breast milk soap!! i am hooked!!
  • pistolpackingmomma
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    ok so @Not_hisAnymore was super awesome and sent me a bar of breastmilk soap and i tried it out.  i have super dry hands and my face is pure evil at times for dryness and being overly freaking sensitive not to mention the fact that the city i live in likes to jack up the freaking chlorine levels in our tap water to the point that when you turn the tap on it smells like a swimming pool.

    i had to give it a try.  i figured breast milk soap had to be better than the chemical concoctions they pass of as cleansers nowadays!

    tried it on my hands first and woo hoo!  no burning from the chlorine in the tap water (i happen to be allergic to bleach so handwashing is a torture in itself some days, don't even get me started on showering!).  i was a bit leery of using it on my face since it is more sensitive that the rest of me.  the smell, yummy!  soft, smooth and actually left my face clean but not dried out!  yes, i am in love with the soap.  now, to figure out how to bribe her to send me more!  lol

    is it bad that i want to start lactating again just to make soap???  too bad i can't have kids.  damn, is it weird to want kids just so i can make breastmilk soap?  if anyone wants to make some, i would sooooo reccomend it!!  the link is here somewhere, but i am sure she would be willing to share it and give you pointers.

    yeah, i have to admit i was wondering what it was going to smell like because frankly i don't like the smell of breastmilk but honestly, i don't know if it was the oils she added or the process of making it or what but to me it smells nothing like breastmilk.

    edited ----that should read---can't have anymore kids (i already have three, lol)  and is it weird to start to want lactating AGAIN...lol.  i need more coffee.  not fully awake yet.  thanks to one of my kids waking me at 4am and refusing to go back to sleep!!
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  • SassySassy
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    Oh... great ideas!
  • BugsMomma
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    Lol I started pumping extra to freeze until I get enough to try it :) thinking about doing this for Christmas presents partly to gross friends out but I would like to try it for myself. I've read breast milk fixes everything so hopefully it'll work on me.
  • LLBLLB
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    I'm hoping to produce enough milk after this baby is born so I can try making some! Dd has horribly sensitive skin that nothing helps. Maybe this would help her skin issues! As a bonus it would gross out my inlaws in the process bwahahaha
  • undercoverbanana
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    I can see it being good soap. I have some donkeys milk soap from Mexico, i love it.
    i'm nekkid.
  • Not_hisAnymoreNot_hisAnymore
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    Soap made from the breastmilk of animals isnt gross? Oh wait I'm an animal/mammal and I make milk. Only acceptable milk that humans drink or consume come from barnyard mammals is good? Oddly enough we are the only species that consumes milk from another species but consider our own supply "gross and disgusting".
  • Not_hisAnymoreNot_hisAnymore
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    So not directed at anyone who's posted. Just an observation.
  • Rawrchu
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    @not_hisanymore, admittedly, I'm kind of going back and forth with that in my brain! LOL  I wouldn't have a problem using my own breast milk soap, but to use someone else's seems odd.  However, we are in a society that really doesn't even support breastfeeding like it should be supported (is it still recommended that you breastfeed to 6 months?  WHY only 6 months?!?!) which is probably why it seems odd. I don't use animal milk, either, so.... ;)
  • AnonUser27
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    I don't rub animal milk all over my body and I'm certainly not going to rub someone else's bodily fluid all over me.
  • GypsyMamaGypsyMama
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    I've been researching human breast milk benefits regarding immunity boosts. It is commonly given to people getting chemotherapy to rebuild their immune system. I would love to have access to breast milk soap. I have skin healing issues and wonder if it would help speed healing.
  • [Deleted User]
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    I'd try it! I have horrible dry skin.
    Get me a damn beer.
  • Mommyliciousx4Mommyliciousx4
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    Id try it. Esp during the winter time when my skin and the kiddos skin takes such a beating.
  • Lil_Belle
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    @Not_hisAnymore would you please post the link for the instructions on how to make this?
  • pistolpackingmomma
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    the dry skin thing was why i was so excited to try it!!  i well, i tend to be not so weirded out by stuff.  i'm with @not_hisanymore, people rub themselves with stuff that comes from other animals boobies why not their own milk.  i don't see the gross out factor.  @Lil_Belle here is the link that she had sent me (i didn't make my own, my boobies are dry as dust, but she sent me some she had made) but i had shared the link with a freind so i had quick accees to it!  you have to try it!!  mother's milk soap
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  • pistolpackingmomma
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    I don't rub animal milk all over my body and I'm certainly not going to rub someone else's bodily fluid all over me.



    i had to laugh at this, hear me out, not laughing at you, promise!  but the wording on the last part and my perverted sense of humor i have the last part of that started bad eighty's porno music playing in my head and well you can guess the rest...lol.  not laughing at you, just the crazy fucking places my mind goes with the most random of things....
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  • LoveLove
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    just felt like sharing... I didn't know that milk was so good for your skin.

