This is my all time favourte soap to make and to use – especially in our dry winters when only the most gentle, conditioning bar of soap will do. Olive oil soap has been made in many parts of the world for centuries, and there’s a good reason why! It’s the most gentle soap you can use, and there’s nothing that matches the feel it gives your skin after bathing. Some people don’t like it becuase it doesn’t have the best lather, but I just love it. It’s so soothing.
Here is a list of ingredients for this recipe, in case you missed it in the video. Please make sure you watch my introductory soap making videos (links below) if you have never made soap before or you aren’t sure about safety precautions:
600g olive oil
109g water (this recipe has 42% lye concentration solution)
18g rosemary essential oil (3% of total oil amount)
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Here are the links to my other videos:
Introduction to Soap Making for Beginners – Everything You Need to Know to Get Started!
Soap Making Tutorial for Beginners – Full Demonstration and Easy Beginner Recipe
How to Formulate and Calculate Your Own Soap Recipes
How to make a folded soap mould liner with non-stick baking paper
Honey and Oat Hot Processed Soap – HP demo for beginners
How to Make Laundry Powder with with Handmade Soap Base
Washing up after Soap Making
Hot Process ACV Shampoo Made in the Microwave (very fast!)
Easy and Delicious 100% Whole Wheat Sourdough
Easy Everyday Sourdough Bread: full method and parchment paper baking trick
Bread Baking Setup Options and Ideas
Easy Sourdough Pizza – with whole wheat or bread flour
Sourdough Bread Made in a Slow Cooker or Crock Pot (Make Bread Without an Oven!)
How to make a sourdough starter – full demonstration of an easy, low waste method.
Sourdough Starter FAQ’s
How to fold a bread pan liner with parchment paper or non-stick baking paper
How to Shape Round Bread Rolls
Easy Olive and Sundried Tomato Sourdough (and how to shape a very wet dough)
Final shaping of a boule – wet hands and dry table is the trick!
Shaping & Stencilling Light Rye Sourdough
How to make mixed vegetable curry kraut (my version of sauerkraut)
Waxed Cotton Food Wrap – make your own!