Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Making Goat Milk Soap...

I finally got around to making my goat's milk soap today! It actually didn't take that long to do so I will probably make a few more batches next week. I've been buying the supplies a little at a time so that I wouldn't be out a lot of money all at once. Over the past few months I bought a new crockpot, stick mixer and digital scales and these will be used only for my soap making. Here it is during the process....
I was supposed to wait at least 12 hours to release them from the molds but I went ahead and did a few after a couple of hours, I'm not a patient person! LOL! So now they are curing for while. With this batch I made "Honey Oatmeal Goat Milk Soap" It smells sooooooo good! I used several different molds the ones in this photo are made using antique jello molds.
I used a few of the crumbles from the spoon and pot to see how well they work even though they have not cured and I am in love! I've used goat milk soap before and loved it, but with this honey and oatmeal in it, it just makes your skin sooooo soft. I think I will make several more batches over the next few months so they will have time to cure really well and I plan on giving some for gifts for the holidays and maybe even selling some gift sets too.


If you have never used goat milk soap before there are so many benefits from it. You can read about it here. Benefits of goat milk soap.


I started out on my latest quilt kit really good! I got all of the strip sets sewn together that first day and I planned on pressing them the next day.....well....they are still laying in the same place and have not been touched since! I just couldn't concentrate on them today I was just too excited to be playing with my soap! Maybe tomorrow....

Oh and a quick update on Hoss, Andrew's uncle. He is in ICU and he did not have a stroke I guess that somehow the wires got crossed on that part. He was vomiting up a lot of blood and passing out. They got him to the ER and had to give him 4 things of blood and rushed him in for emergency surgery. He had an ulcer that had eroded through the stomach and into the gastric artery or something like that and I guess he was just bleeding to death. They did get it stopped for now but like I said he is in ICU in an induced coma and if his vitals are where they should be by tomorrow they will be doing another surgery on him.


All for now.....Hunter wants me to watch a movie with him.
Kristie

4 comments:

Texan said...

I made soap for the first time last summer. Its wonderful! I have bought home made soap for years now since the commercial stuff is so full of bad chemicals. I wanted to learn but was a bit afraid of the lye LOL.. A friend came to visit last summer and she taught me how to make this. I just love it and I bet your goat milk soap is wonderful too!

Libby said...

Your soap looks so pretty!! I bet they smell really good!
I have been without a computer for a couple of weeks..cant wait to get caught up!

jillquilts said...

Very cool on the soap! I bet that the honey oatmeal would be very nice! :)

Narelle said...

Oh that sounds fantastic that you can make your own soap!
I've used goat soap once ... will have to try some more.