If so us there anything special you do to clean them and be sure they are safe? I hand-stirred the 1st batch for 3 hours and 20 minutes and this time I used a stick blender for about 10-15 minutes! Have you cut it yet? You can pick up a stand mixer or a hand mixer at yards sales for cheap. Castile Soap. Do I have a theory? People with oily skin are advised to use this frequently. 7. of coconut oil plus the FREE 5oz lye they threw in for what you’d pay for two of those containers at Lowe’s. Well, Baking soda shows wonders as a face scrub helping you smiling with confidence. It consists of 1 tablespoon of baking soda, 2 tablespoons of fine canola oil and 1 gallon of water. A stick blender is a kitchen appliance used to “bring the blender to the pot.” You can do a search on them and find options and sometimes find them at thrift stores/goodwill. Mine always takes a while to set and is always various shades of pale green in colour….depending on the type of olive oil used. This recipe is very plain and simple. Carla–These all-olive oil bars are the whitest I have made. Pre-heat your oven to 175 (F). By putting bits of wool roving around the soap and agitating, you end up with a soap that has its own beautiful body scrub wrapped around it. Great site! Some (not all) drain cleaner is 100% sodium hydroxide. or maybe if I need to just give it more time. How often and Who can Use: Follow the treatment for 1-2 weeks to see best results. Also, make sure you test for pH as I also heard that this soap can take a long time to cure, if that’s the word. Thing is, coconut oil doesn’t smell like coconuts (in my experience) and the only thing I’ve seen with a strong coconut smell is coconut fragrance oil, and I don’t use fragrance oils. (insurance) . 195 grams of water. Continue this every 12 hours until you don’t have any oil on top then let dry. Here’s hoping. Please, do your homework. Also, I sometimes “cheat” when making my soaps by either adding a little bit of sugar (for bubbles) or salt (to make a harder bar of soap), so I may try adding some salt to bring it to trace quicker. teacher gifts, here i come. Then smell was so good I checked it and It really was ready to take out that quickly. The book Making It has some genius directions for making a batch of olive oil soap in a standard-size blender. The final soap bars are a natural creamy to tan color (depending on the type of olive oil used) and have a creamy, yet fluffy lather, thanks to the mango butter superfat. Every batch will be a trial until you try it! I store mine in a half-gallon glass mason jar, and I keep a tablespoon measuring spoon in the container to make it easy to measure. I have only made 1 batch but it truned out great. What does it look like on the inside and did it firm up? If it isnt supposed to happen like this, do you think I could fix it ? Thanks so much! I bring mine to a fairly thick trace so I can make some swirls reminiscent of the. Happy soaping! Foam can be a disadvantage. Read it can take 6-9 months to make a firm soap bar.the harder the better for olive soap. I made my second batch today and it is setting up in my storm building right now. I used that as well, didn’t get nice white bars though, very pale yellowish. Maybe I’ll just stick the whole loaf in the bath and use it that way! With an eye dropper, add about 10-15 drops (or less if you’re sensitive to fragrance) of lavender or … I’m sure it will go well. How to Make Olive Oil Cake. Make Soap at Home: a Simple Olive Oil Lye Soap - No Frills: How to make soap from scratch with this easy cold process recipe. There are many outlets. I have very thick, fine, strait hair; and I can’t find a soap recipe that doesn’t make my hair seem greasy and heavy. Sounds like you’ve got the fever. So my stick blender is never to be used for food again? I used olive oil coconut oil and veg. I make 100% extra virgin oo soaps and I’m happy with all of them -( Rooibos tea, goat’s milk and plain). I don’t take temp readings much anymore, but you are correct, that is optimal. Last time I tried making soap (which was also my first time–and inspired by this site nonetheless!) I have an old wooden box that I was planning to use that measues 12.5 x 14.5 x 4.5 (inches). Essential oils helps the skin to stay hydrated. I must say, I am in love with the idea of making my own soap instead of paying the good people at Kiss My Face $2.99 a bar, but I have had the worst luck trying to purchase lye. One of our favorite sites actually has a scrolling banner across all its pages that reads “No Lye, No Soap, Can Not Make Soap Without Lye!” It is true that lye is caustic until it has reacted with the oils and water, but once it has, called saponification, it goes through its reaction and is no longer caustic. Do you have any recipes for soap without lye? Just find a soaping supplier and follow their directions to fill out a form saying you are using it for innocent purposes and they