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Nov
14

Olive Oil in Soap Making


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Olive Oil PomaceOlive Oil in Soap Making

At Natures Garden we have many different methods for soap making, which we like to share with our customers through website descriptions, recipes, pictures, and videos. You can hot process soap, cold process soap, or make melt and pour soap, as some examples. We also sell many different waxes, butters, and oils that you can use to make your soap. For instance, we have Joy Wax, Pillar of Bliss Wax, Shea butter, cocoa butter, castor oil, and what we will be discussing today: olive oil. You will be learning a lot about our Pomace Olive Oil and how to use olive oil in soap making. There are so many recipes on our website that use this product, which we will introduce you to. Whether you are trying this method out for the first time, or you are an experienced master at it, there is a lot to learn!

Pomace Olive Oil

Using olive oil in soap making is actually a very common method. It is generally the number one oil used in most soap makers’ recipes! This oil is easily available, easy to use, and highly beneficial, which is why it is so common. Pomace olive oil is both thick and rich in texture. It has a greener shade than some other olive oils out there that are more yellow in color. Extra virgin olive oil and Grade A oils are made from the pits of olives that go through solvent extraction. Once there have been multiple pressings and extractions, what is left over is what makes up the pomace grade olive oil.

There are multiple reasons that this is such a common ingredient in soap making. Many essential fatty acids are present in olive oil including palmitic, stearic, oleic, linoleic, and linolenic. Olive oil is rich in antioxidants and these ingredients provide benefits for the hair and the scalp when used in shampoo. They help promote health of the scalp, treat dry scalp, and can treat hair loss. It boosts hair growth because it massages and increases blood flow to the hair follicles as well. There are additional benefits that olive oil provides to the skin. It is incredibly moisturizing, which makes it a popular element of massage oils. Olive oil is used to make bars of soap that are a good hard texture. You can also use olive oil to make lip balms, scrubs, lotions, and more!

Castile Soap

Castile is one type of soap that is made from 100% olive oil. This type of soap contains only olive oil, lye, and water. There are many benefits to using this product. A major benefit of soap containing olive oil is that they are great for sensitive skin and dry skin. Castile soap is typical to use on babies because they have sensitive skin and this type of soap is highly conditioning and super gentle. Olive oil gives soap a moisturizing texture, nourishes and restores skin by making it feel extra smooth. Different kinds of soap have certain properties about them. Castile is made with 100% olive oil, which means it is not a cleansing soap. Other types of soap blend a few types of oils to balance out different properties, such as cleansing and conditioning. Bastille soap, for example, blends separate oils together to do this.

Bastille Soap

Another type of soap made from olive oil is called Bastille Soap. Unlike Castile soap, which is made with 100% olive oil, Bastille is made up of 75%. The olive oil is mixed with other oils as well, including coconut oil and castor oil. It is made up of water, lye, olive oil (75%), coconut oil 76 (20%), and castor oil (5%). As previously mentioned, olive oil is highly conditioning but not cleansing. Coconut oil is highly cleansing, but not conditioning, which causes this soap to balance itself out. The castor oil is high in conditioning, bubbly lather, and creamy lather. This helps the soap bubble better, have a softer texture for your skin, and nourishes dry skin. Without this balance, your soap could leave your skin dry and dehydrated. We have a list of soaping oil properties that you can help you understand the properties of soaping oils.

Marseille Soap

A third type of soap that contains olive oil is called Marseille. This type must contain at least 72% olive oil. Marseille soap is composed of some other vegetable oils, palm oil, and coconut oil. Palm oil adds hardness and creamy lathering properties to this soap, balancing out the conditioning of the olive oil. There are also benefits such that it is an anti-bacterial and it being a very gentle type of soap, which are both bonuses for your skin. This soap can also be used in shampoos, shaving soaps, and shower gels. There are many other products that it can be used to create as well, like laundry detergent, a jewelry cleaner, or a detergent for your dishwasher. Now we will get into some recipes from Natures Garden that contain olive oil that we would like to share with you!

Cold Process Soap Making Class

We are going to be mentioning some of our recipes that use olive oil and are cold processed soap. Before we begin, we would suggest taking a look at our FREE class for making cold process soap. If you are unfamiliar with this process and would like to gain a better understanding of it before attempting it yourself, this class can help with that. Cold process soap is made with fresh lye, which can be highly dangerous if it is not handled properly. Lye is used to make all soap and you need to be sure that you are taking the proper precautions. This is why it is important to educate yourself about the ingredients that you will be working with.

