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100% Saponated Olive Oil Soap bar VS. Normal liquid virgin olive oil

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For those who know what Saponated Oil is ---

What in the world is "saponate" -- all of the dictionary definitions state "to make into soap." Does that mean to appy heat to get the oil to hold its form?

If heat is applied:

Would it be healthier to moisturize my face with liquid virgin olive oil purchased for cooking in its natural state because it has its healthy properties....

than it would be to use the 100% olive oil soap blocks which have had heat applied to change its chemical properties so that it holds a shape?

If you ask me, its like raw food verses overly-cooked vegetables: One has its natural nutrients, while the other has been overly cooked and contains very few nutrients

Whats your opinion?

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Saponified (saponate) oil is not just heated, it is mixed with lye - lye (used to be) obtained from ashes and mixed with animal fats left from cooking to form soap, hence the ingredient sodium tallowate. Tallowate=saponated tallow. Lye by itself is a very caustic material, merged with the proper amount of oil it becomes familiar soap. Traditional castile soap, named for the region it was invented, is olive oil soap. I would not use this as a moisturizer, it will only irritate your skin. Use EVOO instead, as long as it doesn't promote acne on you of course.

According to some authorities, Castile soap originated in the Kingdom of Castile, where it was made from olive oil only; importations of "Castile soap" through Antwerp appear in the London port books of 1567â€â€œ68 (Dietz 1972), though the OED could find no earlier reference to "Castile soap" than 1616. In Castile, the fine sifted alkaline ash of Salsola species of thistle, called barilla, was boiled with locally available olive oil, instead of tallow. By adding salty brine to the boiled liquor, the soap was made to float to the surface, where it could be skimmed off by the soap-boiler, leaving the excess lye and impurities to settle out. This produced what was probably the first white hard soap, which hardened further as it was aged, without losing its whiteness, forming jabon de Castila, which eventually became the generic name. To an apothecary it was known as sapo hispaniensis or sapo castilliensis [1].

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