Tuesday, April 21, 2015

Chocolate Mint Soap......Soap-fully It'll Be Good.............


Sunday was rainy and nasty, so while The Man left to go mushroom hunting over at our aunt and uncle's farm, I stayed home to mill some soap and do some other things.

I had the bright idea to make some chocolate mint soap so flying by the seat of my pants....away I went!

First I went out my front door to my flower bed and picked some chocolate mint.  

Then I brought it in and chopped it up, and put it in some goat milk in a pan on the stove and let it cook over a very slow heat, stirring it once in awhile and making sure not to let it stick.


Meanwhile, I got my grated soap ready to go......12 ounces of it.


After the mint and milk had cooked together till the mint was pretty wilty and the milk was a nice pale green and smelled really good....


 I strained the mint out and weighed the milk.... 


Then I poured 9 oz of minty milk into the grated soap.....


And let it melt down...
I had hoped that it would stay a nice mint green color, but that didn't happen, so I decided to go a different direction.......


I decided to add in some cocoa powder just for funsies....


Which made the soap look like this.....


I'm calling it Mint Brownie Batter


And then I had plenty of minty milk left over, so I made another batch, this time adding brown sugar and cinnamon....


I'm calling it Brown Sugar Cinnamon Mint....

Because I'm super creative like that....


And this is all the soap I've milled so far this year, from the basic soap I made a while ago...

It's all pretty mixed up, but straight across from left to right is Mint Brownie Batter, Brown Sugar Cinnamon Mint, Wheat Germ and Honey, and then that pretty golden colored bar is Lemongrass Cornmeal....


So this should give me plenty of soap to get through for quite awhile!

Till next time....

God Bless,



5 comments:

  1. Looks great, but I bet it smells and feels even better! :)

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    1. Thanks! It really does smell pretty good!

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  2. I would love to try soapmaking at some point but I never seem to have the time. Your soaps look awesome!

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    1. Thanks, it's really rewarding and actually once you get the hang of it, it doesn't take much time at all to make a basic block of soap. :)

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  3. I've still got to learn how to make soap! Very neat.

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