Making Soy Milk Soap


As I mentioned on The Sage Forum, “Milk brings to soap a few problems, lactose is the primary issue, but certainly not the only one. The sugars in milk can settle out of the soap during a the heat wave we call saponification. This looks like a gelatinous mass on the bottom of the soap mold. Sometimes it looks something like monster snot. Avoiding this situation means we get a beautiful and usable soap.”

Soy Milk does not contain the lactose that can give any soap maker problems. I decided to make my soap using Soy Milk as my liquid of choice. I will not be adding any additive to the soap to see how it turns out.

8 ounces weight Hydrogenated Soybean Oil
4 ounces weight Coconut Oil
4 ounces weight Olive Oil

2.2 ounces Sodium Hydroxide
6 fluid ounces Soy Milk

Weighing time: 8 minutes
Adding lye to Soy Milk: 5 seconds, followed by 60 seconds of stirring
Heating of oils time: 2 minutes
Pouring lye solution into the fat mixture: 5 seconds
Using immersion blender to mix soap solution: 90 seconds
Pour into mold: 10 seconds
Allow soap to rest: 24 hours

This recipe is the same as the test batch that we use for fragrance testing. If the protein gives you trouble, make a half Soy Milk and half water batch. Tomorrow I will show you my half Soy Milk and half water batch.

Have fun soaping!
Andee

Adding lye to the Soy Milk.

Adding lye to the Soy Milk.

Stirring the lye and Soy Milk.

Stirring the lye and Soy Milk.

Wow! What a color change!

Wow! What a color change!

This lye solution is the color of a deer.

This lye solution is the color of a deer.

Lye solution sitting under the oils.

Lye solution sitting under the oils.

Pouring into my test mold.

Pouring into my test mold.

Emptying melted oils into my beaker.

Emptying melted oils into my beaker.

Using the immersion blender.

Using the immersion blender.

All of the soap in the mold.

All of the soap in the mold.

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About Andee

I'm a twenty something soap snob. I've grown up with hand made soaps and I love them! I really like making lotions, soaps and perfumes. I adore mixing scents to come up with something new. My favorite scent is either Wicked or Cotton Candy. I tend to hoard fragrances, I even have an Earl Grey Tea from the MMS catalog. I won't tell you how old it is, but it sure is good!

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