After mixing well, you will add this to your 4.3 oz. Maybe the zinc cream acted as superfatting. All you need to do for that is lick the soap as you would with a 9-volt battery, and if it zings, then it is lye heavy. Thanks for the question Ruth! Milk contains sugar and heats up quite a bit when you make your lye solution. It’s been kept in a cool dry area. of slushy buttermilk with the 2.5 oz. I just used cow milk… I don’t know any goats to supply me. 8 oz buttermilk (frozen)+4 oz water. To figure out how much you want to make, you would measure you mold. baby food per pound of oils. My concerns are about messing up the delicate SAP balance of the soap, because the added fat would be hard to account for in the lye calculator. how much more delicious can it be!? Measure out the olive oil, coconut oil and melt. Hi amanda, Lets face it cold process soaps can burn the eyes. It seems like 2 lbs? But other than that, it was a nice, white, hard bar of soap. I made it and it turned out great. =) If you are leaning more towards the brighter colors for blue and pink, here are a few that I’d suggest: 1982 Blue Mica: https://www.brambleberry.com/1982-Blue-Mica-P5090.aspx, Electric Bubble Gum Colorant: https://www.brambleberry.com/Electric-Bubble-Gum-Colorant-P4966.aspx, Flamingo Pink High pH LabColor: https://www.brambleberry.com/Flamingo-Pink-High-pH-LabColor-P4316.aspx, Impatien Pink High pH LabColor: https://www.brambleberry.com/Impatien-Pink-High-pH-LabColor-P4321.aspx, Pinked Mauve High pH LabColor: https://www.brambleberry.com/Pinked-Mauve-High-pH-LabColor-P4330.aspx, Pinkberry Sherbert LabColor: https://www.brambleberry.com/Pinkberry-Sherbert-LabColor-P3482.aspx, Sky Blue High pH LabColor: https://www.brambleberry.com/Sky-Blue-High-pH-LabColor-P4483.aspx, I hope this helps! You could replace a portion of the water with buttermilk and add it along with some oat flour once it reaches a light trace. There are many different techniques when using milk in making soap. I would suggest something summery like Summer Melon Spritzer or Summer Fling Fragrance Oil. Not sure, probably Bramble Berry or Wholesale Supplies Plus. PS: I <3 Lovin' Soap! Keep us updated if you do end up trying it out! We are totally here to help you troubleshoot and figure out what you recipe will look like. Bastille is a term affectionately coined by soapers for soap that is made with a high percentage of olive oil. Hello, Amanda, l am new at soapmaking, I love your web page… thank you so much for share with us…. Just make sure to run your recipe through the lye calculator to get the correct lye and liquid amounts. I need to practice. =) It's such a great resource! Everything I have read says the lye and oils should be much warmer than in the instructions above (where you say 100F). Can I eliminate the buttermilk altogether? If you have any pictures, we’d love to see how it turned out. I have a question in regards of the baby food aspect of the recipe. I have never made soap before, besides laundry detergent. Lye is necessary for soap to be soap. Let me know if you have any other questions. -Becky with Bramble Berry. you don’t rank high in google’s search results, but there is a tool that can help you to create 100% unique If you wanted to make this a harder bar of soap, you could add a bit of Rice Bran Oil to this recipe. Buttermilk Bastille Baby Bar Recipe: Olive Oil – 27 oz Coconut Oil – 5 oz Buttermilk – 8 oz Carrot Baby Food – 2.5 oz (make sure it says just carrots and water) Lye – 4.3 oz. I love formulating my own recipes, but I also enjoy using other soaper’s favourite recipes, and this looks like a good one! It seems that the soap with that high Olive oil amount needs a bit longer cure. Texture top as desired. Yes, you can use water instead of buttermilk. Unmold and slice. I also added 15 ml of peach FO.Any ideas? Do you use this as part of your water content? Weigh it then freeze it in ice tray. Your soap looks so nice, I would hate to ruin it by experimenting with the ingredients. I love that SoapCalc.net offers hardness/creaminess values for new recipes but when I go to cross reference my lye and water they don’t match up with Bramble Berry’s lye calc. . So you would use 7 oz water and 2.5 oz carrot. We do this, so if there is any room for the batch to do anything funny, it is less than if the sap value was higher. But yes, 110-115 sounds good. 2 tbsp castor oil. These soaps really are great for anyone looking for something for sensitive skin. Thanks for this post. I ran the original recipe through the lye calc and it seems like she did a water discount. Could this be undisolved lye? For any milk recipe, you can actually substitute out one milk for another. =) I hope this helps! Regards