I'm sorry to hear that.I don’t use pomace oil as they use chemicals to extract the oil.
Thanks to my wonderful mentors early on, I've been using Pomace OO since 2004 because it is the most acidic and least expensive grade of olive oil. It makes wonderful Castile Soap good for babies and cancer patients undergoing chemo and pulls its weight in the Basic Trinity of Oils that is the most often seen formula in handmade soaps that you buy online like Dr. Squatch, Dr. Bronner's Baby Mild Castile, and Biggs & Featherbelle among others.
It is my understanding that the Hexane, that is used to extract the last bits of oil in the olives in the 4th and final phase of extraction, is minimal. It is then refined. IMO and IME it is the best OO for use in Soap.
Back in the day when i was making soap for wholesale customers, I was nervous when I bought a 35-lb "Cubetainer" of Pomace. I was afraid I wouldn't be able to use it up in 12 months (shelf life). After 6 months, it was used up! I then bought another Cubetainer and have never looked back.
Some say the Pomace accelerates trace. I've never found that to be true. On the contrary, it takes "forever" (45 minutes?) for OO to trace when making my dupe of Dr. Bronner's Baby Mild Castile.
Spot on! The biggest problem is finding a source for pomace locally. (Costco) Kirkland Pure (Grade A) Olive Oil is the best option. I've never seen the regular light OO there. I'll hafta look the next time. I see Walmart also carries Kirkland Pure OO.Another reason I don't use it because it accelerates like crazy on me, and it isn't easy to find where I live. Shipping costs make it equal to or more expensive than regular light OO from Costco.
TIP: To save on shipping from Soapers Choice, I order 4 oils at a time to spread the same cost.for one oil across 4 oils.