Soapmaking Oil Chart

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Oil, Butter or Fat

Hard or Brittle

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the Rules & Other Notes



lather, large fluffy bubbles, high cleansing, hard bar, white color


High amounts of coconut oil can be drying, however you can always use a higher superfat to counteract the drying effect. The more un-saponified oils in your soap the more moisturizing it is.
Experiment with a 100% coconut oil soap with a 20% superfat. 

Palm Oil


stabilizing lather, hard, long lasting bar


Palm oil is great for those that don’t want to use animal fats such as lard or
tallow. I personally do not use palm oil because of the environmental effects of producing it. 



slippery lather, almost no bubbles, low cleansing


The low cleansing properties of olive oil make it very mild and nourishing. Soap for sensitive skin, elder skin or baby skin should include high amounts of olive (60%). Castile soap is made with 100% olive oil.  I classify this
as a soft/hard oil because it makes a very soft bar of soap initially upon unmolding but cures into a rock hard
bar.  Soaps high (50%+) in olive oil need longer to cure and unmold.



stabilizing creamy lather, hard, white bar


100% lard soap with no superfat makes great laundry



stabilizing creamy lather, hard, white bar


100% tallow soap with no superfat makes great laundry soap.

Babassu oil


to coconut oil, large fluffy bubbles, high cleansing but a bit milder than
coconut oil, white color


Babassu oil is a great oil to use in place of coconut oil for those that
have a coconut allergy.

Kernel oil


to coconut oil, large fluffy bubbles, high cleansing but a bit milder than
coconut oil, white color


Palm kernel oil is a great sub for coconut oil.  You can also use it with
coconut oil to add some hardness to your bar.  If you have a recipe that
calls for 20% coconut oil…try using 10% coconut oil and 10% palm kernel

Cocoa butter


stabilizing lotion-like lather, hard, long lasting bar


You can experiment using cocoa butter and other butters in high amounts –
up to 80%.  Try a bar made from 60% cocoa butter and 40% coconut
oil.  You might like it!



stabilizing lotion-like lather, medium hard, long lasting bar


Same as cocoa butter.  I typically use 5-15% but occasionally will
experiment with using up to 60%.

Castor oil


the lather created by coconut oil


Some soap makers like to use 15-20% castor oil in their shampoo bars or shaving

Kernel oil


lather, mild cleansing


Apricot Kernel is a wonderful sub for some of the olive oil in a recipe. 

Avocado oil


lather, mild cleansing


 Avocado oil is a wonderful sub for some of the olive oil in a recipe. It is high in vitamin E and other vitamins and minerals making it a great addition to
facial bars or bars for elder skin.



and suspends lather


Jojoba oil, a liquid wax, can kill lather when used in high amounts.

Sunflower oil


lather, mild cleansing


Sunflower oil is a wonderful sub for some of the olive oil in a recipe.

Grapeseed oil


lather, mild cleansing


Grapeseed is a wonderful sub for some of the olive oil in a recipe.

Hazelnut oil


lather, mild cleansing


Hazelnut is a wonderful sub for some of the olive oil in a recipe.

Seed oil


lather, mild cleansing


Hemp Seed is a wonderful sub for some of the olive oil in a recipe.

Safflower oil


lather, mild cleansing


Safflower oil is a wonderful sub for some of the olive oil in a recipe.



lather, mild cleansing


Soybean oil is a wonderful sub for some of the olive oil in a recipe.

Rice Bran oil


lather, mild cleansing, gives soap a sheen making it look less dull


Rice Bran oil is a wonderful sub for some of the olive oil in a recipe.

oil, sweet


lather, mild cleansing


Sweet Almond oil is a wonderful sub for some of the olive oil in a recipe.


Soft, hard and brittle?  What does that mean?

Oils, fats and butters are generally classified as soft, hard or brittle.  You’ll see that I did so in the soap making oil chart.

Soft oils are generally oils that are liquid at room temperature such as olive oil, castor oil, sweet almond, rice bran…etc.  As a general rule, soap made from a high percentage of these oils will be on the softer side.  The only exception to this rule is olive oil.  Soap made from a high percentages of olive oil is soft upon un-molding but will cure to be a really hard bar of soap.

Hard oils are oils, fats and butters that are solid but scoopable at room temperature such as palm oil, lard, tallow, coconut oil, mango butter and shea butter.  Hard oils make a hard bar of soap.

