My first attempt at Olive Oil soap was a bit disappointing - it was very soft and went extremely "gluggy" in the soap dish. I then discovered "SOAPCALC" , an on-line soap calculator. After I ran through a few different ingredients it came up with the following recipe for me.
OLIVE OIL SOAP
- 532 mls water
- 198 gms lye (caustic soda)
- 1000 gms olive oil
- 400 gms coconut oil
- (and I added 5 mls lavender essential oil) optional
After drying for the last couple of months the soap now seems extremely hard, is a lovely shade of vanilla in colour and has held the lavender scent quite well.
As they say "the proof is in the pudding" ....................so I'm off to the shower now to test it out.