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Soapmakers' Oils Definitions

Soap making is fun and there are many soap making oils and ingregients that you can use to make your soap.

Here is a list of definitions of soap making oils, ingredients and other terms related to soap making to help you.

Look over the definitions and for more information, simply click on the name of the oil to learn more about it's uses and characteristics.

Almond Oil -

  • Almond Oil is an outstanding humectant with natural water-retention properties.
  • Almond Oil is an oil extracted from the seeds of sweet almonds and used as an emollient.
  • Almond Oil is an emollient which prevents dehydration of skin.
  • Almond Oil is cleansing, anti-inflammatory and nourishing.
  • Almond Oil is often used to treat very dry skin.
  • Almond Oil is a pale yellow fatty oil expressed from sweet or bitter almonds.

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  • Tallow is obtained from suet and used in making soap, candles and lubricants.
  • Tallow is a mixture of animal fat refined for use in candles.
  • Tallow is the fat produced by the rendering process. It covers a whole range of different products from human food to animal feed and technical greases.
  • Tallow is the harder and less fusible fat in animals and vegetables.
  • Tallow is the white (nearly tasteless) solid rendered fat of cattle and sheep used for making candles, soap, and pet foods.

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Apricot Kernel Oil

  • Apricot Kernel Oil is expressed from the seeds of apricots.
  • Apricot Kernel Oil is produced from the kernels of the apricot pit. Like bitter almonds, apricot kernels are poisonous until roasted.
  • Apricot Kernel Oil (seed based) is very nourishing for the skin, improving elasticity. High in Vitamin E. It's gentle enough for a baby's delicate skin.

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Avocado Oil

  • Avocado Oil soothes and softens
  • Avocado Oil is a mono-unsaturated oil, which is dark green in color. It is rich in vitamins A, D and E. Benefits: This oil is very soothing for the skin in general but particularly good for mature and dry skin. Very helpful for nappy rash.
  • Avocado Oil is rich in vitamins A, D and E; contains proteins, lecithin and amino acids. This highly therapeutic oil is said to have healing and regenerating properties. High percentage of unsaponifiables.
  • Avocado Oil heals scaly skin and scalp.
  • Avocado Oil is (Persea americana) from the pulp of the fruit of the avocado tree. It grows up to 18 m tall, native to Mexico and Central America but now extensively cultivated in Florida, California, and South Africa for its fruit. These fruits--actually called avocado pears--may reach a weight of 2 kg: they have a green to dark-purple skin, a fatty flesh rich in fat, protein, and vitamins A and B, and a single hard seed. The oil is used as a massage oil, in crams, lotions and hair products.

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Babassu Oil

  • Babassu Oil is fatty oil from kernels of babassu nuts similar to coconut oil.

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  • Beeswax is secreted from the underside glands of the bee abdomen; bees mold the wax to form honeycomb.
  • Beeswax is a wax from the honey-comb of the bee. Used primarily as an emulsifier.
  • Beeswax is that lovely smelling wax has a useful purpose in making books! An indispensable product that every bookbinder should have on their table. Beeswax is used to wax linen (thread) before sewing or use it to bring the edges of your leather journal to a high gloss.
  • Beeswax is a natural substance obtained from bees’ honeycombs. As a thickener and emulsifier commonly found in salves and lotions, beeswax reduces inflammation, softens skin, and has antioxidant properties.
  • Beeswax is a wax used for batik as a resist, it doesn't crack very well if any and is usually mixed with paraffin to create a crackling effect. It melts at 120 degrees.
  • Beeswax is an emulsifier, taken from honeycomb. Benefits: Forms a protective network on the skin's surface. It is also an anti-oxidant and therefore has some free radical-scavenging ability (ie - fights harmful pollutants).
  • Beeswax was traditionally used to strengthen thread for hand quilting. Though it is not required when using quilting thread, it can strengthen regular sewing thread, if you need to match a color not available in quilting thread.
  • Beeswax is used in soap, lotions, creams, balms, salves. May use cosmetic grade, white filtered pellets or natural. Adds hardness and works with borax to emulsify ingredients.
  • Beeswax has several uses in painting. It makes varnishes and paints appear matte. In encaustic painting, it is used as the binding medium. It can be blended with oils, resins and diluents for use in oil painting media. A small addition to oil paint is said to slow drying and reduce yellowing, as well as improve the stability of paint and make it more suitable for impasto effects. It may also be used as a final varnish and employed in temperas.
  • Beeswax is a substance produced by bees to build honeycombs. It is collected by heating the honeycomb in water (after removing the honey) so that the floating wax can be separated after solidification when cool. Beeswax (melting point 61-69°C) is used to make candles, polishes, inks, cosmetics, and ointments. In cosmetics, it is used as a thickener, emulsifier and stiffening agent in creams, lotions, lipsticks, etc.
  • Beeswax is a yellow to brown wax secreted by honeybees to build honeycombs.
  • You can cover with it with beeswax; "Chris bees waxed the kitchen table"

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Borage Seed Oil

  • Borage Seed Oil is an emollient and moisturizer.
  • Borage Seed Oil is another rich plant source of GLA.
  • Borage Seed Oil is an excellent moisturizer in skin care.

