What is the Beldi soap
Beldi black soap is a typical Moroccan soap used in baths (hammam) in the east, the Turkish bath or steam bath, especially in the beach town of Essaouria in the Atlantic coast of Morocco, where this soap was created.
The Beldi soap is a soap in paste form that makes few lather, dark brown, rich in vitamin E, which has many beneficial properties for the skin, which highlights its exfoliating action plus moisturize and soften the skin. It is used to prepare the skin for manual exfoliation, purifying the skin to thicken dead cells for subsequent removal.
How used soap Beldi
With the skin being hot and humid environment in the sauna steam is passed over the entire body and Beldi black soap is left to act for 10 minutes as a mask treatment. Elapsed time is completely removed and then with a sponge appropriate uses up the sponge in Morocco Kassa suitable for Hamman, proceeds to hard exfoliation where dead skin cells are easily removed.This environment vapors and heat may be reproduced, stored in due proportion, in the home environment to form vapors leave the shower running in the bathroom stall.
Beldì Soap Formulation
There are several types of Beldi soap being the traditional dark color and fragrance of eucalyptus. The soap is made from olive oil and black olive paste saponificated with potassium hydroxide (KOH). Until the beginning of this month of April, I knew nothing about the black soap from North Africa and the Middle East and specifically this Beldi black soap. Was placed a post in the group Saboaria, Portugal, where I took the first contact. I was very concerned with the composition and apparent simplicity. A comment on my blog the soaper Luis Carlos Gulias made me a chance to make this handmade soap hot process by the process liquid soap, simply leave in paste form and not to dilute the liquid soap.
Analyzing the components of this soap you arrive at the conclusion that the key component is olive paste. It is an empirical reasoning by exclusion, because without the olive paste, this would be a simple soap, an olive soap in paste. The olive is approximately, varies according to the species type climate, and other variables, 52% water, 19% oil, 1.5% protein, 19% sugar, 7% cellulose and 1.5% ash. For these components is that they should impart the characteristic properties of Beldì.
The formula was well prepared:
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Making Beldi black soap
I bought the black olives to prepare paste and I chose Lebanon black olives, despite the color is not very uniform, ranging from dark to some clearer. The advantage is that they were in brine and stoned.
It followed the normal hot for liquid soap that is on the website:
http://www.japudo.com.br/en/soap-making/vegetable-liquid-soap/, but with a few caveats:
– As a soap is 100% olive oil, the trace is very time consuming thing 15 minutes with the intensive mixer.
– This intensive mixer incorporates too much air into the batter and the first 2 hours of cooking is necessary to pay attention to avoid the eruption of mass moving with the spatula.
– There is a convection motion in the mass but not enough to free the air occluded in mixing
– As the mass becomes dark from the second hour, it is difficult to observe the phases characteristic of KOH hot process – applesauce, mashed potatoes, etc..- After 3 hours the pH was 9, indicating complete reaction of saponification.
– Let a further 1 hour, totaling 4 hours to evaporate some water and leave the more viscous paste.
The Beldi black soap