How to make Castile soap from scratch in a cold way

Introduction

How to boil Castile oil from scratch in a cold way

For several centuries Castile soap is deservedly considered one of the most famous and widespread sorts of soap. Firstly made in Castile (the region in Spain) this soap has become popular all over the world. And all this is not by chance, it is known for its delicate and careful cleansing of the skin, the possibility to be used by people allergic to something and by babies. Castile soap is becoming more and more popular. This soap is very easy to make, rather longer you have to wait for it to ripen. The majority of soap makers start their first steps in creating soap from scratch right from Castile soap.

You´ll need

  • Olive oil 14.1 oz (400 g. or 80%)
  • Palm kernel oil 3.53 oz (100 g. or 20%)
  • Water 5.82 oz (165 g)
  • NaOH 2.32 oz (65.7 g)
  • SF 8% (is set in soap calculator at once)
  • Cosmetic perfume, dye

Steps

  • How to boil Castile oil from scratch in a cold way

    Castile soap made by classic recipe includes minimum of components – water, alkali and olive oil. Traditionally no cosmetic perfumes and dyes are added into it that allows using the soap even for bathing of babies.

  • How to boil Castile oil from scratch in a cold way

    The peculiarity of Castile oil is its distinctive slipperiness when we spill some water on it. So to reduce this “snotty phenomenon” and to increase cleansing and consumer qualities of the soap (to make it more solid) we will add palm kernel oil into the soap recipe.

  • How to boil Castile oil from scratch in a cold way

    We put oils to melt on water bath.

  • How to boil Castile oil from scratch in a cold way

    Pour the alkali into pre-cooled water, mix it and wait till its complete dissolution.

  • How to boil Castile oil from scratch in a cold way

    After the temperature of alkaline solution and melted oils is approximately the same, we pour the alkaline into oils.

  • How to boil Castile oil from scratch in a cold way

    At first we carefully stir it by hand.

  • How to boil Castile oil from scratch in a cold way

    Then switch the blender on and mix it up into soap mass.

  • How to boil Castile oil from scratch in a cold way

    We bring the soap mass to a light trace.

  • How to boil Castile oil from scratch in a cold way

    The very olive oil gives our soap mass greenish-yellow color, but to make it a bit saturated you may add a little bit of green dye (we have glycerol dye, previously diluted in some water).

  • How to boil Castile oil from scratch in a cold way

    We add dye into the soap mass.

  • How to boil Castile oil from scratch in a cold way

    You may add your favorite cosmetic perfume.

  • How to boil Castile oil from scratch in a cold way

    Once more we mix everything with blender.

  • How to boil Castile oil from scratch in a cold way

    Bring the soap mass thicker to an average trace.

  • How to boil Castile oil from scratch in a cold way

    We displace it into moulds. You may use either big entire mould or portioned moulds.

  • How to boil Castile oil from scratch in a cold way

    You should knock the moulds with soap mass at the table well so that air bubbles would come out and no gaps were left in the soap. We wrap moulds in a towel and put them into a warm place to pass the stage of gel.

  • How to boil Castile oil from scratch in a cold way

    Castile oil hardens very long, and you will be able to take it from the moulds no earlier than in 5-7 days.

  • How to boil Castile oil from scratch in a cold way

    After the soap is cut into portioned pieces, we wrap it into a butter paper and take it away to ripening. You can use it no earlier than in 2-3 months. But best of all is to let the Castile soap be kept for at least a year. The soap with such an isolation possesses very tender creamy foam and it turns out to be far more long-lasting when being used.

Warnings

  • So to preserve unique properties of Castile soap you shouldn’t add too many additives into its recipe – and you should at least have 80% of olive oil.

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Comments

  1. tinytreats 22 September 2014 :

    As far as I see from the list of ingredients this soap contains too much oil. Is it suitable for dry skin only?

  2. Olga 05 October 2014 :

    These oils are suitable for all types of skin because they normalize and regulate production of sebum and are very beneficial for health.

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