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Brazil Nut

  • Brazil Nut is a tall South American tree bearing brazil nuts
  • Brazil Nut is a three-sided tropical American nut with white oily meat and hard brown shell.

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Canola Oil

  • Canola oil is from Canada and is made from the rapeseed. Who'd want an oil named after the rapeseed? It is low in saturated fat and high in monounsaturated fat, making it a relatively healthy oil.
  • Canola oil is the market name for "rapeseed oil," Canada's most widely used oil. Also called lear oil, for "low erucic acid rapeseed" oil. Canola oil is lowest in saturated fat of any oil. Canola oil is 6% saturated fat; palm oil is 79%.
  • Canola oil is Rape-seed oil used in salad oils.
  • Canola oil is used in skin care as an emollient.
  • Canola oil is a source of Omega 6 and Omega 3 Fatty Acids for healthy skin and shiny coat.
  • Canola oil is the market name for rapeseed oil; mild flavored and lower in saturated fat than any other oil; contains both omega-3 and omega-6 unsaturated fatty acids.
  • Canola oil is a vegetable oil made from rapeseed.

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Castor Oil

  • Castor Oil is an emollient, natural oil.
  • Castor Oil is is used in hair dressings, lipsticks, and skin care lotions.
  • Castor Oil is is obtained from the castor bean.
  • Castor Oil is a soothing and lubricating ingredient is a colorless or light yellow oil extracted from the seeds of the castor-oil plant.
  • Castor Oil is a large plant native to tropical Africa and Asia, the castor-oil plant is also grown for its ornamental value.
  • Castor Oil is used for its fine-quality lubricating properties, it can also act as a cathartic when taken internally.
  • Castor Oil is conditioner and emollient.
  • Castor Oil is a generic term for bottles containing this substance commonly used in the belief that it could cure a number of maladies at the turn of the century. They are the most commonly found blue bottles and castor oil was packaged in the distinctive long necked bottles up until 1930. Many "older" citizens can remember having had castor oil forced into them during their formative years!.
  • Castor Oil is a natural oil from the castor bean which is often used as a lubricant in glow fuels.
  • Castor Oil is rich in fatty acids and lubricating to the skin.High percentage of ricinoleic acid leads to high viscosity. Acts as an humectant.
  • Castor Oil is great in combination with other oils in soap.
  • Castor Oil is (Ricinus communis) a pale-colored oil extracted from castor oil beans, the seeds of the castor-oil plant. The shrub is a flowering plant up to 12 m high, native to tropical Africa and Asia. It is cultivated widely, in the tropics for its seeds, from which castor oil is extracted, and in temperate regions as an ornamental shrub (seldom taller than 2 m).
  • Castor Oil, when used in cosmetics, acts as a humectant; it attracts and retains moisture to the skin. It is also a thickener and an emollient. Medically, it is used as a laxative and industrially it is used as a drying oil in paints and varnishes.
  • Castor Oil is a purgative extracted from the seed of the castor plant; used in paint and varnish as well as medically.

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Cherry Kernel Oil

Cherry Kernel Oil, Pressed

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Cocoa Butter

  • Cocoa Butter is obtained from cocoa beans, used as an emollient. Used in suntan lotions as well as the manufacture of chocolate.
  • Cocoa Butter is the naturally occurring fat in cacao beans, essential in the making of good chocolate. The bean contains approximately 50% cacao butter.
  • Cocoa Butter is the whitish yellow fat extracted from cocoa beans during the manufacture of chocolate and then added back at a later stage.
  • Cocoa Butter is mainly used is a thickening agent and is a common ingredient in lipsticks, soaps and emollient creams. It easily absorbs into the skin and imparts sheen.
  • Cocoa Butter is the fat pressed from the cocoa bean. Benefits: Softens and lubricates the skin.
  • Cocoa Butter is the natural, cream-colored vegetable fat extracted during the process of making chocolate and cocoa powder.
  • Cocoa butter is a complex, hard fat made up mostly of triglycerides, it remains firm at room temperature, then it contracts as it cools and solidifies. It is ideal for molding.
  • Cocoa Butter is used as a stabilizer and thickener.
  • Cocoa Butter is the fat pressed out of pure Cacao paste. The paste is 54% fat.
  • Cocoa Butter is has a melting point at human body temperature, is edible and nutritious which presents many industrial uses.
  • Cocoa Butter is added to pure Cacao Paste to create bar Chocolate.
  • Cocoa Butter is a superb moisturizer which slows down moisture loss.
  • Cocoa Butter is is known for its hydrating effects, Cocoa Butter is also gentle on the skin and has a pleasing aroma.
  • Cocoa Butter is excellent when used on dry skin or on wrinkles.
  • Cocoa Butter's Emollient properties great in soap making and lotions.
  • Cocoa Butter is hard at room temperature.
  • Cocoa Butter is the fat expelled from the cocoa bean.
  • Cocoa Butter is mainly used is a thickening agent and is a common ingredient in lipsticks, soaps and emollient creams.
  • Cocoa Butter is easily absorbs into the skin and imparts sheen.
  • Cocoa Butter is the fat yielded after the processing of cocoa mass.
  • Cocoa Butter (Theobroma cacao) is a pale yellow fat obtained from dried and naturally fermented cocoa beans. The beans grow on a small, spreading, evergreen tree which grows up to 8 m (26 feet) tall. Originally from the South and Central American rain forests, it is now cultivated principally in Ghana, Nigeria, and Côte d'Ivoire (Ivory Coast). Fifty to sixty percent of the cocoa bean consists of cocoa butter, which is used as a base for chocolate manufacture. The residue, after extraction of the butter, is used to make cocoa powder. In cosmetics, it is used as an ointment base, emollient, skin softener and protectant. It is moisturizing; it lays down a protective layer that holds moisture to the skin making it a good skin softener. It has a slight scent of chocolate.
  • Cocoa Butter is a yellow-white fat from cocoa beans
  • Cocoa Butter is vegetable fat from the cacao that is extracted from chocolate liquor; the basis for white chocolate.