Brittle oils are oils that are solid at room temperature but require some chipping at or a bit of elbow grease to break them up.  These generally include palm kernel oil and cocoa butter.  Brittle oils make a hard bar of soap.

Here are some general rules when talking about soft, hard and brittle percentages in your recipe.

Hard and brittle oils

Soap made with higher percentages of hard and brittle oils will be easier and quicker to un-mold.  These soaps set up quickly and harden faster than soaps made with high percentages of soft oils.  Recipes high in hard or brittle oils can be hard to swirl or do advanced designs with that take time as the soap can set up too quickly.

Recipes high in hard and brittle oils make un-molding soap easier in single cavity molds.

Soap made with higher percentages of hard and brittle oils will require higher temps when mixing.  If you soap at too low of a temperature you can get what is called false trace.  This is when the solid and brittle oils start thickening up/re-solidifying because of the low temperatures.  It looks similar to trace so you might end up pouring your soap before you reach trace.  Keep the oil temps in the range of 100-120.

Soft oils

Soap made with high percentages of soft oils tend to be softer and stickier when un-molding.  Simply leave them in the mold a day or two longer before un-molding and cutting.  If you are using single cavity molds, you can try freezing them to harden and hopefully the soap will pop out easier.

Soap made with soft oils, especially olive oil, is slower to trace and setup.  This makes them perfect for swirling.  You have more time to color and play with the soap batter.

What are your favorite oil combos and percentages to use?  Do you like to break out of the box and do anything wacky?  Please leave a comment!

89 thoughts on “Soapmaking Oil Chart

  1. I like cottonseed oil, because it contains tocopherol, which improves shelf life. It’s also fairly inexpensive, though not available at the grocery store.

    I also like Candellila wax, because it helps harden up a soft bar. I use hot process, and mold from 180F down to 130F. 130F and it’s really a little too hard for molding. It’s fun to melt it with the hard oils, then pour in the liquids and watch the candellila coat the spoon. :)

    But mostly, I like to just take whatever I have handy and make soap from it. It’s all about documenting and experimenting. I even learned how to turn KOH soap hard (molar conversion to sodium soaps with table salt).

    1. Hi Jish, visited ur site just now , its very informative, thanku for creating the forim too. Do you have any idea, how to make transparent soap and that too without alcohol. And also please comment on canola oil have heard its a good replacement of olive oil too. Please tell me also how to tackle the problem of quick trace upon using some E/O OR F/O. Thanks, hemant.

    2. Hi Jish, visited ur site just now , its very informative, thanku for creating the forim too. Do you have any idea, how to make transparent soap and that too without alcohol. And also please comment on canola oil have heard its a good replacement of olive oil too. Please tell me also how to tackle the problem of quick trace upon using some E/O OR F/O. Thanks, hemant.

    3. Josh Davis, hello. You’r we telling, that you even learned how to turn KOH soap hard. Can you tell the recipie? I want to make hard soap with KOH. Thank you in advance.

  2. Love experimenting with handfuls of Indian spice seeds, particularly cloves, star anise, cinnamon barks and fennel seed. Great scratchy soap

  3. Just found this site, and really think it is so informative. I have been making my own soap for a couple of years, but still love to find new opinions and advice.


  4. Thank you for posting this.
    My rule of thumb is to practice and experiment with oils to create soap you realy love.
    We make mostly Castile soaps as well as olive oil and coconut soaps – but we have customers that love different types, so ocassionaly we make cocoa butter and shea butter soaps as well.

    Thank you for posting this article.

  5. I make soap for gifts and for largess (I belong to We experimented recently and found that adding fresh not used coffee grounds to the soap made an excellent kitchen soap. It helps remove ‘odors’ such as peppers, onions, etc. Our favorite turned out to be a mixture of cinnamon and nutmeg which smelled like fresh french toast.

  6. I’m so happy I found your site – I’m new to soap making and decided to experiment – and looking at your oil chart – my batch should have worked – I used 20% almond oil, 10% castor oil, 30% coconut oil and 40% olive oil. But my soap is soft! So disappointing. Is there something glaring about this recipe I should be aware of?

    thank you.

