I may make another hot batch just to compare again. Hi Dominic, I’m glad it was helpful! You are very welcome! 2 oz (57 g) castor oil I appreciate the sharing of your knowledge. (I’m planning to do CP with raw cow’s milk). It remained pretty pale in colour throughout cooking and did not get brown. Hi! Perhaps I did not cook it long enough? Depending on your brand of slow cooker, you may have to start with the heat on low or even preheat it if it takes a while to warm up. I would like to add beeswax to this receipe. :), Hi.It’s been 3. With those choices, the lye amount should stay within an acceptable range and won’t need adjusting. tried batch 3, the room temp batch, yesterday. You can use it exactly as you would goat or cow’s milk. No, it is not necessary to discount liquid for honey as the amount is small and it is added after the cook. love your recipes! I am hooked to your book. Yes, you could use all olive oil, but then you’d have a castile soap recipe. Hi Anne! :). https://www.soapqueen.com/bath-and-body-tutorials/tips-and-tricks/how-to-substitute-oil-in-cold-process-recipes/. Learn how to make hot process Bastille soap with this easy tutorial. https://thenerdyfarmwife.com/how-to-make-soap-with-milk/, Thank You! Goat Milk, Oatmeal, Honey and Lavender Soap Recipe. At medium trace, add 1 Tablespoon of honey to soap mixture and 1 Tablespoon finely ground oatmeal. Cinnamon and clove is such a great scent blend – I bet it smells wonderful with the honey! I was thinking of only adding honey to one half, and putting a touch of zinc oxide or something white in the other. Honey Soap: a Simple Recipe. Does the soap … Good luck with your soap! This is the Vaseline phase. Hi Candice! Since there is such a small amount of sweet almond oil used here, can I substitute it with castor oil? 7 oz (198 g) coconut oil Better to add all the milk at trace or ur way? using the same amounts in recipe? Hi Jan, (It still gives a really cool effect though!) Anyway, thank you for sharing – I follow you on IG and now will be following your blog too! Okay, I found it. :), […] Click HERE for a hot process version of milk soap that you can make in your crock pot. It’s one of the first soaps that I made when I first started to make soap. Also, 4 weeks is enough for the cure? https://www.bulkherbstore.com/blog/post/how-to-make-easy-cold-processed-lavender-soap/ However, if your chunks are crumbly and dry, like chunks of lye, then that could be a problem. I have a question. I wanted to know if you could take any cold process recipe and make it the hot process way so I could try it sooner. The honey is probably just getting too hot from the cooking process and starting to scorch. (I’m not 100% sure how that will work out, though I think it will.) 16 oz. Thanks! At a bee keeping workshop hosted by Auburn University, a local soap maker shared this relatively easy hot process soap recipe. My soap after curing 2 months is a lovely light golden color, like buttermilk. But I’d love to be able to. But basically any milk is worth experimenting with. Yes, castor oil is a great substitute. Can you add essential oils to this recipe? Mix the clay with water, the zinc oxide with oil, before incorporating.) I only recommend products I personally use and enjoy. His Skin Is Very Dry needing special lotion.I have Found a wonderful Relief to his skin in the milk and honey. :). Any suggestions would be appreciated. I hope that your next hot process try gives you better results! Moisturizing – Goat’s milk is even more moisturizing than cow’s milk because of its high beta-casein (fat content). Oatmeal Honey Soap is made of soothing oats combine with nourishing honey to make this simple natural soap. Cover the slow cooker again and allow the soap to cook for another 15 to 20 minutes after which it should reach the applesauce phase. Thank you for your very informative website. I can imagine the high-fat content of camel’s milk being heavenly in a soap, although it is expensive and more difficult to get hold of. In the planning and preparation stage of this recipe, I went here, under ‘Testing Notes and Info’ on the website product page to find the flash point of the fragrance oil which was 200°F. Coconut Oil 24.14% https://www.thesage.com/calcs/LyeCalc.html I don’t have the patience for cold process but like the swirls you can get. Recommend 3% superfat for best bubbles. Note, where I live in the tropics, coconut oil is always liquid at room temperature. However, not putting in the sweet almond oil does change the lye amount and puts it under a zero superfat. Hi Jan, The only exception is if a cold process recipe has extra oils added at trace – they would normally be saponified by the lye, but if you add them after cooking, they won’t be and your bar might be a tad on the moisturizing/higher superfat side. Was a nervous wreck. Thanks Jasmine; I’m happy you like them! Decorate the top of soap with whole oats. So, if a