An Olive Oil Soap Recipe For Dummies
Keeping things nice and simple is the best way to give out instructions that everybody can understand. There is hardly anybody that likes listening to overly complicated procedures, which is why I’m going to show you an olive oil soap recipe that everyone can comprehend. And by the way, don’t mind the title – reading this article doesn’t automatically make you a dummy.
With that said, to make this particular bathing agent, we’re going to need the following ingredients: 25 ounces of olive oil, 3 ounces of lye (Red Devil would be good), and 7 ounces of distilled water.
As you can see, there’s a mere 3 constituents in this olive oil soap recipe, so it’s pretty darn simple. But aside from these elements, you’re going to need a pair of rubber gloves, safety goggles, rubber spatula, a stainless steel container, a mold for giving shape to your finished product, and a towel.
Keep in mind that the gloves and goggles are extremely important, unless you could care less if the lye were to come into direct contact with your skin or eyeballs causing severe burns and blindness. Furthermore, if you’re going to use a container that isn’t made out of stainless steel, it’s vital that it isn’t composed out of aluminum. Sodium Hydroxide (lye) reacts dangerously when it comes into contact with aluminum.
Moving forward, now that you’ve got everything needed for this olive oil soap recipe, take the lye and place it in the container and mix with the water using that rubber spatula. Always remember that the mixture will begin reach high temperatures on its own and emit fumes, so stir it around quickly (but cautiously). When that’s done, put it away in a safe spot and let it cool down.
Once it drops down to a relatively warm temperature, you may now (gently) dump the olive oil into the blend, and begin stirring the concoction around. You don’t stop swirling it around until the entire mixture becomes something that resembles and feels like pudding. Once that “form” is achieved, pour all of the contents into your mold, put the lid on, wrap it in a towel, and place it in a ventilated area to dry.
Leave it there for a night, and pop it out of its mold in the morning. From there, you may now proceed to cutting it up into whatever shapes that pleases you, and then move it back to the place for curing process to take place. And that’s all there is to it for this olive oil soap recipe – it’s straightforward, simple, and can render its users pretty impressive results.