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panzerakc
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« on: January 14, 2012, 11:15:10 PM »

I'm going to try a bastille sometime in the next few days.  I've had a request from a couple of people for something for really dry skin.

I'm doing:

7.5% Castor
7.5% Palm Kernel
85% Olive

SoapCalc says that gives me:

Hardness  20
Cleansing   5
Conditioning  78
Bubbly      12
Creamy     22

I know I'm not going to get much in the way of lather with the recipe as is, so I'll be using coconut milk as my liquid.

i'll let you know how it turns out.  I've already warned the folks I'm making it for to expect a cure time of several months.

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« Reply #1 on: January 15, 2012, 06:33:40 AM »

Anita,

 I have never used palm oil in any version, however the baby soap that I made with just Olive oil and Castor oil lathers wonderfully. It is only 8% castor, so maybe you will be OK on the lather.
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« Reply #2 on: January 15, 2012, 07:26:08 AM »

Give Steve's baby soap recipe a try, it is a wonderful Bastille.  I love it.  I have made it exactly by the recipe and have made it by changing it up a little.  I have made it without the chamomile infusion and it's still great.
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« Reply #3 on: January 15, 2012, 03:43:06 PM »

Whoops, shouldn't post late at night!   Cheesy

That should be goats' milk for the liquid, not coconut.  I put several batches of GM and coconut milk both in the freezer last night, lost track of which was which!

Baron, I'm using palm kernel, not palm.  PKO has some similar properties to coconut, but folks that report some irritation/dryness with CO don't usually have problems with the palm kernel, which is why I'm using it.

This soap will also have egg yolks and heavy cream in it.

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« Reply #4 on: January 16, 2012, 04:03:13 PM »

Sounds More like a Hawaiian Breakfast than soap! Cheesy

I have never used either palm oil or palm kernel is how I mean that.
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« Reply #5 on: January 16, 2012, 10:17:25 PM »

I have never used either palm oil or palm kernel is how I mean that. 

Gotcha.

Evidently they are easily confused.  I belong to several soap forums, and at least once a week someone posts something to the effect that, "I meant to order palm (or palm kernel), and instead I got palm kernel (or palm).  What do I do now?"

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« Reply #6 on: January 17, 2012, 03:58:20 PM »

I can see how some would be confused. If I had not read about it here then wanted to know what the difference was I could be too.
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« Reply #7 on: January 23, 2012, 01:11:38 AM »

I'm doing:

7.5% Castor
7.5% Palm Kernel
85% Olive


I know I'm not going to get much in the way of lather with the recipe as is, so I'll be using coconut milk as my liquid.

I did 90% olive oil and 10% castor oil, by the CPOP process and am very happy with the lather. Castor oil makes it's work. Also, the older the olive soap is, the more lather you get. CPOP speeds up this process by months.

Also a stupid question - is Bastille a synonym for Castile soap? Never heard this term before.
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« Reply #8 on: January 23, 2012, 09:31:17 AM »


Also a stupid question - is Bastille a synonym for Castile soap? Never heard this term before.

Bastard castile
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« Reply #9 on: January 23, 2012, 10:17:54 AM »

Also a stupid question - is Bastille a synonym for Castile soap? Never heard this term before.

Like ceebee says, Bastile is a cute way of saying "bastardized Castile", meaning that an oil other than olive oil is also in the soap. Smiley
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« Reply #10 on: January 23, 2012, 11:33:37 AM »

Ahahaha, that is so cool :DDD - this goes to my dictionary!
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« Reply #11 on: January 23, 2012, 04:08:41 PM »

Yeah, "Castille" the the short name for 100% olive oil soap.

"Bastille" is what people call a very high percentage of olive oil plus a couple (at most) of other oils.  ("Bastille" certainly takes less time to say or write!)

I don't know if there's a technical percentage of the amount of olive oil, but my guess would be something higher than 50%.  Heck, I've got plain soap with no fancy name that is 50% olive oil.  I'd guess at least 75-80%, plus whatever else, in order to be considered Bastille.

(I saw a discussion about this on another forum I belong to, and somebody posted that, "Bastille is the name of the prison in France, right?".  I wanted so badly to post that yes, it is, but since we are talking about soap, that's not the definition we're using at the moment!   Cheesy )

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« Reply #12 on: January 23, 2012, 04:26:48 PM »

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(I saw a discussion about this on another forum I belong to, and somebody posted that, "Bastille is the name of the prison in France, right?".

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« Reply #13 on: January 24, 2012, 06:29:46 AM »

Castille in the Bastille...........?  Would have made Marie Antoinette a little happier perhaps?
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« Reply #14 on: January 31, 2012, 06:34:08 AM »

Castille in the Bastille...........?  Would have made Marie Antoinette a little happier perhaps?

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