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Shelf Life and Properties OF Base Oils

Name

Property in Soap

Usage

Shelf Life

Apricot kernel

Medium lather, mild cleansing, small bubbles High in linoleic and oleic acids, conditioning and easily absorbed by skin

15% or les

6-12 mth

Argan Oil

Silky and moisturizing Has Vitamins E and A - good for skin and hair products

10%

 

Avocado butter

Gentle, mild bar, low cleansing, skin nourishing creamy consistency, good for soap, lotion and body butter

5-12%

3

yr

   

Up to

 

20%, 12.5

Avocado oil

Makes soft bar Rich in Vit A,B,D,E

is best

12mth

Almond oil

Medium lather, mild cleansing. Can be used in place of olive oil

5-10%

12 mth

Babassu oil

Large fluffy lather, high cleansing, milder than coconut oil. Firming properties in bar - can be used in place of coconut and palm oils

15-30%

2yr

Beeswax

Hardens soap. Heat lye and fats to 150F so beeswax stays melted. Speeds up trace

up to 8%

3yr

Borage oil

Nourishes and hydrates skin. Rich source of essential fatty acids, especially gamma linolenic acid - nourishes and hydrates. Good for sensitive and mature skin

Up to 33%

3yr

Canola oil

Balanced bar, creamy lather. Can substitue for olive oil. Economical

15-40%

1yr

Castor oil

Creates good lather. Humectant - draws moisture to skin. Usage of more than 10% can make bar sticky

up to 25%

2yr

Chia seed

Lightweight and moisturizing. Fatty acids, protein and vitamins

10%

 

Cocoa butter

Luxurious and moisturizing

15% or les

2yr

Coconut oil

Very cleansing, produces large bubbles

Up to 30%

18mth

Evening Primrose

Lightweight, moisturizing, quickly absorbed

up to 15%

1yr

Grapeseed oil

Lightweight. High in linoleic acid and antioxidants

up to 15%

1yr

Green tea seed oil

Lightweight, moisturizing, quickly absorbed. Rich in Vitamins A and B

up to 6%

2

yr

Hemp seed oil

Rich in fatty acids, hydrates skin, excellent lather

up to 15%

1

yr

Jojoba oil

This is a liquid wax, rather than an oil. Gives a stable long lasting bar

up to 10%

2

yr

Kokum butter

Lightweight, moisturizing, quickly absorbed

up to 10%

2

yr

Kukui nut oil

Lightweight, silky, absorbs easily

up to 20%

2yr

Lingonberry seed oil

Lightweight, silky. Rich in essential fatty acids and antioxidants

5-15%

2yr

Mango butter

Luxurious and moisturizing

up to 15%

2yr

Moringa seed oil

Moisturizing, creates creamy lather

up to 15%

2yr

Olive oil

Moisturizing, lightweight, non-greasy

up to 100%

2yr

Palm oil

Helps harden bars. Good lather when used with coconut oil

Up to 30%

1yr

Shelf Life and Properties OF Base Oils

Peach kernel oil

Moisturizing. Stable lather. Good substitute for sweet almond or grapeseed oil

up to 25%

1yr

Rice bran oil

Moisturizing. Rich in Vitamin E and antioxidants

20%

2yr

Rosehip seed oil

Good for dry, mature skin, Rich in Viatmins A, C. Hydrating, lightweight, non greasy

10%

2yr

Safflower

Mild and skin loving

up to 20%

2yr

Sesame oil

High in antioxidants and fatty acids. Moisturizing,

up to 10%

1yr

Shea butter

Luxurious and moisturizing. Helps harden the bar

up to 15%

2yr

Sunflower

Rich in fatty acids and Vitamin E. Cost effective. Conditioning lather. Keep refrigerated to extend life

up to 20%

6mth

Tamanu oil

Lightweight, moisturizing, quickly absorbed, rich in fatty acids

up to 5%

2yr

Walnut oil

Anitoxidant, conditioning and moisturizing

up to 15%

3mth

Wheat germ oil

Rich in Vitamins A,B,D,E

up to 10%

1yr