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!
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!