Aug 27, 2011

I made CP Castile Soap - 100% Olive Oil

2 days ago I made Castile CP Soap, made out of 100% Olive Oil. I used Lavander and Mint essential oils to scent the soap. It smells wonderful. I added no colorants. The olive oil gave the soap pale yellow / green color.

I was inspired to do Castile Soap after reading about it on LovinSoap.
I used SoapCalc to determine the amount of lye solution needed for the saponification.
I used 1400g of Oil Oil, 5% superfat. I chose 2:1 water:lye ratio.
I left the soap undisturbed for 24 hours. Cutting the soap was like cutting butter.
It is lovely pale yellow / green color.
Curing time for Castile CP Soap is longer then usual, it's 4 - 6 months.
I can't wait to start using it. :)

Aug 3, 2011

Cold Process Soap Packaging - Cigar Band Labels

Here are few pages I found for free Cigar Band Labels:

I just printed them on a regular paper with my inkjet printer. I think they look great.
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