Let sit on cooling racks about 30 minutes. The rosewater gets expensive. To capture value from the waste oil from this process, I used this recipe to make a soap with this recipe. Jen–Love it. Vinegar neutralizes the active lye not taken up in the saponification process at that point. Weigh out the lye into a heat safe container. What is each used for? I would like to find out how the soap comes out, is it any different to the better grades of olive oil? Karen Hann–Glad you stuck it out! Looking back through the posts, it was the Kroger brand of olive oil. Folks love em’. Also to make a pretty soap you can make ‘waves’ and designs in the top of the soap and/or sprinkle a little color sugar on top. Like in a crockpot? Mine is yellow-green, the same color as the olive oil I used. Stir occasionally. Useful mostly in cases of dry skin. Stomped back to the hardware store in the rain for more lye and grocery store for more oil…olive again. The goal here is minimalist: few ingredients and little hardware. I will say that my hair has never been healthier since I started making this soap, but I don’t like the residue feeling. When to use: You can use this paste on your face in morning and after a bath. Lye and water successfully combined, I made the vegetable oil soap and waited and worried some more. I made my second batch today and it is setting up in my storm building right now. I’m really excited about trying this recipe, I’ve heard pure olive oil soap is the best and these bars look positively luxurious! Set asside. Olive oil is one of the few oils you can use up to 100% of in your soaping recipes. You will have to fill out a form, either an online one or one you have to mail in to the company, which says you are using the lye for good, not evil. turn off the oven and leave the oven closed for 6-8 hours. Simple Mama–You should try it, it’s easy. And TL what brand of olive oil did you use, if you can tell me. I have never made soap before but I keep coming back to this page. My wife ‘suffers’ a dry skin so I make all her creams for her, most of which need refrigeration to last. Aimee–I think I did it once, and it took over an hour. 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. Nova–Aaah! (insurance) . Kris B. you rock, kris b.! When to use: It’s a natural face scrub and you can use it anytime except before you are going out. It helps improve sleep and also is used extensively in spa for relaxation. You can leave the scrub for 10 minutes and it leaves a soothing touch giving it that dreamy look. Your skin may tingle a bit since the baking soda reacts with lemon and it slightly fizzes. I made this soap a week ago. FrugalKiwi–I love that! I forgot to check it before then. It wasn’t much fun. Add in baking powder, baking soda, and salt and whisk 20 seconds. You can also fragrance with a soap fragrance or prefer an essential oil.Be careful if you know some one has an alergy to coconut. Thank you! Hopefully they will eventually harden properly. Line with parchment paper and spray parchment, dust lightly with flour. STICKBLENDER!!!! carol–Unfortunately you can’t make soap without lye. 100 grams of coconut oil. Many people use old milk cartons,shoe boxes, Pringles cans, etc. 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. Angela–You pretty much have to order it online. Thanks again. Baking soda is a staple in shampoo replacements for many, and a go-to DIY cleaning tool, so this combo is a winner. But lye is a strong soda. Thanks a bunch . Mix all ingredients making a thick mixture, Now, apply it on your face rubbing all over gently. But, is the other necessary? 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? Elaboration: Place the water in a medium bowl and add the caustic soda until it dissolves. How Often and Who Can Use: You can repeat the treatment twice in a week. Is so perfect! Check Ace Hardware. What was labeled beeswax probably wasn’t. The soap that is creamy-white like your picture, the kind of soap I’d wished for since I read your recipe!!! Even when I make a regular batch of cold press I usually use it within a week after making it with no problems. Aaagh. Good luck! Hate for you to have to give up. Some are an awesome creme brulee’, peppermint, and peppermint & tea tree oil. But I have a question that has yet to be answered- what do I need to get started? Because it is rich in antioxidants, olive oil prevents aging of skin and retains the glow of skin. Thanks again, Mika. After they are done curing I would like to try making shampoo and dishwashing soap from some of them. Thanks. 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. Much love to Nate for posting that link for lye. Kat–Take the plunge, it really is so easy. 80 grams of caustic soda (use glasses and gloves when handling it). If this happens just take a damp clothe and wash off the the top of the soap. 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! Read on to learn more about the difference between pure and pomace olive oils, Castile (100% olive oil) recipes and using olive oil … Oatmeal helps the skin to retain moisture. If it isnt supposed to happen like this, do you think I could fix it ? Kris B.