Flyn, I bet you did find using Olive in there at 15% would be drying. I use 18% shea butter or lately a combo of shea and kpaingan butter, and 7% Castor Oil. Those butters have a high percentage of unsaponifiables in them, making for a more conditioning salt bar. I take a 6 or 7% SF and use goat milk to help with skin sensitivity of the higher percentage of coconut oil.
It is a great recipe. I've been making them about a year now and love them and they sell great at my Etsy store.
The benefits are salt is a natural anti-fungal and antiseptic to the skin. With my recipe, since I use Shea and the more expensive Kpaingan Butters from Africa, the bar is not drying at all. Trust me and several on here who just got mine in the recent swap. Several here have bought mine to use on problem areas f the skin. I don't and won't promise anything, can't, but try it for yourself and see if you like it.
Just bought one tonight- can't wait to try it! I got the bar with the cream- yeah!! Just what I need more soap!
What problem areas can you use it for- acne, heels, etc..I know you don't promise anything but I'm trying!