Pasteurizuing milk for soap?

Discussion in 'Soap Making' started by Amanda Lee, Oct 3, 2008.

  1. Amanda Lee

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    Do you have to pasteurize fresh gm for soap making? I have made a few batches for home use all were with pasteurized gm.

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  2. BlissBerry

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    Nope. Save yourself a step and use raw.

    Sara
     

  3. Amanda Lee

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    :biggrin


    Oh! Thank-you Sara!!! :hug
     
  4. Anita Martin

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    I did that too in the beginning because I read that I needed to in a book. I also read that I had to freeze my milk and then thaw it and then stick in a huge sink of ice water to mix it with the lye....helloooooo??? WHYYYY???? No reason. No reason at all. Freeze your RAW milk in ice cube trays, take out what you need at soaping time, pour the lye over the frozen cubes, and then keep an eye on it and stir as the lye is melting the cubes and it will stay nice and white or just barely yellow. Add to oils and whallaaaa...beautiful SOAP!
    Anita
     
  5. Amanda Lee

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    In the beginning I also did this too. I think the starting soapers book all say this to keep folks from getting hurt or burned.
    Thanks for the reply, Amanda Lee
     
  6. Sondra

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    I still put my pan in ice water to keep the mixture cool