Week one of #Handmade Chat was fun and informative. The week of June 14, 2012 was exciting for me since I don’t use milk in my handmade soaps I was eager to learn. I have been a fan of Mary’s for a few year now and have tried her goat milk soap and it is so creamy and lovely.
Here is a clip of Donna Maria interviewing Mary:
Indie Business: What makes milk soaps so special?
Mary: Milk soaps, especially goat milk soaps, are high in caprylic and alphahydroxy acids. Both help rejuvenate the skin. Milk soaps also tend to be less drying and normally have a rich creamy lather.
Indie Business: What kind of milk can be used to make soap?
Mary: Any milk type, cow, skim, buttermilk can be used. Different sugar/fat/protein components affect the finished soaps.
Indie Business: Can cream instead of regular milk be used to make handmade soap?
Mary: Cream can be used. I would not use it at full strength milk soap can become grainy when very rich milk is used.
Stay tuned for the write up on June 21, 2012 8 PM EST where you will learn about Alyssa Middleton, owner of Vintage Body Spa where she will chat about How To Approach Retail Stores To Buy Your Products.
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