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Robert

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I think Palmolive has managed to retain their trademark while eliminating the olive from the formula to cut costs.
 

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I think Palmolive has managed to retain their trademark while eliminating the olive from the formula to cut costs.
They also eliminated palm. :wink: It's just a brand name now.
 

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Sometimes it's the percentage of coconut that can cause an irritation. When I made a soap with 33% coconut, my daughter found it made her itchy, whereas all my other soaps with 20% or lower coconut never irritated her skin. My soaps typical superfat is between 6-8%. Now my salt bars have high coconut 80%, but also a high superfat 20%, and she uses them no problem.

I do make a few soaps using palm kernel oil flakes instead of coconut.
Hey there! So, in reference to the coconut oil and PKO being used interchangeably, is it possible to make a 100% coconut oil soap but substitute part of the C.O for PKO? I suppose it wouldn't be 100 % coconut oil soap anymore..lol! What I'm wondering is, would a soap like that still need to be super fatted at 10 to 20 % ? I haven't actually tried this, but have substituted part of the coconut with PKO. I have yet to find a reference about PKO which addresses the dryness issue....if indeed it is drying. :)
 

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Hey there! So, in reference to the coconut oil and PKO being used interchangeably, is it possible to make a 100% coconut oil soap but substitute part of the C.O for PKO? I suppose it wouldn't be 100 % coconut oil soap anymore..lol! What I'm wondering is, would a soap like that still need to be super fatted at 10 to 20 % ? I haven't actually tried this, but have substituted part of the coconut with PKO. I have yet to find a reference about PKO which addresses the dryness issue....if indeed it is drying. :)
It's the myristic and lauric fatty acids in the CO and the PKO and Babassu oil, too, that cause the drying effect. So yes, it would still be drying.
 

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Ive seen that actually on a website, the person was testing 100% soaps and castor oil did nothing haha.

I found a recipe online using Castor Oil at 8% to olive oil at 92%. I showed to use a SF 8%, but I changed that to 5%. Pretty good stuff. It eludes me the site, actually, found it :)

This is a Baby Soap recipe

Baby Soap Recipe

I hope I am allowed to reference sites like that, if not, my apologies :)
The first soap I ever made which was only 2 months ago :p was a Bastille style soap which was 75% Olive Oil, 16% Shea and 9% Castor. Just to test it I used half a bar at 5 weeks and it was a little slimy but felt really nice on the skin. Using it now at just under 8 weeks it is so much nicer.
 
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