Using Rice Bran Oil ?

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I made a soap sometime last year that I really like, and I'm trying to figure out if the rice bran oil used in the soap is really complimenting it in any way. Recipe as follows... Lye concentration 33% and I added sodium lactate to the buttermilk lye solution.
Coconut Oil 30%
Crisco 10%
Lard 10%
Rice Bran Oil 18%
Olive Oil 25%
Castor 7%

The bars are at least 7 months old, they are hard and they lather well, and they feel nice on the skin. I use it on my face and my face doesn't feel tight. Do you think I would get the same or similar result if I just used olive oil at 43%, or used another soft oil like apricot, almond, or even shea oil at the same percentage as the rice bran?

Thank you for your insights!
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Hi SoapMee- rice bran oil is high in linoleic acid, which is very nice for drier skin types. Of the 3 oils you mentioned, you'll probably get the closest/similar result from the apricot oil. It's pretty close/slightly a little lower than rice bran on the linoleic, but higher than the other 2 oils you mentioned.


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Olive oil is close to rice bran oil, also. However rice bran oils is usually cheaper than olive, apricot, almond or shea oil. I order my rice bran oil in bulk, from Riceland, (6-1 gallon jugs). I can use it for cooking as well as soap. I like using rice bran oil and have never had a problem with DOS.
 

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I love RBO in soap and use very little OO these days.
 
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Thank you all for your help! I've been studying the fatty acid profiles of the different oils I have on hand that I really need to use because I'm afraid some may be coming to the end of their shelf life. It's really interesting for me, after not making any soap for about a year, to revisit some of my original recipes and the soapsmade through the lens of the fatty acid profiles. Maybe, I'm starting to "get" it a bit more; but no matter what I'm sure having fun. For me, the fun is trying to figure out what I like about one of my bars and translating that back to the oils I chose. I'm not so into swirls and designs. :) Maybe someday just because it's a journey!
 
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