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Olive Oil vs. Olive Oil Pomace substitute
September 16, 2013
9:34 am
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cyndispot
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Can I substitute Olive Oil for Olive Oil Pomace in a soap recipe (the lavendar basil one on the site.) I know there is a difference in processing these two oils, but I can’t find a substantial difference in the end product.  Or at least I don’t think I can? 

 

Thanks for letting me know. I get a little nervous with the soap making since chemistry wasn’t my strongest class…I wonder tho – if I’d have made soap in chemistry – things might have gone alot better!

 

September 16, 2013
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I don’t have an answer to your question Cyndi, but I wanted to comment about your point about chemistry class!  If I had some good examples of how important knowledge of chemistry was to everyday things, like home made soap, I might have been more able to absorb the dry as bones facts.  I say absorb rather than memorize by rote the bare facts.  A teacher who can present things in ways that make sense to others is a gem

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September 16, 2013
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Yes, you can easily substitute without recalculating the recipe.  Pomace (here anyways) is cheaper and I always use it.  It will also come to a trace faster than regular Olive Oil.   The end product isn’t any different, though :)

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September 16, 2013
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We don’t have pomace here, or at least I have not yet found any, so I try to find the big cans of olive oil on sale.  Not always possible.  But, the homemade soap is worth the price of the regular olive oil.

We actually made soap in my first chemistry class!  It was high school in the 60’s and our teacher was great.  He made chemistry a LOT of fun.

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September 16, 2013
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Well to be honest, I haven’t seen it in the stores around this area… but at the old “home”, I could find it in a gallon can in hometown grocery store for $14/gal.  I will continue to visit Hart and pick up gallons of Olive Oil Pomace happy-flower

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September 16, 2013
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Olive oil is classified by its place in the extraction process. Extra virgin is the first pressing, all of the others follow and pumace is the very last. The best taste comes with the first pressing. Nobody eats soap.

September 16, 2013
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The best price I have found on Extra Virgin Olive oil is at the resturant supply, I have tried others but always go back to the extra virgin you pretty much get what you pay for when it comes to olive oil.

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September 16, 2013
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Thank you so much. I knew you would all know the answer!

 

October 12, 2013
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I am glad I stopped in this morning before heading to the soap kitchen. I was unfamiliar with this grade of olive oil and the cost savings. I will try it in some of my single color or color free soap recipes. Some literature stated it may not work as we’ll with complicated multicolor soaps.

October 14, 2013
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A great source for soap stuff is wholesalesuppliesplus.com    they have free shipping, and if you happen to live 10 minutes away like I do (muahahaha!!) you get a 20% pickup discount!!

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