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Coco Castile

OK so this soap isn’t strictly a castile soap which traditionally is a soap that is made from 100% olive oil. I’ve added a little coconut oil to the mix as it helps to produce a good lather – something that a castile soap isn’t renowned for. The coconut oil will also help to produce a slightly harder bar of soap than a 100% olive oil bar.

I used the cold process method for making this soap – the majority of my other soaps are made using the hot process. It was fairly soft when i un-moulded it after 24 hours and i think that like traditional castile it will take a wee while to cure. I’ll see what it’s like after a month but it may need two months before i can put it on sale.

** Special offer!** I made 20 bars, if you would like to pre-order bars at the special price of £2.50 a bar (it will be £3.00 a bar when it’s added to the shop) please contact me :-)

This will be a fabulously mild and gentle soap bar – there are no added colourings or fragrances – just simply soap.

Here are a few photographs that i took during the process…

Luxury handmade hebridean castile soap made in uist

After 24 hours in the mould it’s ready to be cut

Luxury handmade hebridean castile soap made in uist

Cut and trimmed

Luxury handmade hebridean castile soap made in uist

In the baskets ready for curing on the shelves in the storeroom

Luxury handmade hebridean castile soap made in uist

And very little waste – the bits that i trimmed off i’ve shaped into balls and once they’ve cured for a few weeks they’ll be in my bathroom :-)