Palm Oil - Palm oil is produced from the fruit of the oil palm, or Elaeis Guinnesis tree, which originated in West Guinea. Currently, Malaysia is the largest exporter of Palm Oil in the world. Our Palm oil is physically refined without the use of chemical solvents, thereby reducing the risk of residue contamination. Palm oil is used in cold process soap to add to the hardness of the bar and is typically replaced for tallow in all vegetable oil recipes.
Test results for stand alone cold process recipe with 100% Palm Oil:
Lather: Dense, slightly creamy lather. Starts with larger fluffier bubbles, but lather gets creamier the more you wash. No stickiness.
Lather Stability: Poor
Hand Feel: Squeaky clean
Palm Oil is comprised of liquid and solid oils. Because of this, it is important to fully melt and stir your palm until it is clear before using it so that it is the right mix of oils every time.
In keeping with our social and ethical responsibility goals, our Palm oil supplier is a member of the Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO), an organization that supports sustainable palm oil production. For more information see their website here.
Note: Yes! These bags are boilable! Please make sure that you use our Double Boiler Maker so the plastic doesn't melt on direct contact with the metal of the hot pan. Here is a post about how to melt the oil in a double boiler!
NOTE: The 35 pound option comes in a 5 gallon bucket.
Botanical Name: Elaeis Guineensis (Palm) Oil
Common Name: Palm Oil