Sure, I'm considering it as a substitution for olive oil, though perhaps canola HO alone would be even better.That's a blend,what do you want to know? Are you going to soap with it? Does anyone know how to do the lye on a blend?
From my little experience I have made a soap that had 40% Sunflower HO and another soap with 40% OO and everything else were exactly the same.Beyond the numbers, what kind of soap does it make?
I know a lot of people on this forum say they get DOS with canola oil and no longer use it.BTW, I have no real plans to switch out plain, old olive oil. I make soap so infrequently that I can afford the $2 for olive squeezings when necessary. But I have a friend who stopped using olive (and replaced it with soy!) because she thinks olive is too expensive. I was considering forwarding this find to her.
I should try a tester and see how I like it. I am looking for something to replace soy. I get people that have allergies with soy. I feel that internal is not the same as external use. But I don't know.I used regular Canola for several years with no dos problems. I now use HO Canola and really like it, much better than olive oil. To me anything over 25-30% olive is sticky, but I do not get that with Canola. I get dos when using lard if I do not add in BHT. I also like the feel of lard, tallow and canola in soap
my labels have my ingredients, and those that are allergic read what is in the soap. Its difficult to tell who is and who isn't at a farmers market. I do want to replace the soy though with something else. I don't use a lot, 5% is how much I use of soy.If those people are legitimately allergic (as opposed to does not want to use for other reasons), you need to avoid using soy in the soaps they get. You do not need a lawsuit on the extremely low chance they have an allergic reaction. I would even warn them that the soap was made using items that previously made soy soap to be sure they knew it.
IMHO, soybean oil does not make good soap for me. I have tried it from 10-30%, and I just do not care for it. And I really detest the smell of canola, so I can't see bringing it my house.