100% Palm Oil Soap???

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    vuladams

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    I came across a bar recently that's made with only palm oil as the fat. I've done pure CO with 20% SF. Would the palm oil recipe be similar? The bar is ridiculously amazing and I'm inclined to try it. Anyone try this before? I haven't read anything about it yet...
     
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    Really? Are you sure its correctly labeled? What do you like about it?
     
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    I imagine it would be similar to a 100% lard bar, gentle and creamy. I see no reason not to make some if you like it. I would use 5-8% SF and make sure you use palm oil, not palm kernel.
     
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    How's lather? Is it really 100% palm oil?
    I was planning to make something similar since I have about 7-8kg of palm oil to use up until December. :)
    I was thinking maybe pail oil in really high percentage and then add some CO and castor for bubbles.
     
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    Palm oil is sometimes called vegetable tallow. It's going to be more like tallow or lard. Palm kernel oil (PKO) is more like coconut oil. Like Obsidian suggested, I too wouldn't overdo the superfat.
     
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    I bought a bar of soap: 80% palm oil, 20 co, early in august and use it at the kitchen sink. It doesn't lather well, not a stable lather at all. But...I wash my hands 20 times a day and it doesn't dry me out. And this bar (7 oz new) is harder than a 50 year old castille and going to last until next August!
     
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    What’s the percentage of lye in 80% palm oil soap?
     
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    The percentage of NaOH (lye) should be zero in a properly made soap, no matter what fats were used to make it.

    If you're asking what amount of NaOH is required to make soap from a particular blend of fats, you need to decide what the other 20% of the fats are and use a soap recipe calculator to determine the NaOH and water weights.

    If you don't know how to use a soap recipe calc, it's time to learn. Knowing how to calculate a soap recipe is a valuable skill for all soap makers. I recommend https://soapmakingfriend.com or https://soapee.com

    And welcome to the group! Introduce yourself in the Introductions forum and tell us a little about yourself.
     
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