    1. Hi Jane, You can go to and create a soap recipe. When all the oils add up to 100%, you are asked to click on the next page. Down towards the bottom of the page, after you see your recipe, is a gauge that tells you if your recipe is within two numbers that refer to :
      How cleansing the bar is
      How creamy ”
      How much later
      How Hard the bar will be, etc.
      This is a great way to check the percentage of your oils to see if you are making a balanced soap. If your numbers don’t come somewhere in the middle of the guage for each quality for the soap, just fool around with your percentages til they do. I love this soap calculator and have used it for years and it has helped me greatly. Good Luck, Joanne!

      1. Hi. I did the soap calk thin, I’m also don’t know what when wrong with my recipe, just when hard, I didn’t have time to put it in the mold !! My recipe is 20% soybean oil, 5% castor oil, coconut oil 25%, pure olive oil 15%, Palm oil 15%, lard 10% rice brand oil 10%.. S. F. With Shea Butter 5%,( I added when it was getting hard) and fragrance added before hardening, also some sodium lactate to the lye water , please can you tell me what I did wrong ? I’m been making hot process soap, cold process is new to me.

    2. I’ve always followed a basic rule to achieve a perfectly balanced bar of soap: 25% lard, 25% coconut oil, and 25% olive oil, 5% castor oil, then 20% of whatever other oil you want to add. I’ve used this formula several times and I’ve never had a bad batch of soap. Hope this helps you.

  7. Hi,
    I been enjoying your site, lots of great information. My question is, you mention Hemp Seed oil has a short shelf life, is that before it’s made into soap? If I use it shortly about buying it would the soap be fine?

  8. Have been trying various soap bases that you just melt, flavor, color and mold. So far I’ve discovered that if you put wistera blooms in hot soap mix they turn white, greenish, and a teal color… very far away from the natural purple colors. So I’m going to try drying some and then adding them and see what happens.

    Oh and if you make the ‘kitchen’ soap (which really helps get yucky smells off your hands) it can be used on hands and feet. Do not use it on ‘other’ parts of your body as the coffee will clump (my poor neighbor tester) which are difficult to remove.

    1. I to have read that some soap makers do not use palm oil. Why is this and what can you use instead? Thank you for your site.

  9. I’m really against using palm oil, even if it is fair trade oil. Is there a more sustainable oil I can substitute in recipes that contain palm? All palm free recipes I have found seem to be really heavy on olive oil.

    1. I had the same concerns, did some research and settled on Crisco in the can or the store brand equivalent. It has cottonseed oil and soybean oil. I have not tried it yet. so can’t tell you more.

    2. I just use:

      – unrefined cocoa butter (at a high %),

      – organic castor oil, and

      – extra virgin coconut oil (although when I have some to spare, I’ll use fractionated coconut oil, but watch the ‘cleansing’ value as it will match the % of FCO used)


      – plant milks instead of water.

      As a result, I don’t miss palm oil at all. Not even a little bit.

    3. Lard can be swapped out for the palm oil, and the SAP value is so close that you don’t need to run it through a lye calculator. Works great!

  10. Hello All… I would like to make my first batch of soap. SO many YouTube videos and so many soap sites am just so confused..
    1. How should i choose my oils?
    2. What combination of oils i shouldn’t use?
    3. How to choose the soap making technique – Hot process or Cold process? Specific oil combinations soap come out well when made by a specific method?
    4. When i chose LYE concentration to be 100% for NaOH with castor, coconut (91 degree F) and olive oil at 4, 15 and 15 lb respectively the water : lye ratio was 0:1. Please help me with what was wrong in my numbers. They were just imaginary though. From videos i understood castor oil to be very less than coconut, n coconut oil to be lesser than olive oil. but after reading the website i understand something about the oils. Using

    TIA – Vasu

    1. I would recommend starting with hot process. I found that I was too impatient to wait the 4 – 6 weeks for the soap to cure. Making hot process will allow you to use your new soap much sooner.

    2. I am a beginner at soap making and it is so much fun! My first recipe was a super simple coconut oil bar from My second was similar with the addition of French green clay. Both were hot process. After watching numerous videos on line, I got very brave and came up with my own recipe for the third batch using a lye calculator app from the App Store. I also switched to a cold process/oven process method and was very pleased with the results. So far, I really like the CP/OP method. The lye calculator is indispensable. Don’t forget to buy a scale that measures in grams, ounces, and milliliters. It should also account for the weight of your container. Mommypotamus is great for beginners, but you may find you don’t need some of the equipment with other methods.

