Is Red Palm oil same as regular palm oil?

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sheilaohga

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I need to buy some Palm oil but I saw some saying Red Palm.
Are these two the same thing?
Can I use Red Palm oil like I would with regular Palm oil?
Thank you!!
 

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Yes, you can use the two interchangeably. Soap using red palm oil will be yellow or orange color, depending on the percentage of red palm used.
 

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When I made soap with red palm I didn't really like the smell of the red palm, so I would just warn you on that. But the color in the resulting soap is pretty nice.
 

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The smell is very similar to raw fresh pumpkin. I assume it's the beta carotene.
 

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Won't putting in FO or EO cover up the Red Palm's smell?
Is it that strong?

And regarding color, I am going to put Activated Charcoal so the color wouldn't be an issue.. i hope :)

Thank you.
 
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Won't putting in FO or EO cover up the Red Palm's smell?
Is it that strong?

And regarding color, I am going to put Activated Charcoal so the color wouldn't be an issue.. i hope :)

Thank you.
As far as the smell goes, go ahead and try if you'd like. I personally would not bother as I would ALWAYS smell that nasty RPO funk. Adding a bit of AC to it might be interesting to see but I will warn you will still get an discoloring lather from soap with RPO
 

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Depending on your percentage of the Red PO it can stain. I also do not like the smell of it. As for sap you can use it interchangeably but for my recipes requiring 40% palm I would not use Red PO. Besides I like to play with colors and it would be a great game changer for coloring
 
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