Milk Based Soap Recipe

Submitted By:

Donna of Greenwich, NY


A great 1lb batch to experiment with


1 cup vegetable shortening
1/2 cup melted coconut oil
1/2 cup palm oil
1 cup milk,cream,powdered milk,anything you'd like
1/4 cup Red Devil lye granules
1/4 cup water
1 1/2 teaspoons essential oil


Follow basic cold process soapmaking procedures and combine lye solution & oils at 110 to 120 degrees. Stir in the milk. This recipe usually traces within 20 min. Add essential oil. Pour in mold. (I use a plastic rubbermail drawer organizer. Leave in mold for two days. Remove from mold and allow to age for 3 weeks).

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