Saturday, January 21, 2012

Um, I'm not sure what to say to that.

Private Message exchange: (names have been changed to protect the, um, innocent?)

Ms. Dur: hey, I saw on a forum that you make goat milk soaps. I was thinking of trying to make some myself but I wanted to use a vegan recipe for goat milk soap, do you have any?

Me: Do you mean vegan soap recipes or vegetarian goat milk soap recipes (that use milk but not lard)?

Ms. Dur: No, I mean vegan goat milk soap recipes.

Me: .... It's not possible to make goat milk soap "vegan". I have some that don't use lard, so they are vegetarian, and some that don't use goat milk or lard so they are vegan, but then they wouldn't be goat milk soap.

Ms. Dur: That doesn't make sense. Why can't you make goat milk soap vegan?

Me: Because using milk automatically makes it not vegan.

Ms. Dur: That doesn't make sense. Do you know anyone else who might have some vegan goat milk soap recipes?

Me: I'm not trying to be snarky, but do you know what vegan means? I can promise you that NO ONE can give you a recipe for vegan goat milk soap.I'd be more than happy to give you some vegan soap recipes if you would like but they will not include any milk.

Ms. Dur: Well you don't have to be a ***** about it, I was just asking. 

Colour me mindboggled.