– I’ve been finding it at Lowe’s lately: http://www.lowes.com/pd_146450-331-HD-CRY-6+CRYSTAL+DRA_0__?productId=3465780&Ntt=roebic+drain+cleaner&pl=1¤tURL=%2Fpl__0__s%3FNtt%3Droebic%2Bdrain%2Bcleaner&facetInfo=. My no less than 48 hours from my experience. Too, the lye/soap could possibly splash into the motor area of the mixer through the vents. Sometimes I even walk away from it, take a break and come back to it just so I won’t burn out the motor of my blender, but here are a few tips- Make sure the lye mix is good and hot and the olive oil is room temp or cooler. Love your site Daisy! Having a hard tome getting my castille soap to trace. I like the ripply effect on the ends . 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. On Monday I am going to my local Amish Goods store, hoping they will carry lye because as I understand it they make their own soap. 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! I think next time I will make a batch of hot process, and a batch of cold and a cheat of 10% coconut oil. That’s good news then. What kind of olive oil did you use? We went inside the Nablus Soap Company to see how traditional Palestinian olive oil soap is made from olive oil, baking soda, and water. It was like cutting white chocolate. But, I really wanted to share! So I may make onother smaller batch and make it a bit harder so. I don’t think I could ever go back to shampoo now…. I used a small amount of coconut oil in the recipe, and added 4 oz of lavender . Thanks for posting. This site makes me wanna try home soap-making! 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 All homemade soaps (all soaps, really) should be put in a soap dish where it won’t sit in a puddle of water–something with slats. Next, use warm water to rinse your face and then clean it with a soft cloth avoiding any friction. One factor may be the absence of essential oils, too. God bless. I’ve enjoyed reading all of these posts, I’ve been nervous about using lye, but I’m going to try making soap this weekend. Ingredients 65g NaOH (Caustic Soda), 116g Water; 70g Olive oil; 263g Coconut oil; 112g Sunflower oil; 10g clean, grated Beeswax; I would like to try it someday. Plus it doesn’t take the whole container. I changed the recipe a bit to suit the softness to suit me. I used that as well, didn’t get nice white bars though, very pale yellowish. Mix 4 tsp. 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. But after about a day, it smells lovely and just right! way to go, soapgirl! LOL! Two Olive Oil Soap Recipes. or just remove the extra olive oil ? . Second batch of lye and water. Never had a problem with this one not getting rock solid. To make about 4.5 pounds of soap, you would use: 40 oz. put on a cutting board and slice. Thanks, sounds like a plan then, shower and workout all in one! My soap-making project is dead. 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. The following recipe is for 100% pure olive oil soap. When both the oil and the lye … Soapmaking is a wonderful and rewarding hobbie. Can’t wait to hear how yours turns out! I am trying to be as frugal as possible while getting the chemicals out of my family’s life! Think of those commercials and movie scenes where the washing machine is hopping and tossing suds everywhere, or those dishwashers filling the kitchen with foam. If so us there anything special you do to clean them and be sure they are safe? You can prepare this simplest face scrub easily at home. cinder–I weigh everything. for extra oomph. The fact that it didn’t smell like honey and was so hard is what made/makes me suspicious. I guess it was just the nature of that particular oil that day. I have been making pure olive oil soap for a long time. For the extra special luxurious french milled castile 100% olive oil. 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 MADE SOAP!!! But when I … I love it. So I think.that may have been the culprit. I love it. Precaution: Ensure that the baking soda won’t irritate your skin and if it happens, wash your face with cold water. I am a beginner soap maker and I didn’t think that you could use drain cleaner as lye. My blended oil batches usually take several weeks to reach that stage. Maybe you can carve it into a little barbell shape! I used 1/2 cup (melted measure) beeswax, 1 cup even olive oil and one cup coconut oil(soft out of the container) it melted in the oils anyway. I made melt-n-pour for years and finally got up the courage to battle the lye after watching hours and hours of videos. I’ve been using a bar of coconut oil soap I was given and quite liked it. Are the whitest I have to weigh the lye the glow of skin and retains the glow skin! 50 % olive oil baking soda soap recipe oil and other vegetable cooking oils yield a soft cloth avoiding friction! I do and thank you all a few new and fun ideas with natural skin type batch 3! But that was a less typical result ounce of soaping oil!!. 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