Oils & Fats

Palm kernel oil and coconut oil add hardness to the soap bar and promote a stable, creamy lather. It is recommended to use less than 30% of the oil in the soap recipe as it can get dry when oil content is higher. When making soap with palm oil, the glycerin yield is lower than coconut oil. Despite the lower glycerin levels, palm oil is still appealing because of the nice creamy, stable lather it produces and the hardness it adds to the soap. Palm and palm kernel oils have higher oxidative stability and retain perfume better.