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« on: March 24, 2017 02:31:04 PM »

I am looking into making it adding buttermilk as my liquid.  But still debating which oils to use.

Do you have a favorite recipe for oats and honey?
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« Reply #1 on: March 24, 2017 02:58:27 PM »

Have you used milk in cold process before? It's pretty tricky as it is a superheater. You'll have to take preventative steps to make sure the soap won't burn. Honey is also a superheater.  Personally I don't make milk soaps anymore because I'm on the lazy side lol! I do love a good oats and honey soap, I generally just stick to my favorite basic soap recipe:

45% Olive oil
30% Coconut
20% Shortening (or palm oil, I prefer shortening these days)
5% Shea Butter

For a 4 lb batch of soap I would probably add 1/3 cup honey and 2/3 - 1 cup ground oats. Since honey is also a superheater, you definitely don't want to insulate your molds! If you can put them in a cold place that's good, but then sometimes you can get the dreaded partial gel.
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« Reply #2 on: March 24, 2017 07:59:54 PM »

Thanks!  I have not used milk, but I have research it a lot.  So I want to give it a try!  I have made soap with juiced vegetables and beers though.  So I don't think it will be a whole lot different.

Your recipe is similar to the one I use, although instead of shortening, I tend to use lard.  I know many people have issues with it, but I love the end result of the soap.  And since I only make them for my family and friends, I guess is ok.

I put only a teaspoon of honey per pound on my batch after trace.   Not before.  I do that with my beer soap, so far, so good.  Cheesy
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« Reply #3 on: March 27, 2017 01:31:21 PM »

Nice! I've never used lard but I'm not opposed to it. I've heard tallow makes a beautiful hard bar. Good luck with your oats and honey, please post pics after you make it!
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« Reply #4 on: March 27, 2017 02:03:02 PM »

I have a tallow face cream that is very thick and luxurious, supposedly great for skin as it's totally natural and easily absorbed. It's got an odour though so is fragranced with patchouli. You gotta like that scent (I do!) to wear it on your face.
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« Reply #5 on: March 27, 2017 04:32:14 PM »

lol I have a lot of fragrances ( I think I may have a problem!)  But not patchouli....

I have made soap with lard, and it feels amazing on the skin.

I made it yesterday.  It looks pretty, but for some reason while cooking turn orang-ish to brown.  I did it the HP way, so it might be that.  I will try again the recipe CP.  Lathers well though.

I will take pictures when I cut it    Grin
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« Reply #6 on: March 27, 2017 06:28:48 PM »

Here are the pics.  I am not 100 percent happy with them, but they are presentable  Cheesy

I have to admit working with the buttermilk was a whole different animal..... I made some MP embeds for it, and three the leftover in the middle of the badge for design.

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« Reply #7 on: March 28, 2017 09:20:51 AM »

Oh, they turned out so good! It turns dark because the milk sugars and honey sugars get burned since they super heat, and hot processing it will only accelerate that. It doesn't really look that dark or orange so I think you did fine! It's very hard with those ingredients to get a very light colored bar, the best I've done is to cold process in individual molds (not a loaf mold) and throw in the freezer as soon as I pour it. And still sometimes I get a partial gel in the middle!
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« Reply #8 on: May 13, 2017 11:51:27 PM »

I think I have conquer the milk.   Grin

I have tried buttermilk, goats, and coconut milk.  Found the easiest one to work with is goats.

Here are a couple of pics.
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Next I am making tomato soap!
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« Reply #9 on: May 14, 2017 10:48:06 PM »

Awesome! They look great!
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