Yesterday I made a largeish batch of hemp and castor oil soap, with a bit of olive oil thrown in for good measure.
Since I filled my larger bottles, I have two smaller (1/2l) bottles that I have decided to dispose of by giving away “first come, first serve” basis. This is great stuff – and highly concentrated, typically you’d cut it into 1/2 gal of water, or 2l and it’ll still be plenty strong. If you like “Murphy’s Oil Soap” that’s basically what this is, except without the peppermint oil for scent.
There are various formulations that you can use to make soap that is bubblier or creamier; this is more on the creamy side with a bit of bubble. I use it in my shower and for my laundry. It is fantastic for your hair, seriously. In terms of laundry, it’s comparable to “Woolite” except about 1/1000 the price and with zero odor.
We have become conditioned by marketing weasels to believe that there are special soaps for your dog, which are different from the soap you use on your sweatpants, which is different from the soap you use on your hair. That’s all bullshit – it is perfectly reasonable to have a soap that is good for darn near anything that needs soaping. The only caveat is that you should use unscented soap on your dog because their noses are really sensitive and you might not mind lavender oil but your dog might.
I make large batches of this a couple times a year for some friends that have allergies or are repelled by the sort of artificial scents you get in off the shelf detergents. The stuff I use either has lavender and black pepper oil (vaguely medicinal and makes your skin tingle) or my awesome lemon/lemon/lemon mix – three oils that are not lemon oil but smell lemonier than lemons and are not phototoxic. If you get into soap making or lotion making, you learn to be careful about other people’s allergies and what essential oils break down into nasty things when exposed to UV light. Orange oil and lemon oil are not great, so you can use lemon verbena, or lemongrass, or lemon balm, or all three!
Customs makes it prohibitive to ship this stuff internationally so this offer is restricted to the first 2 people who say “me!” in the comments. You’ll need to sign a 231-page liability waiver, naturally, since it’s not my responsibility if you drink the stuff and experience the unexpected.
If you’re one of the two lucky commenters that will get soap, please state preference for scent, or allergies (I encountered someone who was deathly allergic to lavender) and send me your mailing address, then wait patiently. If you want it unscented, say that. If you have no preference for scent I recommend lemon/lemon/lemon, which is the shizznozz.
Drivers, start your engines!
PS – I don’t mind if you want the soap so you can turn around and give it to someone else. That’s fine, so long as you don’t add any Polonium to it, or anything like that; I can’t stand the headaches that would create.