Which oils do you use most often?

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AshleyR

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Because I live in the middle of nowhere, I have been stocking up on every type of oil I can find because I know I've seen it in atleast one recipe!

I now have a collection of olive oil, canola oil, corn oil, safflower oil, sunflower oil, and I have palm oil and coconut oil on order from canwax.com.

I'm thinking that I will probably try a few different variations of soaps with different types of oils.

What oils do you find that you use most often (and I guess, which oils are most common so I don't stock up on too much useless stuff!)

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I use olive oil in every recipe, so there's no way I'd ever be without olive. My other absolute 'staples' are PKO, Coconut Oil, Cocoa Butter, Castor, Tallow and Lard.

I used to use a lot more oils/fats, but came to the realization that my soaps are just as nice if not better with just the above mentioned oils/fats.


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I can't soap without putting a butter in either cocoa, shea or mango ;)
 

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Olive oil, coconut oil and lard. Be careful about expiration dates on your more expensive oils. Some are very short and you do not want to lose them.

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My most commonly used oils: Palm, Lard, vegetable shortening, coconut, castor.....not a fancy collection but makes nice soap nonetheless. I wouldn't want to be without any of these. :)
 

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I must have shea and cocoa butters. I have to have coconut milk. Though I have worked with lots of oils, those and corn, crisco and olive are my main stays.
 
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