Good to know. I prefer the soap to gel since it makes it harder to cut but was concerned over scorching. Mine came out yellow, sure the coffee FO plays a part.No, it’s a nice creamy light beige if uncolored
I make GMS. I freeze my goat milk and then dissolve my lye, a little at a time, in an ice bath with some salt added to keep the water cold. I don't allow the lye solution to get above 75F while mixing as not to scorch the milk. It take a little longer, but it's not a big deal as I use the time between adding lye to melt and/or measure out my other ingredients, get my mold set up, pull out my scent (I don't color my GMS).This is my first time attempting to make a milk soap. I froze my measured out milk. I used the distilled water portion to dissolve the tussah silk in. Strained the milk/lye solution. Everything went smooth and was prepared for the acceleration with the FO.
I put the soap filled mold into the freezer and its been in there 24 hours.
So, how long do you normally keep in the freezer? How long do you wait for it to thaw before cutting? When it starts to unthaw will it start to gel?
Would the addition of citric acid to the milk lye solution to dissolve it make the milk curdle?
Thank you for including some shopping links for online. I purchased some from one of the links you posted. Where I am located most of the stores around here have limited paper supplies than normal. A lot of things are out of stock. I had to place a order online for laundry detergent a few weeks ago to get some.I'll do my best for some suggestions of stores I know that carry it.
What temperature are your oils at when you mix your lye/milk solution?I don't allow the lye solution to get above 75F while mixing as not to scorch the milk. It take a little longer, but it's not a big deal as I use the time between adding lye to melt and/or measure out my other ingredients, get my mold set up, pull out my scent (I don't color my GMS).
Good to know. That was a worry there.I have never had my GMS 're-heat' and I don't gel my GMS.
From my understanding, when citric acid and lye react together sodium citrate is formed and sodium citrate acts as a chelator. It reduces soap scum, improves lather, uses less soap to make that lather by binding with the metal ions in your shower water.I have never used citric acid...don't know why anyone would.