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nutterly_uts

  • Joined Jul 2014
  • Jersey - for now :)
Milk soap question
« on: January 09, 2017, 08:44:58 pm »
Hi all
Am looking at trying out some cold press soap making.
I have Anne Watson's Smart Soapmaking and will be using the recipies in there, but I'd also like to try a milk soap.
Does anyone know if the milk has to be pasturised or "raw" or if there is no difference? I have access to fresh milk but can also buy full cream milk from the shop.

Thanks!

greenbeast

  • Joined Jul 2014
Re: Milk soap question
« Reply #1 on: January 10, 2017, 08:37:01 am »
Hi all
Am looking at trying out some cold press soap making.
I have Anne Watson's Smart Soapmaking and will be using the recipies in there, but I'd also like to try a milk soap.
Does anyone know if the milk has to be pasturised or "raw" or if there is no difference? I have access to fresh milk but can also buy full cream milk from the shop.

Thanks!

can't imagine it matters one bit, the fat will get saponified and the water will replace water you would otherwise add in anyway

nutterly_uts

  • Joined Jul 2014
  • Jersey - for now :)
Re: Milk soap question
« Reply #2 on: January 10, 2017, 03:04:09 pm »
Thanks!
 Was fairly sure it was a stupid question but thought it best to ask!

Polyanya

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Re: Milk soap question
« Reply #3 on: January 10, 2017, 08:17:02 pm »
Really interested in this, as I want to use goats milk when my girls kid. But I can't help with the question.
In the depths of winter, I found there was in me an invincible summer - Camus

nutterly_uts

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Re: Milk soap question
« Reply #4 on: January 10, 2017, 08:20:26 pm »
Really interested in this, as I want to use goats milk when my girls kid. But I can't help with the question.

Turns out Anne Watson does a milk soap book for a few £ on the kindle so I'm using that  :thumbsup: her books come highly recommended as a nice easy way to get into it before you start to tweak and I have to say both seem to be excellent

Anke

  • Joined Dec 2009
  • St Boswells, Scottish Borders
Re: Milk soap question
« Reply #5 on: January 10, 2017, 10:23:42 pm »
I have found it easier to make a standard bar (using animal fat and lye in water rather than milk), then grated this base soap, melted it and added milk and essential oil and re-cast. Worked well, although probably not milk soap per se....

Found it difficult to not burn the milk if used in the 1st step...

Polyanya

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Re: Milk soap question
« Reply #6 on: January 12, 2017, 11:23:20 am »
Thank you - I will look into that book and the burning tip.
In the depths of winter, I found there was in me an invincible summer - Camus

 

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