Tuesday, November 11, 2008

Erinn makes Soap!

Get all your stuff laid out and ready. Put 6 ounces of milk into the freezer until it's slushy.

Put your jar of milk down into a container of ice water.

Pour in 2 ounces of lye SLOOOOWLY over a period of at least 10 minutes. Unless you want ugly orange or brown soap - then go ahead and dump it all in and it will scorch the milk.

Find a good book and read it while stirring in your lye.

Melt 1 pound of lard.

This is Erinn's lye/milk mixture - see how it is barely yellow? She did a great job of not putting the lye in too fast.

We are out of blue powder, so Erinn cut up a blue
bar of unscented soap to add a little blue to her soap.
She just dropped the little cut up pieces down into the molds.
Then she mixed the lye/milk into the melted lard. When it
had thickened a bit, she added the blueberry fragrance oil.

Then she poured it into her prepared molds. As you can see by how thin it is, we dont wait until we get a really thick "trace" before pouring, and everything still always turns out just fine.

The finished product - "Blueberry Cobbler" goat milk soap.
Isn't it pretty?

It smells fantastic!

1 comment:

Teresa said...

Wow, nice job Erinn!!! Great pictures too. The blueberry soap looks good enough to eat!!!! :)