olive oil vs olive oil pomace

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DWinMadison

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What's the difference in the two from a soaping perspective? They seem to identical in values.
 

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I have only soaped with pomace once and it was a 100% pomace soap, but it traced super fast.
 

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According to the Essential Depot website, “A high level of unsaponifiables (portions of the oil that don't react with the lye to form soap) in Pomace gives a faster trace.“
 

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Pomace is higher in acidity than other OOs -- that's why it's recommended for soaping vs EVOO which is lowest in acidity, tastes better and is therefore best for consumption. ;)
 

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I use pomace for faster trace. But my local grocer doesn't carry it anymore, so I probably won't be using it much anymore unless I choose to order it from Soaper's Choice. But I do like it for Castile soap and when I start to run out of Castile soaps, I'll probably order more.
 
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