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This is for a 1 pound batch.

6 oz Olive Oil
6 oz Vegetable Oil
4 oz Coconut Oil

4 oz strong black coffee
2.08 oz lye

2 oz fresh goats milk

No scents.

Notes: Very small batch - almost not enough to use the stick blender! I heated the coconut oil in the microwave for 20 seconds to melt it, then added it to the other oils. Put the coffee in the fridge during breakfast. When I added the lye it smelled worse than the goat's milk did. When the lye mixture was about 120*, I added it to the oils - I hit trace almost instantly (I think because of the temps). Added the goat's milk - next time, I'll only add 1 oz; I was going for a latte color, instead I got iced coffee. :lol: Poured into the mold and put it in the ice chest for...maybe 8 hours. I pulled it out when it was all solid. Unmolded the next morning - the soap was hard and easy to remove.

It lathers up well, and has a very mild coffee scent. Feels very soft on the skin, and has a nice dark cream color.

Next time, I'll do a 2 pound batch (minimum), and not add as much goats milk. Sweet Geek *loves* it, so I call it a success. :grin:
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From:selkie_b
Date:April 20th, 2010 02:01 pm (UTC)
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Mmmm that sounds really nice!
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Date:April 20th, 2010 05:22 pm (UTC)

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I might even (someday) be willing to try this one!
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From:fiberaddict
Date:April 20th, 2010 05:50 pm (UTC)

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Cool - it's not hard, just very very precise. You'll need to clear the area of kids before you mix the lye, and keep them away until you add it to the oils. Your kids are well-mannered, though (compared to mine!) that it wouldn't be too much of a problem. :lol:
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