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Old 10-09-2017, 01:50 PM   #11
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There are a lot of milk soapers that use this method for adding their milk, specifically for the purpose of not having the milk scorch, start to saponify the fats in the milk, and many other reasons.
IMO/IME it also makes soaping with milk a bit easier, especially for soapers who have never worked with milk before.


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Ditto what jcandleattic said^^^^. Look up 'split method'. It's the method I (and many others) use when making soaps with milk. It has proven itself to be so easy and trouble-free for me that I refuse to soap with milk any other way.


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yes, and I did. The batter looked gorgeous, and it has been a while since it look as I liked it!

Lt's hope it stays that way!
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I absolutely love using coconut milk in my soaps. I freeze the coconut milk, and use 50/50 coconut milk and water in my recipes. I've received many compliments on how great the lather is in my coconut milk soaps.
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I have used goat milk lots of times in fact most of my soap making is with goat milk. I have always used 100%full fat goat milk ice cubes to make the lye and instantly refrigerated on pouring, I have never had any issues with discoloration or partial gel etc. I have also made 100% coconut oil soap quite a lot, one of my favourites. Rather than use coconut milk I like to use coconut water from the middle of the coconut (ok actually from a can!) I have never bothered to freeze this though I keep the temperatures cool. I always include desicated coconut for a bit of texture and it has never gone brown. I have a soap that is at least a year old and it is still snowy white as first made.
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Ditto what jcandleattic said^^^^. Look up 'split method'. It's the method I (and many others) use when making soaps with milk. It has proven itself to be so easy and trouble-free for me that I refuse to soap with milk any other way.


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Same here. Why do it the hard way?
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Has anyone made a 100 % coconut oil soap with 20 % superfat, and coconut milk as the liquid?
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I make my salt bars with 100% coconut oil, 100% coconut milk as my liquid and 25% salt ppo, @ a 13% superfat.


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Has anyone made a 100 % coconut oil soap with 20 % superfat, and coconut milk as the liquid?
Yes, and it's fabulous!

I also make salt bars this way, but only use 50% salt ppo, and SF at 15%.
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I make my salt bars with 100% coconut oil, 100% coconut milk as my liquid and 25% salt ppo, @ a 13% superfat.


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This sounds so dreamy.


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