I’ve tried my hand at twice milled soaps several times… Sometimes they turn out great. Other times they turn out not so great.
Over the past few weeks I’ve been working on perfecting my twice milled soaps. Below is a tutorial for my favorite, French Lavender Twice Milled Castile Soap.
- Grate your soap. I used some unscented castile soap that I had previously made. You could buy some from my shop or from the grocery store. I used 20 oz. of grated soap.
- Put the soap on a double boiler. Add water to your soap. I used 2.5 oz. to start but I ended up using around 6 oz of water total. I always use distilled water.
- Stir soap sparingly as it turns to the consistency of mashed potatoes.
- Once you can’t see anymore grated pieces of soap, add .5 ml of essential oils and stir. Before soap has a chance to cool or harden, place in molds
- Leave soap in the molds for 1-2 days, then unmold. I normally freeze the molds to help get the soap out easier.
- Let the soap fully dry for 1-2 weeks.
Before I knew better, I was hesitant to add too much water. Wrong!
This is what happens when you don’t use enough water:
When you unmold your soap, it might still feel a little wet. No worries. Set it out to try and it should harden back up.
Next: I didn’t let all of the soap melt fully. This is what happened:
So, definitely make sure that you that you melt your soap completely.