Palm Oil, RBD, Food Grade
A unique feature of the palm is that it produces two types of oil - palm oil from the flesh of the fruit, and palm kernel oil from the seed or kernel. It begins as a red-orange oil that is Refined, Bleached and Deodorized (RBD Palm) to produce the finished product that we use for soap making. Palm Oil conditions and makes an excellent hard bar of soap. It is very high in vitamin E which is said to play a protective role in cellular aging. Palm oil is extracted from the pulp and kernel and used in making soaps, margarine, lubricants, etc. When used in soaps, palm oil creates a hard, long lasting bar of soap that is mild and cleanses well. Palm oil has similar characteristics to tallow in soaps, and has been used in soap-making since about 1850.