SO again – all this milk & cream!
I played around with different recipes and came up with one that I liked which includes fresh cream (added as an oil) and fresh milk used as a liquid.
I whipped this up on Tuesday morning after milking. Yes, I finally got a stick blender! My daughter brought it home for me-yes! Man that blender was nice & FAST too! Beat the hell outta the whisk & elbow grease I had been using.
SO when I was done putting it into my mold, I set it out on the front porch. It has been cold here so I figured why take up space in the freezer. I brought it in this morning and un-molded it. Oh I am so happy with the turn out of this soap! I took the pictures on the freezer paper I used to line the mold so that you can see how well it retained its white color. I mean LOOK at that LACK OF COLOR!!!
Now I knew that this was going to be a softer bar of soap due to my recipe & the lack of real hard oils in it. When I went to cut it, it pulled away on my knife a bit. Like stuck to one side of the blade. So I tried a wire. That worked much better but it still sorta flaked, just small little flakes mind you, but none the less I looked up what I might have done wrong. From the research I have done I should have left it molded up LONGER so that it set up better as it is a softer bar? Anymore ideas?
So time will tell how this soap really turns out. Spoilage may be a concern BUT depending on how great this soap turns out, it may get used fast enough that it won’t have time to spoil! I figure the creamy recipe with tea tree oil added should make a GREAT facial bar! We will see! I’ll keep you posted …