Glossary for the Modern Soap Maker

Soap makers glossary of terms, definitions and acronyms.

A collection of terms, definitions and acronyms related to the art of soap making.


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Palm Kernel Oil
Obtained from the kernels of the oil palm.

Palm Oil
Obtained from the pulp of the fruit from the oil palm.

A petroleum based solid wax, used in candles and cosmetics.

Peanut Oil
Obtained from pressing shelled peanut kernels, rich in vitamin E and easily absorbed into the skin.

Potassium Hydroxide
A caustic white solid, KOH, used in the manufacturing of soft or liquid soaps.

A light and porous lava. Used in solid and powdered form as an abrasive.

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