Substitute for Palm Oil?
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.