Blueberry Cheesecake Cold Process SoapRecipes with Olive Oil: Blueberry Cheesecake Cold Process Soap

We would like to talk about using olive oil to make cold process soap. This is our handcrafted recipe for Blueberry Cheesecake Cold Process soap. This will provide you with four pounds of soap. In this recipe you are going to combine the olive oil with palm oil, coconut oil 76, fractionated coconut oil, castor oil, safflower oil, and Shea butter. Most soaps combine several oils with butters just like this one does. This mixture creates the soft and moisturizing properties that customers desire in soap and other products. The perfect blue swirls in this cold processed soap make the finished product look so beautiful. Another bonus is that it smells delicious because it is made with our Blueberry Cheesecake fragrance oil. This handcrafted cp soap recipe is unique in that we have used milk instead of water for a portion of our lye solution.

Doggy Shampoo Cold Process SoapRecipes with Olive Oil: Doggy Shampoo Cold Process Soap

This is such a fun recipe that anyone out there can create. We actually got this recipe idea when we saw cute cupcakes with dogs on them and thought we could turn it into soap! You will be able to get three doggy shampoo soaps out of this. They make the perfect addition to your shower routine and can also add something cute to your bathroom counter or shower shelf. It can be a cute gift to give to a friend as well.

This creation uses coconut oil 76, palm oil, castor oil, fractionated coconut oil, and of course, the olive oil. The combination of each of these oils makes this soap into a buttery, smooth texture. The overall product definitely has a strong conditioning component added to it by the olive oil. Our Sage Leaf Fragrance Oil adds scent to it, which is reminiscent of fresh sage leaves. You can also switch this recipe up and make it your own by shaping the dog however you want, or by adding different FUN soap colorants if you would like to.

Other Recipes That Use Olive Oil

Although olive oil is very common when making cold process soap, it can be used for other things as well. Many of our other homemade recipes use it as well, other than those with soap making. We have a large variety of these listed on our website, but the possibilities are endless when you have the creativity! The ones that we are going to be talking about today are our Black Cherry Bath Bomb and Fruity Rings Sugar Scrub.

Black Cherry BombBlack Cherry Bath Bomb

Taking a bath from time to time can be relaxing and rejuvenating to the body and the mind. You might even enjoy adding a bubbly bath bomb to the hot water. We have created many of these on our website with multiple fragrance oils, other types of oils, powders, and soap colorants to give them some color. To create your bubbly bath, hold the bath bomb underneath the hot water as you are filling up the tub. It will begin disintegrating, fizzing, and forming into a swirling bubble bath full of color and a strong, yummy scent. This recipe uses one of the Natures Garden original fragrances and this one is one of our top sellers: Black Cherry BOMB. It has a VERY strong scent of black cherry that is sweet but not overly sweet.

To make this, you will mix the olive oil in with the fragrance oil and the castor oil. These ingredients will moisturize your skin when you are taking a bath using this bath bomb. There are some dry ingredients that contribute to the softening of the skin and provide other benefits as well. The Beet Root Powder gives the pink and red color to the bath bomb and provides multiple nutrients such as beta carotene, vitamins B5, B1, and C. It also contains selenium, potassium, phosphorous, glycine, tyrosine, zinc, magnesium, and tryptophan. Bentonite Clay Powder helps clean skin impurities, helps with oily skin, and in this case, makes the bath bomb harder and more durable in order to disintegrate better. This recipe makes five large bath bombs, which lasts for a while!

Fruity Ring Sugar ScrubFruity Rings Emulsified Sugar Scrub

This Fruity Rings Sugar Scrub recipe will make eight 4 ounce jars of product, which is a lot! The directions are simple to follow, and the results will definitely leave your skin feeling silky smooth and rejuvenated. To make this scrub, combine the olive oil with sweet almond oil, cocoa butter deodorized, Shea butter, beeswax, and the emulsifying wax. Each one of these ingredients will help to create a sugar scrub that moisturizes exceptionally and thoroughly nourishes the skin on a deeper level.

Shea butter actually contains many of the same essential fatty acids that olive oil does. It has palmitic, stearic, linoleic, and oleic. We use Shea butter in many of our products because it has the perfect texture for loads of recipes. We use it to make lip gloss, lip balms, and many bath and body products including lotion, body scrubs, and of course, soap. When it is used to make soap, it can add really great conditioning and creamy lathering properties to it. There are some added aesthetic benefits to this sugar scrub as well, which we all love. It has a rainbow look to it when placed in the jar in layers, and give off the delicious scents of lemon, verbena, vanilla sugar, and grapefruit that flow wonderfully together!

All of the recipes we have mentioned in this blog are our very own and have all been handmade. We hope that you have enjoyed getting to learn more about pomace olive oil and how useful it can be for your soap making!

