Bare Basic Soap
That bar of soap up there may not look like much, but it's a unique piece of hand-crafted skin care.
It was made in Crete.
Here is the ingredients list – in its entirety:
- sodium olivate (saponified olive oil)
- aqua (water)
- sodium chloride (salt)
Or so I am told.
I still have not gotten serious about cold process soapmaking.
I want to, but my to-do list is a mile and a half long and keeps growing.
Meantime, I buy soap.
Actually, this particular bar of soap is only in my possession because ALL my beautiful fabulous soaps by Tina got used up.
I was desperate.
So I went shopping.
Honestly? It's good, but doesn't measure up to Tinas soaps.
I keep waiting for her to open her shop so I can stock up.
Although olive oil soaps are wonderful for skin, I don't really like them, I don't like the gooeyness of its texture, and it's not enough foamy for me. I like soaps really hard and foamy
I normally make soaps with a high content in coconut oil (at least 30%).
Having said that, when the olive soap is well done, oh my god it's sooooooooooooo wonderful...
To be honest, I'm far, far, far away of being a master on anything, but you are indeed right, I make almost everything I use myself.
I still struggle with make up (and I cannot make a decent mascara or eyeliner for the life of me, so I buy organic ones) and also buy the dishwasher detergent. I have not still found a recipe that leave my dishes as I want.
But I make all the rest, from washing machine detergent to shampoo and creams :)
I have some Castille soap as well and to me it's a little slimy unless used with a sponge or one of those net-things that Body Shops sells. If you use one of those it lathers nicely and that's usually what I use in the shower - I have a "Summer castille" with mint oil that you should try :-)
I don't mean to brag but I tried a handmade soap that was gifted to me and I find it too scented and drying. Time to go make more soaps :-)
God (forsinket) Påske!
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