Pomace Olive Oil is wonderful
for cold process soap recipes thus it is typically a soapers number one choice
in most recipes. Olive oil gives an amazingly rich feeling and helps to create
a very hard, white bar once fully cured. Olive Oils is used in the making of
Castile Soap which must be at leat 72% Olive. (true Castille soaps should
actually be 100% olive. Soaps made with the lesser are often referred to as
Bastille) The lather from Castille soap is low and a bit slimy, therefore, most
soap makers combine olive oil with other oils to improve the lather.
Pomace grade olive oil is a
thick, rich, green grade of olive oil that is obtained by solvent extraction of
the fruit and pits of the olives, what's left over after the first several
pressings that give the virgin and Grade A oils. It has a very high level
of unsaponifiables (the portions of the oil that do not react with the lye to
form soap). This will make your trace time quicker.
Saponification Information (SAP Values):
SAP NaOH .133, SAP KOH .188
Colorants For Finished Products:
CP & HP Soap: Mica, Soap Stable Gel Tone Colorants, Soap Stable Oxides
Lotions: FD&C Liquid Dyes, Cosmetic Grade Gel Tone Colorants, Mica.
0.909 - 0.915
Liquid. Insoluble in water.
Store in an air tight container in a dark location with a cool room
temperature. Removing air from container will delay oxidation and rancidity.
Adding Vitamin E and refrigeration can both extend shelf life.
Best Used By:
Two years from date of purchase.
Shelf Life Once Used in Manufacturing:
Two years from manufacturing date.
Olea europaea (Olive) Fruit Oil