Sep
11

Olive Oil Benefits


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Olive Oil Benefits

We at Natures Garden know the importance of understanding your ingredients. Any great business owner or at home crafter should know the properties of their supplies to create amazing products with purpose. Whether you are attempting to soothe your dandruff, clear your pores, or moisturizing your dry skin, you need to be able to choose the ingredients that will help you in your given situations. So, we would like to share with you some great olive oil benefits for all kinds of products and situations. This will give you a better idea of how this oil can work for you and your products. Thus, you will be able to find the perfect blend of ingredients to create something perfect for your situation. So, get informed and start crafting!

Olive Oil Benefits For Your ProductsOlive Oil Benefits For Your Products

Since you are going to want your products to serve a purpose and be the best it possibly can, you will want to understand what your ingredients actually do. While olive oil will provide your products with some amazing properties, not everyone may want these properties for their products. This is simply because each product is made for a different purpose. But, there are quite a few people that can really benefit from products that contain this cosmetic oil. So, check out the properties that olive oil can provide your soap with to see if this is the oil for you!

Olive Oil Benefits in Homemade SoapOlive Oil Benefits in Homemade Soap

First, you can use this cosmetic oil to perfectly craft your homemade soap. Just like any other soaping oil, olive oil has some specific properties that it can provide to your homemade soap!  One type of soap that you can create with this oil is called Castille Soap, which is a bar that only includes olive oil. This bar of soap is occasionally referred to as Baby Soap, as this oil provides a very conditioning and sensitive bar of soap. This bar would be very soft since this soaping oil is full of fatty acids that are great for your skin. Another type of soap that you can create with this oil is called Marseille Soap, which includes 72% or more of Olive Oil in the overall recipe. While these two methods for creating soap recipes that are great for moisturizing, these bars may be considered to be a bit more slippery than a typical bar. So, many soap makers will create soap recipes that use other oils along with olive oil. This way you can have a bar that is conditioning with other qualities that are important to you for soap!

Olive Oil Benefits for Making LotionOlive Oil Benefits for Making Lotion

Also, olive oil is great for nourishing dry skin! This cosmetic oil contains essential nutrients, like Vitamin E, that the skin needs to be healthy. This oil will soften, smooth, and nourish your dry or damaged skin. So, adding this oil to your homemade body lotion would add in this extra moisturizing power. Further, this oil is less likely to clog your pores and is able to sink deep down into the skin. So, your lotion will not just sit on the top layer of the skin with a greasy film. Instead, this oil will nourish the skin all the way down and promote healthy growth. Plus, your lotion would be perfect for more skin types, as your lotion recipe would be more compatible with more sensitive skin type.

Olive Oil Benefits in Homemade ConditionerOlive Oil Benefits in Homemade Conditioner

Also, olive oil is a great cosmetic ingredient for adding to your homemade conditioner recipes. This amazing oil is perfect for moisturized, softened, and healthier hair growth! This oil is especially wonderful for helping soothe brittle or thin hair types, as this oil has been known to strengthen your luscious locks. All you have to do is to add a bit of this cosmetic oil to your homemade conditioner recipe and you will have gorgeous locks in no time at all! The combination of this deeply moisturizing oil with your other typical hair oils is a perfect blend for a more moisturizing conditioner. So, this cosmetic oil is perfect for growing hair that is thick, healthy, and luscious.

Olive Oil Benefits for Lip Care ProductsOlive Oil Benefits for Lip Care Products

The best types of lip balm both moisturize your lips and protect them! So, you will definitely want to add in some olive oil to your own homemade lip balm recipes! This oil is especially wonderful for helping to soothe chapped, dry lips. While this oil alone won’t last quite as long as other oils may, it is a perfect ingredient to pair with a long lasting oil. This oil has amazing moisturizing power that will care for your lips even in the worst, coldest weather. This combined with a few other oils that are just as wonderful will create quite an amazing lip balm recipe!

Olive Oil Benefits For Homemade Shaving Cream

Another great bath and body product that you can create with this amazing oil is some diy shaving cream. Since olive oil is a moisturizing, thick, luscious oil, it is the perfect choice for protecting your skin as you shave. So, using this oil in either a recipe for shaving cream or shaving soap would be a great idea. Furthermore, a recipe for shaving that includes this cosmetic oil will moisturize and care for your skin. So, you have the benefits of lotion and you won’t have nicks from your razor. It is a win all around!