recipe calls for 9 oz of milk, and you want to add 2 oz at trace, you would make the lye solution with 7 ounces of milk and stir in the other 2 ounces at trace. I see people making it and selling the same week. The login page will open in a new tab. I’m excited to try it! What you could do is take a castile soap recipe, like this one I wrote for Bulk Herb Store Blog: I’d probably try something like 1 tablespoon of oatmeal in the recipe and see how you like the outcome. But the problem is to find shea butter and sweet almond oil in my town, can I substitute with the other oil? You can also input the amount of oils into a lye calculator, like this one: For facial bars, I’d start at 6% and if you have dry skin, perhaps try a 7% superfat & make sure coconut oil is on the lower side. Otherwise, you can make the recipe just like this one here and it should turn out great! Is there a specific website/calculator that can help with this? I am thinking of a honey almond bar (using this https://goo.gl/5nJrT4 They suggest to use about 3% of the fragrance. You can use any form for this, including cake or bread pans. The pot was good heavy duty stainless steel, and heat was a low as it could go, but the volume was only twice the volume of the soap. Carefully pour the lye solution into the oils. I edited a bit for clarity. How much honey did you add? You may double the recipe to create a batch twice the size, but always run the recipe through a lye calculator, such as Soapcalc, to determine the amount of lye and water needed. https://thenerdyfarmwife.com/milk-and-honey-soap-recipe-cold-or-hot-process Is it out of the freezer/refrigerator now? (If it’s too soft, then let it stay in a few days longer.) You will add your lye to the frozen goat milk and mix very carefully. Are your chunks hard, just like chunks of white soap mixed in? Honey has a sweet delicate scent. Goats milk and honey soap is a beautiful handmade gift to make or receive. The melted oils should bring the temperature to around 90 to 100°F, though you don’t have to get too hung up on trying to make the temperatures match. Which would give a whiter bar u think?? Just take the amount that you plan to add at trace, out of the total milk allowance. For a whiter soap next time, you can use light colored oils (oils like extra virgin olive oil or dark green oils can darken your soap). Heavenly smell, I don’t scent at all, the milky scent is great, with wild honey… I was cream colored when it went into the mold, but when I took it out, it has a marble effect, cream colored and light brown. It is cinnamon and clove, milk and honey. One cup of ice is added first and stirred through the soap before adding the goat's milk, oats, and honey. More sunflower oil work? I made cold press. I cooked it on low heat. (I have posted earlier but it did not seem to go through, apologies if this is a repeat) Thanks again for all the sharing on your blog, can’t wait to try out the various soap recipes! When a recipe calls for certain oils can they be substituted ? Thank you! BENEFITS. After all, cow’s milk definitely makes a smooth, creamy, nourishing soap (One reason why I LOVE my Raw Milk and Honey Shampoo Bar). You tell me if that’s not an incredible difference. and this article from the Soap Queen should be informative too: https://www.soapqueen.com/bath-and-body-tutorials/tips-and-tricks/how-to-substitute-oil-in-cold-process-recipes/, Good luck with your soap making adventures! I hope that this page helps find a honey soap recipe to add to your soap making collection or to get you started on your soap making journey.. Honey is a very sought-after additive for soap making for many reasons. It should be about 3 times the size of the soap batter so there’s plenty of room if the soap starts to “volcano” up. Hi Brooke, I’m happy that you enjoy the site! Will it darken over time? Stir by hand for around 30 seconds then begin mixing with an immersion (stick) blender. Nov 8, 2017 - Find out how to make natural goat milk and honey soap! Or are they the same? You can stir it in when you add the honey. You sure can. Jan 12, 2016 - Learn how to make this palm free milk and honey soap using canned or fresh goat or cow's milk. This recipe makes about 2 pounds of soap which will produce about 6-7 bars of natural soap. I could not add a picture to this comment for you to see. These are: About 15 to 20 minutes into heating your soap it will reach the separation phase. Stirring more frequently will keep that from happening. Lots of Lather Bramble Berry has a great fragrance calculator to help you figure out the amount you might need: http://www.brambleberry.com/Pages/Fragrance-Calculator.aspx. After logging in you can close it and return to this page. :) When liquid is frozen, it might change in shape and volume, but it still weighs the same since none of it is lost. In this soap recipe, you would end up with: Hot process soap still benefits from 3 to 4 