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Coconut Oil

  • Coconut Oil is the natural oil derived from coconuts.
  • Coconut Oil has a defatting effect on skin which is overcome by using coconut oil- deprived esters rather than the oil itself. Surfactants derived from coconut oil have good cleansing properties and are generally known to be mild.
  • Coconut Oil is the oil derived from coconuts acts as a surfactant and has good cleansing properties.
  • Coconut Oil is used as an emollient in soaps and as a shine enhancer in some hair products.
  • Coconut Oil is an an emollient and lubricant.
  • Coconut oil is made by pressing the coconut meat ("copra").
  • Coconut Oil is used in frying and as an ingredient in many packaged goods.
  • Coconut Oil is high in saturated fats thus many food makers are replacing it with more costly unsaturated oils.
  • Coconut Oil is sourced from the flesh of coconut.
  • Coconut Oil is great for helping moisture stay in the skin.
  • Coconut Oil is very beneficial in our soap - it is moisturizing, and contributes to a quick, fluffy lather.
  • Coconut Oil is it the oil from coconuts.

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Cottonseed Oil

  • Cottonseed Oil is a binder.
  • Cottonseed Oil is a widely used vegetable oil that is--like olive oil and peanut oil--high in monounsaturated fat. Cottonseed oil is used in some margarines and salad dressings and is often mixed with other oils to create vegetable oil products.
  • Cottonseed Oil has emollient properties, vulnerable to rancidity. Look for organic due to pesticides freely used in the cotton industry.
  • Cottonseed Oil is the edible oil pressed from cottonseeds.

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Wax Pastilles

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Evening Primrose Oil

Evening Primrose Oil 10% GLA

  • Evening Primrose Oil helps your body replenish moisture lost to tanning, minimizing flaking and peeling for the appearance of a longer-lasting tan.
  • Evening Primrose Oil is essential fatty acid oil, rich in gamma-linoleic and gamma-linolenic acids. Also known as Vitamin F.
  • Evening Primrose Oil is hydrating to the skin; it helps restore the moisture and lipid balance to dry skin conditions.
  • Evening Primrose Oil (plant based) is rich in fatty acids - particularly Gamma Linolenic Acid (GLA), which is a substance that's biologically important to our bodies. Poor skin condition, eczema, susceptibility to infections and difficult wound healing can be associated with a GLA deficiency.
  • Evening Primrose Oil is an emollient, conditioner, anti-inflammatory.
  • Evening Primrose Oil relieves premenstrual and menstrual complaints

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Flax Seed Oil

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  • Glycerin (C3H8O3) is a liquid by-product of biodiesel production.
  • Glycerin is used in the manufacture of dynamite, cosmetics, liquid soaps, inks, and lubricants.
  • Glycerin is an odorless, colorless liquid C3H5(OH)3 of the alcohol class used as a solvent in the manufacture of alkyd resins and ester gum type inks.
  • Glycerin is a clear, colorless, syrupy liquid that occurs extensively in nature and is naturally found in the cells of plants, animals and humans. It is obtained as a by-product of soap, by carbohydrate fermentation, and by propylene synthesis.
  • Glycerin, also referred to as glycerol, is used as a solvent, humectant and vehicle in various pharmaceutical, cosmetic and food products.
  • Glycerin is a valuable by-product of soap manufacturing used as an enriching agent in various personal-care products.
  • Glycerin is a humectant (draws moisture from the air to moisturize the skin) that absorbs moisture from the air to keep hair and skin moist.
  • Glycerin is also used as an emollient (skin smoothener and softener), lubricant (skin lubricator that helps prevents moisture loss), emulsifier (thickener) and diluting agent in cosmetics.
  • Glycerin is a naturally derived skin friendly humectant prepared by the hydrolysis of fats and oils.
  • Glycerin prevents product from drying out, Solvent, Maintains product consistency.
  • Glycerin is a valuable by-product of soap manufacturing used as an enriching agent in various personal-care products.
  • Glycerin is a by-product of the soap-making process. Large soap manufacturers often remove the glycerin and sell it as a by-product; however, home made soaps contain all the natural glycerin produced during saponification, making them more moisturizing. Although all soaps are not transparent, as many glycerin soaps are, they are still essentially glycerin soaps.
  • Glycerin is also called glycerol. A colorless sweet viscous liquid derived from vegetable fats. It is a by-product of the soap-making process, which separates the glycerin from the fatty acids in the whole oil. The naturally-occurring glycerin stays in handmade soaps, but is usually removed from commercial soaps.
  • Glycerin is used in foods, cosmetics and pharmaceuticals. It is also used in cryoprotectants, explosives and other industrial products. In cosmetics, it is valued because of its emollient and humectant qualities.
  • Glycerin is glycerol: a sweet syrupy trihydroxy alcohol obtained by saponification of fats and oils.

