Tuesday, May 3, 2011

soap making...

OK, so I have finally done it! I made cows milk soap! May sound a little weird, but then again who was the first one to say they made goats milk soap?! Now it sounds normal?!  So we'll see! This is the first time I have ever done this with cows milk. And this was the second time I've ever made soap too, so I'm very excited to see how it comes out. I managed to get a lye burn on my arm somehow. I was so careful, but still got a little one right where my glove ended. Hurt. I put lemon essential oil in it, the soap, not my burn, so my kitchen now smells like lemon, not a bad thing, and a bit like stinky lye! I only had to sacrifice a wooden spoon, a 9 by 13 pan, and my submersion blender. I had all the other things that I needed. But I can get a new blender this fall before I make spaghetti sauce! I have to wait about 24 hours for it to cure and then cut it and let it sit for 4 weeks before we can use it, so it will be June. I'll be sure to let you know how it comes out. I think I might get a few family guinea pigs to try it out too and see what they think of it! I have some pictures to share!

the oils to be melted

milk, lye mixture with the oils, and starting to blend it

this is at trace with all the ingredients in it

this is in my pan I sacrificed, I have 3 of them so I figured I could! Now it cures  for about 24 hrs!
So happy soap making all!! Go ahead and try it!


  1. That's great! I'm going to learn how to make soap this weekend!

  2. Cool! Let us know how it turns out! Putting it in the cassarole pan makes it look like a delicious batter :)

  3. Found you via another blog I follow. Can't wait to hear how it turns out. Soapmaking is addictive! The batter always looks like a wonderful pudding!

  4. Hansen Family, thanks for stopping by! I can't wait to use the soap, and see how it comes out! The kiddos keep picking it up and smalling it, and saying they wanna use it now!!
    I will be letting ya'll know how it comes out too!