Here is where your soap should reach the separation phase. love your recipes! (I haven’t tried that, but it sounds like a good idea if you have one handy!). I run your recipe on a soapcalc and it gives me weird percentages. I’m new to soap making and can’t wait to try this recipe! :). Live the life you've imagined" ~ Henry David Thoreau. Welcome to my video for those of you who are beginners to the hot process soap making method. I am afraid to overdo the hot batch. 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. If you want it to be a milk soap, use milk instead of water, freeze it, then follow the directions for the process in this post, just using the other recipe. Oatmeal Honey Soap is made of soothing oats combine with nourishing honey to make this simple natural soap. Lye Solution This is the Vaseline phase. Jan Berry is a writer, herbalist, soapmaker, and bestselling author of The Big Book of Homemade Products, Simple & Natural Soapmaking, and Easy Homemade Melt & Pour Soaps. This recipe will yield: 2.5 lbs/1.13 kg. 13 – 19 oz. Pour the soap batter in a mold and lightly cover it with a sheet of wax paper. That would be the best choice to use, coupled with heat turned down as low as it can go. It did seem to come together if I stirred constantly and vigorously, but it then started smelling really bad (overcooked oil/fat smell). :), I want to create a subtle two tone white on white. https://www.thesage.com/calcs/LyeCalc.html All content © The Nerdy Farm Wife - All Rights Reserved. © Copyright One Motivated Mommy 2019 Theme By BLUCHIC. It has been sitting out for a week but doesn’t seem to be getting any harder. Therefore, my suggestion for using a typical cold process soap recipe with the hot process method is to run it through a soap recipe calculator with a 5% super fat. Better to add all the milk at trace or ur way? Using a digital scale, weigh out 8 ounces of coconut oil (or babassu oil if allergic). Going to try this sosp but cp. I usually use the Majestic Mountain Sage lye calculator and this is the result when I plug the recipe in there: https://thenerdyfarmwife.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/03/Milk-Soap-MMS-Lye-Calculator.jpg, The percentages: I made this soap last night – only the second time I’ve tried making soap. Thank you again for sharing your expertise. For cold process, you add the extras (essential oils, oats, etc) and then pour into the mold. I refer to the data sheet that is usually available from the supplier online to get the flash point for the essential or fragrance oil that I am using. Many thanks By using a goats milk melt and pour soap base, you can skip the risk of dealing with lye and the hassle of milking a goat.The resulting soap is still handcrafted with love right in your home kitchen, and the shape, add-ins, and scents are all your own. Thanks Jasmine; I’m happy you like them! I find that it does need a good scent. I’m a little bit too chicken to try that out myself though. Cook for 1 hour, checking every 15 minutes of so and stirring each time you do. Hi Nathan! tried batch 3, the room temp batch, yesterday. zap test ok, still soft but who cares? :). Thats so kind of u. I will study your reply :):). :), Hi Jan, For shampoo bars, the superfat usually ranges from 5 to 6%. I have a question. Feb 8, 2020 - Learn how to make this palm free milk and honey soap using canned or fresh goat or cow's milk. Yes, I think palm oil could substitute in equally with shea and will help contribute a bit more hardness to your bar. Honey will turn your soap a light tan color. I am hooked to your book. And now with your comparison by pictures, I see both batches were right on. It should fit in a 3 pound mold. You can use raw milk directly in soap, no need to heat it first as the heat from processing & the high alkaline nature will destroy any bacteria. Some soapmakers like to weigh their soaps after cutting & throughout cure time. Hi Mare! A honey soap recipe with notes about working with honey. Hi Michelle! I recently made hot process soap, but more recently made cold process to make three batches. Nov 8, 2017 - Find out how to make natural goat milk and honey soap! 1 lb Palm-free Recipe (Fits in short silicone loaf mold from WSP. I make the percentage of oils before turn it to grams, here is my combination oils : olive oil 45% The Soap Queen goes even lower temps than I do, so you could investigate that: Thank you so much!! I made cold press. https://www.thesprucecrafts.com/beeswax-and-honey-soap-recipe-517166 For a whiter bar though, usually freezing the milk and keeping it very cool helps. Oatmeal