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lucycat

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I have been using the Pure olive oil from Sam's for a lot of years. The oil I got this week is causing me major acceleration problems. The oil is bottled slightly different; the label is the same but the bottle has a more narrow neck and smaller cap. It is marked from Portugal.

Does anyone else use Sam's olive oil and if so have you noticed any differences in your latest purchase.
 

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I have not used it, but it sounds like it is either pomace olive oil, or an adulterated blend with a cheaper oil that moves faster than OO.
 

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I am questioning adulteration. I have used Sam's Pure Olive for years and have liked their oil. This was a new bottle, and a change in the way they bottle looks; I used in the last two logs I made this evening. I use pomace part of the time and this isn't pomace. This thickened fast and with a translucent look. The first log it happened I realized I didn't have have any idea what the temps were so I tried again and the same thing happened. I know I was soaping about 95 degrees. Both logs heated up immediately. I have put them in the freezer. I actually was concerned about volcano based on how fast they were heating up.
 

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I use their OO, have not noticed any differences. However latest bottle is marked as from Italy and Greece. Did you use same fragrance as usual? No other changes?
 

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Thanks for letting me know you haven't seen any difference. My bottle is stamped Tunesia, Portugal.

I am going to do a small test batch this morning just olive oil. This morning the logs are hard and crumbly. I would say that I didn't do anything different yesterday. I batch all of my oils other than olive and the first two logs with the older olive oil bottle are fine. Based on how hard/crumbly the last two logs are I think I need to be considering if I put double lye in the pitcher. My notes are cked marked on ingredients but I was tired when I made soap last night. Sam's has always been such a good price and working oil that I sure need to see if it was user error.
 

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Well, just ignore this thread. I have 2 small bars of castile that are in the mold and all went well. So, I was way too tired to make soap last night and the olive oil was fine. I just didn't keep track correctly of the lye added to all of the pitchers.
 

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Well, just ignore this thread. I have 2 small bars of castile that are in the mold and all went well. So, I was way too tired to make soap last night and the olive oil was fine. I just didn't keep track correctly of the lye added to all of the pitchers.
Well, at least you figured it out, I have learned that I cannot soap or use the sewing machine when I am tired, too risky!
 
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