  11. Hi everyone,

    Is it possible to make a mild facial soap bar with a high content (60-80%) of palm oil? Which oil is best to combine to get a mild bar? I have an unbelievable amout of palm oil available to me and I would like to include it as much as possible. Thanx everyone

    1. Hi Seve,
      Palm oil is wonderful. Try using 80 % Palm ,
      10 % Coconut and 10 % Sunflower Oil . You get a mild facial bar that is very solid and does a great job. My personal favourite body bar formula is :
      62,5 % Palm
      12.5 % Sunflower or soybean or Olive
      For best results do not do a water discount or it will trace very qiuickly.
      25 % Coconut

  12. I am trying to make soap without using palm or soy shortening. I love the feel of sunflower oil in soap and made a recipe using 29% olive, 29% coconut, 34% sunflower, 2% caster and 4% Shea butter. It looks and feels great but is not fully cured only one week. My concern is the sunflower oil is too high and the soap will spoil. I tried decreasing the sunflower but it just increases the coconut oil over 30% which is supposed to be too drying? Any suggestions? Thank you.

    1. HI Leslie! Yes, I would be concerned with that high amount of sunflower. If you upped the coconut oil, you could also increase the superfat to make it more moisturizing. Also, you could raise the shea butter up a bit to add some more hardness.

  13. Hi everyone,

    I am new to soap making. I tried my first batch of soaps with the following: 42% olive oil, 20% coconut oil, 30% palm oil and 8% Shea butter. But i am not happy as they were little hard bars. So how to make soft bars with any alteration in the oils i have used? or how about by adding castor oil and Sesame oil to the above list? Any suggestions on the % of oils i use or adding any oils to make them soft?


    1. Just wanted to reply to Lisa H from a while ago in case any new soapers have similar questions. The problem with “sustainable” palm oil is that when you delve a little deeper, the oversight is disorganized and corrupt. It’s not like buying for example USDA organic where you’re reasonably assured of the origins of the product you’re receiving. While there may be some “good guys” out there- without the ability to really reassure myself that my hobby isn’t contributing to destruction of nature I chose to recalculate my recipes and use alternatives–while they make a nice soap, palm oils are far from essential. I just feel better about it. So do a little research on your own and then make a decision about what you’re comfortable with.

  14. I am a little conflicted with regard to Palm Oil. I am currently using sustainable, but am looking into possible alternatives. obviously deforestation, and killing o orangatangs? is an atrocity. I am conflicted because i am wondering if by boycotting palm oil,we are punishing the farmers trying to do it the right way. There are farms where the palms are grown specifically for the purpose we are using it for. If you are buying from a source that is proven sustainable and organics, should we put those places out of businesses because of poachers and criminals on the other end of the spectrum?

    1. I’m so glad to read your concern over the “good guys” who are caught up in the palm oil situation. I had been giving that a lot of thought myself after doing some research. I’ve decided to use it but to be as conscientious as I can be about who/where to purchase it from. I think that is the best we can do with any of our ingredients.

  15. Great, detailed explanations! I use a coconut oil, olive oil, soybean oil, cocoa butter and goat’s milk blend that sets up well in silicone molds. Trace takes place fairly quick and I add colloidal oatmeal with the stick blender. Using more cocoa butter than you would expect in a recipe ensures that I have a good, solid bar popping out in just a few hours time.

    Does palm oil really rank up there in quality to cocoa butter as a ‘brittle’ oil?

  16. I’m just gettin’ in the groove and learning as much as I can. I truly appreciate your description of all the different oils and their purpose of using them. I will be using your site as a reference in the future as well,thank you for taking the time and allowing us to share your knowledge.

  17. I live in an area where I can’t seem to find soap making classes (I am definitely a visual learner). One thing I’d like to understand better are oil formulations, especially in making my own. As a beginner, I think it would be helpful to have a “garanimal” approach, for eg “30% of a hard oil from column A, 30% of a hard oil from column B, 30% of a soft oil from column C, and 10% of a soft oil from column D”. I figure that once I’m comfortable with the process, I will have the confidence to be more creative. Thank you!

  18. Hi, I love this site too! With coconut oil, does it matter if you use fractionated oil or organic coconut oil bought of the shop shelf? Will the end result be similar?

  19. Hi There, I love the comparison’s here its great!! I am looking at making mummy milk soap and they suggest a mixture of breast milk(will have some fat content in it too), vegetable shortening, olive oil and safflower oil can you tell me what I might be able to replace the safflower oil with? Would sweet almond oil work?

