Coconut Oil Replacement

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McBaffie

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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?
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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.


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what about babassu? You are allergic to coconut oil but it does not mean you are allergic to babbasu oil.
 

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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.
 

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