Soybean oil with citric acid

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Hi everyone,
We were at Sam's Club and saw soybean oil but the ingredients also had citric acid. I heard that citric acid in soap making requires more lye. Can I use this oil without changing the lye calculations? Will the citric acid impede saponification?
 

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Yes, you can use it with no issue, however, just know that soybean oil is prone to DOS so use it at a low percentage rate 15% most.
 

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Yes, you can use it with no issue, however, just know that soybean oil is prone to DOS so use it at a low percentage rate 15% most.
Thanks, I think we will stay away from it if it can cause DOS. But, I wonder does peanut oil do the same? Those bulk size frying oils are reasonable compared to olive oil at Sam's Club.
 

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You can use whatever oil you would like. I use Sweet Almond oil in one of mine and in my body products and just be sure to label it. Even before I sold soap I always labeled it before giving it away to friends or family.
 

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You can use whatever oil you would like. I use Sweet Almond oil in one of mine and in my body products and just be sure to label it. Even before I sold soap I always labeled it before giving it away to friends or family.
That makes sense.
 

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