Every oil in a soap recipe is there for a reason. Coconut gives us big fluffy bubbles, Palm hardens a bar and enhances a lather, castor seems to extend the life of coconut’s bubbles. But an olive oil soap stands alone. That’s why it’s my favorite soap making oil.
The Perfect Soap Recipe
Most soap makers formulate what they believe to be the perfect soap recipe. They want a soap that will be long lasting with stable bubbles. It needs to clean at the same time as it needs to moisturize your skin. And it shouldn’t cost too much to make. So we create combinations of oils to suit our needs.
A pure Olive oil soap is polarizing. You either love it or you hate it. The bar can feel slimy to wash with, but it’s oh-so-creamy at the same time. The bar is super hard and seems to last forever. You won’t get much of a lather from a bar of Olive oil soap, but it’s a mild soap and good for sensitive skin. Olive oil is easily found in any nearby grocery store, it’s a soap making ingredient you don’t need to purchase online.
Olive Oil Benefits
1- contains large amounts of antioxidents (especially oleocanthal)
2-Prevents moisture loss
3-has strong anti inflammatory properties
4-prevents moisture loss
5-has a high vitamin content (A, D, E and K)
Is an Olive Oil soap a Castile Soap?
A soap made with only vegetable oils is traditionally called a Castile soap. Years ago, that vegetable oil was olive oil. Not all soaps that call themselves Castile are 100 percent olive oil. If you’re looking for a 100% olive oil soap make sure you read your ingredients.
Have you ever tried a soap that contains only olive oil? Did you like it?
Yours in Gratitude,