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Anke

  • Joined Dec 2009
  • St Boswells, Scottish Borders
Soapmaking - olive oil
« on: August 28, 2010, 09:55:50 pm »
Just looking at the prices for olive oil for soapmaking. Seems to be quite expensive. Any reason why I can't use the stuff from my local Coop?

ballingall

  • Joined Sep 2008
  • Avonbridge, Falkirk
Re: Soapmaking - olive oil
« Reply #1 on: August 28, 2010, 10:30:25 pm »
No reason at all- my soap book says you can use it from the supermarket. Thats where I get mine from.

Beth

Susie

  • Joined Apr 2010
Re: Soapmaking - olive oil
« Reply #2 on: August 28, 2010, 10:32:37 pm »
I've made soap using olive oil and almond oil bought from supermarkets before. I found you need to buy absolutely tons of the stuff from the soap making suppliers to beat the supermarket prices and I just make it for family and friends so don't really need wholesale quantities. If there is a reason you can't use it I don't know what it is and the soap didn't seem any different either.

doganjo

  • Joined Aug 2012
  • Clackmannanshire
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Re: Soapmaking - olive oil
« Reply #3 on: August 28, 2010, 11:26:03 pm »
OK, I'm thick!  How do you make a solid lump of soap from a liquid? ??? ???
Always have been, always will be, a WYSIWYG - black is black, white is white - no grey in my life! But I'm mellowing in my old age

plumseverywhere

  • Joined Apr 2013
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Re: Soapmaking - olive oil
« Reply #4 on: August 29, 2010, 07:02:45 pm »
I use Tesco olive oil currently.  Asda do a 5L pomace oil and it is very reasonable.

the soap becomes solid when saponification takes place - ie. the lye meets the fats and the next few hours/days changes occur
Smallholding in Worcestershire, making goats milk soap for www.itsbaaathtime.com and mum to 4 girls,  goats, sheep, chickens, dog, cat and garden snails...

Anke

  • Joined Dec 2009
  • St Boswells, Scottish Borders
Re: Soapmaking - olive oil
« Reply #5 on: August 30, 2010, 08:43:43 pm »
Thanks - thought that I could go down that route. (Although I prefer not to shop in either Tesco or Asda... its personal)

 

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