3 Oils for a Hard, Cleansing & Fluffy Bar ……

28 Aug

Does it bother you when you’re trying to create a nice hard bar that cleanses & has a nice fluffy lather ~~ You just can’t seem to get it right.

Here are 3  oils that should produce a bar with All of  those qualities.

  • BABASSU OIL — is an oil extracted from the seeds of the Babassu palm. Thought to be soothing, protective, conditioning and moisturizing to the skin. Non-greasy and  it’s  commonly added to  products made for dry scalp and itching skin.

 

  • COCONUT OIL —  is an  oil extracted from a matured coconut harvested from the coconut palm. Produces a wonderful lather…..and is edible and a Great moisturizer!

 

 

  • PALM KERNEL OIL —Is an oil that is extracted from the fruit of Oil Palms.

ALL 3 are great for producing a Great bar of Soap!

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4 Responses to “3 Oils for a Hard, Cleansing & Fluffy Bar ……”

  1. Christine November 15, 2014 at 3:52 AM #

    Would love to use babassu but it is very expensive :((
    Can palm oil and palm kernel be used in the same recipe to produce a harder, longer lasting bar? While I am here, may I ask why some soapers choose to use a higher content of palm over coconut in their recipes?

    • P.S. I Love Soap Co. November 15, 2014 at 5:30 AM #

      Yes, you could incorporate both into a soap recipe. But keep in mind you should use no more than 30% Palm oil and 15% Palm Kernel in your soap recipe. A combination of Olive Oil, Palm Oil and Palm Kernel Oil will give you a nice hard bubbly bar.
      Please make sure to run ANY soap recipe through a Lye Calculator such as http://www.soapcalc.net
      As for higher percentage of Palm over Coconut would make for a more creamy lather less bubbly.

      • Christine November 16, 2014 at 2:59 AM #

        Thanks for replying. Just so I understand, I can use 30% palm and !5% palm kernel in the same recipe?

      • P.S. I Love Soap Co. November 16, 2014 at 6:19 AM #

        Hi Christine,

        You can! Soapmaking is all about testing and having fun those are just guidelines. The most important thing is making sure you’re are running the recipe through a lye calculator!

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