Making Natural Milk Soap: Storey's Country Wisdom Bulletin A-199 (Storey Country Wisdom Bulletin, a-199)

Making Natural Milk Soap: Storey's Country Wisdom Bulletin A-199 (Storey Country Wisdom Bulletin, a-199)

Casey Makela

Language: English

Pages: 32

ISBN: 1580172202

Format: PDF / Kindle (mobi) / ePub

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be ruined. • Digital scale • 4-quart (3.7-l) stainless-steel saucepan • Ice-water bath: Fill the sink with cold water, then add 4–6 trays of ice cubes • Several 8-ounce plastic cups • 16-ounce (454-g) glass measuring cup • 2 heavy-duty plastic or stainless-steel spoons Note: Never use wooden spoons; the lye will destroy the wood fibers. • Glass candy thermometer • Plastic ladle • Blender • Plastic spatula • Narrow-blade putty knife • Trisquare • Molds • Curing rack Note: Large

milk-based soap. Olive oil is a good moisturizer. Using extra-light olive oil reduces its slight odor and makes a lighter-colored soap. Safflower and canola oils add foaming action to soap, helping to create the luxurious lathers associated with good soap. The biggest challenge in making milk-based soap is adding the lye to 6 cups of milk. It can be tricky to combine the caustic chemical with such a large volume of milk. For best results, practice making several batches of soap using the basic

with a sweet corn smell. Cinnamon produces a brownish soap that smells like that spice. Soap Scents The following are strong enough to withstand the saponification process. Almond Cinnamon Citronella Cloves Eucalyptus Jasmine Lavender Lemon Musk Orange Patchouli Peach Pennyroyal Peppermint Rose Rosemary Sage Vanilla Essential Oils or Fragrance Oils? Essential oils are highly concentrated extracts derived from the leaves, berries, flower, petals, twigs, bark, or stems of

It contains citronella and eucalyptus oils to keep the bugs at bay — naturally. Follow the procedure for making soap, but with these substitutions: 10 ounces (284 g) safflower oil rather than 12 ounces (341 g) 7 ounces (199 g) canola oil rather than 8 ounces (227 g) Also add the following ingredients to the recipe: ½ ounce (14.2 g) citronella essential oil ½ ounce (14.2 g) eucalyptus essential oil Special instructions: Add the citronella and eucalyptus oils to the liquid when

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