Soap from the Farm!

Welcome to my kitchen, where there aren’t a lot of gourmet foods being made… OK, there aren’t ANY gourmet foods being made.  But we have managed to whip up some fresh goat milk and luxury oils, take over the whole kitchen, and make some soap from scratch!

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The first thing I discovered about making soap is that it takes several weeks to ‘cure’ (or ‘saponify’ for all you chemists out there. 😉 )   Here is one of my first batches waiting to be cured inside the wooden soap loaf molds…

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After 48 hours insulated in the wood, the soap loaf is ready to be removed and ‘sliced’ into individual bars…

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They are then kept in a box to cure for another 3 or 4 weeks…

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And then you have your final product, a gentle, luxurious bar of soap with all the readily absorbent vitamins and nutrients of goat’s milk!

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I also experimented with a bunch of different soap molds.  Here are a few examples!

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Oops… had to sneak in that cute baby picture…

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These next soaps are good ‘manly man’ soaps… made from cloves, honey, and orange essential oils…

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Hope you enjoyed this little soap journey!  There are much more to come from Victory Ranch… stay tuned!

~shalimamma

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9 thoughts on “Soap from the Farm!

  1. Great website Shalimar! You need to bottle up you energy and sell it to the rest of us (along with a basket of soap!!) In all seriousness, send us a batch of soap, and a bill when you get around to it. Cheers, John!!!

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