weeks of cure time to allow the water to evaporate out, creating a harder, longer lasting bar, but you can test a sliver of it right away. Your site has lots of information a several good tips. Hi Susan! Directions are given for both hot and cold process soap. And if i want to add castor oil for lather what would be the best way? Here is where your soap should reach the separation phase. So, with those two ingredients, cooler is better. In this hot process soap recipe I am using the Oatmeal, Milk and Honey fragrance oil from Nurture Soap. You also don’t generally need as much essential oils in hot process. :). https://www.thesage.com/calcs/LyeCalc.html Thanks so much! I tried it last night for the first time and it all thickened up so quickly all I could do was layer it. Hi Natalia! I purchased a crock pot, specifically, for hot-process soap making and away I went. Hello, Do you think that would create a noticeable difference in colour? Thank you for what you do, I so very much enjoy visiting your website and seeing what is new. Re-milk soap rcp — I would like to go with cold process. However I just made a double batch and tried to hot process half of it had a bit of a failure. Palm Oil The advantage of hot process recipes are that the bars are ready almost immediately, rather than having to wait the month or more before you could use Cold Process soap. (One reason why it makes a fantastic oil to use in shampoo bars!) Mix well to incorporate fully. Would the lye destroy the properties of the honey? honey soap recipe. Can I use Almond Milk or Rice Milk rather then Cow or Goat Milk? I have shea butter and coconut and palm oils. The sweet almond oil may be an issue. Weigh buttermilk, set aside. I’m happy that you’ve found a great method that works well! Any cold process recipe can be used to make hot process soap. When my partner recovers from the smell of that last effort (which did not linger thankfully) I may try again, perhaps I should start with a non milk soap as my first hot process attempt? Sometimes soap does some unexplainable things to me too though! When your soap is cool sufficiently, add the honey, oats and fragrance oil. Sunflower Oil 13.79%. Yes, you are exactly right – you use the same weight. Some commonly available soap bases are goat milk, shea butter, olive oil/Castile, plain glycerine, oatmeal, aloe, and honey. I would think it would increase the chances of it scorching and a potential lye volcano, but it seems to work for them! Thank you for this. One I like to use is SoapCalc. Good luck with your soapmaking this weekend! I have a post I wrote on making substitutions here that you might find helpfuL: https://thenerdyfarmwife.com/how-to-make-any-soap-recipe-palm-free/. It will pull up a new screen with the suggested amount of lye, etc. Is this normal? How to make Hot Process Soap: Gather all tools, utensils, ingredients, and other supplies including your molds and prepare your work area. Hi Rodney, That’s wonderful to hear! (I didn’t refrigerate the one shown.). Thanks in advance & kind regards, Sometimes when honey doesn’t get blended in well, it can leave brown or golden-brown places throughout the soap, but the tiny orange spots make me think perhaps something is up with the milk and/or the lye – perhaps it didn’t dissolve completely or the milk got scorched in spots? Happy to say this recipe lends itself beautifully to room-temp and is easy as can be and avoided the scorching problem when adding honey. I can imagine the high-fat content of camel’s milk being heavenly in a soap, although it is expensive and more difficult to get hold of. Feb 13, 2016 - Learn how to make this palm free milk and honey soap using canned or fresh goat or cow's milk. In another 15 to 20 minutes the soap reaches the Vaseline phase. My husband is a bee keeper, so I wanted to try using some soap recipes, with goats milk and honey. !thats a great recipe i would really like to try it..just one question..could i add some colloidal oatmeal in it?and how much do you think would be ok? It sounds like your soap needs more time in the mold. I don’t dare try it until I get an answer. I made this recipe last week hot processed and the soap is rather soft. 4.03 oz (114 g) lye (5% superfat) It should fit in a 3 pound mold. It’s less expensive and much easier for me to obtain. In fact, it should help boost the lather of your soap. (Don’t add extra liquids or your soap will end up too soft.) I will continue to visit your site. :). Set aside the lye solution for around 10 minutes, while you prepare the oils. and added honey. I’ve always had problems with soap and itchiness. Going to try this sosp but cp. I’ve just started making my own hot process soap and really enjoying every minute of it :-). Thank you so much for your recipes and encouragement to us all. Looking at the link, it says: Bonnie, Hi Bonnie! Pour the honey, orange and oatmeal soap into the mold on top of the honey