from Mexico. Lye – 66 grams. I know this is a bit off-topic, but I’m hoping that you can offer some insight into why lye calculators vary so much. I’m so nervous to try soapmaking, but I want to do it so badly, lol. I just found about this recipe and I can wait to try it. How do I know the amount I want to make? Be sure to wear safety goggles and gloves while soaping. I’m new to soapmaking so forgive me if this is a stupid question. hmm..I think this might have to be my very first soap. . (Lye or coconut oil)? I usually do 1.5 times my lye or 2 times my lye…or whatever based on my thanks~ As I said, I am not a fan of palm kernel oil, and I decided to simplify with fewer oils. 3 cups fresh goat milk 72-74 degrees 1 cup store bought buttermilk (freshest date) put in glass jar leave out 12-24 hrs. of lye. Layers and Gold Lines Cold Process Soap Design, Cosmic Tiger + Hanger Swirl Cold Process Soap Design, http://plainandpure.blogspot.be/2016/01/diy-bastille-soap-with-yoghurt-powder.html, https://ireadlabelsforyou.com/numbing-agent-tear-free-baby-shampoo/, http://www.brambleberry.com/Round-cupcake-Silicone-Mold-P3247.aspx. I am making this for my new addition who is due any day now! It looks like Amanda was able to answer your question below, let me know if there is anything else we can do for you! Try to keep the temperatures low so the milk doesn’t scorch. Question: You did not mention any buttermilk/lye and oils temperature. Can I use one homemade? Stir slowly with a paint stirrer until the buttermilk melts completely. I waited patiently (again, much unlike me) for 8 weeks before trying my soap out. My friend brought me an assortment of different fruit baby foods. Is kaolin clay still a safe option for babies? I followed the recipe, except I pureed my own carrots–I didn’t have baby food. ELF 4lb Wood Loaf Mold: https://www.brambleberry.com/ELF-4lb-Wood-Loaf-Mold-P5240.aspx, And, you can even use our Lye Calculator to readjust your batch size to make it smaller or bigger. I hope this helps! What makes a good baby soap recipe? If you’ve never soaped before, we suggest watching these videos on CP soap to get yourself oriented. I love our new stamps! What do you think Amanda? Thanks in advance for any help you can give me. I substituted the buttermilk for goats milk. My favorite is to freeze the milk beforehand in ice cube trays. The high amount of olive oil makes it a super nourishing and mild soap, perfect for baby! How many bars does this make? I’ve made soap a few times, so I thought was ready for this. But, in this soap, the high pH of the lye neutralizes the baby food puree exceedingly well, so you should get a good 1 year shelf life out of this soap. I am new to soap making and I just wanted to say that when I freeze my goat milk it seams to make the cream go to the top of the cube, that is when you freeze in a frost free freezer. or just distilled water? I am excited to try this recipe. by .22 to get the buttermilk amount) and then also add 1.25 oz of carrot Maybe 115 F? Just made this soap, but if I do the zap test it feels like a battery. . Thank you so much for posting this! Hi Amanda! Can I use kaolin clay in place of the zinc oxide? I tried the zap test and it zaps….does it just need to sit longer? or 2lbs? If not, why not? As you add the lye and stir…this will keep it from scorching or burning the milk. I have allowed myself to post this modified recipe on my blog http://plainandpure.blogspot.be I’ve never made CP soap before but I’m considering making this recipe. Weigh out 8 oz of slushy milk and add the 2.5 oz of pureed carrots. Keep the soap away from baby’s eyes. This helps to cool the temperature down. Yes, you would add the lye to the carrot/buttermilk mixture and mix. Safety Warning: This recipe is for soapmakers who have a basic knowledge of the soapmaking process and know the correct safety procedures to use when handling lye. Dec 31, 2012 - What is bastille? Absolutely! Step 3 – Add the olive oil to the melted coconut. I am looking for a mold to use for making small individual sized lotion bars. I’ve made about 10-12 batches already & wouldn’t go back to bought soap. AAhhh! Also, if I don’t want to mess with the water discount and instead run this through the BB lye calculator, how will that affect my recipe? Hi Naomi – they are mostly used for color and label appeal. The result was bars of soap that looked EXACTLY like the pictures! I would like to try this recipe using the HP crock pot method…has anyone ever tried? What a great question! Lavender helps relax little ones after a long day. I just made a batch of Goat’s milk soap and the same thing happened to me. Can someone help me? I just did this and used Lavender Chamomile (Huggies) fragrance. 