Avocado, Wheat Germ & Goat’s Milk
This recipe is a creamy rich natural soap high in natural vitamin E. Both wheat germ and avocado are two of the foods highest in vitamin E. Vitamin E has natural health benefits as an antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, and skin healing properties.
This recipe yields a 3lb. loaf, making about 11 5-6 oz. Bars.
- Water – Distilled bottled water
- Coconut Oil
- Olive Oil
- Palm Oil
- Avocado Oil
- Castor Oil
- Pureed Wheat Germ
- Powdered Goats Milk
- Pureed Avocado
- Linen Fragrance Oil
- Green mica
Get your safety gear on: glasses, gloves, and mask. Start by making your lye solution with 14.24 oz. of water, set the remaining water aside. Dissolve the lye crystals thoroughly and set the water aside to cool. With the remaining water, dissolve 3 scoops of goat’s milk powder until it is smooth and creamy. Set this in the freezer to chill while you work on the rest of the recipe.
Note: You may be wondering why the goat’s milk is going to chill in the freezer if you are going to add it to hot cooked soap anyway. Chilling the milk will help give you time to get it incorporated into the warm batter at the end without bringing it up to a scorching temperature. This will help keep your bar rich and creamy.
For full details on the best ways to incorporate goat’s milk to get the best quality bar, download the full recipe posted in Lesson 6.7 Strawberries n Cream in the learning library
Next, combine your oils and place them in the crock pot on high. While this is warming up, prepare your other ingredients. Puree the avocado and wheat germ. Get it into as much of a sloppy pulp as possible breaking it down into as many tiny pieces as possible. In a small cup, blend the green mica into three tbsp. of olive oil. Make the mica smooth, and set it aside.
Now, check the temperatures of your oil and lye. The oils in the crock pot should be warming from room temperature, while the boiling chemical reaction of the lye water should be cooling in the freezer. Combine these when the temperatures are within 20 degrees from each other. Blend this well, and cover the crock pot for 20 minutes.
Wait for the signs of hot process phase one setting up in your batter. The result may be a heavy thick custard that appears to have liquid separating at the edges. This is good. Break it up with a long spoon and make sure you are mixing all the water and oils back together. It may be to thick for your stick blender. You can do this by hand. Cover the pot and let cook for another 20 – 30 minutes.
The next stage of your process should look much looser. This is the apple sauce stage, and your batter will take on this consistency. Fold the batter in from the sides and mix anything that is beginning to look dry at the top or edges. Cover and cook for another 20 minutes.
Stage three looks like a glossy petroleum and will start to become more translucent. It also may look darker. Mix this together again. You will notice the soap is trying to release air pockets and will look light and puffy. It will crackle when you begin to break it up with a spoon. The process from stage one to stage three is not set on a timer. Every recipe varies and yours may take longer than an hour to complete. This is normal. Just keep checking and stirring along the way.
Add the avocado and wheat germ puree and incorporate this completely. Continue mixing and allow it to cook for five minutes longer. Turn the crock pot off and remove it from the heat. Stir the batter to disperse the heat and allow it to cool. As the batter cools it will start to thicken. Watch to make sure it does not set up too quickly, and add the colorant. Mix well. Add the goat’s milk and incorporate this into the batter. The soap may start to loosen up with the additional liquid. Continue mixing even after if feels like the soap is thoroughly blended with the milk. Add the fragrance oil and finish mixing the entire recipe.Transfer the batter into a 3 lb. soap mold and allow this to set up for 24 hours. You can dust the top of your loaf with wheat germ fragments for decoration. After the soap has hardened cut it into 11 pieces and set it aside to cure. Your soap is ready to use.
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