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Grapeseed Oil

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Hazelnut Oil

  • Hazelnut Oil , reduces oiliness, refines pores, normalizes and heals.
  • Hazelnut Oil is an emollient, and moisturizer.
  • Hazelnut Oil contains vitamins, minerals, and protein, and is very easily absorbed, leaving no oily residue.
  • Hazelnut Oil is an excellent carrier for essential oils, hazelnut oil is slightly astringent and toning, and helps to maintain skin elasticity; has a soft, natural, nutty fragrance.
  • Hazelnut Oil is a fragrant full-flavored oil is pressed from hazelnuts and takes on the flavor of roasted nuts. The nuts are often toasted for a browner color and better flavor. The nuts are never blanched.
  • Hazelnut Oil is moisturizing, easily absorbed by the skin.
  • Hazelnut Oil is one of the most highly unsaturated vegetable oils. A recent paper showed that hazelnut oil has phospholipids which give greater and longer-lasting moisturizing potential to cosmetic emulsions.
  • Hazelnut Oil reduces oiliness, refines pores and educes oil production in skin.
  • Hazelnut Oil produces new elastin and collagen fibers.
  • Hazelnut Oil is moisturizes and firms the skin.
  • Hazelnut Oil restructures, bio-energizes, stimulates connective tissue constituent’s synthesis.
  • Hazelnut Oil protects against free radicals.

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  • Jojoba Oil is used medicinally. It contains vitamins E and B complex. It also has the minerals silicon, chromium, copper and zinc. It has a very high percentage of iodine, almost 81.7%. The iodine concentration gives the Jojoba oil a great power to heal. EXTERNAL USE:
  • Jojoba Oil can help heal acne, athlete's foot, cuts, mouth sores, pimples and warts. The oil also helps to remove build up around hair follicles. This enables it to help with dandruff, hair loss and dry scalp.
  • Jojoba is often found in the ingredients of many shampoos and conditioners, due to its helpful effects on the scalp and hair. JUNIPER (JUNIPERUS COMMUNIS) This evergreen tree has berries which are used medicinally.
  • Jojoba Oil is high in Vitamin C, as well as possessing sulfur, copper, cobalt and has traces of tin. It has a volatile oil, which gives Juniper its characteristic flavor.
  • Jojoba is a natural, very valuable wax. Since it is liquid it is often also called Jojoba oil.
  • Jojoba is widely used in different personal care and cosmetic products helping to treat dry skin.
  • Jojoba soothes and helps to remove wrinkles and stretch marks.
  • Jojoba acts as a tonic, emollient and moisturizer.
  • Jojoba is a an evergreen desert shrub whose seeds contain an odorless, colorless, liquid wax used in cosmetics, lubricants, etc.
  • Jojoba is liquid wax highly penetrating and closely resembles human sebum.Anti-inflammatory, anti-oxidant. Fantastic. Prolongs shelf life

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  • Lanolin is a refined derivative of the unctuous fat-like sebaceous secretion of sheep.
  • Lanolin consists of a highly complex mixture of esters of high molecular weight aliphatic, steroid or triterpenoid alcohols and fatty acids.
  • Lanolin is obtained from the wax found on sheep's wool; refined and purified to cosmetic specifications.
  • Lanolin is an excellent emollient, skin lubricant and protectant, capable of absorbing water in an amount equal to 50% of its weight. Rich in cholesterol and other skin-friendly sterols.
  • Lanolin is a type of low melting point wax derived from sheep.
  • Lanolin has been widely used in waterproofing preparations for leather, but has some major disadvantages. a) It softens leather very easily, leading to deformation of walking boots and loss of support to the wearer. b) It is susceptible to microbial attack, leading to rotting of stitching and leather.
  • Lanolin is wool grease; this substance, sometimes called "yolk", is a secretion from the sebaceous glands of the sheep.
  • Lanolin is an emollient derived from animal sources for high performance conditioning of skin.
  • Lanolin is purified sheep's sebum.
  • Lanolin is a yellow viscous animal oil extracted from wool; a mixture of fatty acids and esters; used in some ointments and cosmetics
  • Lanolin is an emollient containing wool fat (a fatty substance obtained from the wool of sheep)

