Butters & Oils

Sunflower Oil in Cold Process Soap

Olive oil is a major part of my soap recipes. However, it is expensive. For example, I usually buy a 2 QT 3.6 FL OZ bottle of olive oil for $12.99. I wanted to find an oil that had skin benefits and also saved me some money, so after running a few recipes through my soap calculator I settled on sunflower oil. By comparison, a 1 QT 1 PT bottle of sunflower oil at the grocery store costs $3.89. I could buy 3 quarts of sunflower oil and it would still be cheaper than a 2 QT bottle of olive oil. (more…)