Coffee Soap 21 May 2016

21 05 2016

It’s been a while for various reasons. The plan was to make two batches this weekend but it looks like this will be the only one. Next weekend is Memorial Day. I imagine I can use some of that extra time to make some more.2016-05-22 11.54.02.jpg





Goat Milk 13 AUG 2014

7 10 2014

More goat milk soap. I went a bit wild on the molded soaps and didn’t leave quite enough left for the bars making them narrower than usual. It’s not much fun to pour out of the molds; makes a big mess and it doesn’t do to pout into the bar mold first. The soap gets thick quickly after trace and the shapes don’t show up well if I don’t pour them first. The bars are still a good bath size though. I usually make them quite large.

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Beeswax and Goat Milk – MAY 2014

11 07 2014

So, I have a problem. I always print out the recipe when I make a batch. The date is automatically printed on the bottom of the page and that is what I use to remember it. In this case, the printer failed me. The very bottom of the page didn’t print and I didn’t catch it. As such, I don’t have the exact date. I’ve tested it and it’s nice and hard and the Ph is neutral. I remember that it was at the end of May though so I suppose I’ll just have to mark with only the month.

Anyway, this is using more local beeswax from my coworker, this time in the goat milk soap.2014-07-11 14.06.59 I really like the beeswax. It makes the soap silky smooth.





Beeswax soap 26 MAR 2014

29 04 2014

A coworker owns bees and asked if I had ever tried beeswax in soap. I had not but I’m willing to try new things.

Looking through blog posts and such suggested that just a small amount of wax goes a long way and to much will eliminate all your lather. I decided to try 2% and he gave me a small piece of beeswax.

2014-03-26 17.18.55The soap is ready now and I have tried a sliver off the end as usual to test after checking the Ph. It’s silky smooth. The beeswax still had a bit of floral scent. That’s almost imperceptible now. You wouldn’t notice it at all unless you smelled a regular unscented bar next to it.

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Coffee Soap 13 APR 2014

29 04 2014

2014-04-29 01.48.58I also like to keep some coffee soap on hand and my coworkers cleaned me out a little while ago.





Goat Milk 25 MAR 2014

29 04 2014

The latest batch of goat milk soap. I like to keep some on hand.2014-04-29 01.49.15





Goat Milk 14 Jan 2014

22 02 2014

22 Feb 2014: So, I made these and then completely forgot to post them. A coworker asked me last night if I had any goat milk and I assured him that I did. When I got home this morning, I checked the batch and all was good so I can bring him some. I guess that’s about the state of my mind these days. Anyway, these are ready now.

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