Honey Soap – Ingredients. It remained pretty pale in colour throughout cooking and did not get brown. the last couple milk based soaps i’ve tried didn’t double very well even after running them through the lye calc a couple times. I just got back from 3 weeks away and the orange spots have disappeared! Ruth, Hi Ruth, Hooray that your first batch of milk soap turned out great – that’s wonderful to hear! Happy to say this recipe lends itself beautifully to room-temp and is easy as can be and avoided the scorching problem when adding honey. Re-milk soap rcp — I would like to go with cold process. :). It looks good and I have not tried to use it yet. The short answer is: Yes, with some care taken, you can hot process milk soap. I’ve never made soap but now I’m excited to try! 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. Then follow the measurements given for water and lye. I think cold process might have the edge on lasting longer, but if you let your hot process cure for a few weeks too, it should be pretty similar. Hi again! Yes, it sure will work with frozen coconut milk. can i use fresh homemade almond milk and turn it into a almond honey soap? 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: Pour the honey, orange and oatmeal soap into the mold on top of the honey and bees wax soap filling it up to the brim. I made my frist milk base soap yesterday. Maybe by next Christmas I’ll make something passable as gifts, who knows? Perfect for test batches.) I’m excited to try it! Goat milk. Cinnamon and clove is such a great scent blend – I bet it smells wonderful with the honey! Coconut Oil For example, at the Soap Queen blog: Okay, I found it. Yes, you would add fragrance after cooking your soap. Hi Dori! That’s a very good question! You can also find further information on making cold process milk soaps in my complete Natural Soap Making package (HERE). You sure can. !thats a great recipe i would really like to try it..just one question..could i add some colloidal oatmeal in it?and how much do you think would be ok? Directions are given for both hot and cold process soap. I use a glass loaf pan, like I use for baking bread, and line it with parchment or freezer paper. hello! Heavenly smell, I don’t scent at all, the milky scent is great, with wild honey… You don’t want a superfat too high, or you could get an oily residue on your hair. I can imagine the high-fat content of camel’s milk being heavenly in a soap, although it is expensive and more difficult to get hold of. :). Most of the time, this works out! Thanks. Goat milk soap recipes need little shea butter, if at all, because the goat milk already makes the recipe creamy and rich. CPOP is a great thing! Hi Rae! Coconut milk is a fantastic vegan alternative for the buttermilk in this recipe, and for the honey… In hot process I can do that but not in cold process because it heats up the recipe and not only will my milk and honey burn I will end up with brown spots in the soap. I love making CP soap, but was wondering about doing the HP since it seems so much faster! You can even refrigerate it for 12 to 24 hours, if you’d like to try to end up with a whiter bar. Yes, you are exactly right – you use the same weight. What size and type of pot did you use to cook the soap in? That’s great! Hi Rae! Days n still it’s not much demoulded more solid.its soft to tuch n if pressed goes in.iv demoulded it n how to cure it?It’s honey added.so dint insulate as u sd.can I opt a freezer?or pack it in airtight box.How shd curation b done n duration.its oils n honey without milk..Pls help.its my first batch, Hi Sakthi! At this point the soap should take on a glossy appearance very similar to petroleum jelly. Hi Candice! The fat in the goat's milk doesn't throw the superfat % off by very much - but the heavy cream can. For facial bars, I’d start at 6% and if you have dry skin, perhaps try a 7% superfat & make sure coconut oil is on the lower side. You can stir it in when you add the honey. Honey has a sweet delicate scent. At this point, the milk will probably smell a bit like ammonia. Yes, you can use milk in all forms (pasteurized or unpasteurized) to make soap. For this recipe, I used a shea butter soap base because it is creamy and moisturizing. Goat milk … smoothest, silkiest bar of soap i’ve ever used. https://www.thespruce.com/how-to-rebatch-soap-517103. I am new to soap making and this will be my first attemtp, Hi Kim! If the soap is still cooking, you can remove it from the heat right away and stir it up really really well then pour/spoon into your mold. Is there a substitute for sweet almond oil? This is the temperature at which the fragrance oil becomes combustible and is known as the flash point. :). Remember that ingredients (except for additives when indicated in volume) need to be weighted and not measured.Fragrance and essential oils should also be weighed. 