Olive Leaf Powder Soap 2


I am so excited to use the Olive Leaf Powder today. I have had so much fun learning about all of these different botanicals and how they react in soap. So I went to open the bag. I am not sure what I was expecting but it wasn’t what I discovered. The Olive Leaf Powder smelled green, salty, and like olive oil. It reminded me a little of a loaf of bread fresh from the oven with rosemary, oregano, salt and drizzled in olive oil. I can tell you it has me craving Italian in a big, bad, ugly way. Now the problem is what to order! In the mean time, let’s go make some soap! 

Notes: I cut this soap and then photoed it immediately afterward. You can see what the soap will look like cure and not quite cured. I have noticed the color changes during the curing process. Some soaps have it more extreme than others. Although it is hard to see in the photo, it is a soft green to brown color. Very light and natural looking.

In the finished soap, there was the light smell of salt but I could not really smell the greenness or the olive oil odors any more. The salty odor that was there was not enough to hugely influence fragrance you might choose though. I am considering fresh odors like Mona Lisa and Cotton. What scents would you use with this botanical?

 

 

Ingredients
Palm Kernel Oil
Coconut Oil
Olive Oil
Shea Butter, Regular
Lye
Water
Olive Leaf Powder
Equipment
Scale
Microwave Safe Container
Spoons
Pipettes
Immersion Blender
Soap Bucket
Gloves
Soaping Goggles

Recipe:

Recipe in Grams
170.1 Palm Kernel Oil
141.75 grams Coconut Oil
113.4 grams Olive Oil
28.35 grams Shea Butter, Regular
69.46 grams Lye
177 mL Water
1 tsp Olive Leaf Powder
Recipe in Ounces
6 oz Palm Kernel Oil
5 oz Coconut Oil
4 oz Olive Oil
1 oz Shea Butter, Regular
2.45 oz Lye
6 fl oz Water
1 tsp Olive Leaf Powder
Recipe in Percentages
38% Palm Kernel Oil
31% Coconut Oil
25% Olive Oil
6% Shea Butter, Regular
Q.S. Lye
Q.S. Water
Q.S. Olive Leaf Powder

Weigh all of the oils into a microwave safe container. Heat gently until liquid. Add the Sodium Hydroxide to the water to form a lye solution. Allow the oils and the lye to cool to a lower temperature. We do not want to have the soap overheat and volcano. Mix the oils and lye solution and blend until trace is achieved. Pour into a mold and allow to sit for 24 hours. Cut the soap. Allow the soap to cure. Longer curing time will result in a harder bar. Enjoy!

 

Taylor

Finished Soap

Finished Soap

Olive Leaf Powder

Olive Leaf Powder

Melted Oils

Melted Oils

Adding Olive Leaf Powder

Adding Olive Leaf Powder

Mixing Soap

Mixing Soap

Mixing Soap

Mixing Soap

Soap in Mold

Soap in Mold

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About Taylor

I’m a twenty something happy, animal loving, curious experimenter. I love reaching back into history and trying old recipes for cosmetics or foods. I’m constantly asking “Why?” My curiosity has me trying new things. I love taking walks with my dog as well as staying at home to cuddle with the dog and my cats. Some of my favorite scents include Hinoki Wood, Rose Garden, Jasmine and Gladiator.


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2 thoughts on “Olive Leaf Powder Soap

  • Janet Schreiner

    Well DARN Taylor…now I’m going to have to order olive leaf powder too. I love the green smells. For a nice smell, how about Green Clover & Aloe?
    Thanks for another great recipe!
    Janet Schreiner

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