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  • irishlassirishlass
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    Cleopatra used to bathe in milk, didnt she? I have never thought of using milk on skin before! 
    "Be who you are and say what you feel. Because those who matter don't mind and those who mind don't matter." - Dr. Seuss
  • irishlassirishlass
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    And yes, the idea of someone else's breast milk all over me makes me feel a little strange, i think. Im not sure!! 
    "Be who you are and say what you feel. Because those who matter don't mind and those who mind don't matter." - Dr. Seuss
  • AnonUser27
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    I clicked the link and it seems pretty dangerous to make! It totally reminds me of Fight Club.
  • pistolpackingmomma
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    I clicked the link and it seems pretty dangerous to make! It totally reminds me of Fight Club.



    what link did you click???  lol  i was laughing at the dog on the youtube video licking the jug of cream thinking that would be my dog!  did you click the link for the video or are you talking bout the recipe link i posted?
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  • pistolpackingmomma
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    Love said:

    just felt like sharing... I didn't know that milk was so good for your skin.




    love the dog in the video licking the jug of cream!  that would be my house, except my dogs would be trying to drink my bath as well!
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  • unforgivenunforgiven
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    I don't see it as a big deal. I think my husband would freak out though. Lol

    confessional-manager

    "What looks like torture is a time to rejoice
    What sounds like thunder is a comforting voice
    When what is beautiful looks broken and crushed
    And I say I don't know you
    But you say it's finished"
  • AnonUser26
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    @MassHysteria lol!!! I watched fight club last night! My favorite movie EVER!
  • Not_hisAnymoreNot_hisAnymore
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    @gypsymama I'd be happy to send you a bar if you'd like to try one? When I first started making this soap I had a friend who's daughter had terrible acne and she started using it. From what I was told by my friend, her daughter's acne cleared up, I think by the time that she moved she'd bought 15 bars of soap to stock up. I'm not making a claim to cure acne, maybe just the fact that her daughter started using real cold process soap and not the detergent 'soap' that they sell in stores was what worked for her?
  • Not_hisAnymoreNot_hisAnymore
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    @Love, great link and yup milk baths have been around for a long time. I hadn't ever thought about using powdered milk, but with the cost of milk it certainly makes financial sense. LOL
  • GypsyMamaGypsyMama
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    @Not_hisAnymore I just pm'd you regarding sending the soap. I am SO excited!
  • weezerweezer
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    Crazy! I have noooo luck with soap/face wash and if I can get a milk surplus again I might give it a shot.
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  • Not_hisAnymoreNot_hisAnymore
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    If anyone has a frozen supply that would like me to make a batch of soap for them, just PM me and we can work something out.
  • BugsMomma
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    @not_hisanymore I might take you up on that :)
  • BIG_SM_695
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    I bet the soap is awesome!  Breast milk was always my cure for diaper rash on my own babies. I wonder how the soap would work on psoriasis. 
  • Not_hisAnymoreNot_hisAnymore
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    @BugsMomma PM me
  • Not_hisAnymoreNot_hisAnymore
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    @BIG_SM_695 you'd be surprised at the benefits
  • Lil_Belle
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    ok ladies who have made this: I am interested in trying to make this soap but I have a few questions!  What is the scale for?  Are the ingredients measured by weight and not volume, so that I would need to use a scale instead of a measuring cup when measuring the amounts of lye, olive oil and safflower oil? Also, what kind of mold do you use? Would I use something similar to a rectangular 9 x 13 cake pan? Any help for this first timer would be greatly appreciated!
  • Lil_Belle
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  • Not_hisAnymoreNot_hisAnymore
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    @Lil_Belle I will get back to you. I've been MIA getting my new house ready to move into tomorrow. :)
  • Charlotte_SometimesCharlotte_Sometimes
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    irishlass said:

    Cleopatra used to bathe in milk, didnt she? I have never thought of using milk on skin before! 



    I'm another one old enough to be your mommy (41) ;)  But as a child born in the 70s I seem to remember that a ton of beauty products back then were milk this and that. Milk baths, milk and honey this and that.  Everything mentioned milk.  A lot.

    I am curious about this for my DS14 and his red, easily irritated, dry itchy skin. Worst are his hands and wrists.  Never found a lotion that helped, pretty much everything "burns", docs have prescribed useless creams.  Wonder if this would help him.  I know some nursing moms.
    "But a lesson must be lived in order to be learned" Ani DiFranco, Manhole
    "Screw you guys! I'm going home." Eric Cartman
  • pistolpackingmomma
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    irishlass said:

    Cleopatra used to bathe in milk, didnt she? I have never thought of using milk on skin before! 