will ship it directly to you. michelle–I don’t have one like that. I’m sure your bars are very pretty! Sorry for the delay! Did you use an immersion blender? [ Read: Benefits of Baking Soda for Face ]. So is the lye my only costs? What does “It’s a little bit of a water discount…” mean? Olive Oil and Baking Soda Face Scrub. A Google shopping search will find you stick or “immersion” blenders starting at $8.00 – They are WELL worth the investment and you sure don’t want raw soap flying our of your mixer. If your soap recipe was heavy in olive oil it will take longer to trace. I took note of the mention above or vinegar to neutralize the lye. Following are a few baking soda and coconut oil face scrub recipes you can try based on your skin type. Too, the lye/soap could possibly splash into the motor area of the mixer through the vents. You feel refreshed and your skin becomes free from dry and dead cells. Goodwill is a gem to get non reactive stock pots, stick blenders, etc. https://diycosmetics.net/olive-oil-soap-recipe-cold-process Cleanse and dry you face completely and apply a layer of mask evenly on your face. I made this soap a week ago. I put about 1 1/2 small droppers of the essential oil in it, and it seemed to be too strong at first and I was sad. After they are done curing I would like to try making shampoo and dishwashing soap from some of them. I hope thishas give you all a few new and fun ideas. Avoid baking powder or washing powder. Glad you’re not discouraged–you done good! I am fairly new to the cold process. But is the math wrong on the essential oil amount or am I misinterpreting something? It suits great for individuals with natural skin type. Baking soda is one of the best physical exfoliates, which removes the dead skin cells from the top layer of your skin and thus you can get a healthy and glowing face. I found my Sodium Hydroxide at Ace Hardware (pipe cleaner), but had to buy my Potassium Hydroxide on Ebay. And could you tell me the approximate size of your soap mold/box so I have an idea what size container I should use? Sorry. Good luck! It can be used up to 25%, but beware of allergies. Thank you Kath. My soap-making project is dead. I’m glad I asked, thanks. Roll on 6 weeks so I can try it! With the puff, it is unbelievably sudsy. I also use a Dehumidifier that I picked up at the Goodwill for 5 bucks. Until I switched to eating healthy, I never tanned well at all! I’ve never heard of it. Those devices require “low suds” soaps. I’m on a couple of soaping forums where they recommend to weigh everything, even water, in grams. For me, this recipe hardens quickly, but then I also always prefer to let it cure for six weeks or longer to dry up nicely so it doesn’t soften overly much in the soap dish when it gets wet. I trust them. All done. I’m glad I’m not the only one lost and confused. Thank you, Michelle! or just remove the extra olive oil ? You can also use soap slivers if you rebatch your soap to sprinkl on top then lightly press into the soap batter. ? Cheers! A thorough understanding of saponification and saftey issues is necessary before making lye soap to prevent injury and accidental misuse of the products. How often and Who can Use: You can repeat the treatment thrice in a week. How often and Who can Use: Anybody with any kind of skin type can use this at a regular basis Tailor the scrub according to your skin type and wait for the results to show up. Stir until well combined ; Add in essential oils. Quick question – are the measures by weight or volume? I am always looking for a better deal though. I’m really excited about trying this recipe, I’ve heard pure olive oil soap is the best and these bars look positively luxurious! When I came downstairs this morning, you won’t believe what was sitting on my dining room table: rhymes with rope. I’ve just stopped using ‘conventional’ shampoo and for the itchy scalp that comes once every other day or so I’ve been advised to use lemon juice diouted in water – its amazing how efficient it is at stopping the itchiness and how much gunk comes out! Sylvia–I don’t see why not, although I’ve never tried it myself. cinder–I weigh everything. Love this recipe too……. It’s a 100% olive oil, but not fit for human consumption, but apparently been used for soap. Having a hard tome getting my castille soap to trace. I cant imagine unmolding a Olive oil soap in just 8 hours! Add in baking powder, baking soda, and salt and whisk 20 seconds. I’m cutting a loaf of mint chocolate swirl, is it the additives? I was wondering if you knew why this is happening ? But if you still want a less-tempermental bar with bubbles, go with my #1 I would like to try it someday. I found a converter for the oil and lye but am having trouble converting the water. So how long will you cure/have you cured these? Olive oil works as a nice moisturizer, which makes your skin smoother bringing in a clear glow. Ive just stumbled across