Homemade Pure 100% Olive Oil Castile Soap
A good reason to do it yourself is: if you read the labels on many commercial ads, you will find that they are not made with 100% olive oil, but with a combination of some vegetable oil.The real thing is another thing!If you buy Wal-Mart, it\'s pretty cheap too.The olive oil in Matti Island is large and affordable.About $1 for me.15 per bar.
Another reason to make your own Castile soap is that it can be used to make an excellent homemade soapNatural ShampooAlthough my experience is not great, I find that the real pure 100% olive oil soap works best in homemade shampoo.(See this link for instructions: http://blueheron .hubpages.Com/hub/homemade-Coconut-Milk-
When making soap with 100% olive oil, it is better to use the water discount.That is to say, the amount of water in the recipe is reduced.Some soda calculators, such as Soapcalc.Com, allows you to select oil-to-You feel the most effective water ration with a specific recipe.The ratio of water to oil for this recipe is 30%.
At the bottom of this page, you can view a screenshot of this recipe details provided by SoapCalc.A popular online alkali calculator.
Most experienced soap people believe that 100% olive oil soap must complete the gel phase.This means it will be slightly translucent and a very light green color, not the pure white that some recipes claim you will get.
Get a pure white 100% olive oil Castile soap by not allowing the soap to enter the gel phase, but this will produce a hard, fragile and inferior soap.
This recipe is flavor and colorfree.You can add fragrance and soap pigment to trace if needed.
32 ounces of olive oil
Water 9.6 oz.
Lye 4.1 oz.
Output: about 46.7 ounces, or 2.9 pounds soap.
Follow the basic soapThe direction below.8-mold cutting soap after dismantling10 hours.The soap is very hard.
1.Weigh the oil or fat of your choice into a deep plastic, stainless steel or ceramic container.(Most people use crockpot.Don\'t open it or even insert it.
Measured by weight.You need a kitchen scale.You can often find these in thrift stores.The digital scale is good, but the normal kitchen scale works well.
3.In another container, such as a water cup, weigh the weight of the water.
4.Pour the alkali into the water and mix it with a stainless steel or plastic spoon until the alkali is dissolved, the water is clear and cooled to a slight temperature.
5.Now, bring your alkali and aqueous solution to your crockpot and add a little alkali at once while mixing with the stick mixer.
6.After a few seconds to a few minutes, your mixture will begin to accept the pudding --Like consistencyIf you trace a little mixture on the surface of the mixture, you can see a trail.This is the so-called tracking.At least it may become too difficult to use a stick or soap.
7.If you are using colors and/or scents, mix them together now.You can still use the stick blender to make sure everything is well mixed, but be careful.
8.You can now pour the soap into the mold.Quart-The size milk case works well and does not need to be lined up with anything.Many people use empty Velveta boxes, Pringles jars, or cardboard boxes, but these boxes must be lined with frozen paper.
9.After the mold is filled, wrap it up with a towel or blanket to keep it insulated.This is important.I feel that most soaps should go through the full gel phase and can only be done by keeping them at a temperature.
10.When the soap is hardened well, remove it from the mold and cut it into strips.This usually takes 12-But you can never be sure.Depends on the recipe.It is still corrosive when you cut the soap.Wear rubber or plastic gloves.
11.Once the soap is cut into bars, you should be able to use it after 48 hours (if it is heated well in the mold and insulated well, thus completing the gel ).But soap treatment should be allowed 3-4 weeks after cutting, the bar is allowed to harden so they will last longer.
I usually try the soap with a pot scratch and a small strip formed from the end of the bread cut to remove the marks left by the mold.
If you read the label on the alkali container, you will find that it is labeled with the alkali poison.On March, it will burn your skin, some of the home surfaces, and even eat through the glass over time.
If you have a mixture of alkali, alkali and aqueous solution and soap (about 48 hours) on your body, it will burn your skin.Wear rubber or plastic gloves to protect your eyes when making soap.Long sleeves is also a good idea.Before you start making soap, it\'s a good idea to pour some white vinegar into a bowl and put it in a convenient place.If you happen to splash soap on your skin, splash it on the spot with vinegar and rinse it clean.
There\'s nothing to fear here.You don\'t make soap deeper than you hurt yourself --frying.You will not touch the heated oil for frying, some will splash on you and you will deal with it.Same as alkali and any mixture.
The stick mixer is usually used to mix soap, partly because it can track soap quickly, partly because it doesn\'t splash soap if used properly.
I made soap with an electric mixer.If you just can\'t wait until you get to Wal-MartThis is a bazaar for stick mixer which will work but you should do it outdoors and fit Hazmat-style.Electric mixer takes a lot of time.The electric mixer also takes quite a bit of time to track the soap.
According to the oil/fat used, the time is very long.I said it for hours.
So-Called \"partial gel\" in soap, the middle part of the soap is darker and more transparent than the external part, which is harmless and will never reduce the quality of the soap, but this is a cosmetic problem.But obviously you want to make beautiful soap without any cosmetic defects.
Every time I get the full gel with every soap recipe, it\'s something I worked on in the first place.
After the soap is poured into the mold, wrap it up with towels and blankets.Two thick bath towels may not be enough.For example, if you use a quart milk case, the top and bottom may still be too cold to fully gel, and when you remove the soap from the mold, you may notice a thin line outside the soap.
You can fix this by adding more covers.
Another solution is to preheat the oven to the lowest possible temperature, about 170 or less. Turn off the oven and slide in a soap mold wrapped in two bath towels.Use old towels.They may get scorched even if you are careful.Make sure the towel covers the bottom of the mold completely.With tall molds like milk boxes and Pringles cans, you\'ll want to put the molds in a pot or bowl on the high side so they don\'t fall off.
My preferred method is to set the soap mold on the heating pad on the medium, cover it with a carton and cover the box with a blanket or quilt.For most soaps, placing the heating pad on the medium for two hours ensures the gel.
Soap needs to stay in the mold before cooling and hardening-probably 18-24 hours.
Many people cut soap with sharp knives.The blade is thin and works best.A cheap recliner box can help get a more uniform cut.I found that I got the best cut with fishing line and reclining box.The most important thing is probably the elaborate soap cutter, but these are expensive unless you do it yourself.