Archive for February, 2010

Chocolate Cold Process Soap

Monday, February 22nd, 2010
I’m well known to be a Coffee Butter junkie, but I haven’t shared my other major junkie affliction. Yes, I am a chocoholic. Doesn’t that sound like an anonymous group of sorts? “Hello. My name is Andee and I’m a chocoholic.” Whoops! I think I got off topic! Anyway, I love to curl up with a book, a cup of coffee and some type of chocolate, whether it is a brownie, chocolate bar, Andes Mints, or chocolate cookies. Today, I thought it would be fun to make a cold process soap that could find its way into any chocoholics heart and the best thing about this soap is that it is calorie free! (Mostly because soap wouldn’t taste good to eat and who would want to eat soap anyway?)

Collect needed items:

Ingredients
Hydrogenated Soybean Oil
Coconut Oil
Cocoa Butter, Regular
Olive Oil
Baking Chocolate
Sodium Hydroxide
Water
Equipment
Scale
Soap Spoon
Gloves
Extra Large Square Tray Mold
Square Tray Mold
Soap Buckets
Immersion Blender
Time spent:
Weighing time: 8 minutes
Adding lye to water: 15 seconds, followed by 60 seconds of stirring
Heating of oils time: 3 minutes
Adding baking chocolate to melted oils: 45 seconds
Pouring lye solution into the fat mixture: 10 seconds
Using immersion blender to mix soap solution: 150 seconds (2.5 minutes)
Pour into molds: 60 seconds
Allow soap to rest: 24 hours
Recipe in ounces:
35 ounces Hydrogenated Soybean Oil
30 ounces Coconut Oil
10 ounces Olive Oil
5 ounces Cocoa Butter
0.625 ounces Unsweetened Baking Chocolate

11.56 ounces Sodium Hydroxide (Lye)
30 ounces of Water

Weigh the baking chocolate, chop into small chunks and set aside.

Measure oils on your scale. Warm on the stove or in the microwave. Once the oils are melted, add the baking chocolate and stir until completely melted. Bring temperature to near 120 °F. Exact temperature is not critical. Add sodium hydroxide to the water. Mix well. Allow to cool to near 120 °F. Once again, exact temperature is not critical.

Combine oils and lye solution. Stir until thin trace. Add fragrance if you desire. Stir well. Pour soap into molds. Allow to sit until soap is firm.

Cut into bars. Stack to allow good air circulation. Allow to cure for several days before using. Longer curing will result in a harder bar.

This soap smells like Devil’s Food Cake and allows any chocoholic to enjoy their addiction even while bathing!

Notes: We only recommend 1/8 to 1/4 to ounce of baking chocolate per pound of fats in a batch. We are primarily using the baking chocolate for scent and color, so a little will go a long way!

Don’t forget to submit your blog or video posts to win the MMS Perfumer’s Kit. Remember, this kit is worth $280! Submissions are due by March 1st for posts during February.

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Oils ready for the microwave.

Adding lye to the water.

Mixing the lye solution.

Melted oils.

Adding baking chocolate to the melted oils.

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Upcoming Blog Projects

Friday, February 19th, 2010
Wow! I can’t believe that it is almost the end of February already. Time has flown by and I’ve had a few questions of what is upcoming for blog posts. I’m excited to announce that starting next week, we will have a short series on Cream Soaps as well as a recipes to make a Chocolate Soap and a Soap On A Rope.

I expect to soon release several series on Swirled Soaps, Beer Soaps, Using Dyes for Other Projects, and Seeded Soaps.

I hope you will enjoy these upcoming posts as much as I will!

Don’t forget to submit your blog or video posts to win the MMS Perfumer’s Kit. Remember, this kit is worth $280! Submissions are due by March 1st for posts during February.

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Blog Reader Challenge

Thursday, February 18th, 2010
It has been a while since our last challenge, so I believe that it is time to extend another challenge to all blog readers. We just finished a week of milk soaps and now I’d like to see how your milk soaps turn out.

Rules:
1) Submit a picture to show the finished soap. You can show us the whole process or just the finished soaps.
2) Tell us about your opinions of the process. Was it easy? Was it fun? Was it what you expected?
3) Any milk product is available as an option. Yogurt, Half & Half, Soy, Rice, Cow, Goat, Sheep, Almond and many more.
4) You are not required to leave the soap unscented or even uncolored. We want to see how you make your milk soaps!
5) Enjoy yourself and have fun!

