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Olive Oil Soaps – A Present for All Seasons

Olive oil soaps are the solution to all your gift-giving issues. Everyone loves a gift that is handmade, and a practical gift such as olive oil soap is even more desirable. Olive oil soaps are cheap and simple to make.

There are lots of sample recipes for olive oil soaps that use olive oil in them. A lot of people will make use of a recipe that will require just olive oil, but some will add several other natural ingredients for other valuable reasons. The olive oil soaps recipe listed below is 80 percent pure olive oil but has some palm (to make the soap more sturdy) and coconut (to add bubbles to the lather). It’s a superb balance of those three oils.

What You Will Need:
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16 oz. olive oil; 6. 7 oz. 7 oz. water; 5 oz. coconut oil; 5 oz. palm oil; and 1. 5 oz. of vital scent (if you’d enjoy a scented soap). Please research further or seek professional assistance, if you’re dubious in any way regarding the above-mentioned measurements for your olive oil soaps along with the procedure for working with lye.
Figuring Out Foods

Olive oil soaps equipment: large pot; spoon; rubber spatula; stick blender; safety goggles; gloves and soap mold.

Let Us Begin

Before starting the work, be sure to have all the ingredients, as well as a proper work area. First melt your solid oils, which are your coconut oil as well as your palm oil. Melt them in the big pot over moderate heat. After the oils reach approximately 110 degrees, switch the heat off.

Next, add the olive oil. Make sure the palm and coconut oils are hot before adding the olive oil. Make sure before adding the lye, the temperature is 100 degrees. Add the lye very slowly. Stick-blend the mixture slowly, and you would quickly see it turn cloudy. When mixing, begin by the stick-blender with brief spurts. Do this until the oils and the lye are mixed together 100-percent.

Then add colors, the fragrances, or anything else you find necessary, like say flower petals. Pour the mixture of soap into the mold directly. Pour in a back and forth movement. It’ll be thick. After you have finished pouring, tap the mold gently on your counter top. This will definitely help remove any extra bubbles.

In order to maintain heat in you’d want to put a towel over the mold. Place aside your new creative gift for about 24 hours to cool. Once cooled, cut your soaps into the size/shape you want, and decorate with a piece of ribbon or toile.

Everyone is sure to adore your gift of handmade soaps.

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