Finally! Soap!


| 2/8/2011 11:38:35 AM


Tags: Goat's Milk Soap, Soapmaking, Making Soap, Lisa Doucette,

A photo of Lisa and familyI cannot believe it! I've finally made soap. I was so stressed out, I got a headache. But it was really nothing. I don't know what I was stressing over. Geeezzz! I knew that was going to happen. I made oatmeal and honey goat's milk soap. I finally found a recipe that wasn't very big. Just in case it flopped. But low and behold....it didn't flop!

The only thing I did wrong was I didn't mix my oatmeal and honey well enough. But I'll know for next time. And the oils cool off alot slower than the lye and milk mixture. Note to self, melt the oils way ahead of time.

I was kind of worried because the recipe I found on the blog Chickens in the Road said that goat's milk soap takes 15 minutes to trace. Mine traced in 5 minutes. So I was hoping it hadn't flopped.

Tonight I unwrapped it did the pH test and it was safe. It was officially soap.

Goat's milk soap

I finally found coconut oil. After running everywhere, going online, having every grocery store in the area try and find it, a craft store 30 minutes away from here sells it for 4$ a pound. Duh!

nebraska dave
2/8/2011 6:57:14 PM

@Lisa, all our fears all usually all for nought once we press into the doing stage. Uncharted territory is somewhat of a scary thing. I just started a challenging project for a friend that started out simple but became considerably more complicated. I had planned a couple days and now it will be at least four. This will be about a two apple pie project. My moto is I work for apple pie. You know I never seem to run out of apple pie. I love apple pie. What cha gona do with all soap? Have a great soap making day from brrr cold 1 degree Nebraska.





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