Submissions will be due by March 25th. Each guest writer will receive a $25 gift certificate for their participation.

Happy Soaping!

Karol, Tina, Maureen and Laurie, your soap sets left today!

Don’t forget to submit your blog or video posts to win the MMS Perfumer’s Kit. Remember, this kit is worth $280! Submissions are due by March 1st for posts during February.

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Using Tea Bags

Wednesday, February 17th, 2010
Whenever I want to take a long soothing bath, I can’t help myself and you will always find me adding this or that to the bath water. Bath Fizzies, Bath Oils, Tub Teas, Bubble Bath and more have been added to my bath water at one time or another. However, after a nice relaxing bath, the last thing I want to do is clean out a bath tub. It just seems to be counter-productive. The Heat Sealable Tea Bags are fantastic for allowing me to take a bath without the hassle of cleaning the bath tub after a bath. These bags also allow us to make a soak of Finely Ground Oatmeal and Chamomile Buds for soothing itchy and irritated skin.

What can I put in a Heat Sealable Tea Bag for a bath?
Herbs and Flowers: Peppermint Leaves, Rosebuds, Lavender Buds, Chamomile Bud, Calendula Petals, Lemon Balm, Vanilla, and more.
Grains: Oatmeal and Wheat Germ.

The Heat Sealable Tea Bags are also very useful when making a tea for soap making. You can make your own teas to be used as the liquid in batches of soap to make them even more unique.

What can I put in a Heat Sealable Tea Bag for soap teas?
Herbs and Flowers: Peppermint Leaves, Rosebuds, Lavender Buds, Chamomile Bud, Calendula Petals, Lemon Balm, Vanilla, Hops, Black Tea, Green Tea, Rooibos and many more.

Using the Heat Sealable Tea Bags is so easy, you will want to use them all the time. All you need is a household clothes iron, the Heat Sealable Tea Bags, and the botanicals you want to use. I’m going show you how I make a Chamomile and Oatmeal Bath Soak in a Large Heat Sealable Tea Bag.

Collect needed items:

Ingredients
Oatmeal (Finely Ground)
Chamomile Tea Blend
Equipment
Large Heat Sealable Tea Bags
Household Clothes Iron
Ironing Board
Food Processor (If needed)
Measuring Spoons (I used a 1 teaspoon measure)

Set the iron to the medium temperature setting. Using the food processor, grind the oatmeal to make a fine oat flour. Measure 4 teaspoons of the finely ground oatmeal and 1 teaspoon of the Chamomile Tea Blend into the Large Heat Sealable Tea Bag. Gently pinch the bag closed and lay it on the ironing board. Lightly press the iron over the edge of the bag and hold for 3 seconds. The combination of the heat and pressure will seal the bag.

Ta-da! We now have a sealed tea bag ready to be used in soothing bath.

Kathy, your soap set left today!

Don’t forget to submit your blog or video posts to win the MMS Perfumer’s Kit. Remember, this kit is worth $280! Submissions are due by March 1st for posts during February.

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Chamomile Tea Blend in the tea bag.

Oatmeal in the tea bag.

Pressing the tea bag.

Several sealed tea bags with various blends.

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Milk Soaps Comparison

Tuesday, February 16th, 2010
Yippee! I was able to correct all of the lighting problems with our photo shoot and I now have a excellent comparison photograph to share with you. You can click on the photo to enlarge it.

Top row of soaps, starting at the top left of the picture:
Cows Milk, Goats Milk, and Buttermilk.
Bottom row of soaps, starting at the bottom left of the picture:
Soy Milk and Almond Milk.

Don’t forget about the 5 Milks Soap Set Special! If you would like to receive all 5 soaps and test them on your own, you can order them for $18 including shipping! Each bar weighs between 4.5 oz and 5 oz and has measurements of 2 1/2″ X 2 1/2″ X 1″. They have not been scented at all, so you will only have the soaps as made on their respective posts. I will only send the set of 5 soaps, no single soap requests please.

Click on photo to enlarge.

