can use it exactly as you would goat or cow’s milk. Coconut milk doesn’t have the tendency to scorch like animal milks do so it will stay lighter. While oatmeal is the star of this recipe, I think bar soap can never have too many soothing ingredients. https://www.soapqueen.com/bath-and-body-tutorials/tips-and-tricks/how-to-substitute-oil-in-cold-process-recipes/. More sunflower oil work? Hi Natalia! You might be right that it was honey as the honey I used was a bit granulated/gritty. Happy soaping , Your email address will not be published. Hi Kartika, That sounds like a good recipe to me! I make the percentage of oils before turn it to grams, here is my combination oils : olive oil 45% Hi Mare! Thank you for a great explanation of the differences! It is after this phase is achieved that you know that your soap ready. I introduced working with goats milk in my pumpkin spice soap recipe, which as really just an adaptation of the easy, beginner soap. In the planning and preparation stage of this recipe, I went here, under ‘Testing Notes and Info’ on the website product page to find the flash point of the fragrance oil which was 200°F. so you could use a 3 lb mold for it OR use a 2.5 lb mold and have a container or extra individual molds handy for any extra soap batter you may have. I did add Oatmeal Milk & Honey Cybilla Fragrance Oil from Bramble Berry, could this be an issue? This recipe makes about 2 pounds of soap which will produce about 6-7 bars of soap. Hi Chandra! I’ve seen a few people add honey to their lye solution. Did you make cold process or hot process? I usually add 1 to 2 tablespoons (15 to 30 ml) per batch of soap. Set aside the lye solution for around 10 minutes, while you prepare the oils. I hope that this page helps find a honey soap recipe to add to your soap making collection or to get you started on your soap making journey.. Honey is a very sought-after additive for soap making for many reasons. I had great success (I think) with your CP version of this recipe. I am hooked to your book. Scoop the soap into your mold and tap the mold on a firm surface to remove spaces and air pockets. By next Christmas, I suspect you’ll be a soapmaking pro at this rate! The lemon balm turned out beautifully as did the rosa rugosa. Then follow the measurements given for water and lye. Just a quick question: why don’t you insulate the cold process soap? If you are thinking, “I don’t want to work with lye to make soap!” you are in luck. Hi jan, Hi Rae! I MAKE THIS SOAP AT HOME AND I REALLY LIKED A LOT AND I CAME HERE TO THANK SHARING. Needless to say I love the finished product, even though the first batch may or may not have been overworked before pouring. I’ve read about the benefits of goat’s milk in soap, but haven’t found anything on the benefits of cow’s milk in soap. What have I done wrong? Honey has a sweet delicate scent. Jul 22, 2015 - Learn how to make this palm free milk and honey soap using canned or fresh goat or cow's milk. In this hot process soap recipe I am using the Oatmeal, Milk and Honey fragrance oil from Nurture Soap. Have a blessed day! Hi Meag, Yes, you sure can! His Skin Is Very Dry needing special lotion.I have Found a wonderful Relief to his skin in the milk and honey. Stirring more frequently will keep that from happening. Goats milk and honey soap is a beautiful handmade gift to make or receive. Honey has a sweet delicate scent. Forgot the bars question – sorry! I think I like making cold processed better and the soaps are beautiful and smooth. Thank you for what you do, I so very much enjoy visiting your website and seeing what is new. But the problem is to find shea butter and sweet almond oil in my town, can I substitute with the other oil? Step 4: Weigh the coconut oil and shea butter into a small saucepan. I normally insulate most batches of cold process soap, but when you add honey or milk in the mix then the natural sugars in those products will tend to heat up the soap more than normal. This recipe will yield: 2.5 lbs/1.13 kg. :). If you’re cutting a recipe exactly in half, with no changes to the oils or anything, you can usually just divide everything by 2. .087 ounces converts to 2.46 grams which is a very small amount! Or are they the same? So I like to add things like goat milk, lavender essential oil, honey and olive oil to give it just a little extra hydration. It turned out pretty much like the picture but has chunks of white in it. Some soapmakers like to weigh their soaps after cutting & throughout cure time. When a recipe calls for certain oils can they be substituted ? You need an accurate scale to make soap. Is it out of the freezer/refrigerator now? After 48 hours, virtually all of the lye is reacted with the oils, so the soap won’t be caustic or anything after those first few days. Also can i substitute the butter with palm oil? :). Thanks for this great tutorial (and all the others)… :). I recently made hot process soap, but more recently made cold process to make three batches. The soap on the right is the hot process goat’s milk soap made with the cold process treatment–and it’s made with 100% goat’s milk. What you could do is take a castile soap recipe, like this one I wrote for Bulk Herb Store Blog: You answered that question wonderfully! If the temperature keeps rising, the crack could turn into a soap volcano, so anytime you spot it, you’ll want to move the soap to a cooler place or in front of a fan to help it cool down a bit. I could never get the same result as the first time. Hi Karen, So glad to hear that you enjoyed reading the post! "Go confidently in the direction of your dreams! I don’t do a lot of swirls (though I love how they look!) It smells really good and I kinda like the marble effect. Melt gently over low heat, keeping a close eye on it. Oh you are awesome thank you so much!! 2 tablespoons of honey. I don’t dare try it until I get an answer. I am officially hooked. Otherwise, you can make the recipe just like this one here and it should turn out great! I would like to add beeswax to this receipe. You may double the recipe to create a batch twice the size, but always run the recipe through a lye calculator, such as Soapcalc, to determine the amount of lye and water needed. Castile soap does start out softer, so it might have to sit in the mold for several extra days, and you’ll also want to let it cure longer too. How much honey did you add? For cold process, you add the extras (essential oils, oats, etc) and then pour into the mold. :). It brings me much joy! What I more often do is start the mold out lightly covered (with a sheet of wax paper, then a light pillowcase) and keep checking it every so often. Olive oil has almost no lather to speak of, but is a nice gentle cleanser (excellent for sensitive skin) and though it starts off soft, eventually cures to a very hard bar over a long cure time. :). Thanks! You can also use a fragrance calculator like this one: Cold process is my personal favorite too. I know I measured all the ingredients out correctly. Just to make sure, you can run it through a lye calculator. Thank you so much for your recipes and encouragement to us all. Recipe copyright to Neil Snider. After the honey and beeswax soap has been left to sit for a week make the honey, orange and oatmeal soap recipe as instructed. Thank you for the follows too! Good luck with your soap making! This method of milk soapmaking is a bit different than the other method where we used frozen milk in the lye solution.This method uses equal amounts of lye and water for the solution and then another equal amount of milk is added to the oils. I often get questions on my milk soap making posts (HERE and HERE) as to whether it’s possible to hot process soap with milk in it. Get creative with scent. You need an accurate scale to make soap. Once the soap has reached trace, cover the slow cooker and allow the soap to cook for 15 to 20 minutes. :), How much does this make? Am I able to use whole cow or goat milk that has been pasteurized? Because hot process temperatures are usually around 160F, the honey may cause a bit of discoloration in the soap. Masculine but soft. 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