Olive Oil Benefits For Your BodyOlive Oil Benefits For Your Body

Of course, any great product needs to benefit your body in some way. Luckily, this is one of the reasons why olive oil makes such a great ingredient for your homemade bath and body products. Whether you are making lotion, soap, conditioner, or anything else for your body, this cosmetic oil is sure to have you covered. With its conditioning, softening, and healing properties, olive oil cares for your skin the way it deserves! Obviously, this means that you will be pampered with full moisturizing power and loving care of a sensitive cosmetic ingredient. So, check out the benefits that olive oil has for your body below.

Olive Oil Benefits DandruffOlive Oil Benefits Dandruff

Dandruff is truly a pain to deal with and can be hard to control. While some find dandruff to be gross, this is just what naturally happens when your skin gets too dry. Just like the rest of your skin, your scalp needs to be moisturized and cared for. However, it can be easy to forget this because we expect our natural oils to keep up. But, these oils could be getting stripped due to your shampoo. So, you may need something to rejuvenate your scalp and balance your healthy oils. One way you can moisturize this skin and eliminate your dandruff is to try out some olive oil in your hair care regimen. Just know that it can take a few washes to remove the extra oil from your hair. But, it is absolutely worth it to moisturize your scalp and hair for only a few extra washes!

Olive Oil Benefits Promotes Healthy SkinOlive Oil Benefits Promotes Healthy Skin

Since olive oil contains a variety of nutrients that are perfect for the skin care, it is great for making your skin look vibrant and healthy! So, this is a perfect ingredient for your skin. Not only will this cosmetic oil help you obtain the glowing skin you always knew you had, but this oil is said to soothe and protect against many skin conditions. The nutrients in olive oil are said to help improve issues with acne, or inflammation. Some have even found this oil to protect your skin against psoriasis. However, we can’t guarantee that olive oil can prevent these serious conditions. So, olive oil may be a cosmetic wonder that is perfect for achieving flawless skin.

Olive Oil Benefits for Wrinkles and Sagging SkinOlive Oil Benefits for Wrinkles and Sagging Skin

Repeated use of this cosmetic oil may actually be able to help reduce certain signs of aging! First of all, the moisturizing strength of this oil rejuvenates your skin cells.  Not only does this luxurious cosmetic oil moisturize your skin, but this lovely ingredient contains various vitamins and nutrients that are perfect for beautiful skin. These nutrients include vitamins A and E as well as nutrients that have been known to have anti aging properties. These lovely nutrients can actually help to smooth and lessen any existing wrinkles that you may have! So, this cosmetic oil would be perfect for creating a natural face cream.

Olive Oil Benefits Removing Make Up

Further, olive oil is great for removing all of your stubborn make up. First of all, this wonderful oil is perfect for removing make up from your eyes and is even good enough to remove waterproof mascara. While this product isn’t too harsh for your skin, it is able to dissolve and remove makeup very well!  Also, this cosmetic oil is sensitive enough to use around your eyes. Not only will olive oil function as a perfect makeup remover, but this oil will moisturize your skin, too. This means that you can have healthier, younger looking skin just by removing your makeup at night. So, its something you are already doing, making this cosmetic oil is perfect way to shorten your beauty routine!

Olive Oil Benefits Soft ExfoliationOlive Oil Benefits Soft Exfoliation

Another great way to use olive oil is as a light, natural exfoliating agent. Since this oil isn’t harsh on skin, it would be a perfect way to rejuvenate your face! This oil will lightly remove all the dead, dry skin and reveal the healthy skin below. Thus, this cosmetic oil will leave you with a refreshed face that has all its dry skin removed.

 

Olive Oil Benefits Beard CareOlive Oil Benefits Beard Care

Not only is this cosmetic oil great for your head hair, but olive oil is perfect for taking care of a beard! First of all, this wonderful oil will add a healthy shine to your beard hair. This is specifically great for scruffy or dry beards but can add to the glory of even the healthiest beards. Additionally, this oil is very moisturizing and can sink down into the skin beneath your beard hair! So, olive oil will provide you with a healthy base of properly cared for skin. Not only will this reduce any potential for dandruff, but this will help you grow a healthier beard. In fact, we included this oil in both our Beard Balm Recipe and Beard Soap Recipe. So, you know that we believe that this oil is a worth while ingredient for your beard care creations.

Olive Oil Benefits Delicious Foods with Olive OilOlive Oil Benefits Delicious Foods with Olive Oil

Not only is this oil great for your skin and hair, but the inside of your body can benefit from Olive Oil, as well! This oil contains healthy fats, antioxidants, and even anti inflammatory nutrients. So, eating Olive Oil may be a great way to help you stay healthy. If you are interested, then check out California Olive Ranch’s Olive Oil Recipes. They have all kinds of ideas for incorporating this lovely oil into your diet that vary in everything from appetizers to desserts. Also, they have a few unique ideas for beverages. So, check it out and find something delicious!

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