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. at the end with temps much lower to 80 and not more than 90 degrees will prevent the soap from turning orange. For example, if it calls for castor oil can olive oil or vegetable oil be used instead? Thanks! As an Amazon Asssociate we earn from qualifiying purchases. Can you take any recipe and made the cold process and hot process? I don’t do a lot of swirls (though I love how they look!) Hi, I am a newbie and just started making soap and hence do not have many types of oils. This method creates a more rustic looking bar that is not as smooth as cold process soap. Makers of goat milk soap may add shea simply for the aesthetic value. Heavenly smell, I don’t scent at all, the milky scent is great, with wild honey… In this soap recipe, you would end up with: Pour a little bit at a time, stirring well after each addition until the lye is fully dissolved into the milk. Batch 2 turned out so pretty, I couldn’t wait, so on to batch 3, this recipe, room temp method, then to the crock pot. 2 oz (57 g) castor oil I need it with as natural as I can get it. Those things are completely optional though. 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. But the soaps are just amazing to use, This recipe makes about 2 pounds of soap which will produce about 6-7 bars of soap. Stir it with a stainless steel spoon to dissolve it fully. Lather is often improved by cure time too. Also note that my crock pot runs on the hot side. Palm Oil I would think it would increase the chances of it scorching and a potential lye volcano, but it seems to work for them! The only exception is if a cold process recipe has extra oils added at trace – they would normally be saponified by the lye, but if you add them after cooking, they won’t be and your bar might be a tad on the moisturizing/higher superfat side. Jan 12, 2016 - Learn how to make this palm free milk and honey soap using canned or fresh goat or cow's milk. After 24 to 48 hours, the soap should be firm enough to remove from the mold. Here's my recipe for homemade Honey Bastille Soap using the Hot Process Soap Making method. 7 oz (198 g) coconut oil Any suggestions would be appreciated. This simplest of melt and pour soap making recipes involves combining a goat’s milk soap base with pure, natural organic honey. Hi Rodney, That’s wonderful to hear! So happy that you enjoy the books! Is that normal? Weigh the other oils into your soap making pot or container and then pour the melted oils into there too. Instructions Before beginning, freeze the goat milk to prevent it from burning when mixed into the lye solution. Hi Jessica! Castor oil promotes bubbles, so adding it to a recipe boosts lather. I like this one: And if i want to add castor oil for lather what would be the best way? 1 lb Palm-free Recipe (Fits in short silicone loaf mold from WSP. i can’t tell you how happy i am to have stumbled upon your site. For hot process, you wait on the extras and stir them in after cook time. Thank you :-), Hi Melissa! thanks so much ?? (This will hold true for all of my hot process soap recipes on this site, but my cold process ones are usually discounted a bit more.). Though it may diminish the lather just a bit, you could replace the castor oil with your shea butter. If you have to use the freezer method to unmold, the cold soap will build up some condensation as it sits out in the room temperature air, but that’s perfectly normal and it will evaporate off. Thank You! I don’t have the patience for cold process but like the swirls you can get. It is hard to see the changes as it cooks so long, and worry about it going too far. 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. :) I’ve added a small bit of honey to part of a soap batch before to get a contrasting look, but it turns more of a honey-brown color than a white. A benefit to making soap this way is that the soap is fully saponified and can be used right away. Spoon the soap into a mold. Both of your soaps, cold and hot process look great! Shea Butter 6.90% Natures Garden is not responsible for the performance of any of the recipes provided on our website. While a simple soap recipe with honey as its only additive is not that likely to overheat unless you use too much honey, adding other ingredients can increase your chances of overheating. It might turn out a dark brown color, but as long as it doesn’t smell unpleasantly burnt or scorched, and hasn’t separated in the mold or anything, the soap should be good to go! What have I done wrong? When making soap on a stovetop you also want to stir, stir, stir quite often and keep close watch. Two simpler recipes to start with are Oatmeal & Honey Soap (cold process) or Hot Process Oatmeal & Honey (make in your crockpot). 