Goat Milk. Tomato Powder. Ground Basil. All great for your skin with moisturizing, exfoliating, toning, nutrient adding qualities.
** I make my tomato powder from ground dehydrated tomatoes like I do here.
I started with a recipe that I invented at SoapCalc, working with the kinds and amounts of oils that gives middle values of hardness, cleaning, bubbliness, and creaminess with a high conditioning value.
Normally, you can just replace the water amount in a recipe with frozen milk. I have read that some use 1/2 the water amount to dissolve the lye, then add the rest of the water amount as slushy milk after reaching a light trace, continuing to stir until a full trace is reached.
I tried this method this time, to see if I could get a lighter bar of soap. Though it’s not white, it is lighter than the last goat milk soap I made. The milk will still cook after you reach the trace with Hot Process.
When I’m experimenting, or I need just a few bars of something, I like to divide my batches up. I wanted a plain, unscented goat milk soap and a Cream of Tomato Basil.
When I’m adding the additives, I usually mix in one at a time, to make sure everything is blended in well. Essential Oils I add in at the end, as the soap has cooled more and the oils won’t evaporate. When I first started soaping, I thought I had to hurry, hurry to get this hot glumpy stuff into the mold. But you don’t have to rush. There is at least 10-15 minutes before it will start hardening up, just give it a stir.
Unmolded from one of my creative, frugal molds.
The lather is wonderful — creamy with a larger bubbles.
Here's the full recipe and printable!
Cream of Tomato Basil | 2# 5% Superfat
- Hot Process Bar
- Trace Time:
- Cook Time:
- Water - 12.16 oz (344.73 g)
- Lye - 4.42 oz (125.18 g)
- Coconut Oil - 7.36 oz (208.65 g)
- Grapeseed Oil - 4.8 oz (136.08 g)
- Castor Oil - 3.2 oz (90.72 g)
- Crisco, new w/palm - 10.88 oz (308.44 g)
- Olive Oil Pomace - 5.76 oz (163.29 g)
Additives (optional)Per 1# of soap:
- 2 Tablespoons Tomato Powder
- 2 teaspoons Basil, ground
- Use only 6.08 oz (172 g) water to dissolve lye.
- After a light trace, add 6.08 oz (172 g) slushy goat milk.