  20. hi,
    very nice side.i want to know whats the diffrence between palm oil,&palm fatty india many soap manufacturer are using pam fatty.what is it property.& how we can use it in soap manufacturing by replacing palm oil.

    1. Palm fatty acid is the last result from the palm oil refining process. It’s dark brown and may contain many things that are not saponifiable. You don’t want to use this.

      What you need is refined palm oil, either in the form of palm olein (palm oil used for cooking) or palm stearin (the solid portion of palm oil).

  21. I am new to making soap and was wondering if anyone uses palm kernel flakes? how do I go about measuring? Do I melt it down then measure it by weight to pour into other oil mixture? or can I weigh as the flake mixture and melt together in with other oils? Thanks,

    1. You treat palm kernel oil flakes as you would any oil by weighing them. I pour the flakes into a bowl and weigh them then add them to my pot and melt them down.
      Happy Soaping!

  22. I am a midwife and author. I’m working on a children’s chapter book, LOST: the amazing tale of the little goat midwives. (two kids are surviving on an island in an abandoned homesteader cabin and want to make soap. They have a wood stove and pots and pans but all they have for an oil is goat’s butter.) They also have access to bees wax. Any idea of a recipe? They know how to make lye from wood ash.

  23. Hi everyone. I am glad to find this forum. Does anybody here tried to make papaya soap using the fresh fruit (pureed including the peel)? My friend told me that papaya enzyme is good to lighten the face and also good for those having problems with pimples and acne. My concern is the mold or bacteria that will form in the soap, given that it is from a fresh fruit. What oils should be used for papaya and for sensitive skin? And should I do water discount? Thank you!

  24. I’ve got a related question about using oils in CP soap. If you use oil to mix up a colorant separately before adding it into your soap batch, would that oil add to the oil total in your soap and should you calculate it? For example, I use 1/2teaspoon of olive oil per color additionally to help break up my colorant so its easier to mix in with the trace soap. Should I be counting that too? I’m thinking that could really add up with the more colors I do per soap batch. Thanks!

  25. Made soap for the first time last week. Just found your site today. I used a recipe from video on tube “making soap at Marshas” I put Lavender and Geranium EO’s in it. It came to trace and poured out into wood box mold as on video set up and cut just like on video then I remembered I had forgot the vitamin E. I mixed up some vitamin E with alcohol and misted the bars. Anyone else ever had this happen? Will the soap go rancid?

  26. Interesting list. Palm oil is a popular choice for soaps these days but I would not use or buy it on principle because of the widespread deforestation that industry has caused.

  27. Thanks for your suggestions. I make cold processed soaps and I use the oils I love in the volumes I want and have never had problems. I am starting to swap out olive oil for rice bran oil, and I love sunflower, avocado, and cocoa/shea butters/oils in soaps. It is about starting out and then going wild with our own creations.

  28. Hi! Love the website! It’s been most helpful. However, I have a small issue which is basically formulating my own recipe. The ingredients that I have on hand are aging & I need to use them quickly. But frankly, I don’t know what I’m doing. Haha! I’m still a rookie. What I have are…
    Olive oil, sunflower oil, coconut oil, castor oil, grape seed oil, jojoba oil, avocado oil, cocoa butter, Shea butter, bees wax, bentonite clay & essential oils.
    I’d prefer to use what I already have before buying other additives so that these do not go to waste.
    Any suggestions?

    Appreciate it!

  29. Hi I’m VERY new to all of this but my question is about cocoa & shea butter (basically the butter part of the recipes). I tried making a body lotion BAR and used cocoa butter lotion (which was probably the wrong thing). Were is a good place to find cocoa butter, shea butter ,mango or any of the other suggested (butters) also what form is this supposed to come in is this a solid like the bees wax or what?? Thank you so much for the help

  30. Hi! I use cocoa butter, so not sure about shea butter properties, and it does come in a hard cube. is a fabulous site for oils and they have super fast shipping.

  31. I can’t read anything on the far right column because your format causes the search and ads to overlap the last column. I live too far out to get *real* internet and have to use my phone. Is there any way you can tell me what the far right column is called and what it says? I apologize for being a bother…

  32. Hi

    Please tell me the benefits and disadvantages of soaping with Palmolein Oil. Since this is widely and easily available in India, I would like to use it. If used at a 30% rate, would it make my soap too oily? I used this recipe but however my soap takes too long to dry and is extremely oily even after a week. I live in a very humid place.

