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
|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|