Olive Oil soap

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Olive Oil soap

Post: #199641 JillStephens7
Sat Jun 12, 2010 11:21 am

Hello :wave:

Reading through some old posts it seems maybe some people here make olive oil soap?

I haven't tried as I'd read that it's tricky to get good solidity but would be very happy to find out that's wrong as olives grow a lot closer to home than palms and coconuts (2 oils I have used)!

If anyone has any advice I'd love to give it a whirl.

Thanks, Jill x

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Re: Olive Oil soap

Post: #199650 Susie
Sat Jun 12, 2010 11:58 am

Hi Jill, I've made soap once so I'm very definitely not an expert but my recipe was a mixture of olive oil, coconut butter and shea butter - are you looking to try just olive oil? I've read that just olive oil on its own is tricky, but my recipe was dead easy, I got trace practically by looking at it. I haven't used it yet as it is still curing but it seems absolutely fine.
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Re: Olive Oil soap

Post: #199655 JillStephens7
Sat Jun 12, 2010 12:31 pm

Sounds good Susie :flower:

Yes, I would ideally like just olive oil if possible cause it's a few less air miles but will see how I go and maybe come back to you!

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Re: Olive Oil soap

Post: #199660 Green Aura
Sat Jun 12, 2010 2:12 pm

Castile soap is pure olive oil - it's a hard soap and not very lathery! Very easy to make though.

The best olive oil to make it with is pomace - it's the last pressing, the really cheap stuff - A$da sell it in 5l bottles for about £6 - you can get a lot of soap out of 5l.
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Re: Olive Oil soap

Post: #199683 Susie
Sat Jun 12, 2010 4:04 pm

GA, I didn't know asda sold pomace, thanks for that! Jill, let us know what your soap turns out like if you have a go, I'd be interested
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