Allepo Soap

May 22, 2020

Allepo Soap

Aleppo CP Soap

Allepo soap has been around for centuries.  It is crafted with Laurel Fruit Oil land Olive Oil.  The Laurel fruit oil lends not only a distinct aroma but a beautiful earthy green color to the soap. As there are no lathering or hard oils in this gem, (ie coconut) it has a different feel to it.  As a test, I used it 2 months into the cure.  It was hard and silky with very little lather.  It will get better after 4 or so months more curing time.  I was impressed on how it came to trace so quickly.  Also how hard it is after 2 months.

I decided to only use 20% Laurel Fruit Oil and 80% Extra Virgin Olive Oil.  Too much Laurel Fruit oil would intensify the smell.

As you can see this is a moisturizing bar with 78 value.  There is no water discount.  Even though the soap calculator indicates this is not a hard bar, I disagree.  The INS number is not what I like to work with but went with it.  What a wonderful bar.  Don’t forget to wash your soap while still in the loaf mold for a nice shiny top.

Water as percent of oil weight 38.00 %
Soap Bar Quality Range Your Recipe
Hardness 29 – 54 22
Cleansing 12 – 22 5
Conditioning 44 – 69 78
Bubbly 14 – 46 5
Creamy 16 – 48 17
Iodine 41 – 70 82
INS 136 – 165 108

Here is my 4-pound recipe using soapcalc

# Oil/Fat % Pounds Ounces Grams
1 Laurel Fruit Oil 20.00 0.800 12.80 362.87
2 Olive Oil pomace 80.00 3.200 51.20 1,451.49
Totals NaN 4.000 64.00 1,814.37



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