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Milled Soap Instructions
- Once your bars of basic soap have dried sufficiently, use your kitchen grater
to grate the soap into shavings. Work over a
container large enough to catch all of the shavings. The container I use has a
nice grater fitted into the top and a cover that goes over. If I grate too
much for one batch, I just pop the cover on and it's ready for the next one.
- Place 12 ounces of grated soap and 9 ounces of water in a stainless, glass or enamel pan. You should
use a smaller pan than the soap pot to keep the soap from heating too quickly.
- Stir gently with a wooden spoon just enough to mix, over medium low heat. You need not stir
continuously-just often enough to keep it from sticking to the bottom of the pan. If it seems to be getting
too dry you can add a little water.
- Continue this process until soap liquefies (about twenty minutes).
- Remove liquefied soap from the heat and stir gently as it cools (about ten minutes).
- Just before pouring the soap in the molds, mix in the other ingredients from the recipe.
- Pour or ladle into molds. Tap molds on the counter top to remove any air pockets. This is the same method
as you would use when making molded candy.
- Wait ten minutes and put the molds in the freezer. You don't have to freeze them, but they come out of the
molds much easier that way.
- After one hour in the freezer, remove the soap from the molds.
- Your soaps must now dry for the final step. Put them back on your needlepoint screens. This curing step
should last three weeks.
You now have made a batch of Hand-milled Soap!