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« on: January 22, 2011 04:55:01 PM »

I am not, in any way, a "serious" soapmaker. The whole idea for this stemmed from the fact that a friend gave me some organic oatmeal-and-goat-milk soap, and it was the most FABULOUS soap I have ever used in my life. However, after I ran out, I couldn't quite justify paying $5-7 a bar at the local health food store. So I figured I would try to make my own.

I found a couple of different recipes for melt-and-pour soup - one involves melting an opaque base, a transparent base, mixing them together and adding oatmeal. The other is a cheater's way of making soap, by grating up a Dove beauty bar, melting it with a little water, and stirring oatmeal into it until it sets up again. I was wondering if there was any way to incorporate milk into either of these without completely throwing off the chemistry of the soap. I haven't the first clue about making soap, so any advice would be helpful. Cheesy
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« Reply #1 on: January 22, 2011 08:48:05 PM »

i would suggest you use a M&P base that already has milk added in then you can mix in the oatmeal yourself. Bramble Berry online website has a goat milk M&P base http://www.brambleberry.com/MP-bases-C217.aspx
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« Reply #2 on: February 02, 2011 09:47:07 AM »

Saw this in your "topics" and had to reply!

It isn't a super great idea to add liquids to melt and pour, but Wholesale Soap Supplies has a WONDERFUL goats milk melt and pour that is all natural! I have used it and highly recommend it! I have added powdered oatmeal and scent, and come up with some fantastic bars of soap. It is also pretty inexpensive.
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« Reply #3 on: February 18, 2011 02:42:13 PM »

I would definitely agree with the above posts. Since you're not making soap with lye, when you add anything to mp it's not going through any kind of chemical reaction or cure process. The milk would just be kinda sitting in there...rotting possibly, but more likely it would destroy the consistency of the soap and/or leak out and not stay combined.
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