Olive Pomace Oil vs Olive Oil

by Miriam Fields
(Houston, TX)

I've been using Olive Pomace Oil instead of Olive Oil in my soap recipes, because I read that Pomace Oil has a higher concentration of unsaponifiables. If I switch to Grade A or B Olive Oil will there be any discernible difference in my end product?


Pomace oil does contain a higher percentage of unsaponifiables. This refers to the parts of the oil that will not turn into soap. Since pomace is the last pressing of the olive it contains quite a bit of the actual olive flesh. That is the 'cloudyness' you will see when you pour the oil.

Grade A or B will produce a whiter soap (as long as the oil is a golden colour and not green) and will not contain as much of the 'cloud'. Pomace oil also traces much faster than the other grades.


Click here to post comments

Return to Submit a Question.

Like This Page?