Pure & Mild Castile Soap

Love the soap making, its my next task…..can’t wait

The Crunchy Urbanite

Pure & Mild Castile Soap

Of all the products I’ve made myself, soap was always the DIY project that dare not speak its name. The ingredients were simple, the outcome was delightful, but there was that middle part with the horrible threat of flesh-eating burns and death that kept me relegated to scrubs and salad dressings.

But when I came across a recipe for a pure olive oil soap, it was so simple, I couldn’t resist. It seemed the perfect place to start.

 Ingredients

  • 50 oz. (1.5L) olive oil
  • 6.3 oz. (.2g) lye
  • 15 oz. (.5L) distilled water

This should yield about 30 two- to three-ounce bars. (Holy crap, right?) I’ve halved the original recipe to make it more manageable after I found myself working with over ten pounds of ingredients once I got going. This one is more… apartment-sized.

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To get a sense for the soap-making process before you do anything — the steps…

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