As mentioned earlier, we tried our hand a couple weeks ago at making a 100% olive oil soap. I was really kind of scared to try this. We had made 90% olive oil soap this past year and it was so hard to get out of the mold. However, we loved the 100% olive oil/ goat milk soap that we bought in Florida we just had to give this a go. And the worse thing that could happen is we’d have to throw it out or rebatch it.
So here is what this soap looked like after pouring it into the molds. It was so yellow and really pretty. It also smelled wonderful!
Please refer to the cold process instructions here. The frozen goat milk is put in the lye container. We then added the lye little by little as it melted the goat milk. Fragrance oil is added at trace. Trace took 10 minutes which seemed like eternity!
I didn’t mention this in the last soap post, but I would not attempt a goat milk soap or this 100% olive oil soap as a first soap. Our basic soap is a great one to start out with and it is a wonderful soap.
Well, we left this soap in the mold until yesterday since we were gone on vacation for over a week. Before we left, it was still too soft to unmold. Anyway, here it is. Since it is 100% olive oil soap, we’ll need to let it cure for several months.
The smell is wonderful. As you can see the soap really darkened up from the pour. We are encouraged by the results of this 100% olive oil soap that I’m sure we’ll make more in the future.
That’s amazing how much the color changed! I’m glad that you liked the end result.
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Lynda, Your soaps always sound so wonderful and interesting…one of these days I must have a go at it. I will rely on your recipes and experience. I can practically smell this one!
It turned out beautifully Lynda! Too bad it needs to cure such a long time, I always can’t wait to use new soap!
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Hello I recently made a 100% olive oil soap it has cured now for 5 weeks. I planned on trying it out soon but just seen your post here and it says since it’s 100% olive oil it’ll need to cure for. A few months. Can you explain why that is? I’m a new soaper and just thought it would need to cute for 4 to 6 like most other recipes. Thank you in advance. And I can’t wait to add monkey farts to my next batch it is a great fragrance. My first batch ever I used monkey farts but was quit sad because the recipe called for lard and the finished soap after curing smelled strongly of animal fat instead of a fart from a monkey! Lol
Shirley, Because it’s a soft oil a 100% OO soap needs to cure longer than the regular bars. You can use it now, but it won’t last as long. Just be patient and make some other great soaps. My current favorite is 100% coconut oil soap. Dave, my hubby, talks about that soap on his blog here: http://www.ourhappyacres.com/2015/12/its-soapmaking-time-again/ He also has some other recipes on his blog. Thanks for dropping by.