Olives are a wonderful crop. These trees are long lived and very massive. They also don’t grow where we play in the snow for months at a time. Olive trees are often said that they are such a slow growing tree that you plant the business for your children, not for yourself.
With that in mind, please watch your olive oil purchases. Olive oil is often diluted with cheaper oils which give crops much sooner than olive trees. Think sunflower, sesame, canola, soy. Check the ingredients label to be sure your product is supposed to be 100% olive oil. Certainly blends can be used in soapmaking, but they won’t react the same. They make lovely soaps, but they aren’t pure olive oil soaps.
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