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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.
- 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