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  • Lard is the layer of fat located along the back and underneath the skin of the hog. Hog-butchers prepare it during the slaughtering process and preserve it in salt. In Italy it is used mainly (either minced or in whole pieces) to prepare various kinds of sauces and soups, to cook vegetables and legumes, or to lard beef or poultry. In order to remove any excess of salt, lard should be blanched by placing it in cold water, bringing it to a boil and then letting it cool entirely under cold running water.
  • Lard is the fat separated from the fatty tissue of pork.
  • Lard has a characteristic nutty flavor, and is usually white in color. Often used in pie crusts, biscuits and other baked goods.
  • Lard is melted down pork fat used for cooking.
  • Lard is a solid white fat with a distinctive flavor and a high smoking point.
  • Larding - Threading thin strips of fat, usually pork, into a large joint of meat to keep them form drying out during cooking. A larding needle is usually used. The fat should be chilled to make it firm and can be seasoned or sprinkled with parsley.
  • Lard is the mainstay of AmeriMex cooking. Used in making tamales.
  • Lard is rendered and clarified pork fat. As a verb, to lard is to insert strips of fat into uncooked lean meat (such as venison) to tenderize and add flavor.
  • The best lard is called "leaf lard," and it comes from around the pig's kidneys.
  • Lard is animal fat from pigs is considered the best fat for the production of bread.
  • Lard is also used in pie dough.
  • Lard is the rendered fat of swine.
  • Lard is soft white semisolid fat obtained by rendering the fatty tissue of the hog.

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  • Lecithin is o ne of a group of phosphoglycerides found in various plant and animal substances, including egg yolk, nerve tissue, semen, and cell membranes.
  • Lecithin is a naturally occurring phospholipid derived from soybeans. Both water and oil loving, lecithin helps protect the skin and replenish the acid mantle as well as improve the skin's feel after application.
  • Lecithin is a fatty acid ester, found in egg yolk and soy beans, used as a surfactant.
  • Lecithin is a natural product from the soy bean which acts as a thinner. In chocolate manufacture it controls flow properties by reducing viscosity.
  • Lecithin is a phosphatide naturally occurring in oil from both plants and animals.
  • Lecithin is capable of forming colloidal solutions in water and possesses emulsifying. wetting and antioxidant properties.
  • Lecithin is a natural product extracted from the soy bean that is used as a thinner in chocolate. During the manufacturing of chocolate, lecithin controls flow properties through the reduction of viscosity.
  • Lecithin is a phospholipid (phosphoglyceride) that is part of cell membranes and consists mostly of the B vitamin choline, as well as linoleic acid and inositol. Although a lipid, lecithin is partially water-soluble and therefore an emulsifying agent that helps disperse fats, protecting the vital organs and arteries from fatty buildup. Repairs cell membranes, aids in absorption of thiamin by the liver and Vitamin A by the intestine, promotes energy, and helps repair the liver from damage due to alcoholism.
  • Commercial lecithin is primarily derived from soybeans, but also comes from other food sources.
  • Soybeans and eggs are a good source of lecithin. It is a fatty substance that acts as an emulsifier and helps keep your blood's cholesterol circulation freely.
  • Lecithin has been shown to reduce cholesterol levels.
  • Lecithin is a specific phospholipid found in both plants and animals. Soybeans and other oil bearing seeds are an excellent source of lecithin.
  • Lecithin displays excellent emulsifying, wetting, and antioxidant properties.
  • Lecithin is derived from soya lecithin fractions. Benefits: It is a blend of phospholipids that serve to form the membranes of cell walls. It is high in B vitamins and is an anti-oxidant.
  • Lecithin is an emulsifier, or mixing agent, that helps fat and water stay together.
  • Lecithin is present in egg yolks and milk; it aids mixing in mayonnaise and ice cream.
  • Lecithin is a vitamin supplement.
  • Lecithin is one of the factors in egg yolk that helps to stabilize emulsions such as mayonnaise, salad dressings and Hollandaise sauce.
  • Lecithin contains a phospholipid, acetycholine, which has been demonstrated to have a profound effect on brain function.
  • Lecithin is an emollient and surfactant.
  • Lecithin is any of a group of phospholipids common in plants and animals. They are essential for the metabolism of fats and are used in the processing of foods. Deficiency leads to hepatic and renal disorders, high serum cholesterol levels, arteriosclerosis and arteriosclerosis.
  • Lecithin is a mixture of phospholipids that is composed of fatty acids, glycerol, phosphorus, and choline or inositol.
  • Lecithin can be manufactured in the body and a major component of all major cells in the body.
  • Lecithin is a one of the ingredients used in the making of surfactant.
  • Lecithin is any of several phospholipids containing two fatty acids, a phosphate group, and a choline molecule.
  • Lecithin is an emulsifier used to improve the flow properties of chocolate.
  • Lecithin helps to emulsify large fat particles and turn them into tiny particles; as a nutrient it can help nourish damaged cells and tissues; and also helps keep skin soft and supple.
  • Lecithin is a yellow phospholipid essential for the metabolism of fats; found in egg yolk and in many plant and animal cells; used commercially as an emulsifier.