How do I order the 5 Milks Soap Set?
1) Go to the Gift Certificate Form on our website.
2) Fill out all required fields for shipping and billing information as well as the credit card field for payment.
3) Give a Gift Certificate Value of $18.00. Type it into the “Other Amount” box as 18.00 (no dollar sign) to prevent problems.
4) In the “Gift Message” box, type the following message “Please send me the 5 Milks Soap Set!”
5) Submit your order request!

What do I get for $18?
1) 1 Cows Milk Soap
2) 1 Goats Milk Soap
3) 1 Buttermilk Soap
4) 1 Soy Milk Soap
5) 1 Almond Milk Soap
6) Shipping is INCLUDED in this total!

Kim & Margaret: Your soap sets left today!

Can I place this through the MMS Catalog Online Ordering?
No. At this time, our MMS Catalog Online Ordering will add a shipping calculation to all orders processed through the system. Our Gift Certificate System will not add any additional shipping charges to your order.

Don’t forget to submit your blog or video posts to win the MMS Perfumer’s Kit. Remember, this kit is worth $280! Submissions are due by March 1st for posts during February.

Did you know that you can become a fan of Majestic Mountain Sage on Facebook? Receive the latest updates, blog post notifications and more!

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Almond Meal

Monday, February 15th, 2010
Last week, we made fresh Almond Milk for our Cold Process Soap: Half and Half Method with Almond Milk blog post and I promised that I would take a picture of the Almond Meal that was left over after straining the milk. If I had not slipped all of the skins off of the almonds, there would have been flecks of almond skins throughout the meal. If you were to eat this Almond Meal, it would have the texture of almonds, but it lacks the flavor of almonds. This Almond Meal would make a perfect face mask. You could make something like the Face Mask with Okara and substitute the Almond Meal for the okara instead. Ahh! Time to be perfectly pampered!

I know I promised to show you the comparison pictures of the milk soaps, but I’m having a difficulties with the camera flash and the color correction of the photos. This is skewing the color comparison too much to actually show the color differences. I will definitely post these pictures tomorrow!

Almond Meal.

I also have some very exciting news for those who want to test all of the milk soaps I made last week. If you would like to receive all 5 soaps and test them on your own, you can order them for $18 including shipping! Each bar weighs between 4.5 oz and 5 oz and has measurements of 2 1/2″ X 2 1/2″ X 1″. They have not been scented at all, so you will only have the soaps as made on their respective posts. I will be sending the set of 5 soaps with no exceptions, but it is a great bargain.

How do I order the 5 Milks Soap Set?
1) Go to the Gift Certificate Form on our website.
2) Fill out all required fields for shipping and billing information as well as the credit card field for payment.
3) Give a Gift Certificate Value of $18.00. Type it into the “Other Amount” box as 18.00 (no dollar sign) to prevent problems.
4) In the “Gift Message” box, type the following message “Please send me the 5 Milks Soap Set!”
5) Submit your order request!

What do I get for $18?
1) 1 Cows Milk Soap
2) 1 Goats Milk Soap
3) 1 Buttermilk Soap
4) 1 Soy Milk Soap
5) 1 Almond Milk Soap
6) Shipping is INCLUDED in this total!

Can I place this through the MMS Catalog Online Ordering?
No. At this time, our MMS Catalog Online Ordering will add a shipping calculation to all orders processed through the system. Our Gift Certificate System will not add any additional shipping charges to your order.

Don’t forget to submit your blog or video posts to win the MMS Perfumer’s Kit. Remember, this kit is worth $280! Submissions are due by March 1st for posts during February.

Did you know that you can become a fan of Majestic Mountain Sage on Facebook? Receive the latest updates, blog post notifications and more!

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Cold Process Soap: Half and Half Method with Almond Milk

Saturday, February 13th, 2010
Ready for final part of milk cold process soap? We are going to follow the same recipe and steps as the posts before, but we are going to use Almond Milk instead. I made fresh Almond Milk using the SoyaPower Plus Soy Milk Maker and pressed the “Beans +” button.

Again, here are the directions that we will follow in a step by step format.

1) Calculate the amount of lye and liquid needed for the oils you plan to use.

2) Measure all of the oils and set aside to heat gently.

3) Measure the lye and set aside.