this and must say I’m thrilled. And baffled. (Insert dance moves here). Thank you. I intend to use this recipe, for my first go around, I like the simplicity of it! Good luck with your soap. LOL. Anybody from normal to dry skin can use this scrub. It’s not just for cooking! Gently rub the paste on your face in a circular motion. I also just took two loaves of bread out of the oven, and I can’t tell you how yummy the house smells! Precautions: Make sure you are using baking soda only. Thanks so much Tomato L. and Tanja D. for the suggestions. It should be hard by now. What is the average amount of time for mixing by hand? If the baking soda had consumed some of the sodium hydroxide, I would have expected the baking soda soaps to be comparatively soft because some of the oil would have remained unsaponified. It produces a lush, nourishing bar of soap. Still soft, a bit like lip balm or lip butter. (carob powder and spearmint essential oil) Smells fabulous and I can’t wait to use it, even if all I have is soap crumbles! Take 1 tablespoon of baking soda with 2 tablespoons of milk and mix it until it forms a thick paste. Are you using an immersion blender or stirring by hand? I’m going to try it! Sometimes mine is yellow-green, too. I really think this soap-making is a process worthy of my time, if only the lye didn’t cost more than a family pack of Dial at Sam’s Club. Kat–Oooh, I’d like a whiff of that! Maybe it depends on the individual experience of what slimy is so I might make a half batch to try. As far as the Lampante? I have not used the potash yet for liquid soap. This lightweight oil absorbs quickly and hydrates the skin. The lot without additives turned out brittle to, so I probably should have cut it when I was really impatient to, but was afraid of messing it up, oh well, can’t wait to soap again! Procedure: Now, lightly massage your face with the paste using your fingertip that forms a loose one. This is the lowest of all grades. It has never dried my skin out like store bought soaps. of olive oil in the recipe. eo’s per ounce of soaping oils”, but recommend ~3.125 oz. How do you get it white. My first recipe of cold process soap is with olive oil, coconut oil, and palm kernal oil. Silly question……I get that you have to weigh the lye but do you have to weigh the liquids as well? Now, apply it on your face gently and leave it for a few minutes. Took the soap 12 hours until I could remove the mold and cut it. If this happens just take a damp clothe and wash off the the top of the soap. I’ve been using a bar of coconut oil soap I was given and quite liked it. Both of these homemade olive oil soap recipes can be adapted by adding your favorite essential/fragrance oil or adding a few flowers or herbs. I added the extra ev olive oil and coconut oil, when what I made following the recipe cooled it was harder than I liked. Melissa. Thanks. No need for another. Rustic is good. Even if my soap doesn’t turn out I’ve had a blast. It is a real easy converter and you can save your soap recipes there on line or print them out to save. The problem is when I try to use any of my soaps as a shampoo. And then rinse it off with warm water seeing the results in real time. my bars came out like less than a half an inch thick! May 25, 2018 - Here's what you need: russet potato, baking soda, salt, olive oil, garlic, fresh rosemary, black pepper, salt, pepper, fresh parsley leaf I use an immersion blender to get it to trace. It sounds like the sodium hydroxide is the lye. If you are new to soap-making, the term “low suds” might be confusing. I have never made soap before and was able to follow the instructions in the LHITS Book for this recipe – used an immersion blender and it was tracing in just a few minutes. Now, lightly massage your face with the paste using your fingertip that forms a loose one. Also, She is a mother of two little girls.Most of the time she spends on her family and profession. Wash it off with warm water and pat face dry. I don’t think I could ever go back to shampoo now…. Daisy, thanks for the info I’m wanting to cut the recipe down a bit for a smaller batch, that’s why I was asking. Maybe you can carve it into a little barbell shape! I’ve made many batches over the years since and have been very pleased with them. Once the saponification is complete, it isn’t harmful. Cheapo ones or make one yourself by crocheting with some really nice organic wool. Kris B. you rock, kris b.! Thanks. Can’t wait to see how it turns out! OK, where do you buy 100 oz of olive oil that doesn’t cost and a leg? for extra oomph. I usually make this type of soap in the evening befor bed. Elizabeth–Check your inbox! Add an essentil oil that you know will act as a catalyst such as cinnamon, or an ounce of bees wax will often do it. Angela–Warming is a good sign. That soap looks beautiful and I love the idea of such a pure soap with no added fragrance. I used the 4oz of frankincense EO