Red Palm Oil Soap: Redefining Skin Care with a Superfood

Are you ready to explore a new ingredient in your soap making? Look no further than red palm oil! This versatile ingredient not only adds a beautiful color to your soap, but also packs a powerful punch of vitamins and antioxidants that can nourish and protect your skin. But that’s not all, red palm oil has been used for centuries in traditional skincare for its numerous benefits such as moisturizing, reducing the appearance of fine lines, and even out skin tone.

In this post, we’ll be sharing a step-by-step video demo on how to make your own soap using red palm oil as the star ingredient. Not only will you be able to create a soap that not only looks but also feels amazing on your skin, but also you will discover some secrets benefits of this superfood for your skin. So, whether you’re an experienced soap maker or a beginner, this recipe is perfect for you!

Tips for Working with Red Palm Oil in Soap Making

When using red palm oil in your soap making, it’s important to note that it can be a bit tricky to work with. Also a little goes a long way. It has a high melting point and can be quite thick, so it’s important to pay attention to your temperatures and work it into your recipe carefully. It’s also important to make sure you are using sustainable, ethically sourced red palm oil, as there are concerns about the environmental impact of some red palm oil production methods. But don’t let that discourage you, with a little bit of practice and attention, you will be able to create stunning and nourishing soap with this superfood ingredient.

Red Palm oil in soap batter

Qualities of Red Palm Oil in Soap

When looking at the fatty acid characteristics and qualities that Red Palm oil adds to soap , it becomes clear that this can work as a stand-alone ingredient but would work wonders in a well balanced recipe.

Oleic acid and palmitic acid are both types of fatty acids that are found in red palm oil. They play important roles in soap making and contribute to the overall properties of the soap.

Oleic acid is a monounsaturated fatty acid, and it is known for its ability to make the soap more conditioning and moisturizing for the skin. Soaps that are high in oleic acid tend to be softer and more pliable, and can be more easily absorbed by the skin.

Palmitic acid, on the other hand, is a saturated fatty acid that contributes to the hardness and stability of the soap. Soaps that are high in palmitic acid tend to be more firm and long-lasting. It also contributes to a good lather and good cleansing properties.

Overall, red palm oil is known for its high levels of both oleic acid and palmitic acid, which makes it an ideal ingredient for soap making. It provides a balance of conditioning and moisturizing properties, with a good lather and cleansing properties. Additionally, it contributes to the hardness and stability of the soap.

What’s the verdict on Red Palm Oil in Soap

This demo of making soap with red palm oil in the Baraka bundle has shown us how easy it is to make soap with a variety of oils and butters. We were also able to achieve natural coloring by simply including the ingredients with no need for micas. The fatty acids in red palm oil help to create a soap that is gentle on skin and highly moisturizing. The natural antioxidants, vitamins and minerals of palm oil provide a variety of benefits and make it an ideal ingredient for soap. With its numerous advantages and endless possibilities, red palm oil is a great choice for your next soap-making project.


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29 Comments

  1. LIVE Soap School

    Not sure what happened but good night everyone

  2. Frances Shurley

    how cool, didnt know they made molds like that. so awesome

  3. Quita Ringgold

    that is what you always say and it comes out great every single time.

  4. Frances Shurley

    looks good and I bet its going to feel so good.

  5. Frances Shurley

    looks like chocolate icing

  6. Frances Shurley

    i think if you have put the mold the long direction we could see and be easier for you to pour.

  7. Frances Shurley

    I have my grandmothers measuring spoons that actually say a pitch a dash a smigen and one more I cant remember it. so cool

  8. Frances Shurley

    its definately moving quicker

  9. John Byrd

    I got you and I definitely saw a color change

  10. Frances Shurley

    can see it changing. wow.

  11. Quita Ringgold

    You have me so relax writing these notes at work. Thanks cousin!

  12. Cherié Laws

    Yes! Your soap books we great. They gave me the motivation to start making soaps myself.

    • Frances Shurley

      Right they are the best books and so easy to understand.

  13. Frances Shurley

    I love having all your books you wrote. Anyone wanting to learn I do recommend them. I have learned so much from Zakia and her books. I cherish mine.

  14. John Byrd

    How do you make sure that the mixture has been mixed well that the chemicals are cooperating with each other

  15. John Byrd

    Now I know soap is not edible but the process reminds me so much of baking

  16. Frances Shurley

    ok Thanks so gotta run the recipe again thru your soap calculator. You are the best

  17. Frances Shurley

    if we dont have the red palm can we use something else instead

  18. John Byrd

    Basis ran

  19. Frances Shurley

    hey cool we got an overhead soap cam, hey girl we got fancy so proud of you

  20. Frances Shurley

    Yep spatulas for Christmas gifts for soap makers.

  21. John Byrd

    Who dies and glad to see you

  22. Miriam Rivas

    hello from CA