Monday, March 3, 2014

Goat's Milk Baby Soap

Goat's Milk Baby Soap
This soap started with a local friend of my mother's who has milk goats.  She has lots of extra milk and I was looking for goats milk.  So we worked out a trade.  When she has time to learn how to make it I will teach her how to make soap, in exchange she is keeping me well supplied with goat milk.  
Frozen goat milk ready for lye
I started with measuring out the goat's milk and lye.  I wanted to keep the milk as cold as possible through adding the lye.  I added the lye in 15 minute intervals.  While I was waiting for the lye to work I measured out my oils.  For this recipe I used olive oil, coconut oil, grapeseed oil, castor oil, and palm kernel oil.  After getting all of the oils measured out I added to it 5 oz of pureed organic carrots.  Carrots are high in vitamin A which makes them good for the skin.  
Oils with Carrot puree
I used mostly melted oils.  My coconut oil was melted but the palm kernel oil was only softened.  After getting all of my oils mixed thoroughly, I added the lye solution to the oils.  I mixed with my stick blender to a medium trace.  Since I wasn't doing any layering I wanted a thicker trace.  I filled my sample mold then I filled my wooden mold.  
Close-up of the swirls on top
After my soap was in the mold, I mixed about a quarter of an ounce of vitamin E with a single .15 cc scoop of sienna mica.  I dripped the mica solution all over the top of the soap in the mold.  I used the sharp end of a skewer to swirl the mica in a circular pattern all over the top. 

I am really quite pleased with this soap.  The yellow coloring comes from the carrots, do be aware that you might find a tiny piece or two in the finished soap.  This soap is not scented but I wanted to be sure that it would be as mild as possible on a babies tender skin.  This soap will be ready to ship on March 16th.  

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4 comments:

  1. This looks amazing! Thanks for linking up!!! http://timeforseason.blogspot.com/2014/03/my-favorite-things-saturdays-37.html

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    1. I can't wait to try it after it is done curing.

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  2. Carrots? I've never heard of that in soap before. I love the swirls in it. Thanks for sharing with us at The HomeAcre Hop!

    Please join us again Thursday at:
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    ~Ann

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    1. Thank you! Carrots are actually a lesser known addition.

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