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           Soap Characteristics(oil properties chart)

         This chart is for looking up various fats and oils to see what characteristics they give your soap.
Oil/Fat Creates hard bar Creates fluffy lather Creates stable lather Creates conditioning bar Produces quick trace
Almond Oil NO NO YES YES NO
Apricot Kernal Oil NO NO YES YES NO
Babassu Oil YES YES NO NO YES
Borage Oil NO NO YES YES NO
Calendula Oil NO NO YES YES NO
Canola Oil NO NO YES YES NO
Castor Oil NO NO YES YES YES
Cocoa Butter YES NO YES YES YES
Coconut Oil YES YES NO NO YES
Corn Oil NO NO YES YES NO
Cottonseed Oil NO NO YES NO NO
Evening Primrose Oil NO NO YES YES NO
Hazelnut Oil NO NO YES YES NO
Hemp Seed Oil NO NO YES YES NO
Jojoba Oil NO NO YES YES NO
Kukui Nut Oil NO NO YES YES NO
Lanolin YES NO NO YES YES
Lard YES NO YES YES YES
Macadamia Nut Oil NO NO YES YES NO
Neem Oil NO NO YES YES NO
Olive Oil NO NO YES YES NO
Palm Kernel Oil YES YES NO NO YES
Palm Oil YES NO YES NO YES
Peanut Oil NO NO YES YES NO
Safflower Oil NO NO YES YES NO
Sesame Oil NO NO YES YES NO
Shea Butter YES NO YES YES YES
Soybean Oil(veg.) NO NO YES YES NO
Soybean Oil(shortening) NO NO YES YES NO
Sunflower Oil NO NO YES YES NO
Tallow YES NO YES YES YES
Wheat germ Oil NO NO YES YES NO

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Just be sure to be careful with some of these oils as not all of them will stay liquid at all temperatures. If you find yourself having to dispose of them you should not dispose of them down your sink. If for some reason you must pour them down your sink an easy test for determining the probability of them solidifying in your drains is to place them in your refrigerator and see if they harden. Be careful doing these tests though as Jenn-Air parts and other refrigerator parts can sometimes be tricky to track down if they need replaced and Jenn-Air parts can be hard to fully clean, so be sure to use spill proof containers just to be safe.

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