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I'm at a crossroads, and need opinions. Which is better Babassu or Kpangnan? I need to order supplies, and I'm torn which I should get.
 

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Well, Brian, these are two very different oils and used for distinct purposes! Babassu Oil is used as Coconut Oil or Palm Kernel Oil wold be used as a lather and cleaning oil. I love using 50% CO, 25% Babassu Oil, and 25% PKO in my very favorite recipe. The Kpangnan is a conditioning Butter as Shea would be. I use it in my salt bars only. I use it in all my body butters and heavy creams! There you go! Heck, just buy both! I wish you could have gotten in on our CO-OP!

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Thanks Paul. I'm trying to figure out how I would use Babassu and Kpangnan in a recipe. I don't have that recipe on me at the moment. Would you mind taking a look at it if I PM you later tonight?
 

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brian0523 said:
Thanks Paul. I'm trying to figure out how I would use Babassu and Kpangnan in a recipe. I don't have that recipe on me at the moment. Would you mind taking a look at it if I PM you later tonight?
You bet! :D the 2 together in a recipe can make a very nice conditioning bar for sure! I love the Babassu Oil in my recipes! Makes a nice hard bar too! :D
 

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I use both in my main soap recipe. It was once I started to use them both that I finally realized I had developed the recipe I was wanting.
 

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Brian, go ahead and make your recipe you PMed me about tonight. The numbers are all good and it should be bubbly and good conditioning number too! I like it very much, good job! :D :wink:

Like CPS mentioned, they are a great combo when used together. The Babassu Oil is very hard and white. It is even whiter than 76* Coconut Oil.

Paul
 

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Thanks guys!

I placed an order for supplies, but soapers choice is out of Kapagnan Butter....woe is me!
 

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Brian, sorry to tell you this bit of info, but Soapers Choice does not carry Kpangnan Butter! :( They have Shea Butter and a lot of other oils and butters, but no Kpangnan. There is very few places that carry this newer butter from Africa. The place we did the CO-OP from, Agbanga Karite, and a couple other places that are even more expensive, are the only distributors in the US. Perhaps in a month or so, we can do another CO-OP with them again if there is enough interest.
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Yea, they run out of it quite often. When it is in, make a run on the "bank." :lol: Last time I waited like a month for them to get more in stock. Next time, I'm ordering 35 pounds and not just 1 gallon of it. Love that stuff! Since coconut oil is on the rise, Babassu oil is looking better all the time!

Paul :wink:
 
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