Here's her followup: http://curious-soapmaker.com/a-big-test-of-100-one-oil-soaps-after-15-months.html...This soaper made a 100% corn oil soap and it seemed pretty good! http://curious-soapmaker.com/a-big-test-of-100-one-oil-soaps-after-2-weeks.html...
Here's her followup: http://curious-soapmaker.com/a-big-test-of-100-one-oil-soaps-after-15-months.html
See also Alchemy and Ashes single oil soap tests:
Thank you! Those links were very helpful!!google "soap making oils properties"
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It's not commonly used because it's a linoleic oil and using it in significant quantities would make your soap prone to rancidity. Therefore I would not suggest you use it as THE soft oil in your recipes. You can use a small percentage if you want to try it, but your main soft oil should be an oleic oil.Thank you! Those links were very helpful!!
Corn oil was not mentioned in 2 of the 3 links by Seawolfe, so I am wondering why it is not commonly used?
I looked at the one-oil studies, but they do not say yay or nay for corn oil and why it is not a popular oil for soapmaking.
My reason for asking was NOT because I wanted to use corn oil in my soaps. I saw for the first time, that someone had used corn oil and wondered about its use in making soap, since I had not come across it before.ETA: I see many experts have beat me to good answers.
I wouldn't use corn oil. Experts please chime in here, but I believe it's more prone to rancidity and DOS than other oils. And in my opinion as for label appeal, it says "cheap ingredients" and "cutting corners". Call me a soap snob, but I would pass on any soap listing corn oil as a major ingredient.
That thought entered my mind, but thought I would ask the experts.
Have you made soap before? If not, what are your objectives? Who is your hoped-for future clientele, way in the future after you've mastered it?
Yes, I have made soap. I aspire to a more luxury type of soap.
Not to be disrepectful, but I would do some basic research into quality soaping oils and start with a good basic recipe, many of which can be found here on the beginner's forum. I really would encourage you to spend some time in research on oils before you start out with a sub-standard recipe.