Tuesday, May 21, 2013

Adventures in Making Goat Milk Sea Salt Bars

What is Sea Salt Soap? Well...sea salt soaps are very hard, hard as a rock actually.  They look like they would be rough but once they get lathered up the soap takes on that smooth river rock appearance. Sea Salt soap produces a nice lotion like lather that gently exfoliates while drawing toxins out of your skin. Your skin is left feeling smooth, moisturized and refreshed.  The majority of the oil used in sea salt soap is coconut oil.  Some people including myself also include small amounts of other skin nourishing oils.  Don't let the high coconut oil scare you.  These soaps are very moisturizing.  The combination of the salt and coconut oil is just magical.

Sea Salt is full of great minerals such as magnesium, zinc, calcium, potassium and, among others. Sea salt offers many benefits to the body, such as reducing inflammation. The magnesium found in sea salt is useful for healing skin tissue and replenishing hydration, while bromide helps relax the muscles and calm the nerves. Sulfur and sodium work as natural disinfectants and detoxifying agents. Potassium helps in balancing moisture and releasing water retention. Calcium found in sea salt cleans the pores of the skin.

I have made sea salt soap for quite some time now but lately with the addition of goats to our family I have been incorporating more and more goat milk into my soap. Both videos below are my experiments with goat milk sea salt soap.  One video is done cold process that requires a minimum of 4 weeks but with salt soap the longer you wait to use them the better they are.
The video after was a complete experiment for me I made the salt soap hot process.  I wanted to see if the performance of the salt soap would be accelerated since hot process soap can be used immediately after it is cooked.
Here is the Cold Process video.

Here is the Hot Process video. I call it instant gratification!

1 comment:

  1. Thank you for this. I really prefer the ease of hot process vs. cold process when I need my soaps to market faster. This will be my project for tomorrow.