    I'm another one old enough to be your mommy (41) ;)  But as a child born in the 70s I seem to remember that a ton of beauty products back then were milk this and that. Milk baths, milk and honey this and that.  Everything mentioned milk.  A lot.

    I am curious about this for my DS14 and his red, easily irritated, dry itchy skin. Worst are his hands and wrists.  Never found a lotion that helped, pretty much everything "burns", docs have prescribed useless creams.  Wonder if this would help him.  I know some nursing moms.


    i know that the bar i have been using is working wonders.  no lotion/creams/potions for a week almost and my hands are in better condition than they ever have been.  i have sensitive skin to begin with and i am highly sensitive to chlorine and the damned city i live in has upped the cholorine levels in the tap water while they makes changes to the water treatment plant and the breast milk soap has been a life (and skin) saver!
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  • Lil_Belle
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    Thankss @Not_hisAnymore take your time and congrats on the new house!
  • Charlotte_SometimesCharlotte_Sometimes
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    @pistolpackinmomma 

    Huh.  I never even thought about chlorine in the water!  Maybe I will start with him with a bottle of distilled (??) or something just for his hand washing.  He is one of those rarest of his gender/age -- a teen boy who religiously washes his hands.  He's always been that way (a bit OCD actually) so it doesn't help the redness but maybe the water change would help him.   Food for thought.
    "But a lesson must be lived in order to be learned" Ani DiFranco, Manhole
    "Screw you guys! I'm going home." Eric Cartman
  • pistolpackingmomma
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    @pistolpackinmomma 

    Huh.  I never even thought about chlorine in the water!  Maybe I will start with him with a bottle of distilled (??) or something just for his hand washing.  He is one of those rarest of his gender/age -- a teen boy who religiously washes his hands.  He's always been that way (a bit OCD actually) so it doesn't help the redness but maybe the water change would help him.   Food for thought.



    i haven't tried them yet, but a friend told me (after me whining about how painful just a shower can be) that natural food stores and some health food stores sell these balls you can drop in the bath to neutralize the chlorine and that they make a showerhead that you can put them in as well to shower with that will neutralize the chlorine as well.  haven't been able to find them locally, but digging a bit as it seems the city i live in is gonna be like this for a while (smells like a pool when we turn the tap on still)
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  • Charlotte_SometimesCharlotte_Sometimes
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    @pistolpackinmomma 

    Huh.  I never even thought about chlorine in the water!  Maybe I will start with him with a bottle of distilled (??) or something just for his hand washing.  He is one of those rarest of his gender/age -- a teen boy who religiously washes his hands.  He's always been that way (a bit OCD actually) so it doesn't help the redness but maybe the water change would help him.   Food for thought.



    i haven't tried them yet, but a friend told me (after me whining about how painful just a shower can be) that natural food stores and some health food stores sell these balls you can drop in the bath to neutralize the chlorine and that they make a showerhead that you can put them in as well to shower with that will neutralize the chlorine as well.  haven't been able to find them locally, but digging a bit as it seems the city i live in is gonna be like this for a while (smells like a pool when we turn the tap on still)


    Oh wow... I am totally going to check into that!  I always buy new stuff and hand it to him and say "Here, try this, maybe it won't burn" and he says to me "Mom, thanks... but WATER burns..."  :(   Poor baby.  He wasn't like this as a baby either, not until he got to be 3 or 4.
    "But a lesson must be lived in order to be learned" Ani DiFranco, Manhole
    "Screw you guys! I'm going home." Eric Cartman
  • GypsyMamaGypsyMama
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    I've been using Not_HisAnymore 's soap for a couple of weeks now and am Loving it. I can't use it on my face. For some reason any emollient (oil) on my face makes me break out so I use just water and a bit of glycerine soap once in awhile. But for my body it is wonderful. I've found the perfect combination to keep my bumpy arms smooth is to wash with the mothers milk soap and then moisterize further with tea tree oil. I'm not needing to moisturize anywhere else since using it. It just feels luxurious washing with it. I take goat colostrum for immune system support and to help with my IBS. The soap just seems like an extension of that.
  • CanadianMamaCanadianMama
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    Bump for @luckymama

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  • luckymama
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    Thank you @CanadianMama. Appreciate it!
  • Lil_Belle
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    Bump @Not_hisAnymore hope I am not bothering you..I am still looking to try my hand at making this..but I'm not sure about what to pour the soap in as the mold...do you use like a stainless steel baking pan? Also is the scale absolutley necessary? Any other ladies who have made this please chime in and give some tips for a first timer.. Thanks so much
  • Lil_Belle
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    bump...anyone know what kinds of mold to use?
  • pistolpackingmomma
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    @Not_hisAnymore is on my facebook.  will jump over there and ask her.  she may not be seeing the tags in this thread (i never get notifications if someone tags me)
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  • Lil_Belle
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    Thanks so much @pistolpackinmomma