4) Measure HALF of the needed liquid as water and set aside. Measure HALF of the needed liquid as milk and set aside. Milk should be room temperature, not frozen or heated.

5) Add ALL of the lye to the water. Stir well. No crystals should remain on the bottom of your mixing vessel. When the temperature of this lye solution is within 110° F to 130° F, (cooler in the summer and warmer in the winter, cooler for large batches and warmer for small batches), add it to the oil mixture. Blend with an immersion blender until you estimate you are halfway through the mixing process. This will happen with most oils in about 1 minute. The mixture should NOT be thick or viscous. The mixture should be very fluid, like water.

6) Now steadily pour the milk into the batch. Use the immersion blender to finish the blending so there is no chance of separation.

7) Add fragrance. Pour into prepared SHALLOW molds (1 inch deep or so). Milk soaps can get very hot and shallow molds help the excess heat dump into the air. This will prevent the milk sugars from interrupting the saponification reaction.

This is called the Half and Half Method, because you use half water, half milk, and add the milk half way through the blending of the batch.

Collect needed items:

Ingredients
Hydrogenated Soybean Oil
Coconut Oil
Olive Oil
Sodium Hydroxide
Almond Milk
Water
Equipment
Scale
Soap Spoon
Gloves
Extra Large Square Tray Mold
Square Tray Mold
Immersion Blender
Time spent:
Weighing time: 8 minutes
Adding lye to water: 15 seconds, followed by 60 seconds of stirring
Heating of oils time: 3 minutes
Pouring lye solution into the fat mixture: 10 seconds
Using immersion blender to mix soap solution: 90 seconds
Adding milk to the batch: 20 seconds
Using immersion blender to completely mix milk into soap: 40 seconds
Pour into molds: 60 seconds
Allow soap to rest: 24 hours
Recipe in ounces:
40 ounces weight Hydrogenated Soybean Oil
20 ounces weight Coconut Oil
20 ounces weight Olive Oil

11.1 ounces Sodium Hydroxide
15 fluid ounces Almond Milk
15 fluid ounces Water

Notes: I will also show you a picture of the Almond Meal leftover from making the Almond Milk. I showed you some of the almonds with their skins still on so they could still be easily recognized, but the Almond Milk is best if you take the time to slip the skins off the hydrated almonds.

Don’t forget to give me your guesses on the final colors of the soaps! We will see a cut soap comparison on Monday!

Don’t forget to submit your blog or video posts to win the MMS Perfumer’s Kit. Remember, this kit is worth $280! Submissions are due by March 1st for posts during February.

Did you know that you can become a fan of Majestic Mountain Sage on Facebook? Receive the latest updates, blog post notifications and more!

Hydrated Almonds.

Almonds in water to make almond milk.

Fresh Almond Milk.

Oils ready to be melted.

Adding lye to the water.

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Cold Process Soap: Half and Half Method with Soy Milk

Saturday, February 13th, 2010
Ready for part 4 of milk cold process soap? We are going to follow the same recipe and steps as the posts before, but we are going to use Soy Milk instead. I made fresh Soy Milk using the SoyaPower Plus Soy Milk Maker.

Again, here are the directions that we will follow in a step by step format.

1) Calculate the amount of lye and liquid needed for the oils you plan to use.

2) Measure all of the oils and set aside to heat gently.

3) Measure the lye and set aside.

4) Measure HALF of the needed liquid as water and set aside. Measure HALF of the needed liquid as milk and set aside. Milk should be room temperature, not frozen or heated.

5) Add ALL of the lye to the water. Stir well. No crystals should remain on the bottom of your mixing vessel. When the temperature of this lye solution is within 110° F to 130° F, (cooler in the summer and warmer in the winter, cooler for large batches and warmer for small batches), add it to the oil mixture. Blend with an immersion blender until you estimate you are halfway through the mixing process. This will happen with most oils in about 1 minute. The mixture should NOT be thick or viscous. The mixture should be very fluid, like water.

6) Now steadily pour the milk into the batch. Use the immersion blender to finish the blending so there is no chance of separation.

7) Add fragrance. Pour into prepared SHALLOW molds (1 inch deep or so). Milk soaps can get very hot and shallow molds help the excess heat dump into the air. This will prevent the milk sugars from interrupting the saponification reaction.

