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  1. saqqa

    Whats the Best recipe for 100% Olive oil soap ?

    Hey, Anyone with a good recipe for a 100% olive oil soap ? There are so many out there, but which is the best and takes least curing time ? I live in a hot and humid climate of Africa ;)
  2. sirtim100

    Marseille/Castille soap (with seawater) help and suggestions

    Hello all I live in North East Spain, so two ingredients that are easy to obtain are good olive oil and seawater. It's an embarassment of riches, so I'm thinking of making a Castille/Marseille type soap. I made some before but this time I want to make it with seawater. It'll have to be CP...
  3. David Christopher

    Pumpkin soap for beginner

    Hello to all I need a little help with playing around with recipes. I’m planning on making a very simple Pumpkin soap, using either a very simple 3 oil Crisco or olive oil recipe that may include goat milk. I have seen s number of recipes and was wondering. Do I reduce my water ( goats milk)...
  4. cmzaha

    Olive Oil Tariff

    This is an email I received from Cibaria (my oil supplier) this morning. There is a link to the letter below that you can read. It looks like one just needs to give Cibaria your Business Name From: Cibaria Int'l, Customer Service <customerservice@cibaria-intl.com> Sent: Friday, June 21, 2019...
  5. K

    Drying Cold Process Soap!

    I have made couple of batches of soaps already but all of them dries my skin. 1 was cured for 6 weeks The others 4 weeks. They are not lye heavy. I used soap calc and brambleberry calculators. These are unscented soaps. These are also a coMbination of gelled and ungelled soaps. My skin doesn’t...
  6. M

    chamomile EO !

    hi everyone ! i made my list of ingredients for my first recipe with (50%OO, 28%CO ,12% Shea butter and 10% Castor oil ) i want to add some chamomile EO on it , but i'm little bitte confused . i read that EOs lost their scent after a couple of weeks or days , so i have some questions ? is it...
  7. R

    Best Carrier oil to use

    I have a bottle of hemp seed oil that I wanted to use for a soap recipe would hemp seed oil work okay or can you only use olive oil? What oils are acceptable for using as the base for your soap recipe?
  8. G

    Superfatting with Olive Oil

    Hello, Since most forums don't like redundant threads, I search for a long time here before asking this question. I'm making HP coconut oil soap, fully saponified (no superfatting in-process), and I want to know how much olive oil I should add. I've heard that superfatting with olive oil...
  9. DianaMoon

    My First Batch & Zap

    I made this yesterday night. I put it in molds at about 7 PM last night. I do not have a stick blender & used my whisk, sometimes attaching it to a hand-held blender, sometimes doing it by hand. I think I did about 10 minutes of blending but it never got to trace. I lost faith and looked up on...
  10. asatish1888

    Advice for making LS as Shampoo?

    Hi, everyone my name is Asha! I have a question regarding liquid soap. I have been thinking about making myself some shampoo with Olive Oil. I have heard that LS soap can be quite harsh on your hair. I even have first hand experience with this knowledge. I made a gallon batch of LS with the...
  11. C

    Olive oil liquid soap-need help!!

    I made olive oil liquid soap for the first time. I added the water to the paste to dilute, brought to a boil and let it sit over night. In the morning the paste had not melted. I re heated it and let it sit again. This time when I checked it, the paste had absorbed ALL the water and tripled...
  12. M

    Soap Percentage Inquiry

    Hello Everyone! Momo here :) Thank you for taking the time to look at my new post. I'm in desperate need :( Kinda new to soap making, this is my 5th batch and I would love to hear your valued opinion on this recipe Its cold process, - 250g Coconut Oil 50% - 150g Olive Oil 30% -...
  13. L

    Questions before 1st liquid castille attempt

    Hi to everyone, After many hours of reading the liquid soap forum i think i'm ready to give it a try for my first liquid soap. I have many experience in cp soap bars, but this seems like a new world to me and i feel as anxious as my first cp attempt! :) I've read so many information, that i...
  14. ParadiseFarm

    Olive oil versus Rice bran oil - am I understanding this right?

    Hi, Just checking - I've read in some places that "you can replace up to 100% of olive oil with rice bran oil" and in other places "olive oil has unique properties that you can't really substitute". I'm guessing the unique properties are the hardness (like castille soaps) so if you were using...
  15. N

    My first soap using multiple oils (lard, oo, co)

    I have just started out making soap. So far, I have made one batch of 100% coconut soap with 20% superfat a few days ago. That was really fun and easy. Some people seem to love that soap, others have reported that it still dries out their skin, despite the 20% SF. So I would like to try another...
  16. D

    Infused Olive Oils

    So first time posting, only done two batches of hot process soap so far. Thankfully both have been successful. But this is a question about oils. I work for a winery and we have olive oils that we sell that are past their sell by date. Usually they just go into the trash but I'm trying to get...
  17. MatthewDM

    Pomace vs. Grade A vs. Virgin

    Which olive oil do you use for your soaps? And why? What differences do you realize in the final product?
  18. F

    Pomace vs. Pure in LS

    Hi guys! So up until now, I've used only pure olive oil in my liquid castile soap, but would really like to switch it out to pomace. Other than the obvious variations in the soapcalc recipe, will pomace have any impact in LS that would differ from using the pure OO? Thanks so much for...
  19. Kittie

    Very first pure olive oil Castile soap questions.

    Hi, I am new here on SMF, but not to making soap. I've made basic CP and CPOP soaps with various oils off and on for about 2 years now. Last night I made my very first batch of Pure EVOO Castile soap. I made a 6 lb batch at 6% SF, enough for two 3lb molds and a few small bar molds. I used two...
  20. C

    Wholesale Olive Oil

    Does anyone have a supplier that they have found that offers the BEST price on Bulk Olive Oil purchases??
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