Lol IrishLass, I just found this. Warm milk?! Maybe that's why my soap is getting grainy with the split method plus powder....milk powder not dissolving fully because the milk is cold? I never thought of warming the milk. Doh.I've found that soaping warmer helps (120 to 125 degreesF). I use the same temp for my milk soaps, too, when soaped in my higher stearic formulas (I use the split method- 50% water to mix the lye in, and 50% warm milk mixed in with my warm oils).