11-08-2015, 08:31 PM
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Just wanted the keep this in it's own thread.

I know too much olive oil can kill your lather, but in the right ration and saponified (sorry for my poor photographic skills):

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 11-08-2015, 09:45 PM
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That is very nice lather. Which soap is that?  Shy

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 11-09-2015, 03:13 AM
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There are a few artisan soaps that, despite having olive oil in the composition, are excellent performers.
The one's that come to mind are Calani, Nanny's Silly Soaps and the new Semogue Shaving Soap.

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 11-09-2015, 07:39 AM
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It's all about the formulation, the percentage of olive oil and what it is combined with, as that lather shows.

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 11-09-2015, 09:53 PM
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(11-08-2015, 09:45 PM)celestino Wrote: That is very nice lather. Which soap is that?  Shy

Thank you Celestino - a friend here in Adelaide makes it! As soon as he (and myself) are totally happy with the formulation I will send you a sample - will be next year though...

(11-09-2015, 07:39 AM)Mystic Water Wrote: It's all about the formulation, the percentage of olive oil and what it is combined with, as that lather shows.

There is a lot in there - I think in the ~40% ball park...but you are absolutely right, it is about the combination as well...

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 11-10-2015, 06:41 AM
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If I'm not mistaken, Sharon with Nanny's Silly Soap Company makes (or at least used to make) a shaving soap that had a pretty good percentage of saponified olive oil, as well.

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 11-10-2015, 07:14 AM
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(11-09-2015, 09:53 PM)alfredus Wrote: Thank you Celestino - a friend here in Adelaide makes it! As soon as he (and myself) are totally happy with the formulation I will send you a sample - will be next year though...

Thank you for your generous offer, my friend and I would be honoured to try it. Also, I am in no hurry as I have too many soaps. Biggrin

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 11-10-2015, 10:43 AM
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(11-09-2015, 03:13 AM)oversaturn Wrote: There are a few artisan soaps that, despite having olive oil in the composition, are excellent performers.
The one's that come to mind are Calani, Nanny's Silly Soaps and the new Semogue Shaving Soap.


Excellent point on Calani Emanuel, I recall my surprise when I saw olive oil in the ingredients list, yet Calani performs wonderfully during every part of the shave. 

Now I am intrigued by the Semogue shaving soap...and I am certainly looking forward to seeing what Larry came up with Biggrin

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 11-10-2015, 01:58 PM
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Olive oil is higher than 50% in the OLIVA formula.   Wink

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 11-10-2015, 01:59 PM
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Lovely pic, Larry. Smile

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 11-10-2015, 03:27 PM
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(11-10-2015, 01:59 PM)Agravic Wrote: Lovely pic, Larry. Smile

Ditto

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 11-10-2015, 03:46 PM
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I've never made a shave soap but I use olive as the main ingredient in all my bath soaps and have been pleased with the results.

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 11-10-2015, 04:17 PM
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Nice one Larry   Thumbsup

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 11-10-2015, 10:36 PM
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Seems like the perfect time for this post Biggrin

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 11-11-2015, 03:53 AM
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(11-10-2015, 10:36 PM)alfredus Wrote: Seems like the perfect time for this post Biggrin


The lather from your friends soap looks fantastic!  Smile

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 11-11-2015, 05:04 AM
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A lot of artisan shaving soaps have been known to perform poorly because they are basically bath soaps with clay or some other additive. Most of them also contain some or a lot of olive oil. Shaving soap needs to be very high in stearic acid.  I've never put any olive oil in my shaving soap because I tried the "soap+clay" soaps before doing something else, but it's be very tempted to see what happens if I swap out a part of my recipe for olive oil.  something like 40-50% stearic, 25-35% coconut oil and the rest with olive oil may work.

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 11-11-2015, 05:49 AM
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(11-10-2015, 01:58 PM)ColdRiverSoap Wrote: [Image: R2BIL2p.jpg][Image: IW81KP7.jpg]


Olive oil is higher than 50% in the OLIVA formula.   Wink


Wow, that is a great looking lather Larry!  I admire your innovation and determination in the work you have done in producing this soap for us to experience.  I'm looking forward to it!

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 11-11-2015, 11:06 PM
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(11-11-2015, 03:53 AM)ColdRiverSoap Wrote:
(11-10-2015, 10:36 PM)alfredus Wrote: Seems like the perfect time for this post Biggrin


The lather from your friends soap looks fantastic!  Smile

Thank you Larry - I will let him know!

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 03-01-2016, 11:08 AM
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I make a shaving soap with 10% olive oil and it works out great.  most of it is cocoa butters and stearic acid.  Great performer. 

Andrew

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 03-01-2016, 04:55 PM
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Palmolive, I suppose, is the original olive (and palm) based soap. Right? (Hence its name.)
Olive is not the first or second saponified ingredient on the list, but it's always been there.

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