Is palm oil same as shortening?
Hello. I am trying make home made soap by my self. All of handmade soap require palm oil as base. However, I could not find the just palm oil it self from the any store but whole food market sells the palm oil shortening. The brand name is Spectrum and it made with 100% presses palm oil as a ingrediant.
I really want to make sure that this shortening is same as palm oil base for soap. Would you recommend carrier oil store or the site where I can buy some oils from?
Thank you Answer:
I did a quick Google search for Spectrum Shortening and the ingredients list is 100% expeller pressed palm oil. I believe it is the same as regular palm oil.
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