Soap Making

Soap Recipe: Goat Milk Orange & Calendula

Posted by on Aug 15, 2013 in Farm Blog, Soap Making | 2 comments

Soap Recipe: Goat Milk Orange & Calendula

In my last soap making post, I promised I’d share a recipe for making cold processed milk soap, using fresh goat’s milk. Some soapers shy away from using fresh milk, and advocate using dried milk, or diluting the milk with water, as fresh milk has a reputation for being difficult to work with. However, if I used powdered milk, or diluted the milk, I think the goats would disown me, and honestly I don’t think it’s necessary. If you have access to fresh goat’s milk, I think you should use it, whole, and unadulterated, as it makes a far superior milk soap. There...

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Soap Making: Our First Milk Soaps

Posted by on Jun 12, 2013 in Farm Blog, Soap Making | 22 comments

Soap Making: Our First Milk Soaps

This year has definitely turned into the ‘year of the goat’ on the farm. Even with only a single doe in milk this season, the presence of a milking doe in the barn has been a rather life-altering event. Twice a day milking had to be factored into our daily chore routine, along with maintaining twice-daily milking records, milk processing, and storage.  I’m loving every minute of it. Having access to fresh goat’s milk on the farm has also opened up a wonderful window of opportunity for embarking on new adventures. The obvious thing to do when one has a glut of...

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