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. http://lather-be-soaping.blogspot.com/2014/03/resizing-and-converting-soap-recipes.html Hi Vanessa, What a great idea! Do you have suggestions (with the amount to use for this recipe)? How to make Hot Process Soap: Gather all tools, utensils, ingredients, and other supplies including your molds and prepare your work area. Thanks for this great tutorial (and all the others)… :). After the honey and beeswax soap has been left to sit for a week make the honey, orange and oatmeal soap recipe as instructed. The pot was good heavy duty stainless steel, and heat was a low as it could go, but the volume was only twice the volume of the soap. Hot process soapmaking is different from the cold process method in that the traced soap is heated to speed up saponification and neutralize it before putting it into the mold. Hi Ariane! Now I am to the point of taking it out of the plastic mold. Jan, what a great comparison of cold vs. hot process soap! :) Does your soap lather up nicely and feel good on your hands? 1) what SF have you given for shampoo bars in your book I made this recipe last week hot processed and the soap is rather soft. But it turned out and impatient to try it. Ran through SoapCalc it would look like this: https://thenerdyfarmwife.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/03/milk-soap-soapcalc.jpg, Water is adjusted closer to 35% than the standard 38%. We are getting ready to make our own soaps, and I have been wondering what the difference is between hot & cold process. I was so excited to finally make soap that I left that oil out and my kids were helping. ... woman thanks so much for this post. :). Since there is such a small amount of sweet almond oil used here, can I substitute it with castor oil? 29 oz of oil x .3% (.003) = .087 oz of fragrance oil needed. Which would give a whiter bar u think?? Thanks for your recipe, I’m officially hooked. One I like to use is SoapCalc. 29 oz oil + (abt) 4 oz lye + 10 oz liquid = 43 oz (or 2 pounds, 11 ounces) Note, where I live in the tropics, coconut oil is always liquid at room temperature. Let me know if you run into questions! Just to make sure, you can run it through a lye calculator. I had it in a mould for 24 hours and then cut it. Once trace is reached, pour the soap batter into a crock pot set on low. Many thanks! Directions are given for both hot and cold process soap. Whole Foods sells soap in large rounds, where you chip off uneven blocks. Hi Sarah! However, if your chunks are crumbly and dry, like chunks of lye, then that could be a problem. The main point of cure is to allow moisture to evaporate from the soap so it becomes harder and lasts longer in the shower. P.S. Good luck with your soap making! Sched… thanks! Needless to say I love the finished product, even though the first batch may or may not have been overworked before pouring. The honey is probably just getting too hot from the cooking process and starting to scorch. When your soap is cool sufficiently, add the honey, oats and fragrance oil. :). Will it turn back to white eventually or did I ruin the batch? Milk and Honey Melt and Pour Soap. At medium trace, add 1 Tablespoon of honey to soap mixture and 1 Tablespoon finely ground oatmeal. Usually you can swap out butters pretty equally in a recipe (shea/mango/cocoa/kokum/avocado butters). Instead of sunflower oil, you can substitute another light oil. 16 oz (454 g) olive oil You can usually substitute part of the olive oil in a recipe with canola oil. Thank you for sharing!! Directions are given for both hot and cold process soap. This is what my soap looked like over that period of time: Once your soap has cooked for an hour, you can add any extras you’d like to your soap. 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. I can imagine the high-fat content of camel’s milk being heavenly in a soap, although it is expensive and more difficult to get hold of. I made a batch of hot process soap with goat’s milk, and just before putting it in the molds, I added about a fourth cup of honey, and the batch went from tan to weird red to chocolate brown in a matter of seconds!