This is called the Half and Half Method, because you use half water, half milk, and add the milk half way through the blending of the batch.

Collect needed items:

Ingredients
Hydrogenated Soybean Oil
Coconut Oil
Olive Oil
Sodium Hydroxide
Soy Milk
Water
Equipment
Scale
Soap Spoon
Gloves
Extra Large Square Tray Mold
Square Tray Mold
Immersion Blender
Time spent:
Weighing time: 8 minutes
Adding lye to water: 15 seconds, followed by 60 seconds of stirring
Heating of oils time: 3 minutes
Pouring lye solution into the fat mixture: 10 seconds
Using immersion blender to mix soap solution: 90 seconds
Adding milk to the batch: 20 seconds
Using immersion blender to completely mix milk into soap: 40 seconds
Pour into molds: 60 seconds
Allow soap to rest: 24 hours
Recipe in ounces:
40 ounces weight Hydrogenated Soybean Oil
20 ounces weight Coconut Oil
20 ounces weight Olive Oil

11.1 ounces Sodium Hydroxide
15 fluid ounces Soy Milk
15 fluid ounces Water

We only have Almond Milk left! Don’t forget to give me your guesses on the final colors of the soaps! We will see a cut soap comparison on Monday!

Don’t forget to submit your blog or video posts to win the MMS Perfumer’s Kit. Remember, this kit is worth $280! Submissions are due by March 1st for posts during February.

Did you know that you can become a fan of Majestic Mountain Sage on Facebook? Receive the latest updates, blog post notifications and more!

Hydrated soybeans on top and dehydrated soybeans on the bottom.

Oils ready for to be melted.

Adding lye to the water.

Mixing the lye solution.

Adding the lye solution to the melted oils.

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Cold Process Soap: Half and Half Method with Buttermilk

Thursday, February 11th, 2010
Ready for part 3 of milk cold process soap? We are going to follow the same recipe and steps as the posts before, but we are going to use buttermilk instead.

Again, here are the directions that we will follow in a step by step format.

1) Calculate the amount of lye and liquid needed for the oils you plan to use.

2) Measure all of the oils and set aside to heat gently.

3) Measure the lye and set aside.

4) Measure HALF of the needed liquid as water and set aside. Measure HALF of the needed liquid as milk and set aside. Milk should be room temperature, not frozen or heated.

5) Add ALL of the lye to the water. Stir well. No crystals should remain on the bottom of your mixing vessel. When the temperature of this lye solution is within 110° F to 130° F, (cooler in the summer and warmer in the winter, cooler for large batches and warmer for small batches), add it to the oil mixture. Blend with an immersion blender until you estimate you are halfway through the mixing process. This will happen with most oils in about 1 minute. The mixture should NOT be thick or viscous. The mixture should be very fluid, like water.

6) Now steadily pour the milk into the batch. Use the immersion blender to finish the blending so there is no chance of separation.

7) Add fragrance. Pour into prepared SHALLOW molds (1 inch deep or so). Milk soaps can get very hot and shallow molds help the excess heat dump into the air. This will prevent the milk sugars from interrupting the saponification reaction.

This is called the Half and Half Method, because you use half water, half milk, and add the milk half way through the blending of the batch.

Collect needed items:

Ingredients
Hydrogenated Soybean Oil
Coconut Oil
Olive Oil
Sodium Hydroxide
Buttermilk
Water
Equipment
Scale
Soap Spoon
Gloves
Extra Large Square Tray Mold
Square Tray Mold
Immersion Blender
Time spent:
Weighing time: 8 minutes
Adding lye to water: 15 seconds, followed by 60 seconds of stirring
Heating of oils time: 3 minutes
Pouring lye solution into the fat mixture: 10 seconds
Using immersion blender to mix soap solution: 90 seconds
Adding milk to the batch: 20 seconds
Using immersion blender to completely mix milk into soap: 40 seconds
Pour into molds: 60 seconds
Allow soap to rest: 24 hours
Recipe in ounces:
40 ounces weight Hydrogenated Soybean Oil
20 ounces weight Coconut Oil
20 ounces weight Olive Oil

11.1 ounces Sodium Hydroxide
15 fluid ounces Buttermilk
15 fluid ounces Water

Tomorrow we will make a Soy Milk Soap. We only have Almond Milk left! AND THEN (drum roll, please). I will show you the pictures of ALL the soaps! Which is the whitest? Which turned peach-colored? Which is tan? Go ahead and give me your guesses!

