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Palm Kernel Oil

Palm Kernel Oil

Regular price $5.70 CAD
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A solid oil derived from the kernel of the palm tree, it makes a soap which is white, hard, and lathers beautifully in all types of water. It is quickly becoming one of the dominant oils in modern soap making. Also used in massage melts and other body care products. 

*Due to our concerns that the production of Palm Oil by some manufacturers is causing damage to the environment and those that live among it, we at Voyageur are committed to only carry Palm Oil that is only from a Certified Sustainable source, which must meet strict standards to ensure it is being produced in a way that is healthy to the environment.

Usage Guidelines

Palm kernel oil is produced through pressing and refining to remove some of the scent and colour.

Our palm kernel is a very hard oil with a melt point of around 100 degrees F, a similar hardness to cocoa butter. You will need to break this oil up into pieces from its solid form. We usually use a hammer and screwdriver, which works effectively to break it into pieces.

Technical Information

INCI: Elaeis guineensis (Palm) Kernel OilCAS # 8023-79-8SAP Value: 220Converted SAP Value Sodium Hydroxide: 0.155Converted SAP Value Potassium Hydroxide: 0.218Shelf Life: 24 monthsSpecific Gravity: 0.911Flash Point: 287.8°CCountry of Origin: Malaysia

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Customer Reviews

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Barb Van Ee
Happy Accident Discovery

I purchased palm kernel oil for my soaps by accident then after realizing my mistake I went looking for uses and discovered you can use it exactly the same way you use Coconut oil in cp or hp soap. It is extremely hard and brittle so was worried it would set up too fast when mixed with lye but much to my delight it was a breeze to soap with and I would even say nicer than Coconut. It lathers incredibly well and will be something I continue to use in my soaping. I am glad Voyageur is vigilient when it comes to the source of their Palm oil, it’s one of my favorite oils for soap and I need to feel good about using it for myself and my customers.