Fats And Oils Used For Soap Making

Gather, process and present information from secondary sources to identify a range of fats and oils used for soap making

Some of fats and oils used for soap making:

  • Coconut oil
    • An oil derived from the dried fruit of the coconut palm tree
    • Helps in cleansing the skin, however can cause drying in high amount
  • Olive Oil
    • Contains oleic acid, linoleic acid, palmitic acid and stearic acid
    • Helps in cleansing, conditioning and moisturizing of the skin
  • Palm Oil
    • An oil obtained from the fleshy fruit of the palm trees
    • Has longer chains compared palm kernel oil.
    • Has similar properties to tallow
  • Palm Kernel Oil
    • An oil derived from the nuts of the palm tree
    • Has similar properties to coconut oil.
  • Tallow
    • A fat obtained as a by-product of beef or sheep processing in abattoirs.
    • typical source of animal fat used in soap manufacture
    • Helps in the stabilizing creamy foam effect of soap