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Old 07-23-2013, 02:48 PM   #11
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Strange that it's that hard to get and expensive. I pay under 40 € including shipping for 1 kg.


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Old 07-23-2013, 03:06 PM   #12
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You may be lucky to find a cheap source.
But it is more likely that you get a non-100% laurel berries oil.


I can find it here at 10euros 1lt but I‘ve seen it and it is absolute not the same with the expensive one. Insisting to have an answer they told me that it is not 100% laurel oil because they said that laurel oil is a paste with very high viscosity and not practical to use. So they sell it diluted with some other base oil.

The expensive one that I bought was indeed a thick black paste that was quite solid and I had to microwave it to take it out of the bottle.

 
This is the reason for finding in the market soaps that say they are made with 40 or 50% laurel oil. They use diluted laurel oil, so the 50% they say is actually about 10% of true laurel oil in the final soap.


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Old 07-23-2013, 03:31 PM   #13
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It's 100%, just more common in that region.
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Strange that it's that hard to get and expensive. I pay under 40 € including shipping for 1 kg.

Where is it coming from ?
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Exaclty!


Yes !!! that is the " Green Gold " of soaps lol / got me tempted to look at my last bar that is hidden away .
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get Bay Laurel seeds at richters, you can grow your own or a few acres and sell the oil



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Old 07-24-2013, 03:48 PM   #17
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I understand this soap is also commonly made with seawater. Any truth to this? If so what effect does that have on the soap quality? I would expect low lathering but maybe conditioning is better for it?

I'm interested in the style and would like to produce an homage soap even if it would not contain the elusive Bay Laurel Oil.

My yard and most of my neighbours yards are surrounded by laurel, (Hedges). I'm wondering how hard it might be to express the oil from the berries which are quite plentiful this year.
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Well, after making castile soap, my new aim is to make Aleppo Soap.
There are very few info about Aleppo Soap Recipe.
I already watched Soaping 101 video and there she says
78% olive oil
22% bay laurel (berry) oil
6 ounces of ... spring water
2 ounces of lye.

Three questions (consider that I am a rookie)

1- What is the total amount of Oil ?
2- Why she mixed with lye solution with olive oil first? than she add bay laurel oil? Superfatting (maybe %5 with only bay laurel oil) ?
3- Who has recipe about Aleppo Soap?


Thanks in advance
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Old 08-29-2013, 08:36 AM   #19
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Well nobody answered, anyway i found a way.

People who had done Aleppo Soap before, I have one simple question. How long did you wait for curing. I know it depends, but 4 weeks are enough, or 6 months are needed ?

P.S. I do not use dehumidifier, fans, etc.

Conditions : ~30 C average for the next 1 month, Humidity : ~%35 (I do not know if any other info needed.)
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To make Aleppo soap you need the oil from the laurel berries.

The high quality laurel berries oil is more a paste than oil and it is very highly prized.
Can you describe any other properties of laurel oil, such as color, scent, texture, etc? I'd like to know if the oil I found is good quality. Thank you


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