extra virgin olive oil

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    quiltertoo

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    I had a friend pick up a jug of olive oil at Sam's for me. I asked for 100% olive but she bought extra virgin. Since she was doing me a favor I don't want to ask her to exchange it. The jug is green so I can't tell how green the oil is. I don't want to open it until I need it. Has anyone used this oil? How green is extra virgin and will it make my soap yellow or green?

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    I've not used that brand but most evoo is quite green and it will tint your soap a greeny yellow but if you use colorants, its usually easy enough to cover. What % of OO does your recipe call for?
     
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    As it cures the green (which seems to turn the soap yellow) will fade. After 12 months 100% EVOO goes quite white.

    Obsidian is right though. In the short term it plays with colours. You have to compensate for the yellow.
     
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    Extra Virgin Olive Oil makes more of a whitish Castile colour bar. It doesn't have chlorophyll to make a stable green color soap.
     
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    Thank you for the replies. I guess I will just have to work with it as I don't want to ask to have it returned. I'm sure I can create some beautiful colors if I plan for it.

    Mary Lou
     

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