I don't have the answer to your specific question but... Is the red palm oil your are going to use unrefined? If so, it smells so bad in soap... Hmmm how do I know this? If the oil you are asking about is like Carotino it will work AMAZING in your soaps and add a cool orangish yellow nut also a smoothness that so many people like, me too.I was looking at a supplier and they had both and the Olein is on special for the same price. Is this better for some applications? Does anyone know the difference?
I've never heard of palmolein, but then I don't use palm oils, so don't look at them.I was looking at a supplier and they had both and the Olein is on special for the same price. Is this better for some applications? Does anyone know the difference?
DeeAnna to the rescue :wave:Palm olein (and shea olein, etc.) is one of the products created when a fat is carefully cooled so the high melt point fats crystallize into solid form and are removed by filtering or settling.
The high melt point fats are sometimes called stearins (palm stearin, shea stearin, etc) and have a higher % of stearic and palmitic acids.
The liquid that remains after the crystallized stuff is removed is higher in oleic and linoleic acid than the original fat. This is is the "olein" fat -- meaning the fat that is higher in oleic acid.
The saponification value and fatty acid profile will be different for palm olein than for regular palm, so you can't directly substitute one for the other.