I made a mess of a batch!

Discussion in 'Soap Making' started by Amanda Lee, Nov 14, 2008.

  1. Amanda Lee

    Amanda Lee Member

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    I know what I did wrong. My goat milk had thawed out too much when I added my lye. I had it in a crockery bowl that was sitting in a ice water sink. I thought that would be cold enough. When I added the lye it started to smoke or steam up. Scared me! I keep stirring, plus added more ice to the water, and it seemed all the milk clappered.

    This is also the batch that I stirred by hand for 45 minutes. So it never blended like it would have if I had been using a stick blender.

    I made this batch on the 9th and it still has not dried on top. It is like there is a layer of oily clumpy fats on top of the soap.

    What can I do with this batch? thanks Amanda Lee
     
  2. BlissBerry

    BlissBerry Guest

    Make laundry soap.

    Sara
     

  3. Amanda Lee

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    Sara,
    I have never made laundry soap. How do I do that? please don't laugh at me... Amanda
     
  4. BlissBerry

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    Hey, I won't laugh. :)

    I make mine differently than some on this forum. I don't want mine powdery - I save a step and make it easier on my machine and septic by doing it this way:

    I shred the soap and put it in a SS pot on the stove, add water to more than cover the shreds. Say half a pot of shreds and not quite as much water. Start heating, cook it down and add Borax (I use anywhere from 1-2 cups depending on amount of shreds I have).

    Nothing is set in stone. I don't have an exact recipe (measurements). When it cools some I add a scent of my choice and store in a plastic bucket. I use about a 1/4 -1/2 cup per load. Your clothes will be so clean and so soft!

    Sara
     
  5. Amanda Lee

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    That sounds easy! thanks
     
  6. Sondra

    Sondra New Member

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    Or shred add some milk and heat stir like heck and muck into molds for what they call twice milled soap I do this all the time with my mistakes.
     
  7. Amanda Lee

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    Sondra, I think it would be easier to make laundry soap, than to beat it into molds. Thanks for the suggestion :D
     
  8. Sondra

    Sondra New Member

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    Probably but I sure like that soap
     
  9. homeacremom

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    I like liquid laundry soap too. I add B. soda ( same $10 bag sodium bicarb as the goats), borax, grapefruit seed extract, and a few drops EO.