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Melissa Corkhill

By Melissa Corkhill

12th March 2009

We all know about the healing properties of breastmilk. But did you know that it can be made into tasty treats, which have great health benefits. Read on to find out how to turn the marvellous mother's elixir into soap, lollies and more.

Melissa Corkhill

By Melissa Corkhill

12th March 2009

Melissa Corkhill

By Melissa Corkhill

12th March 2009

LOLLIPOPS
These are very easy to make and are great for soothing sore throats too.
Pour breastmilk into lolly moulds and freeze. And voila! – frozen breastmilk on a stick.

MILKYSHAKE
1 cup breastmilk
1 ripe banana
2 tablespoons apple juice concentrate
2 ice cubes
Blend all ingredients until smooth and frothy.

BREAST BUTTER
Add breastmilk to a clean jam jar. Screw lid on tight and shake vigorously until you have butter.

BREASTMILK SOAP
2 cups vegetable oil (such as olive or coconut)
1/4 cup water
1/4 cup lye (solid NaOH)
1 cup breastmilk
• Heat oil to 115°F. In a glass measuring cup, add lye to water. When the solution reaches 115°F, add to oil. Stir until the mix is silky; then add milk. Color will change; it is normal. Stir until you get instant pudding consistency, approximately 60 to 45 minutes. Pour in moulds. You can use almost anything, like silicone muffin tin or cookies tray. Avoid using metallic trays. Let sit 2 or 3 days, until you can unmould soaps easily. You have to let your soap “cure” 4 to 5 weeks, until it becomes neutral. You should get approximately 12 soaps.

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