Palm Kernel Oil & Trace

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Ashleigh

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Hi all,

I was asked to make a soap with no coconut oil due to an allergy. I replaced it with palm kernel oil, which i've read is the best replacement. All other components of my recipe remained the same. I found it took a lot longer to come to even a light trace compared to my usual recipe. I can't find much on this online. Does anyone else regularly use palm kernel oil in their recipe? Is this normal? Asking out of curiosity more than anything else. Thanks!
 

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I've used it quite a bit over the years and never noticed it slowing things down. I generally use it in a mix now when I do use it CO/PKO.
 

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Thanks @shunt2011 I'm thinking now that it may be a temperature thing. I used to soap in the kitchen last winter and this year I have a workspace set up in my basement where its much cooler. I haven't made soap in about 6 weeks so this PKO batch was the first one I made in those temps. I guess i'll just have to make more soap with my regular recipe to test it out. What a terrible problem to have ;)
 

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