and bees wax soap filling it up to the brim. Thanks for your recipe, I’m officially hooked. Step 2: Place the frozen cubes in a heat proof plastic or stainless steel pitcher or container. Happy soapmaking! Those things are completely optional though. One example is adding honey to milk soap. It is still pale. I don’t have sunflower oil, can I substitute castor oil or more coconut, or olive oil instead? can i use fresh homemade almond milk and turn it into a almond honey soap? So, for that recipe that calls for 9 oz of milk, you could use 8 ounces of milk to make the lye solution, and reserve the other ounce as 1 ounce of distilled water (more milk might work for this too instead of distilled water, but I haven’t tested that one out.) While oatmeal is the star of this recipe, I think bar soap can never have too many soothing ingredients. :). When making soap, the oils, fats, liquids and lye should all be measured by weight instead of volume. It might turn out a dark brown color, but as long as it doesn’t smell unpleasantly burnt or scorched, and hasn’t separated in the mold or anything, the soap should be good to go! Hi Erica! Keep it in the mold for a day or two, then remove and slice into bars. I’m a little bit too chicken to try that out myself though. It will change the appearance, but that’s what I’d do to be on the safe side: Thanks for this great tutorial (and all the others)… :). That’s completely normal and the soap will still be perfectly fine to use! If the goat’s milk is already frozen should the same weight be used? I made a classic favourite – oatmeal and honey. Pour the soap batter in a mold and lightly cover it with a sheet of wax paper. With the amount of substitutions you need to make though, you may find it easier to go with a completely different base recipe. Also it smells ammonia-like, is very soft and doesn’t lather at all. I would let it sit at room temperature a few more days before trying to unmold, then see how it does. :). 13 – 19 oz. Again many thanks for your time and advice! Directions are given for both hot and cold process soap. Keep me posted! For the castor oil – I’d probably take 2 ounces from maybe olive (since it’s pretty high in almost all of my recipes) OR you could think about taking it from the coconut oil, depending on how much coconut oil you like in a soap. They’re not kidding in the description and reviews when they say it’s super concentrated! The marble effect is probably where the honey and/or the fragrance oil didn’t completely mix into the soap batter, but that’s usually just cosmetic and won’t hurt anything. Once mixed and the milk is completely melted, bring your lye mixture into the house and wait about … The honey oatmeal soap recipe is now available as a soap making kit right here at soap-making-resource.com. Just a quick question: why don’t you insulate the cold process soap? Is that normal? I have only ever made cold process soap at a craft place. Thats so kind of u. I will study your reply :):). Your receipes are fantastic:) Thank you for sharing them as I have been learning too much from you:) I used my 10″ silicone mold from Nurture Soap. "Go confidently in the direction of your dreams! :). Oatmeal Milk and Honey Soap . Is there a substitute for sweet almond oil? I have seen a goat milk hot process recipe where the recipe called for 10 oz of water and they made the lye solution with 5 oz of water and added 5 oz of goat milk to the soap after it has cooked. Hi, would this work with frozen coconut milk? So glad the soap was a success! When the bars stop losing significant water weight, they consider them cured enough to use. You can also use a fragrance calculator like this one: At this point the soap should take on a glossy appearance very similar to petroleum jelly. It all looked a consistent colour when I poured it! Cut the cubes of your soap base with a kitchen knife. Scoop the soap into your mold and tap the mold on a firm surface to remove spaces and air pockets. Thank you so much for another informative post, I just love reading them. Would the overheating explain the soap splitting or is some sort of splitting part of the normal process? The website thenerdyfarmwife.com, operating under Honey Bee Hill Creatives LLC, is a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program. Another important note: When calculating a recipe with heavy cream, it helps to keep in mind the fat content of the cream. Can you take any recipe and made the cold process and hot process? Lye Solution Oatmeal Honey Soap is made of soothing oats combine with nourishing honey to make this simple natural soap. so you could use a 3 lb mold for it OR use a 2.5 lb mold and have a container or extra individual molds handy for any extra soap batter you may have. Step 1: Weigh out the milk and freeze it in ice cube trays overnight. You are not able to be creative with the soap because it is not fluid as cold process, therefore elaborate swirls and detailed designs are not suited to this method. Thanks for posting this. Happy soap making! Castor Oil Add the water. Many of my readers have mentioned that an empty Pringles chip can makes a perfect hot process soap mold. Hi Michelle! Directions are given for both hot and cold process soap. http://www.soapqueen.com/bath-and-body-tutorials/tips-and-tricks/how-to-add-lye-to-milk-for-cold-process-soap/, I hope that I answered all of your questions and happy soap making! I did stir the soap very regularly but I was probably fighting a losing battle since I added the honey too early. 