Saturday, July 12, 2008
This is one of my favorite soaps to make. I made a double batch last week, so I'd have enough to give away.
Ginger Milk Soap
Based on a recipe from Diana's Sugar Plum Sundries
Makes about 1 pound of soap
10 oz. Palm Oil
4 oz Coconut Oil
2 oz. Olive Oil
2 oz Lye
4 oz. Water
4 oz Ginger Juice and Water
1/2 tsp Ginger Milk Fragrance Oil
Gather your ingredients and equipment.
Cover your work surface thoroughly with newspapers.
Grate a "hand" of ginger and add enough water to equal 4 oz.
Combine oils and warm to melting.
Outside, add lye crystals to 4 oz. water.
When the oils are 110 degrees F, and lye water is 100 degrees F, gently pour lye into oils.
Add juice to mixture, stirring constantly.
Stir/mix until soap traces and pour into prepared molds.
Cure for 4-6 weeks.
Where do I get my supplies for soap-making?
Eden's East for oils and herbs - They might be out of business--I can't seem to find their website now.
Majestic Mountain Sage for scents