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« on: February 14, 2007 08:49:03 PM »

 Where can I buy a solid block of castile soap? I have tried all of the hardware stores, and I cannot find it. Even google only yeilded castile soap flakes. I could buy the flakes, but I would prefer to buy a block of it.
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« Reply #1 on: February 15, 2007 09:54:07 AM »

What are you trying to make? Castile soap is just all vegetable soap.

You can make your own, or buy a bar at the local health food store.

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« Reply #2 on: February 15, 2007 10:42:51 AM »

What are you trying to make? Castile soap is just all vegetable soap.

You can make your own, or buy a bar at the local health food store.



 I am going to be make shampoo type stuff with it. How can I go about making my own? The recipe I have says to grate it, and I would rather have it unscented  Undecided
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« Reply #3 on: February 15, 2007 11:54:59 AM »

You can buy it unscented most likely.

Or you can look up the old threads and make your own soap, its easy, I tried for the first time recently.

Good luck finding it, I am sure a local health food place will have some unscented.
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« Reply #4 on: February 16, 2007 04:28:05 PM »

Technically true Castile Soap is 100% Olive Oil.   In modern times some people will use the term "Castile" or "Castile-like" to mean at least 50-60% Olive Oil. Some people use it more loosely to mean 100% vegetable oil, but that really isn't accurate.

I assume that the OP is looking for a "melt and pour" Castile Soap -- here are a few options:

http://www.wisterialane.com/browseproducts/Castile-Melt-and-Pour-Soap-Base-1-lb.-block.HTML

http://www.chemistrystore.com/glycerin_soap.htm

http://fromnaturewithlove.com/soap/product.asp?product_id=mpoo&affiliate=33463


Hope that helps. Smiley
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« Reply #5 on: February 16, 2007 04:41:25 PM »

what about dr bronner's or kirk's? i don't know the intricacies of official castile soap, but those are labeled as such. both are available at many stores (like natural foods stores).
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« Reply #6 on: February 16, 2007 04:53:37 PM »

what about dr bronner's or kirk's? i don't know the intricacies of official castile soap, but those are labeled as such. both are available at many stores (like natural foods stores).
The problem with Dr. Bronner's is that I can only find unscented bar soap. I did end up finding another brand at the health food store Smiley

 Thanks for the links! I ended up finding some at the health food store, but when I try sopa making on a larger scale, I will definitely check out that site.
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« Reply #7 on: February 20, 2007 08:56:47 AM »

If you're into making your own castille soap, I have a recipe, though I have never tried it myself. True castille soap, as someone mentioned, is pure olive oil. As you may, or may not know, coconut oil is usually what gives a nice lather, so I find castille soaps have too little lather for me. Having said that:

True Castille Soap
64 oz. Olive Oil
24 oz. Distilled Water (should be cold)
8 oz. Lye

for a Castille-like soap with better lather:
48 oz. Olive Oil
20 oz. Coconut Oil
24 oz. Distilled Water (should be cold)
9.33 oz. lye
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« Reply #8 on: February 23, 2007 11:43:52 PM »

it's funny how the other day i was doing some shopping and there was castille soap blocks everywhere and I was just wondering what the hell they were and why they sold them everywhere???

i live in puerto rico though...
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