Strawberries and Cream

Intermediate Recipe - Strawberries n Cream Bar Soap. This is one way to handle goat's milk in cold process soap making. This is a creamy layered goat's milk recipe with strawberry and cream FO blended into the recipe. A fun summer fruit theme with a nostalgic fragrance of your favorite childhood shampoo and matching dolls.

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Instructions

Strawberries & Cream Goat's Milk Soap

This soap is a cold process recipe and we will split the amount of water to dissolve the powdered goat's milk, so the total liquid amount will be the water listed in the recipe. We will pipe a fluffy top, so make sure to have a star tip and a piping bag ready for the topping.

NOTE: There are a few ways to handle goat's milk or dairy products in your cold process soap. In this method we bring the water and milk to a chilled temperature and mix it at the beginning of the recipe. Take note that we do not do this will ALL our goat's milk recipes. When we change the method, it is for demonstration purposes unless otherwise noted. You can modify these recipes and handle your milk products in the method that works best.

  • 21.28 oz. Water
  • 7.89 oz. Lye
  • 19.60 oz. Lard
  • 14 oz. Coconut Oil
  • 19.60 oz. Rice Bran Oil
  • 2.8 oz. Castor Oil
  • 3 scoops of powdered goat's milk
  • 1 tsp. Pink mica (Cosmic Carolyn)
  • 1 tsp. titanium dioxide
  • .5 tsp. Green mica (Soapberry green)
  • .5 tsp. Red mica (Lake 40 Red)
  • 2 tsp. Poppy seeds
  • 1.5 oz Strawberry fragrance oil

Instructions:

Let's get started. Safety gear yourself and pull out your bowls and stick blender. You'll need a blender and piping materials. First let's make our lye water solution. This recipe works with goat's milk powder and you will need to chill your lye solution before adding the goat's milk before adding it to prevent it from being scorched. For full details on how this is done to get the best quality bar, download the full recipe posted in the Lesson 6 in the learning library

ONE - Combine your oils and set them aside. Next, blend your two colorants with three tbs. of Canola (or any light oil). The pink mica should blend easily, but titanium dioxide takes a little more effort. Make sure all the little clumps are completely dissolved. Titanium dioxide is notorious for leaving little white pockets of nonblended powder, so take your time blending. For the shades of color used in the video demonstration use Cosmic Carolyn, Lake 40 Red, Soapberry Green, and Titanium Dioxide.

TWO - Once the water solution and milk are chilled, take them out of the freezer and combine them thoroughly. Pour this into the bowl of oils and blend with your stick blender. Give this a minute to completely emulsify, and separate the batter into two bowls. In a third small bowl as a small amount of soap, about 6 ounces.

THREE - Color one large bowl with the pink colored oil (Cosmic Carolyn), the other large bowl with the titanium dioxide, and the small bowl with Red 40 Lake. When these are blended well, add 1 - 2 tbsp. of poppy seeds into the pink soap. This will replicate strawberry seeds. Pour 1/2 of this soap batter into the bottom of the loaf mold.

FOUR - Gently spoon the white soap over  the pink layer and allow it to softly sit on top of the first layer. Alternate spooning these two colors into the mold until you get to the second white layer. Leave a small portion of the white soap out of the last layer, and fill it into a piping bag with either a star tip or a large circle tip.

FIVE - When the soap has thickened to a piping consistency, pipe one layer on the top of the loaf. Then, with a large star tip pipe a large row of dark red soap down the center of the top. If you pipe this slightly at an angle the soap will settle and look like a strawberry sitting on its side on the cream.  Finally, take the oil that has been colored green and drizzle it on top of the white cream top along the sides of the strawberry. Drizzle this just enough to look like a leafy embellishment. Top it off with a dusting of poppy seeds.

Allow this 24 hours to firm before cutting. This soap will need 4-6 weeks to cure before it is at it's best quality.