- Sep 19, 2015
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- Sth Coast, NSW, Australia
^^^I use the split method whenever making goat milk soap. I always fully gel and it never scorches.....and my soaps never discolor to tan, provided I use a non-discoloring FO, that is...... they come out an off-white/ivory color. If I use TD, they look a pretty nice shade of white.
You can make a 100% goat milk soap when using the split method. That's what I do when making goat milk soap. I just fortify my fresh goat milk (Meyenberg fresh/refrigerated in a carton, i.e., not the canned stuff*) with enough powdered goat milk to bring the overall total concentration of goat milk up to 100%. I add the slurry to my oils before adding in my lye solution, oftentimes even warming it along with my oils before adding the lye.
*I used to use Meyenberg canned goat milk back when I first started making goat milk soap, but they always came out dark tan. Not so with the fresh/refrigerated Meyenberg.
I use the split method too but I only use powder to make the milk half of the water into milk then I add enough powder to make the other half up to 100%. So all the powder is in the milk half but when it mixes in it ends up at 100% GM soap.
I insulate and gel and I don’t have a problem with overheating or darkening.