Making Marbled Goats Milk Soap.
I don’t get to science soap as often as I like, so I pack in as many testing variables as possible. This time I’m playing around with…
1) Goats milk as the solvent: Yup, I froze it into ice cubes. This reduces the “burned protein” aroma that comes the chemical reaction of adding lye AND prevents the milky white color from discoloring. I’m really loving its moisturizing properties though :-)
2) Activated charcoal: I just wanted to use it as a colorant. Apparently activated charcoal can help treating acne as it draws out toxins, but personally I still feel the jury’s out on this one.
3) Vanilla FO: Grrr! Never using FO ever again after this experience. Apparently, its fake chemical fragrance notorious for turning your soap into a orange color, then cures dark dark brown, defeating my purpose of making cream and grey marbled soap.
4) New Silicone Mold: This mold worked beautifully, but damn it I forgot to put the mold in a loaf tin first and almost spilled the whole damn thing.
Of course, I freehand cut my soap. Ya’ll know I like to live dangerously.
Ugh, looks like I need to start a new batch for holiday gifting.