    Shea Butter 10%
    Cocoa Butter 10%
    Coconut Oil 76deg 25%
    Olive Oil Pomace 20%
    Castor Oil 5%
    Palmolein Oil 30%
    Distilled water 38% of base oils
    Fragrance 4% of base oils

    Please Help!!!
    Thank you!

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  34. My question is using sunflower oil in CP soaps. What can I do to preserve the life of this oil prior to soaping? I have heard people talk about adding 1% vitamin E to the oil on purchasing to increase it’s life to 1 year approx. Can you shine any light on this please? I was planning to use sunflower in my recipes as it is said to contribute to a ‘whiter’ bar, so was planning to sub some of my olive oil. If anyone knows of any soft oils that help with creating a whiter bar, your help will be truly appreciated. Looking for vegan options, so no tallows.

  35. Hello all,
    I’m new to soap making. Just started with my 1st batch with 50% pure olive oil, 10% castor oil, 30% coconut oil, and 10% sunflower oil.

    I did CP for batching my soaps and my soaps have come out well. ( its curing now ). I’m so curious to know about few things.

    Will my soap bar be so creamy? ( coz I used castor oil? )

    Can I use lavender oil, say 15 drops at trace to add fragrance?

    When can I use the soap?

    1. Sree,
      I see your post is from Nov. 18th. At this point your soap should be cured or close to it. You should be able to use it at this time. Rule of thumb with soap: The higher the olive oil percentage, the longer it will take to cure. 100% olive oil soap can take 4-6 months to cure. This is also true for soap with a high water percentage. Castor oil produces large, fluffy bubble. This is why its widely used in shampoo bars and is very popular in all kinds of soap. A high percentage of castor oil can cause the soap to be soft and sticky. You can certainly add an essential or fragrance oil to your soap at trace. Another general rule of thumb is to add .50 to 1.0 ounces of EO or FO to your soap batter at trace.

      1. Hi Diana,

        Thanks for your reply. I started using my soaps and just love them. :) Trying new combinations of oils. And I also got to know that 33% of water would suffice. ( I used 38% for my 1st recipe. Made my own choco scrub bar and Coconut milk soap and they are just awesome.

        Can I use Olive pomace oil and rice bran oil to substitute pure olive oil to some extent?

  36. I recently tried to make soap with canola oil and really disliked it! It has a slightly off smell. I was hoping to find a good recipe without palm oil…but that recipe was way better.

  37. please am a beginner and want to know the temperature for the oil if am using 6kilograms of caustic,18kilograms of water,12 kilograms of palm oil only with the sulphuric acid,hardner and the multipurpose agents

    1. It will work, but you might not like the properties of the finished soap. That much castor oil makes a soap that is sticky and draggy on the skin. 80% tallow and 20% castor would be nice.

      1. thanks Amanda, and what would be the measure of water and NaOH in grams for complete reaction of one unit of mixture (20% castor, 80% tallow)

  38. I made a batch of soap and lo and behold forgot 10% of olive oil. It set up super quick, but I am concerned that it won’t work in the end. Also if you do forget something in the soap, after it sets up, can anything be done/ melting, reusing, throwing away???

  39. I have no idea how to create my own recipe. The oils I have are olive, coconut, caster, grape seed, and canola. I can’t find palm for a reasonable price so I am not interested in using it. Are there any recipes that I could use to make cold press soap with the above oils? Also, how do I experiment with the oz. amount? I have sent he lye calculator but I am really just plugging in random oil measurements.

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  41. I found a combination oil (canola – 80%; grapeseed – 10%; olive oil – 10%) which I was wondering if I could use in combination with a hard oil such as coconut or palm? Any idea on how I would calculate the measurement? (Example: 70% combination oil with 30% coconut oil.) Thank you!

  42. I found a combination oil (canola – 80%; grapeseed – 10%; olive oil – 10%) which I was wondering if I could use in combination with a hard oil such as coconut or palm? Any idea on how I would calculate the measurement? (Example: 70% combination oil with 30% coconut oil.) Thank you!

  43. Thanks for sharing this chart! Using different oils always changes the way your soap comes out. This is a helpful reference for all soapers. =)

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