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I think I figured it out. Thanks For posting this recipe! Last updated Jan 04, 2021 . I am a little confused about the lye . I’ve made this recipe twice now and for the most part, I love it! My sister has extremely sensitive skin and she can only use Dove Sensitive Skin. . Pour the soap batter into the mold and tap the mold on the counter to release any air bubbles. So in this recipe, just substitute the buttermilk for the goats milk! Step 1 – Make your lye solution and set aside to cool down. The zinc cream has an oil added, but I don’t know which ones because i don’t have a jar with me at the moment. Thanks. I made this soap the first time and let it go to gel phase and it turned a light brown. 60 grams castor oil. Anyways, it seemed to me like the milky thickened a bit like buttermilk, and buttermilk is just spoiled milk… So, in my mind cows milk is the same as buttermilk. Buttermilk Powder – 1 tablespoon Ok so I have never made soap before and this will be my very 1st recipe! Weigh out 7 oz of slushy milk and add the 2.5 oz of pureed carrots. When using milk (or buttermilk) in a recipe, you are definitely going to want to freeze it beforehand (like in the recipe). Ah, ok…I just wanted to make sure I wasn’t missing anything obvious I did go ahead with the recipe according the lye calc and so far so good…I’ll let you know how it turns out. but noticed white flecks in the finished soap. I froze the milk, stirred as I added the lye, mixed well (I thought) and saw no indication of spots when I combined with my oil. When i recalculate the recipe on soapee and soap calc i get different figures to yours, what is your superfat and what is you lye to water ratio please amanda. I am new to soapmaking and it seems that milk can sometimes be tricky. Just be aware that if you make this soap for babies, you will want to leave out the color or fragrance because of their super sensitive baby skin. Looks beautiful I am going to have to try this as just bought a lovely baby stamp from Bramble Berry :0). I am from Panama, Central America, and we do not have buttermilk. Lots of suppliers have it. Hi Victoria, Thanks for the great question. Carrot Baby Food – 2.5 oz (make sure it says just carrots and water) Castille on its own is not very bubbly but … Zink Oxide – 1 tablespoon, (No fragrance or essential oils in soap for baby.). thanks for the recipe! When Amanda made this recipe, she did do a bit of a water discount and didn’t use lye calculator to get her water amount. I hope this helps! If you want to test it, you can use the handy pH strips from Bramble Berry’s website. Sodium Lactate: https://www.brambleberry.com/Sodium-Lactate-P5127.aspx. I have checked your website and i have found some duplicate content, that’s why it smells just fine, but BB says to only keep it a year. As handcrafted soapmakers who are wanting to make a more natural product, that’s just not something that I want to do. =). how much range of PH for Buttermilk Bastile baby bar. One question though… can you substitute the carrots for anything else, I’m just curious as I’m not sure what the carrots do for the skin. I hope this helps! Baby Soap out – Baby Soap | Baby Care » Blog Archive, Baby Soap making recipes – Baby Soap | Baby Care » Blog Archive, Baby Soap recipe – Baby Soap | Baby Care » Blog Archive, Baby Soap good – Baby Soap | Baby Care » Blog Archive, DIY Crystal Soap Gift Set (with printable! I dont want gooey soap. Only 1 available and it's in 2 people's carts. I haven’t make any soap with breast mil yet, but have read that the lather will vary depending on the fat from the breast milk. We are so happy to hear that using Goat’s Milk works so well for you! If you want to know how to make extra Buttermilk Baby Soap / Cold Process Soap / Handmade Soap / Artisan Soap / Sensitive Skin / Unscented Soap / Buttermilk Soap FreshwaterStudioShop. I am curious about the liquid content too! A word of warning if you make this soap, and especially if you give it as gifts: This is not a tear-free soap. Zink Oxide – 1 tablespoon. I don’t use calcs to get my water. =), Hi Amanda. Great post Amanda!!! http://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLAADF6209996265D2&feature=plcp, We also have some videos on Melt and Pour Soaping, which is less complicated then CP (Cold Process) here: http://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL05E2F1EF0838281A&feature=plcp. You can also plug this into a lye calc and use the numbers that they give you. Coconut Oil – 5 oz Mild soap, but you baby buttermilk soap recipe also check out my initial soap making post for other tips 25. 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