Palm Kernel Flakes - This oil is commonly used to help harden cold process recipes. It can be used up to 15% in your soap recipes. It will speed up trace when used in recipes.
Ingredients:Botanical Name: Partially Hydrogenated Palm Kernel Oil, Soy LecithinCommon Name: Palm Kernel Flakes
Reply from Bramble Berry Hi Shelly! I'm sorry this product was giving you trouble in your cold process soap. In our tests and recipes we found the Palm Kernel Flakes help to make a beautiful hard bar of soap as evidenced in the Tiger Stripe "Hanger" Swirl Tutorial. It's important that the Palm Kernel Flakes are completely melted before adding to your other oils when making cold process soap. If it is not completely melted your soap can have pockets of oil, while the rest of it is lye heavy! I will email you personally to help troubleshoot!
Reply from Bramble Berry
Hi Mary! I'm sorry this product wasn't your favorite. Because they are in flake form, they will have a higher melting point than oils. Also, they will accelerate trace. However, we've found they work well when used at 15% or less in your recipe, as shown in this Tiger Stripe "Hanger" Swirl Tutorial. I'll be emailing you personally to help troubleshoot!
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