Coconut & Palm Oil for Soap Making?

Answer Coconut oil and palm oil are both popular carrier oils for making your own soap. Coconut oil adds lots of lather, and palm oil adds firmness and stability. Both come deodorized, so they don't scent... Read More »

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Can olive oil be be substituted for palm kernel oil in soap making?

Olive oil can be used in soap making, but requires a different technique and a different oil to fragrance ratio than palm kernel oil. Because olive oil does not solidify at room temperature like pa... Read More »

Is palm oil from coconut?

Palm oil does not comes from coconut, but rather from the fruit of an oil palm tree, scientifically known as the Elaeis guineensis tree. The oil is extracted from the fleshy part of the fruit and i... Read More »

What is a coconut palm?

A coconut palm is a tall palm tree that grows in warm tropical regions producing large round fruit that we know as coconuts. It is referred to by other names such as a coconut tree and the coco pal... Read More »

How old can a coconut palm get?

The lifespan of a coconut palm tree can last up to 90 years at full maturity. The coconut palm tree can reach staggering heights of up to 100 feet tall.References:UCC Biology Department: Coconut Palm