I have researched Titanic soap
. This soap was advertised to be a cold cream soap named Vanolia
. It was a nice sized oval bar wrapped and placed into a decorated box of purple and gold. Vanolia was also advertised at the soap for the first-class cabins on the Titanic. It was made originally in England. Even though the soap is still made since 1912, it has gone through a few changes. One change is the fragrance which is more of a spice fragrance now
where it originally was a rose
fragrance. Many soap makers of today are adding rose and lemon
together trying to duplicate this soap fragrance. I found the original (or close to original) ingredient labels
which shows the following ingredients. I broke the ingredients down for easier reading and understanding. (Keep in mind that I am bot a chemist.):
1.sodium tallowate--tallow or rendered cow fat
2.sodium cocolate--coconut oil--it is one of the few oils that will suds in salt water
4.glycerol--glycerin--automatically made during the manufacture of true soap. Glycerin attracts moisture through the air.
5.perfume--a fragrance, rose otto--1/8 of an ounce is $29.99 on Amazon.
Most of us can not afford this essential oil.
7.mineral oil--a byproduct of petroleum and commonly used to remove make up
8.tetra-sodium EDTA--it is a cleating agent that neutralizes the metal ions in hard water and makes water softer
9.edidrontic acid--also a cleating agent which enhances the cleaning power
10. boric acid--a mild antiseptic/anti-fungal/antibiotic "Borax
, also known as borate
, sodium tetraborate
, or disodium tetraborate
, is an important boron
compound, a mineral
, and a salt
of boric acid," Wikipedia
Much of my information came from Encyclopedia Titicaca. http://www.encyclopedia-titanica.org/forums/personal-hygiene/4975-soap.html
To duplicate this soap, I would start with tallow, coconut oil, water, lye (sodium hydroxide), and rose fragrance. If the soap could turn dark due to the fragrance I use, I would then use a little titanium dioxide to help keep the soap white. Many of the soap makers of today are placing a rose bud on the top of each bar of soap, making each bar truly upper class..
My version of this soap is:
30 ounces tallow
20 ounces coconut oil
19 ounces water
7.3 ounces lye
3 ounces veg glycerin
1.5 ounces Save on Scents eternal roses fragrance oil
2 tablespoons titanium dioxide
Optional: 18 decorations
for the top such as dried rose buds or tiny pink rose erasers like mine.
Follow normal soap making rules to make this soap using the above recipe.
Yield: Makes 18 bars of soap. I used Crafter's Choice oval molds. Oval which was the shape of the original Titanic soap.
Notes: *I refrigerated this soap for one day. It did not gel and it came out of the molds perfectly.
*This soap is snow white! The titanium dioxide was probably not needed with this fragrance oil.
|Vanolia/Titanic Soap I used little erasers for the center rose. Not as nostalgic as a dried rose bud.|
A friend told me that it would erase the wrinkles away. LOL
I hope you found this an interesting read. Have a great week! Dawnie
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