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Wednesday, April 17, 2013

Lemon Poppyseed Goat's Milk Soap

Oooh~la~la!! This may be my new favorite bar!
It is certainly a new favorite design.
I am imagining numerous color variations and scents ...
the possibilities are endless.
Lemon Poppyseed Goat's Milk Soap, fresh out of the mold. Made with our new oil recipe (castor, olive, and coconut) which has proven to be a perfect blend for lots of sudsy bubbles, plus our farm fresh goat's milk and some poppy seeds mixed in for extra scrubbing power. What a fun, sunny looking bar!
How do you do that you're asking? Well, let me show you the trick.
At a light trace I separated my plain soap batch by pouring roughly 1/4 of the mixture into a pan and added some Poppyseeds.
Next, I added Fizzy Lemonade mica powder from Brambleberry into a couple tablespoons of oil and added it to my pail (with 3/4 of the soap) along with Lemongrass Essential oil. I mixed this concoction up to a heavier trace and poured it into my lined soap mold. Once it was starting to set up, I used my spatula to make some dips and curves.
Now comes the fun part. Before I started the soap I dug out an old pair of nylons, cut the toe off and used it to cover the opened end of my little plastic bottle of Black Oxide (yes, again from Brambleberry). I gently tapped the end of the bottle to lightly dust the yellow soap in the mold. It really doesn't take much at all.
Then I gently scooped the white poppyseed, unscented soap on top. I sprinkled a few more poppyseeds on top for looks and covered it lightly with saranwrap.
Since I have been having some trouble with overheated soap lately, I popped it in the freezer for an hour, then waited patiently until the next morning when I could finally cut it.
Love it!
I'll put it up on the sales page for pre-cured sales, but it won't be shipped and ready for use until mid May.


Cathy said...

Oooooh, that is BEAUTIFUL.....though I shouldn't be surprised =)

Michelle said...

Looks divine!

A Primitive Homestead said...

It is so pretty. Blessings! Lara

Dicky Bird said...

That soap looks good enough to eat! I got mine in the mail today. Can't wait to try the cranberry pomegranate one. Smells so good! Thanks. How about a Raspberry one?

Beth said...

Looks good enough to eat! Although, probably doesn't taste as good as it looks ;-)