16 oz. Here the soap takes on a shiny appearance similar to that of petroleum jelly, hence the name Vaseline phase. We are getting ready to make our own soaps, and I have been wondering what the difference is between hot & cold process. Hi again! It is hard to see the changes as it cooks so long, and worry about it going too far. (Usually not a problem though.) If you want to make a cold process recipe into a hot process recipe, just make it up until trace, but don’t add the extras then, but cook it instead and THEN add the extras. Running it through the lye calculator, the lye amount barely changes – from 4.05 oz to 4.03 oz. I usually add 1 to 2 tablespoons (15 to 30 ml) per batch of soap. Hi Elif! I’ll get something written up on it someday soon hopefully, but the Soap Queen has a great how-to: Directions are given for both hot and cold process soap. :), Hi! Step 3: Wearing safety goggles, gloves and long sleeves, weigh out the lye and pour it into the pitcher of frozen milk and water. Needless to say I love the finished product, even though the first batch may or may not have been overworked before pouring. If so, then it should be fine to use! Almond Oil, Sweet 6.90% http://lather-be-soaping.blogspot.com/2014/03/resizing-and-converting-soap-recipes.html You could do something like 2 oz of castor oil and the other 2 oz more olive oil, so it would look like this with those adjustments – (I ran it through a lye calculator and the lye amount barely changed a blip! But it turned out and impatient to try it. Thank you so much!! Depending on the fragrance or essential oil being used in the recipe, the soap may have to cool to below a particular temperature. What did I do wrong or what caused the white chunks. Yes, it sure will work with frozen coconut milk. Should I cook the milk first or can I go with raw milk directly? Shea butter can be added to any from-scratch soap recipe, though adjustments need to be made based on the other ingredients. This article has a great summary of options: Thanks. Hi Meag, Yes, you sure can! I really like the feel and the level of suds. You need an accurate scale to make soap. Do you feel like cold or hot process soap last longer? I just got back from 3 weeks away and the orange spots have disappeared! I just unmoulded and sliced it and I think I’ve done something wrong. I’m so sorry to hear about the milk soap misadventure! Also note that my crock pot runs on the hot side. i can’t tell you how happy i am to have stumbled upon your site. Goat milk. Thank you for a great explanation of the differences! If it starts cracking, I immediately uncover, but otherwise, just monitor it while covered so I can make sure I get that full gel. Soaps high in olive oil do benefit from an even longer cure time, so 8 weeks could certainly work well for those kinds, but isn’t 100% necessary. It's scented with Lavender and Vanilla, and is just a beautiful soap! Hi Cheryl, I’m so glad that you found a soap that helps your son! Hi Chandra! I like using between 0.5 to 3% beeswax in soap recipes – so maybe around 0.5 oz (14 g) beeswax in this recipe. :). Thank you so much for sharing this great recipe. Yes, you do have some leeway in what types of oils you use, just keep in mind that when you make a change, your resulting soap will also change. “Trace” means that your soap batter has gotten thick enough so that when you drizzle some of it across the surface of itself, it leaves an imprint or “tracing” before sinking back in. Pour a little bit at a time, stirring well after each addition until the lye is fully dissolved into the milk. Goat Milk & Oatmeal Cold Process Soap Tutorial - Soap Queen I have both of your books and I love them. :). Yes, you can use milk in all forms (pasteurized or unpasteurized) to make soap. Can I add 4 oz just like the Shea butter? Freezing milk before using it in a lye solution keeps it from getting too hot and scorching. Then follow the measurements given for water and lye. ), 9 oz (255 g) milk Depending on how long it has already cooked, it may not have gone completely through the hot process stages, but that’s okay – you can just treat it as cold process. Hi Shirley! Whole Foods sells soap in large rounds, where you chip off uneven blocks. What is the best way to cut a recipe in half? The result is a crumbly block with an uneven colour.