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Old 08-12-2011, 09:12 AM   #1
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Palm Oil?

I have heard that olive oil based soap is the best way to clean really dirty wool. I have a bar of olive oil soap lying around, but it also has other things that I am not sure would be good for wool. Here are the ingredients:

Olive oil
Coconut oil
Palm oil
Guinness Stout
Distilled water
Sodium Hydroxide

I got the soap as a gag gift for my husband, but he doesn't seem too interested and now I am wondering if it is safe for my wool. Thanks!

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Re: Palm Oil?

All those ingredients are fine and used in other wool wash bars - except of course the guiness, lol. im not actually sure if that will be ok or not.

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Re: Palm Oil?

Thanks! I'm glad to hear it. Where do you find these things out?
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Most olive oil soaps also have coconut and/or palm oil in them to help make lather because olive oil by itself will not make a lathering soap.
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Re: Palm Oil?

This is probably dumb, but does that mean I can just mix a little olive and coconut oil and use it on my wool?
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This is probably dumb, but does that mean I can just mix a little olive and coconut oil and use it on my wool?
No, the oils have been saponified (mixed and reacted with lye) to bring out the soap in the oils. It makes a natural, gentle soap which is why it is good for wool. However, you can mix the two oils for a nice rash oimtment for your LO.
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No, the oils have been saponified (mixed and reacted with lye) to bring out the soap in the oils. It makes a natural, gentle soap which is why it is good for wool. However, you can mix the two oils for a nice rash oimtment for your LO.
I thought that sounded way too good to be true lol
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