Don’t forget to submit your blog or video posts to win the MMS Perfumer’s Kit. Remember, this kit is worth $280! Submissions are due by March 1st for posts during February.

Did you know that you can become a fan of Majestic Mountain Sage on Facebook? Receive the latest updates, blog post notifications and more!

Oils ready for the microwave.

Adding lye to the water.

Mixing the lye solution.

Adding the lye solution to the melted oils.

Mixing the batch to halfway to trace.

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Cold Process Soap: Half and Half Method with Goats Milk

Wednesday, February 10th, 2010
Ready for part 2 of milk cold process soap? We are going to follow the same recipe and steps as the post yesterday, but we are going to use goats milk instead.

What is the advantage to using the Half and Half Method rather than adding the milk to the lye solution?

The advantage is that we allow the normal saponification to happen, without stalling using cold temperatures, we get firm soap quickly, AND we don’t have any separation in the mold. We feel that our best batch of soap is the first batch and by following the Half and Half Method, we reduce the chances of our soaps failing and increase our chances of getting that perfect batch of soap the first time around.

The Half and Half Method is actually very easy to follow. Here are the directions that we will follow in a step by step format.

1) Calculate the amount of lye and liquid needed for the oils you plan to use.

2) Measure all of the oils and set aside to heat gently.

3) Measure the lye and set aside.

4) Measure HALF of the needed liquid as water and set aside. Measure HALF of the needed liquid as milk and set aside. Milk should be room temperature, not frozen or heated.

5) Add ALL of the lye to the water. Stir well. No crystals should remain on the bottom of your mixing vessel. When the temperature of this lye solution is within 110° F to 130° F, (cooler in the summer and warmer in the winter, cooler for large batches and warmer for small batches), add it to the oil mixture. Blend with an immersion blender until you estimate you are halfway through the mixing process. This will happen with most oils in about 1 minute. The mixture should NOT be thick or viscous. The mixture should be very fluid, like water.

6) Now steadily pour the milk into the batch. Use the immersion blender to finish the blending so there is no chance of separation.

7) Add fragrance. Pour into prepared SHALLOW molds (1 inch deep or so). Milk soaps can get very hot and shallow molds help the excess heat dump into the air. This will prevent the milk sugars from interrupting the saponification reaction.

This is called the Half and Half Method, because you use half water, half milk, and add the milk half way through the blending of the batch.

Collect needed items:

Ingredients
Hydrogenated Soybean Oil
Coconut Oil
Olive Oil
Sodium Hydroxide
Goats Milk
Water
Equipment
Scale
Soap Spoon
Gloves
Extra Large Square Tray Mold
Square Tray Mold
Immersion Blender
Time spent:
Weighing time: 8 minutes
Adding lye to water: 15 seconds, followed by 60 seconds of stirring
Heating of oils time: 3 minutes
Pouring lye solution into the fat mixture: 10 seconds
Using immersion blender to mix soap solution: 90 seconds
Adding milk to the batch: 20 seconds
Using immersion blender to completely mix milk into soap: 40 seconds
Pour into molds: 60 seconds
Allow soap to rest: 24 hours
Recipe in ounces:
40 ounces weight Hydrogenated Soybean Oil
20 ounces weight Coconut Oil
20 ounces weight Olive Oil

11.1 ounces Sodium Hydroxide
15 fluid ounces Goats Milk
15 fluid ounces Water

Tomorrow we will make a Buttermilk Soap. We only have Soy Milk and Almond Milk left after buttermilk!

Don’t forget to submit your blog or video posts to win the MMS Perfumer’s Kit. Remember, this kit is worth $280! Submissions are due by March 1st for posts during February.

Did you know that you can become a fan of Majestic Mountain Sage on Facebook? Receive the latest updates, blog post notifications and more!

Oils ready for the microwave.

Adding lye to the water.

Mixing the lye solution.

Adding the lye solution to the melted oils.

Mixing the batch to halfway to trace.

Almost ready for milk to be added.

Adding the milk to the batch.

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