Finally soaping!

Whew!  It’s been a rough couple of months at my house and I have so missed the soap!  Yesterday I finally found the time to get back in the kitchen for some fun and whipped up a batch of Cucumber Green Tea soap.  Amazing how 2 months goes by and you forget all the little nuances of making soap that seemed so second nature only 2 months ago.

I combined my freshly juiced cucumber and pulp with my goats milk ice cubes and added my lye to make cucumber milk!

freshly juiced cucumber with pulp and goats milk after I added the lye

freshly juiced cucumber with pulp and goats milk after I added the lye

I totally had forgotten how hot that combo can get and how fast it can happen!  I desperately didn’t want the milk to cook and turn yellow-that so would ruin the look of my green soap!  I quickly emptied the ice maker into the sink and chilled the whole pot till the temp came down and then added my oils and butters.  I took half of the mixture and added green tea that I had powdered and then swirled the 2 together in the molds.  I can’t wait to unmold tonight!

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About soapsnstilettos

I started on this adventure in soap making as a way to become involved in my daughter's life. She had started her little goat farm and I had found goats milk soap on a trip I went on with my best friend Michele. I thought, "Hey! I've got goats, they've got milk, I could do this!" Well it wasn't exactly that easy but now I'm addicted! I formulate all of my soaps with my friends and family in mind and once you get a bar of my soap you are instantly my friend! Come follow all the craziness in my life and learn about my soaps too!
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3 Responses to Finally soaping!

  1. Yay I am so glad you are posting I would love to see the finished product 😀

  2. I added a pic above! I love the way it turned out!

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