Rose and Milk Soap – A Mother’s Day Gift Day 2 2


Rose Milk Soap Day 2

Welcome back to day 2 of my Rose and Milk Soap adventure. I was not happy with how yesterday’s soap turned out. So, today I am sharing another recipe for a Rose and Milk Soap. After making the world’s ugliest soap, Andee gave me a suggestion. She told me to try grinding the rose petals and mixing the ground rose petals directly into my batch of soap. She also recommended to color the soap pink using our Amethyst Pink Pigment and hopefully, that would offset the brownness of the decomposing rose petals. I went back to the blog kitchen to try it out.

After making my soap, I came in the next morning and popped the soap out of the mold. Unfortunately, I was still unhappy with how the soap turned out. At first, I thought the color looked great, but after letting it sit overnight, I discovered the color of the soap had lightened and the rose petals started to turn brown. I don’t think that I used enough Amethyst Pink color because I ended up with a very light pink soap filled with brown dots. I’ve been told it is a pretty soap, but it isn’t what I was hoping for.

Come join me in the kitchen to make another batch of soap! The basic recipe is the same, I just ground the rose buds before adding at trace with some Amethyst Pink color premixed with Glycerin.

Ingredients
Hydrogenated Soybean Oil
Palm Kernel Oil
Sunflower Oil
Apricot Kernel Oil
Milk Powder
Rose Fragrance Oil
Rose Buds and Petals
Water
Sodium Hydroxide
Amethyst Pink
Equipment
Scale
Microwave Safe Container
Spoons
Pipettes


Recipe:

Recipe in Grams
170.1 grams Hydrogenated Soybean Oil
141.75 grams Palm Kernel Oil
113.4 grams Sunflower Oil
28.35 grams Apricot Kernel Oil
Q.S. Milk Powder
Q.S. Rose Fragrance Oil
Q.S. Rose Buds and Petals
Q.S. Water
Q.S. Sodium Hydroxide
Q.S. Amethyst Pink (Premixed with Glycerin)
Recipe in Ounces
6 ounces Hydrogenated Soybean Oil
5 ounces Palm Kernel Oil
4 ounces Sunflower Oil
1 ounce Apricot Kernel Oil
Q.S. Milk Powder
Q.S. Rose Fragrance Oil
Q.S. Rose Buds and Petals
Q.S. Water
Q.S. Sodium Hydroxide
Q.S. Amethyst Pink (Premixed with Glycerin)
Recipe in Percentages
37.5% Hydrogenated Soybean Oil
31.25% Palm Kernel Oil
25% Sunflower Oil
6.25% Apricot Kernel Oil
Q.S. Milk Powder
Q.S. Rose Fragrance Oil
Q.S. Rose Buds and Petals
Q.S. Water
Q.S. Sodium Hydroxide
Q.S. Amethyst Pink (Premixed with Glycerin)

After Melting Oils

Milk Powder with water, Lye Solution, and Oils

Soap in Heart Silicone Mold

Above View of Soap in Heart Silicone Mold

  1. The first step to making this soap is to weigh out the Hydrogenated Soybean Oil, Palm Kernel Oil, Sunflower Oil, and Apricot Kernel Oil.
  2. Once the oil ingredients have been weighed out, they need to be heated. Use a microwave or double broiler pot on the stove. Just be careful not to overheat the mixture!
  3. While the oils were warming, I worked on making my lye solution. I usually use 6 ounces of water for a 1 pound batch of soap because I am adding Milk Powder, I lowered it to 5 ounces.
  4. Then in a separate beaker I weighed out 1 ounce of water and added 1 tablespoon of Milk Powder, this slurry will be added at trace.
  5. The oils and lye solution need to cool to around 120°F. Once they are cool enough pour the lye solution into the oils and stir using an immersion blender.
  6. I put a scoop of Rose Buds and Petals in my hands and rubbed them together to make them more like a powder.
  7. Once trace is reached, the Rose Fragrance Oil, Milk Powder with water, Amethyst Pink Color, and ground rose petals can be added and mixed into the raw soap.
  8. After everything is completely mixed, pour the raw soap mixture into the molds and allow to set for 24 hours.

Check back in tomorrow for another, hopefully better, Rose and Milk Soap.

 

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About Katy

I am a twenty something goofy, cat-loving, outdoor enthusiast. I enjoy gardening, fishing, and camping. A few of my favorite fragrances are Juicy Pear, Love Spell, and Jacob. I can't lie, I am a bit of a newbie in the soap making world but I am ready to learn and so excited!


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2 thoughts on “Rose and Milk Soap – A Mother’s Day Gift Day 2

  • Barb Oswald

    Katy, I think your soap looks nice. At least you didn’t do the classic beginner mistake and try lavender soap with lavender buds. The buds turn black and it looks like you stirred mouse turds into your soap.
    One of my early mistakes was egg soap that stank of sulfer.

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