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Macadamia Nut Oil

  • Macadamia Nut Oil is an emollient, emulsifier, stabilizer, and promotes production of collagen and elastin.
  • Macadamia Nut Oil soothes, and reduces response to irritation.
  • Macadamia Nut Oil is an anti-inflammatory, anti-irritant, essential oil that soothes and calms skin.
  • Macadamia Nut Oil may act as an antioxidant. An oil from the 'King of Nuts', this Hawaiian emollient is reported to have properties akin to those of sebum.

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Mango Butter

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Olive Oil

  • Olive Oil is the oil extracted from tree-ripened olives.
  • Olive Oil has superior penetrating ability.
  • Olive Oil is used in lipsticks, hairdressings, shampoos, soaps and conditioners.
  • Olive Oil has a very distinctive flavor, and has become more prominent in American cooking today. Grades of olive oils are determined by the methods of extraction and the acid content of the resulting oil. Virgin oils are those obtained from the first pressing of the olive without further refinement. The finest olive oil is extra virgin, with an acid content of 1%. Following this are superfine at 1.5%, fine at 3%, and virgin at 4%. Pure olive oils are those which have been extracted by heat. These are of 100% olive oil, but their flavor can result in a harsh, bitter aftertaste. Pomace olive oil is refined from the final pressings and under heat and pressure. The taste is inferior to other olive oils and should never be substituted for them. Olive oil becomes rancid very easily, more so when exposed to heat or light. Always store tightly sealed in a cool, dark place.
  • Olive Oil is the extract of olive. A skin smoothener and softener (emollient) with great penetrating ability.
  • Olive Oil is used in lipsticks, hairdressings, shampoos, soaps and conditioners.
  • Olive Oil is rich in vitamins and minerals; contains some protein.
  • Olive Oil is stable, resists rancidity and has excellent lubricating qualities.
  • Olive Oil is nourishing and calming to the skin, it is believed to have cell-regenerative capabilities.
  • Olive Oil is a monounsaturated fat pressed from tree-ripened olives.
  • Olive Oils are graded according to their acidity. "Extra virgin" is about 1% acid and is considered the finest. The other grades are "superfine," "fine," and "pure" or "virgin."
  • Olive Oil is an excellent moisturizer. Attracts external moisture to the skin while still allowing the skin to perform normal functions as sweating, shedding. Different grades offer different properties. Best for skin care is Grade A.
  • Olive Oil is an emollient.
  • Olive Oil, which is one of the best oils for skin care. As well as being quite mild, it is moisturizing, attracting external moisture and holding it close to the skin, and also forming a breathable film to prevent internal moisture loss.
  • Olive Oil is oil from olives.

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  • The Pomace is the residue of the harvest. It contains stems, skin and pips. It can be distilled to obtain Raw brandy.
  • Pomace is the debris from grape processing which consists of stems, seeds, pulp and dead yeast cells.
  • Pomace can be distilled into brandy and is also called press cake.
  • Pomace is a by-product of the wine making, containing stems, seeds, skins and sometimes pulp and yeast cells. The pomace can undergo further manipulation and be distilled into spirits.
  • Pomace is the solid residue (primarily skins, seeds and stems) left over from draining juice from white must, or draining new wine from a red fermentation tank.

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Palm Kernel

  • Palm Kernel is the palm nut.
  • Palm Kernel Oil is the oil of the palm nut.

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Palm Oil

  • Palm Oil is the reddish-orange oil extracted from the fruit of the African palm.
  • Palm Oil is high in saturated fat (78 percent) with a distinctive flavor popular in West African cooking.
  • Palm Oil is the reddish-orange oil derived from the pulp of the fruit of the African palm tree.
  • Palm Oil is contains a very high percentage of saturated fat.
  • Palm Oil is used with other oils in soap making. Pulls other oils into saponification and makes soaps less melting.
  • Palm Oil is from the fruit of a palm tree, (Elaeis guineensis), native to tropical West Africa and cultivated in Africa, Indonesia, Malaysia, and tropical America as the source of palm oil. Growing to a height of 15 m, the palms produce fleshy fruits, 3 cm long, containing a white kernel within a hard black shell.
  • 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 when the quantity of available tallow was insufficient to meet the demand for soap.
  • Palm Oil is the oil from nuts of oil palms especially the African oil palm

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  • Perilla is a Japanese herb that has a dark, russet-purple dentate leaf.
  • Perilla is a small genus of Asiatic herbs.

Perilla Seed Oil

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  • Poppy seed is a small gray seed of a poppy flower; used whole or ground in baked items.
  • Poppy Seed Oil is the oil of the small gray seed of a poppy flower

Poppyseed Oil

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Pumpkin Seed

  • Pumpkin seed is the edible seed of a pumpkin.
  • Pumpkin Seed Oil is the oil of the edible seed of a pumpkin.

Pumpkin Seed Oil

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Rice Bran Oil

  • Rice Bran Oil is a high quality cooking oil extracted from rice bran.
  • Rice Bran Oil is an oil pressed from the outer hull (the "bran") of the rice grain.
  • Rice Bran Oil is a moisturizing oil.
  • Rice Bran Oil is rich in gamma oryzanol.

