A Crafts Community For Craft Ideas & DIY Projects - Craftster.org
Help | About | Contact | Press | Advertise | Cookie Policy | Terms | Site Map
Welcome, Guest.
Please login or register.
Monday, May 23 News:  Please take a moment to congratulate and thank our newest Craftster Moderators, lindyv321, pottermouth, PerfectlyBohemian, Mistress Jennie and LovelyMiss!
Total Members: 305,650
Currently Running With Scissors:
416 Guests and 11 Users
Home Craftster Community Crafting Articles Craft Tutorials My Craftster Crafting Calendar City Guides Craft Shop

Pages: [1]
Jump to page:
  Show Images Only     Send this topic  |  Print  |  Bookmark  
Topic: Can I use milk in melt-and-pour soap?  (Read 649 times)
Tags for this thread:  Add new tag
Share the love... Pin it Submit to reddit add to Wists
Offline Offline

Posts: 141
Joined: 09-Jul-2010

The Doctor's Companion

View Profile
« 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

"People assume that time is a strict progression of cause to effect. But actually, from a non-linear, non-subjective point of view, it's more like a big ball of wibbly-wobbly, timey-wimey . . . stuff."
- The Doctor
« 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

Offline Offline

Posts: 1601
Joined: 31-Jul-2008

Bowl of Petunias: Oh no, not again.

View Profile WWW available for personal swaps
« 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.

I am the Lorax who speaks for the trees, which you seem to be chopping as fast as you please.

wisting on a star....
Global Moderator
Guest Blogger
Bath and Beauty Moderator
Quilting Moderator

Tutorial Contributor

Friend of Craftster Friend of Craftster

Soapmakers do it with bubbles
Offline Offline

Posts: 18508
Joined: 25-Apr-2007

Don't be a soap licker

View Profile WWW
« 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.
« Last Edit: February 18, 2011 02:43:35 PM by MareMare » THIS ROCKS   Logged

Inventory Soap Sale, $5 Ship!

Love nail art? Check out the Awesome Manicure Thread!

~Want Prizes?! The 2016 QuiltAlong is open for business!~

Instagram: Soapsbymaremare
Threads you might like:
Pages: [1] Jump to page:
  Send this topic  |  Print  |  Bookmark  
Jump to:  

only results with images
include swap threads
advanced search

How-To Videos
The Benefits of Using DNG in Lightroom
Rendering Previews in Lightroom
How to Draw an F22 Combat Aircraft
How to Draw Fanboy from Fanboy and Chum Chum
How to Fit Your Image Size to Your Print Size
Latest Blog Articles
Tute Tuesday: Painted Background
Easy Summer Salads
Meatless Monday: Gluten Free Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Cookies

Comparison Shopping

Support Craftster
Become a
Friend of Craftster

Buy Craftster Swag
Buy Craft Supplies
Comparison Shopping

Craftster heartily thanks the following peeps...

Follow Craftster...

Powered by MySQL Powered by PHP Powered by SMF 1.1.11 | SMF © 2006-2009, Simple Machines LLC
SimplePortal 2.3.5 © 2008-2012, SimplePortal
Valid XHTML 1.0! Valid CSS!

Copyright ©2003-2016, Craftster.org an Internet Brands company.