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Diane57
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Substitute for Coconut oil - 2009/10/30 06:46 Hi everyone! How is your Fall going? Really wet here in Wisconsin.
I'm looking for a good substitute for coconut oil, one that will produce the nice fluffy bubbles that coconut does/ My daughter says my soap is very drying to her skin and I cant think of any other oil that would be doing that. I use Mo's recipe most of the time. I sometimes change out canola for rice bran oil. Any ideas. You guys are all so knowledgeable. Would palm kernal produce big bubbles?

Thanks, HAPPY HALLOWEEN!
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Re:Substitute for Coconut oil - 2009/10/31 08:10 Palm kernel oil is a great substitute for coconut oil. Check the soapcalc and you'll see that their qualities are very similar. I'm sure you already know this but for any newbies who may be reading, palm oil and palm kernel oil are NOT the same thing! Also, for big beautiful bubbles you can't beat castor oil. You only need a bit to make a difference and castor is great for the skin! One other point to ponder, what's your lye discount percentage? Maybe you could put it up one percent to have more oil in the soap? HTH Denise
P.S. Really wet here in Windsor ON too. We're getting a new roof this week - if it stops raining long enough to get the job done! Happy Halloween!
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Re:Substitute for Coconut oil - 2009/11/01 05:22 Thanks Denise. My lye discount is 5 percent, but maybe I should bump it up to 6. But will that make my soap softer? As far as the bubbles go, I forgot that castor produces big bubbles. So I should be ok with that part.

Thanks again for your help. Hope you get your roof on, winter is coming.
Diane
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Re:Substitute for Coconut oil - 2009/11/02 09:09 What's your percentage of coconut oil??? I have Mo's recipe, but it's not anywhere close They say any more than 30 percent coconut oil can be drying. I usually don't go any higher than 25 percent C. oil. If you want to still use it for the lather, I would take off another 5 percent of the c. Oil. Just a thought.


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Re:Substitute for Coconut oil - 2009/11/02 09:10


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Post edited by: Witchy, at: 2009/11/02 09:12
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Re:Substitute for Coconut oil - 2009/11/02 09:10 sorry double and triple posting going on.

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Post edited by: Witchy, at: 2009/11/02 09:11
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