- Dec 9, 2014
- Reaction score
- Athens, Greece (Very Hard Water)
I asked my husband to test the piece for me, in the shower and general handwashing yesterday and today. He rubbed his hands together and said he really liked it, it made his skin feel really good, sort of "different good than my other soaps".
Hello SoapyHeart, are your "other soaps" have the same oils in the recipe and the same additives with the one having avocado oil that your husband tested?
Well my opinion about AO is that it is an expensive oil while my skin doesn't seem to feel anything different than other similar oils (with similar fatty acids profile).
I ground my view on a test I did a while ago:
Testing a few soft oils in 40%
where I didn't feel any real difference after bathing. I think that the difference for me might be on how easy it lathers against other oils, and while only one soaper among 3 found that her skin was feeling better with this oil in the soap. I think that the palmitoleic fatty acid that avocado oil has at 9% maybe is doing that little difference as I mention it here: Palmitoleic acid (16:1) - Does it bring anything to a soap's behavior?
Below you can see the certificate of analysis of the avocado oil I used:
Lately I bought macadamia oil too that has also similar fatty acid profile but with the palmitoleic acid being at 20%. See below its CoA:
So in the next soap I will make I'll also use macadamia oil at 40% with everything else being exactly the same as the other soaps of the specific experiment, hoping to help me understand if the palmitoleic is doing that little "wow" factor...