Continuing our emphasis on all things Rome (you won’t believe the adorable Vespa soap roaring up and the awesome CP mosaic soap on tap), this blog focuses on simple and easy. After all, what did the earliest soapers use to soap with? Animal fats and olive oil were the two common oils. The name ‘soap’ comes from the popular myth of Mount Sapo, said to be located in Rome and olive oil is abundance in many Mediterranean countries, including Italy.
The Lazio region surrounding the capital is particularly well known for its exceptional olive oil. It’s not just for cooking! Olive oil is a staple ingredient in many soaping recipes. It’s also one of the few oils that is popular to use at 100% in soap recipes! Read on to learn more about the difference between pure and pomace olive oils, Castile (100% olive oil) recipes and using olive oil in other bath and beauty products.