Castile, or Castilia, a province in Spain, from
it originally came. A kind of fine, hard, white or mottled soap, made
with olive oil and soda. Although this soap is slow to lather, a
little work yields an abundance of rich, creamy suds mild enough for the
most sensitive skin. Castile soap is so gentle, it's often used as
baby's first soap.
2 lbs. Very Easy.
the basic cold
process soap making instructions. Soap temperature 100-120°,
a bit hotter should be fine since this is a small batch and will loose
heat quickly. Cure for 6 weeks for best results.
24 ozs of Pure 100% Olive Oil
1 oz of beeswax pearls (gives this bar a silky texture)
ozs of lye (sodium hydroxide)
10 ozs of distilled water
the beeswax in the olive oil until temperatures reach approximately
120°. Add the lye to the water stirring well (follow basic cold
process instructions) and add to the oil/beeswax mixture when it cools
to 120°. Stir until trace and pour into mold.
additional additives: Ground dried chamomile 1/4 cup or less and
chamomile fragrance oil (2 ozs.) added at trace.
to C. B. from St. Augustine, Florida, you've won a $10 gift
certificate. Thank you Carol for sharing your recipe.
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