Palm Kernel Oil
Palm kernel oil is is a whole oil extracted from the palm kernel and is made up of glycerin and fatty acids.
Palm kernel oil is solid at room temperature.
It saponifies slowly and if the soap is not hot processed should be allowed to cure least 4 weeks.
It is used to add hardening and lathering properties to bar soaps and lathering properties to liquid soaps. Too much palm kernel oil
can lead to a soap that will dry the skin.
Properties added to soap: Hardening, Lathering, Drying if overused.
Bar (NaOH) SAP:0.1557
Liquid (KOH) SAP:0.2184
Effects on biodiesel glycerin soaps:
- Palm kernel oil will NOT participate in glycerin negation when used in biodiesel glycerin soaps.
- Bar Soap - Palm kernel oil will add lathering and hardening properties.
- Liquid Soap - Biodiesel glycerin liquid soap will benefit from added lather with the use of palm kernel oil.
- Hybrid Soap - Palm kernel oil can add lathering properties to biodiesel soaps that use both sodium and potassium based glycerin.