soap making

Discussion in 'Goat Frenzy' started by silvergramma, Nov 16, 2009.

  1. silvergramma

    silvergramma New Member

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    Nov 9, 2009
    anyone out there make goats milk soap ..?? can you recommend books or sites.. i only get one hour a day on public library puter and most of that is used for junking out my emails..
    If ya cant sell the milk,, why not make the soap.. i am a stay at home housewife with too much time on my hands in the winter..halllllllllllllllllp!!!!!!!! lol
     
  2. capriola-nd

    capriola-nd New Member

    Jul 6, 2008
    Northwest Oregon
    I make soap! Just made some today in fact. :D

    On the library catalog, look up books on soap making. For our library, a whole bunch of books come up. Doesn't take long and you get a lot of results. There are a lot of good books and it's hard to give an exact book. I actually learned soap making mainly by "trial and error". Find a good lye calculator online, that is essential for making up your own soaps.
     

  3. liz

    liz Well-Known Member

    Oct 5, 2007
    Shelocta PA
    I make soap as well, pretty much just for personal use and gifts. I stick with a very simple recipe that hasn't failed me yet. I'm pretty sure the recipe I use is listed here on the forum.
     
  4. FunnyRiverFarm

    FunnyRiverFarm New Member

    Sep 13, 2008
    Hudson, MI
    I make soap, but I have not tried making soap with goat's milk yet. I use the "hand milling" method for all of my soaps where you make a basic soap and then rebatch the basic soap to put in additives. I like using this method because I can make very small quanities of soap with certain additives--that makes it easier to experiment with different additives without the risk of ruining a whole batch. I also like this method because I can also make tons of basic soap at one time, let it cure, and then make a batch of soap quickly whenever I want to with with whatever additives I want and have it be "ready" in a matter of days.

    There's a book called "The Complete Soapmaker" by Norma Coney that does a really good job explaining the entire process. It is super easy to follow and has a lot of recipes and photos.
     
  5. BeeLady

    BeeLady New Member

    Great book for soapmaking: Milk Soapmaking by Anne L Watson

    Her techniques are much easier to do than others I have read about. The soap came out great.