I was looking for a fairly inexpensive gift item I could make for friends and family. I came up with homemade soap. I decided on olive oil soap because the ingredients were simple and easy to find.
Olive Oil Castile Soap Ingredients:
52 ounces 100% Virgin Olive Oil
7 ounces lye
20 ounces cold water
To see the full recipe see The Complete Soapmaker by Norma Coney.
This is milling the soap after the first hardening. I added instant powdered milk and homegrown honey at this step which are known for their skin softening properties.
The finished dried soap.
Wrapped up and ready for gifts!
If I ever make this recipe again I will probably add an essential oil for scent as it is pretty bland compared to what one usually uses in the shower!