Quantcast

Coconut Oil Replacement

SoapMakingForum

Help Support SoapMakingForum:

McBaffie

Member
Joined
Apr 1, 2015
Messages
14
Reaction score
3
Hi all. I'm sure this subject has probably been covered here, but I can't find it anywhere.
I have a few people telling me they are allergic to coconut oil. What would make a good replacement for it? I have read about Babassu oil but it is pretty expensive. Is there a more affordable option?
Thanks in advance.
 

IrishLass

Staff member
Admin
Joined
Feb 11, 2008
Messages
16,888
Reaction score
10,621
Location
Right here, silly!
Ditto the PKO. As Obsidian specified, don't confuse it with palm oil. If 'kernel' is not in the name, you will be disappointed with your lather.


IrishLass :)
 

Dahila

Well-Known Member
Joined
Dec 29, 2013
Messages
2,620
Reaction score
1,823
Location
Canada, Ontario
what about babassu? You are allergic to coconut oil but it does not mean you are allergic to babbasu oil.
 

DeeAnna

Well-Known Member
Joined
Feb 20, 2013
Messages
12,603
Reaction score
17,405
Location
Northeast Iowa, USA
Babassu has two strikes against it, IMO. First, it costs more than PKO or CO (at least for me). Second, PKO has the lowest % of the short-chain fatty acids that can cause skin irritation, compared with CO and babassu. If you want a fat with high lauric and myristic acids, but as low as possible on the short-chain fatty acids and at the lowest cost, then PKO is probably your best bet.
 

Latest posts

Top