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Yogifarmgirl
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Jenn
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Posted - Nov 13 2008 :  7:05:04 PM  Show Profile  Send Yogifarmgirl a Yahoo! Message  Reply with Quote
I recently learned to make soap and want to try a goats milk soap recipe that is not too complicated. All the ones I have found online yield a large amount of soap and I would like to start with a smaller batch...
Also, any good soap recipe book recommendations would be awesome...

Thanks
Jenn

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StitchinWitch
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Judith
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Posted - Nov 14 2008 :  01:04:02 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Goat milk soap is nice. You can just replace some or all of the water in your recipe with goat milk. There is a calculator at http://www.thesage.com/calcs/lyecalc2.php where you enter the amounts of whatever oils you have and it will calculate liquid and lye for you. I usually figure out how much my mold will hold and add together my oils and liquids to come up with that amount.

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StitchinWitch
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Judith
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Posted - Nov 14 2008 :  01:05:38 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
P.S. I have a couple of books on soapmaking that I don't need. Email me your address and I'll send them to you.

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MsCwick
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Cristine
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Posted - Nov 14 2008 :  07:45:44 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
how big of a batch do you want to make? I make one pound batches in the box my checks come in from the bank. (give you an idea of what size box)
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therusticcottage
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Kay
Vancouver WA
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Posted - Nov 14 2008 :  08:20:09 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Here's the Beekman Goat's milk soap recipe that was on Martha Stewart. I made this and it's great. Nice small batch to start. But be careful - it traces very quickly due to the small batch size and the amount of shortening! Please run this recipe through a lye calculator before using.

4.25 ounces olive oil
5 ounces coconut oil
12 ounces shortening
2.99 ounces lye
7.40 ounces goat's milk

I froze the goat's milk flat in a plastic bag. Then put it in my pitcher and added the lye. Mixed until the milk had melted and then added to the oils when they were about 90 to 95 degrees. One of the gals on a soap forum I belong to said that she strains her goat's milk/lye solution as she's pouring it into the oils to make sure that any undissolved lye doesn't get into the soap. I will do this next time as I had some specks of lye that didn't completely dissolve in the cold milk.



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Edited by - therusticcottage on Nov 14 2008 08:21:28 AM
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Yogifarmgirl
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Jenn
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Posted - Nov 14 2008 :  10:34:00 AM  Show Profile  Send Yogifarmgirl a Yahoo! Message  Reply with Quote
One pound batches would be great!! It would give me the ability to try out different scents and combinations without waisting to much product...
I'm gonna try the Beekman recipe but any ideas on what you would use as a strainer??

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Sharon Finke
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Sharon
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Posted - Jan 14 2011 :  10:18:37 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by therusticcottage

Here's the Beekman Goat's milk soap recipe that was on Martha Stewart. I made this and it's great. Nice small batch to start. But be careful - it traces very quickly due to the small batch size and the amount of shortening! Please run this recipe through a lye calculator before using.

4.25 ounces olive oil
5 ounces coconut oil
12 ounces shortening
2.99 ounces lye
7.40 ounces goat's milk

I froze the goat's milk flat in a plastic bag. Then put it in my pitcher and added the lye. Mixed until the milk had melted and then added to the oils when they were about 90 to 95 degrees. One of the gals on a soap forum I belong to said that she strains her goat's milk/lye solution as she's pouring it into the oils to make sure that any undissolved lye doesn't get into the soap. I will do this next time as I had some specks of lye that didn't completely dissolve in the cold milk.



Handmade Soap and More! http://www.therusticcottagebath.com
The Rustic Cottage Blog http://therusticcottage.blogspot.com

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