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Olive Oil and Glycerin Soap Recipe

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Learn how to make your own homemade Olive Oil and Glycerin Soap with this easy to follow recipe. This soap is gentle on the skin and perfect for those with sensitive skin.

Olive Oil and Glycerin Soap Recipe

Olive Oil and Glycerin Soap Recipe

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This Olive Oil and Glycerin Soap recipe is a great way to make your own soap at home. It is a gentle soap that is perfect for those with sensitive skin. It is also great for those who want to avoid harsh chemicals found in commercial soaps.
Prep Time 19 minutes
Cook Time 45 minutes
Cooling Time 1 day
Course Personal Care

Equipment

  • Large mixing bowl
  • Wooden spoon or silicone spatula
  • Soap molds
  • Scale
  • Pot or double boiler
  • Thermometer

Ingredients
  

  • 500 grams olive oil
  • 200 grams glycerin
  • 100 grams lye
  • 240 ml water

Instructions
 

  • Begin by measuring out the olive oil and glycerin and setting them aside in a large mixing bowl.
  • In a separate container, measure out the lye and water. Slowly pour the lye into the water, stirring constantly, until it is fully dissolved.
  • Slowly pour the lye mixture into the bowl with the olive oil and glycerin. Mix well using a wooden spoon or silicone spatula.
  • Heat the mixture over low heat, using a pot or double boiler, until it reaches a temperature of 110-120 degrees Fahrenheit.
  • Once the mixture has reached the desired temperature, remove it from heat and continue to mix it until it thickens and becomes opaque.
  • Once the mixture has thickened, pour it into your soap molds and let it cool for at least 24 hours.
  • After 24 hours, remove the soap from the molds and enjoy!

Notes

  • Always handle lye with caution, as it is a strong alkali that can cause chemical burns. Wear gloves and safety goggles when working with lye.
  • If you want to add fragrance or color to your soap, you can do so at the end of step 5 before pouring it into the molds.
 

How to Use

 
  1. Wet your skin and the soap bar
  2. Gently rub the soap bar onto your skin
  3. Rinse your skin well with water
  4. Pat dry
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FAQs

What is olive oil and glycerin soap?

  • Olive oil and glycerin soap is a type of homemade soap that is made with a combination of olive oil and glycerin. It is known for being gentle on the skin and suitable for those with sensitive skin.

What are the benefits of using olive oil and glycerin soap?

  • The benefits of using olive oil and glycerin soap include moisturizing the skin, helping to reduce skin irritation, and providing a gentle cleansing experience.
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Can olive oil and glycerin soap be used on the face?

  • Yes, olive oil and glycerin soap can be used on the face, as it is gentle and non-irritating.

How do you make olive oil and glycerin soap?

  • To make olive oil and glycerin soap, you will need to mix olive oil, glycerin, lye and water together, heat the mixture, and pour it into molds to cool and solidify.

What is the difference between olive oil soap and commercial soap?

The main difference between olive oil soap and commercial soap is that olive oil soap is made with natural ingredients, while commercial soap often contains synthetic ingredients and chemicals. Olive oil soap is also typically gentler on the skin than commercial soap.

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Is olive oil and glycerin soap good for dry skin?

  • Yes, olive oil and glycerin soap is good for dry skin as it provides a moisturizing effect and helps to hydrate the skin.

How long does it take to make olive oil and glycerin soap?

  • The total time to make olive oil and glycerin soap is around 45 minutes of cook time, 24 hours of cooling time, and 20 minutes of prep time.

Can I add essential oils to my olive oil and glycerin soap?

  • Yes, you can add essential oils to your olive oil and glycerin soap for added fragrance and benefits.

Is lye dangerous?

  • Lye, also known as sodium hydroxide, is a strong alkali and can be dangerous if not handled properly. It is important to wear gloves and safety goggles when working with lye and to follow all safety precautions.

How long does olive oil and glycerin soap last?

  • The shelf life of olive oil and glycerin soap will depend on how it is stored and how often it is used. Properly stored, homemade soap can last up to a year.