Substitute for Palm Oil?

by Anonymous

We want to make soap using coconut oil and olive oil but we don't want to use palm oil. What would be a good substitution for palm oil?


Visit my page on Soap Making Oils and scroll down to the heading "Love that Creamy Lather" for a list of oils to use instead of palm oil in a recipe.

Other possible choices to use with the ones listed on my page are Avocado Oil and Rice Bran Oil since they are fairly high in Palmitic acid.

I use SoapCalc to determine the amount of Palmitic and Stearic Acids in my recipes. I try to keep the combined amount (of section 5 in SoapCalc) around 15 - 25. This helps to ensure that the bar is hard and has a nice creamy lather.

Both Stearic and Palmitic acids can be found in many of the oils we use in soap making.


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