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Safflower Oil

  • Safflower Oil is an emollient
  • Safflower Oil is a nutritive oil high in polyunsaturated fatty acids.
  • Safflower Oil soothes bruises and irritations, and is easily absorbed into the skin.
  • Safflower Oil is a light, odorless, flavorless and colorless cold-pressed oil made from white seeds of the safflower plant.
  • Safflower Oil contains more polyunsaturates than any other vegetable oil, and it has a high smoke point.
  • Safflower Oil has limited shelf life.
  • Safflower Oil is used for its moisturizing qualities.
  • Safflower Oil is mentioned in ancient Egyptian texts and was used to heal old wounds.
  • Safflower Oil has an exceptionally high linoleic acid content and is an excellent choice for the replenishment of moisture in skin creams and lotions.
  • Safflower Oil is the emollient sage extract that conditions and softens.
  • Safflower Oil is the flavorless, colorless oil expressed from safflower seeds; high in polyunsaturates and has a high smoke point, making it good for frying.
  • Safflower Oil is the oil from safflower seeds used as food as well as in medicines and paints
  • Safflower Oil is the oil from seeds of the safflower plant.

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Sesame Oil

  • Sesame Oil is pressed from the sesame sees has a slightly nutty flavor.
  • Sesame Oil is used as a flavoring in Oriental cooking, not a cooking oil. Used for flavoring a dish at the last minute.
  • Sesame Oil is a light, emollient oil obtained from sesame seeds.
  • Sesame Oil is the amber-colored, and aromatic, dark sesame oil is made from roasted sesame seeds. Dark sesame oil burns easily and loses flavor when overheated, so it is used mostly as a condiment or flavoring for dressings, soups, and stir-frys.
  • Sesame Oil is the amber colored, aromatic oil, made from pressed and toasted sesame seeds, is a popular ingredient in Chinese cooking. Not for use as a cooking oil, however, as the flavor is too intense and it burns quite easily. Instead, sesame oil is normally added as a flavoring agent in the final stages of cooking.
  • Sesame Oil has been used since ancient times; the Babylonians cultivated sesame seeds for their oil, and the Persians used it as both a food and medicine. It is still used in holistic preparations for everything from treating infections to stimulating brain activity. (It is also believed to contain antioxidants).
  • Sesame Oil is is pressed from the sesame seed; rich in vitamins and minerals.
  • Sesame Oil contains some proteins and lecithin, and may help protect the skin from sun.
  • Sesame Oil is high in polyunsaturated fast (4th behind safflower, soybean, and corn). There are two basic forms: light and dark. The light form is lighter in color and flavor and has a hint of nuttiness. The dark form is much stronger.
  • Sesame Oil is the c concentrated, strong-flavored oil made from toasted sesame seeds.
  • Sesame Oil is widely used throughout China in marinades, soups, and as a last-minute flavor enhancer. Refrigerate for up to 6 months.
  • Sesame Oil (seed based) has natural moisturizing properties from mono-unsaturated and polyunsaturated fatty acids make sesame oil a great inclusion for natural skin care.
  • Sesame Oil is high in Vitamins B and E.
  • Sesame Oil is a nutrient and emollient.
  • Sesame Oil has a strong nutty smell; used in creams and soaps for its moisturizing properties.
  • Sesame Oil is also known as gingilli oil, this oil has been known since earliest antiquity, from ancient Egypt to the Indian continent, as a soothing, gentle emollient.
  • Sesame Oil is an extremely good substitute for olive oil and has excellent longevity in massage preparations.
  • Sesame Oil is made from roasted crushed white sesame seeds; is an aromatic golden-colored oil with a nutty flavor. It is always used in small quantities, and added mostly towards the end of the cooking time.
  • Sesame Oil is an oil expressed from sesame seeds; it comes in two basic types: light and dark; lighter varieties are good for salad dressing and sauté dark sesame oil is drizzled on Asian dishes as a flavor accent after cooking.
  • Sesame Oil is the oil obtained from sesame seeds

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Shea Butter

  • Shea Butter is also known as karite, shea butter is extracted from the fruit of a tree found in Africa.
  • Shea Butter is rich in essential fatty acids and vitamins A and E, shea butter heals, soothes, and protects the skin from environmental damage. Safe for even sensitive, fragile skin, it is a superb, easily absorbed emollient.
  • Shea Butter is a natural lipid obtained from the fruit of the karite tree, butyrosperum parkii.
  • Shea Butter is the slightly greenish butter with soothing protecting qualities is said to have some sun screening ability.
  • Shea Butter is an emollient and lubricant.
  • Shea Butter is made from shea nuts, a creamy butter used to smooth skin and soften hair.
  • Shea Butter is African Karite Butter: Used for over a thousand years as treatment for dry aging skin. Can be used "as is" look for refined crushed. Basically unsaponifiable. Use cocoa butter to counteract its stickiness.Butyrospermum parkii
  • Shea Butter is the rich, buttery oil from central Africa is used for the protection and care of skin cracked and dehydrated by the elements, an elegant addition to products crafted for the smoothing and replenishment of dry skins.
  • Shea Butter is also known as African karite butter; A solid vegetable fat obtained from a West African tree, Vitellaria paradoxa, bearing nuts containing a large amount of fat.
  • Shea Butter is highly emollient.
  • Shea Butter's traditional uses include: treating dry skin, blemishes, skin discoloration, scars and wrinkles.

