1. phelanisse

    you say that (the real thing is made only with ” saponified” olive oil, no other oils. what about saponified virgin coconut oil?

    • I was speaking only of castile soap. Castile is a region in Spain where they grow olives, so Castile soap is made with olive oil. Virgin coconut oil is great stuff, too! I use it in my Hemp Oil Soap & Shampoo Bar.

  2. lisa

    I am making homemade laundry detergent, loving it, (great for the front loader as it got all gummed up and hubby had to fix it long story but I had no desire to buy another washer when mine was only 3 yrs old.) I use
    baking soda boraz, oxy clean (not brand) aram and hammer washig crystals, and I can throw is some essential or scented oil) but my question is what kind of soap bar that I would grate and can I use, the recipe calls for fells nappa or zote. I cannot find these, and I have used sunlight bar soap I found in the detergent isle of walmart. I have hard water, I would like to use something with a vanilla smell or almond etc. or ivory bar soap, are the soaps in the toiletry isles fatty or will be oily on the clothes? Are they saponated? I just made my second batch with the second bar of the 2 pack of sunlight soap. So I have time till I make the next batch would love to know what is the best bar soap to use with this recipie Thanking you in advance, lisa

  3. Emma

    I am sure the fathers would love your tip for nappy rash too, no?

    Thank you for the great information on soaps! I am just starting my research into making natural products- so it was brilliant to read your well- explored info!

    • You’re absolutely correct, Emma! I’ll add “fathers” right away. I’m surprised that I said that as my son is one of the best parents I know. Thanks for pointing out my booboo. :)

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