Olive Oil Products: Soap and Muffins

We offer two homemade olive oil products: olive oil soap and olive oil muffins (tastes like banana bread!).

SOAP: “SO GOOD IT WILL CLEANSE YOUR SOUL”

Homemade olive oil soap made from scratch (cold process method) in the historic down-through-the-millenia tradition of Castile soap.  After you read about my quality, natural and gentle soap – which is vegan and not tested on animals – order here.

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In keeping with my “Because homemade is better” philosophy at “Burkhardt At Home, Made by Kim,” my soap is safe and nontoxic – even for people with sensitive skin.  A happy recipient of my soap, Paul Martinez of Vancouver, B.C., says, “This is the first soap I’ve ever used that doesn’t irritate my skin.”

When I set out to learn soap making, I had zero experience.  I checked out a how-to book from the library; I failed to learn from that first book that one should never use a metal bowl or metal utensils when mixing up anything that includes lye! Metal contact with lye creates a chemical reaction that can cause a heat-based explosion. I nearly blew up my kitchen and did succeed in mildly burning one of my hands.  I refused to give up, though, and continued reading additional books and experimenting with various soap recipes until I came up with “my own variation of homemade soap” that I later learned is quite in keeping with millenia-old Castilian soap. Each bar is approximately 5 – 6 ounce in size.

Now, thanks to my “experimental research” in soap making, you can now buy white bars of soap made from scratch much like the millenias-old historic “Castilian Soap” tradition which you can read about here.  Each batch is “set” for four to six weeks before shipping to give it time to be skin-friendly (I personally find that it ages very well, becoming nicer to use over several months!).  

My olive oil soap is also positive for the environment!  The oil that goes into my soap comes from countries the U.S. and Europe with higher environmental farming standards; my soap contains none of the palm oil associated with deforestation sourcing techniques and which is often found in other soaps.

Quotes from people satisfied with my soap:

“This is the first soap I’ve ever used that doesn’t irritate my skin.”  Paul Martinez, Vancouver, B.C. Canada

“I like the soap’s soft texture…..It is the only hand soap I have used that make my hands feel clean and soft, not dry and stiff.”   H.C., Seattle, Washington, USA

I use what’s called the “cold process” method of “from scratch” soap making.  As a result, ordering more than a few bars at a time means the quaint “wait to receive” order policy resulting from genuinely home practice that can’t replicate factory mass production!.  Each bar is approximately 5 – 6 ounce in size, the truly homemade nature of my soap inherently involves minor variations in size.  Price: $4.30 per bar.  Order soap here.

MUFFINS: “TASTES LIKE BANANA BREAD”

My made-from-scratch olive oil muffins taste like moist banana bread!  A comparatively healthy snack option among sugary treats.

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Pruchase ready-to-eat muffins for a tasty treat.  Order muffins here.