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SoapHappyNYC

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Hello. I am making my very first goat milk cp batch and want to know if the milk/lye solution is supposed to be this bright yellow? I don't think I scorched the milk but would love some feedback as to whether the finished bars will look closer to white or brown. I mixed powdered goat milk with water and then added lye and tried keeping the temperature down by using an ice bath.

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Yes, lye will turn milk bright yellow, but that won't hurt the soap. You might try freezing the milk next time.
 

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Thanks. I was anxious to try the goat milk and didn't wait until it was frozen solid. When I saw how much it changed in color, I got nervous and thought I may have ruined it!
 

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That is a very good color. Your soaps will probably be cream colored (unless you add something else that heats in the mold).
 

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This is the soap - not sure why it looks so funny on top. I used goat milk, peppermint essential oil, OO, CO, PO and red oxide for the top layer. Does anyone think it overheated? Smells great, just looks funny.

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