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Soybean Oil

  • Soybean Oil is a emollient, solvent and moisturizer.
  • Soybean Oil is an inexpensive oil that is nutritious and has a high smoke point. Soybean oil is approximately 58% polyunsaturated fat, 23% monounsaturated, and 15% saturated fat.
  • Soybean Oil is used extensively in making margarine and shortening.
  • Soybean Oil is a emollient.
  • Soybean Oil is from soya beans

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  • Shortening is a solid fat made from refined vegetable oil that has been partially hydrogenated and whipped.
  • Shortenings are fats used in the baking or frying of foods. Shortenings impart "short" or tender qualities to baked goods. Additives such as emulsifiers, antioxidants, anti-foaming agents, flavoring, etc may be present, depending on the intended use of the product.
  • Shortening is any fat, liquid, or solid used in pastry, dough, or batter for making the resulting product flakier, richer, or more tender. In common use are hydrogenated shortenings like butter, lard, margarine, and the edible oils.
  • Shortening is (1) Any fat used in baking to tenderize the product by shortening gluten strands. (2) A white, tasteless solid fat that has been formulated for baking or deep-frying.
  • Shortening is a mixture of partially hydrogenated fats, generally of plant origin, used for frying and for bakery products.
  • Shortening is a fat such as butter or lard used in baked goods

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Stearic Acid

  • Stearic Acid is a common, naturally occurring fatty acid widely used as an inexpensive primary emulsifying agent. When neutralized with triethanolamine, it functions as a tremendous thickening agent.
  • Stearic Acid's soap-like character enables it to penetrate the skin and to have emollient, skin-softening properties.
  • Stearic Acid is a lubricant additive in plasticised PVC compounds to aid processing.
  • Stearic Acid binds and thickens creams and creates harder bars of soap.
  • Stearic Acid is a waxy saturated fatty acid; occurs widely as a glyceride in animal and vegetable fat.

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Sunflower Oil

  • Sunflower Oil is an emollient and lubricant.
  • Sunflower Oil is obtained from sunflower seeds. Bland, pale yellow oil that contains large amounts of Vitamin E. Natural oil.
  • Sunflower Oil is the pale yellow mild-flavored oil derived from sunflower seeds.
  • Sunflower Oil is high in polyunsaturated fat and low in saturated fat.
  • Sunflower Oil is used in cooking and in salad dressings.
  • Sunflower Oil is not well suited for frying because of its low smoke point.
  • Sunflower Oil is less expensive safe alternative to olive oil.
  • Sunflower Oil contains Vit.E. Moisturizing.
  • Sunflower Oil is from sunflower seeds.

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Walnut Oil

  • Walnut Oil is a medium-light oil that leaves a luxurious, silky feel on the skin.
  • Walnut Oil is an expensive and strongly flavored (nutty) oil, which is popular in Middle Eastern cooking, sauces, main dishes, and baked goods.
  • Walnut Oil is often blended with more mildly flavored oils. To prevent rancidity, refrigeration is best.
  • Walnut Oil provides an emollient oil which has been used for its efficacy on dry and damaged skin. In mythology, while man ate acorns the Gods ate walnuts.
  • Walnut Oil is oil from walnuts.

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Wheat Germ Oil

  • Wheat Germ Oil is a rich source of vitamin E that smoothes the skin and serves as an antioxidant.
  • Wheat Germ Oil is rich in Vitamin E, used for its antioxidant effects on free radicals in the skin.
  • Wheat Germ Oil is a natural preservative.
  • Wheat Germ Oil is very high in Vitamin E and also contains Vitamin A and D.
  • Wheat Germ Oil supports the skins natural process of regeneration; aids muscle and lymph function and is particularly valuable for treating dry, ageing skin.
  • Wheat Germ Oil is good for stretch marks and scar tissue, and for dry rough skin.
  • Wheat Germ Oil leaves the skin very smooth while nourishing and helping heal the skin.
  • Wheat Germ Oil moisturizes and softens.
  • Wheat Germ Oil contains carotene and vegetable lecithin which nourish skin cells and prevent moisture loss.
  • Wheat Germ Oil is an antioxidant, which discourages spoilage within the bar of soap, and softens skin.
  • Wheat Germ Oil is (Triticum vulgari) the oil from the embryo of the wheat grain of the cereal species of the genus Triticum which has been cultivated for at least 10,000 years. The germ is extracted from the wheat as a source of vitamins and is a known source of pure Vitamin E. Wheat germ oil is emollient, anti-oxidant and rich in natural vitamin E. It also serves as a natural preservative. Vitamin E is known for its healing effects and is proven to help prevent scarring and speed healing.

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