Friday, 21 December 2012

Goat Milk Soap Colours

Same batch, just a different mould!  Incredible eh?
The darker colour soap was poured into my large wooden mould, which I cut into 48 bars.
The lighter colour soap was what I had left over when I was pouring, so I grabbed the first “left-over” mould I could - a small, thin silicone mould.
You can see the creamy, buttery colour of the soap that was in the silicone mould. It is that colour all the way through.
So clearly, as it would not heat as much in the silicone mould, here is visible evidence of how temperature during insulation affects goat milk soap colour!
Happy Holidays everyone.  Big soapy hugs.


princesse said...

Wonderful soap, I love the beauty of simplicity.

Diva Soap said...

What a difference, unbelievable!
I use wooden molds, but must admit I prefer the brighter one. Thanks for posting!

Moj sapun... said...

Thank you very much for sharing your valuable experience. I always gel my goat milk soaps but this encourages me to try freezing it in order to prevent soap gel phase.

Jennifer Young said...

Princesse, Thank you! I love simplicity as well. xo Jen

Diva, Thank you! Hope the photos help somehow... we never stop learning do we? xo Jen

Moj Sapun, Thank you for your comment. I hope the photos are helpful!! xxoxo Jen

Caron. Michelle. Somers said...

The lighter bar looks lovely. That is a neat experiment.


Jennifer Young said...

Michelle, Thank you! It wasn't really meant to be an experiment, just turned out that way. Well, Merry merry Christmas to you and your family. xoxox Jen

Natural Aroma Handmade Soaps said...

thanks for sharing Jen, it sure makes a difference, I use wooden molds too, maybe it's time to invest in some new ones for my goat's milk soaps:) Happy New Year, I hope it's a wonderful one for you xxx

Jennifer Young said...

Natural Aroma, Thank you! I kind of like the whiter look as well, but can't think of how to make large quantities with the moulds I have now... my mind is churning. Happy New Year to you. xo Jen

Sarah said...

Both look nice, fresh, and clean. When I made milk soap I put it in the fridge to keep the color light. Can you fit your large mold in the fridge? That should help to keep it from gelling and getting darker.

Jennifer Young said...

Hi Sarah, Would love to be able to.... but my fridgo won't fit my large mould... I may just stop resisting and leave the tan goat milk colour as is... the amazing thing is that I got a beautiful hard silky, creamy, sudsy, white goat milk soap once... so hard I couldn't cut it. Just using up the last bit now. But I haven't been able to repeat it. Not sure why or how it turned out as it did. One of those addicting mysteries to soap making. Happy Holidays!!! xo Jen