- May 7, 2014
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- Hereford, AZ
I am trying to go Palm Oil free in my soap recipes. I was wondering what anyone else uses to substitute for palm oil besides tallow or lard?
I personally use lard or palm, **** the torpedoes! But, if you are set on a vegan, non-palm soap, you can look at shea butter.
Bear in mind, butters have their own issues in recipes when used in higher amounts, so it depends on how much palm you usually use.
A tip I use - go to soap calc, set the first oil to the oil that you want to replace (in this case palm) set it to 100% and calculate that recipe. Don't worry about viewing it or anything like that, but what it does do is allow you to select other oils in the window and get a direct side-by-side comparison of their numbers - the selected oil vs the entire soap - the entire soap in this case consists of our 1 oil................simples. This way you can find something that gets you in the area that you are aiming for.
:-D You live in Hereford, AZ...do you really think very many will squawk about lard or tallow!! On the serious side, I have a few customers that will not use a lard or tallow soap but so few I would not worry about it, especially in AZ. Good luck with your first Bazaar
If you don't want to make a castile soap, I recommend a good fresh, well-rendered tallow. I don't want to use palm oil either. I get very hard, smooth and creamy bars from tallow, with no beefy smell.
Megan, Seawolfe added a thread to this subject that may suit your needs for a recipe.