DeeAnna's Milk in Soap Information

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  1. Mar 15, 2019 at 7:11 PM #1

    Phlier

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    Heya everyone,

    Recently, I came across information on how to use milk in soap making that was written by @DeeAnna . It was great stuff, including information on how to figure out how much lye to add, etc.

    But alas... amongst my 100+ open browser tabs, I can no longer find it. I thought I'd book marked it, but noooooo... that would be too easy. And my Google-Fu has failed me as well.

    Along the way of trying to find DeeAnna's article, I stumbled across other pieces about using milk in soap, and how not to scorch it, etc, but no one had included the information in DeeAnna's article.

    I'm planning on using milk (and whey) in a shaving soap. Yes, I've read the shaving soap mega thread from post one all the way to the end. It took me two weeks.

    Since this is going to be hot processed at the temperatures required for stearic acid, I don't think there's going to be a way around scorching it, so I'm not really concerned about that. I'm more interested in figuring out the correct saponification numbers for the particular milk product(s) I use. I know that some soap calcs include limited dairy information... I need more than this, I need a way to figure it out for myself, as the numbers in the calc aren't inclusive enough.

    Anyone happen to have a link to that ever elusive article for me?

    Thank you so much!
     
  2. Mar 15, 2019 at 8:18 PM #2

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    Yeah, I love that page, but sadly the link to her milk information isn't there. :(
     
  4. Mar 15, 2019 at 11:22 PM #4

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    Found it! For anyone needing to determine saponification values from nutrition labels, including those on dairy products, it's right here.
     
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    I am baffled as to why you would want to include milk in your shaving soap? If it scorches (especially) it will probably always smell bad...
     
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  6. Mar 16, 2019 at 11:10 AM #6

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    Yes, why include scorched milk in soap?
     
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