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Wednesday, October 9, 2013

I Made Soap

Meet Jim Mitchell, Tennessee Goat Farmer extraordinaire and my father-in-law.


One evening after dinner, Jim and I were discussing things, life, whatnot. Somehow the conversation turned to making Goat’s Milk Soap. On the drive home I decided that was something we needed to do. I spent some time searching and found this recipe. It seemed easy enough. I shared my fine idea with Jim, who offered to hold the goat while I milked it. WWWHHHAAATTT?


Go ahead and admit it. You’re impressed.

If I’m being completely honest, I had lots of fun with this. It was really easy, but it wasn’t cheap. I spent about $45, not including the olive oil and of course the goat’s milk, on all the supplies and ended up with 14 bars in various sizes. I do however have enough supplies, except for the essential oil, to make at least one more batch. I’m definitely going to do it again, but I need to let it cure for about a month to see how the lavender scent is. I want to see if I should cut back on the essential oil. If you decide to be adventurous and make soap, one warning – careful with the essential oil. It is powerful stuff. I swear I had lavender burnt into my nose for days.


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