Sunday, April 06, 2014
Buttermilk Baby Soap
Buttermilk Baby Soap (made with real babies!)
Recipe from The Soap Queen
27 oz Olive Oil
5 oz Coconut Oil
8 oz Buttermilk
2.5 oz Carrot Baby Food (just carrots and water)
4.3 oz Lye (aka Sodium Hydroxide)
I wasn't quite sure how this one would turn out. Even though I froze the buttermilk, it was more like slush when I added the lye. The buttermilk appeared to curdle during the process.-- all those little bits of curdled milk--like cottage cheese. Even after blending it, I was worried it wouldn't hold together through the saponification process, but it seems to have come out fine.
For scent, I used a Sweet Olive Fragrance (Sweet Oleander) from Mystic Mountain Sage. I probably should have used more, as most of the scent seems to have disappeared.
Next time, I will add the carrot puree for the color.