Making Soy Milk Soap with the Half and Half Method

Yesterday, I promised that I would show making a Soy Milk Soap with the half and half method. I am using the same recipe to show any differences that occur while making the soap.

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

2.2 ounces Sodium Hydroxide
3 fluid ounces Soy Milk
3 fluid ounces Water

Weighing time: 8 minutes
Adding lye to Soy Milk and water: 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

Note:
I have attached two photos of Soy Milk soap that have gone wrong. This is a great example of why the half water and half milk method can be helpful for those learning how to make milk soaps. Soy Milk is high in carbohydrates whichi is causing a problem in all Soy Milk Soaps. Half and half method to the rescue! Start with the half and half method and you will find that your soaps will turn out better.

On Monday, I’ll show you an amazing Twilight party!

Have fun soaping!
Andee

Adding Lye to the Soy Milk and water.
Adding Lye to the Soy Milk and water.

Mixing the lye solution.
Mixing the lye solution.

Melted oils ready for the lye solution.
Melted oils ready for the lye solution.
Starting to blend the oils and lye solution together.
Starting to blend the oils and lye solution together.
The oils are almost all mixed together with the lye solution.
The oils are almost all mixed together with the lye solution.
Pouring the soap into the mold.
Pouring the soap into the mold.
The soap is starting to go through the gel phase.
The soap is starting to go through the gel phase.

Another all Soy Milk batch that didn't work.
Another all Soy Milk batch that didn't work.
Pouring the lye solution into the oils.
Pouring the lye solution into the oils.
There is still some oil left.
There is still some oil left.
The soap is almost at trace.
The soap is almost at trace.
The filled mold.
The filled mold.

All Soy Milk batch that didn't work.
All Soy Milk batch that didn't work.
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3 thoughts on “Making Soy Milk Soap with the Half and Half Method”

  1. Hiya Andee,

    Thanks for doing this. I’m curious to know why the batches that went funky didn’t work?

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  2. Hello, nice recipe and photos, but a method of making would be helpful as well for first time soap makers, as i have no idea what is what.

    Just thought i would mention that.

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