and it smells wonderful. I think all the rain we’ve been having around here lately has made the air so humid, it took a while for the water to evaporate out of the soap. . Do you have any suggestions of what I should do ? We have used soap made this way now for quite some time. put on a cutting board and slice. Which is bad for a well known store to be selling a product that is not what it says. I’m totally new to soap making so I’m looking to keep it simple in the beginning. Thanks, Mika. Its anti-fungal and antibacterial properties make it easy to exfoliate your scalp and treat any flakes. Pumpkin Seed Oil Use this oil, rich in Omega 3,6 and 9 acids, at up to 30% of your recipe. That means that it removes dirt, but it doesn’t make foam. Yum. This scrub can be used for skin types from natural to dry. What should I use as a form for the soap? I love making crock pot soap. Also sorry about any weird words or spellings. I like the ripply effect on the ends . Recently I was given a couple of bottles of olive oil and a few jars of coconut oil. Yes, the soap fairy snuck in while we were all asleep and turned my lip balm into soap!!! I bought what claimed to be beeswax at Michael’s. The rosewater gets expensive. The soap that is creamy-white like your picture, the kind of soap I’d wished for since I read your recipe!!! What is each used for? So I may make onother smaller batch and make it a bit harder so. Except one time I put blue-green algae powder in a lime-scented soap and it was a very nice muted green. To make about 4.5 pounds of soap, you would use: 40 oz. The resulting bars were so gentle and mild, yet “slippery” and “low suds.” I had to try it for myself. Could that mean I used too much lye? I guess it was just the nature of that particular oil that day. Soapmaking is a wonderful and rewarding hobbie. i am so trying this. How to Remove Dark Spots with Baking Soda, Apple Cider Vinegar and Baking Soda Face Scrub, What Happens When You Drink Water with Baking Soda on an Empty Stomach, Top 12 Side Effects Of Jeera Water (Cumin Seeds) You Need to Know, 18 Kalamkari Sarees and With Matching Blouses, 5 Healthy Juices to Dissolve Kidney Stones. LOL! Are the utinsels you use dedicated to soapmaking or do you use them for food purposes, also? I spent a day on the computer looking up videos on soap making trying to work out what I had done wrong only to realise that the house temps were cool for those two days and day 3 I had set soap! The goal here is minimalist: few ingredients and little hardware. I asked if they had lye, and they said to check Fergusson-Hassler, which is the nearby amish-type grocery. Set asside. I warn you though that I have the anti-math gene and could be leading you down the garden path. Precautions: Make sure your skin won’t get irritated while using the paste. I’ve been looking at crockpot hot process with few ingredients…like pure Castile. View more episodes of Business Insider Today on … Hi Kris B in PA. Simply mix coffee powder, baking soda, and lemon juice to see the magic on your skin. Basic Soap Recipe. And although it hasn’t been mentioned, but it may be a obvious thing- once its used in soap, it isn’t safe for cooking? When to use: It’s good to use the natural face scrub while bathing or after you come home from outside. Perhaps I should have hot processed it? coconut Where do you buy lye? 10 grams of lavender essential oil or of your choice. Use 2 tablespoons per load. My experience with hot process was my big flop, but most people have success with it. A thin trace will look somewhat thin. I love the soap on my skin, especially now that its nice and cured. liquid dish soap … I’ll try to make a soap ! Baking Soda to Lighten and Highlight Your Hair at Home. I love it. . I just got finished pouring it..does it change as it hardens? Here are the ingredients: 29 ounces of coconut oil (liquid). Castile soap … It works great when the weather is crappy. Trust me – it’s the tool you want. Kat–Take the plunge, it really is so easy. Thanks so much for posting this! jlind–Yes, I imagine it would do just fine hot process. Thanks for your help! I just made this soap…its setting up now and I should be able to cut in a few more hours. Hope you can find a reasonably priced local source. I MADE SOAP!!! The additives may have contributed some to the speeded up hardening, but I’d attribute it mostly to the fact that it’s all olive. When making cold press soap with just olive oil I w Whisk dry ingredients: Sift 1 3/4 cups cake flour into a medium mixing bowl. This is my first ever batch of soap (not nearly as intimidating as I thought it was) so many things could have gone wrong. Manasa Hegde is a writer for Beautyepic.com and Few other websites. To make a dormant oil spray for fruit trees that accomplishes insect control via this method, start by mixing 5 tablespoons of hydrogen peroxide, 2 tablespoons of baking soda and 2 tablespoons of soap (preferably of a natural origin like olive oil… Essential oils helps reduce cellulite, reduces wrinkles and age spots. That will save you the shipping costs. Looks awesome! Time, care and a love for what you do, got you there. Precaution: Avoid applying it on any sensitive parts of your skin. For those who regard it as important, the soap is vegetar… A 100% olive oil soap recipe is also called a “Castile” soap recipe in English-speaking countries. Does all storebought soap have lye in it? will try to put most of it away for a long cure! 51 ounces of olive oil 11.8 ounces of lye. Melinda G–Technically, once the saponification is complete you have nothing but soap on your utensils. I heard that soap made with all olive oil can feel “slimely”. I sent you a long, rambling email! They look wonderful! Put them in the over for ONE hour. Thanks for posting. Isn’t that more harmful to your skin? And if this is you, and baking soda causes uncomfortable redness or burning, then ditch the baking soda and opt for trying this coconut oil face scrub recipe using fine sugar or apricot kernel meal in lieu of the baking soda. I used a hand blender. I have a friend that uses her kitchen mixer but wipes the mixer with white vinegar thoroughly when finished and also cleans the beaters with vinegar then into soap and water. Was wondering if a person could do this as a hp soap, with this recipe? how much time did you stir before you get the trace, I’m trying to make pure olive oil soap but I’m failing in getting the trace, I have to say that I’m not very patient . That’s good news then. Coconut oil yields a soft, quick-lathering soap. It eases stress, flushes toxins, reduces pain and inflammation, prevents blood clots and many more. Ooops! Thanks. Grate 2 pounds of the soap and place in a gallon ziplock freezer bag, adding 1/2 cup of water. I wonder if the lye being caustic is not bad for your skin? Very nice recipe! Thanks! @Ziks I’ve made Pure Castile soap for about 12 years with EVOO. I have some large quantities of really cheap plain olive oil and may need to try this! It stayed butter-yellow and quite liquidy. What is the stick beater? I’m addicted to making soap. Can’t wait to use it in 6 weeks it smells fantastic! Vinegar neutralizes the active lye not taken up in the saponification process at that point. Simple is so nice, I agree. Finally, use cold water, which loosens the pores of your skin and thus cleaning   becomes easier. I just made this batch of soap and it is saponifying now, but I have noticed a layer on top of olive oil that doesnt seem to be saponifying. Baking soda … Take some honey and baking soda in your palm or in a container and then mix it well until honey gets warmed up. I grated one cup of this and added 1/2 cup each of rosewater and canned coconut milk (the kind used in cooking). We started a business which uses olive oil to cook a salt cured pork skin to make chicharron. I’m so glad the soap turned out so well! So glad you had a good time and hope the soap turns out beautifully! Maggie–Good question. My next batch of soapmaking used extra ingredients and by now I’d wised up to the fact a stick blender was the way to go and the soap nearly set in the pot in minutes. Melt or soften the coconut oil. Two Olive Oil Soap Recipes. Much love to Nate for posting that link for lye. Admiring your creamy white bars of soap…just wondering what type of olive oil you used?? Procedure: Now, lightly massage your face with the paste using your … I’m new at soap but these guys have many multiples of successful batches under their collective belts. Being a somewhat impatient soaper I usually cut pretty early, as soon as it feels like it can take it. The thing I would worry about most with a mixer is the splash factor. Sort for such long posts. The recipe … For a trace with an immersion blender, this really doesn’t take ever so long so I’ve not tried sugar or salt, but I’ve heard others like that. You can get lye at http://www.lehmans.com. Baking soda and coconut oil are both traditionally used for cooking and baking, but they also pop up in popular home remedies for a range of concerns.. More recently, they’ve gained some … I gave my family bars for Christmas from my 1st batch, this time I think I will label and set some out for sale at my sister-in-laws beauty shop. Whether a store carries it may depend on whether or not the customers in that area seem to be buying it for, shall we say, less than squeaky clean purposes. In the morning (later) remove your forms (pans) from the oven, they will still be hot beccause of the chemical reaction with heat and lye. I have never made soap before but I keep coming back to this page. Precaution: It’s good to stay away from the eye area since it’s the most sensitive part of your face. I love doing hp soap in a crock pot and thought this would be a wonderful soap for my young childrens winter dry skin! 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