A little lighter colored than "natural" cocoa butter and has almost no scent of chocolate.
This oil typically contains over 80% Oleic Acid - much more than olive oil. Works absolutely great in soap. Brings along the oleic acid we want without shifting the color of the soap as a virgin olive oil can. In general, we use it as a straight replacement for olive oil, because this one won't be tampered with, unlike some refined olive oils. The other option is to use it in a 90%/10% blend with your favorite olive oil. If you wish to color your soap with an herb infused liquid oil, this is your best choice. Very long shelf life.
NaOH SAP Value: .136
This wax has not been bleached or deodorized. Smells like a bee hive.
If you take palm oil, and remove the lighter component oils that serve to make it soft, you have what is known as "Palm Stearic Acid" a very hard, white, waxy oil that comes in flake form. If you have a lotion or cream formulation that could benefit from additional viscosity, this product is ideal. In fact, you can often make a fine, thick, emollient cream from a lotion recipe by simply substituting a portion (about 4% maybe) of the "light" oils with stearic acid. The only downside to stearic acid is that it can result is a greasy cream if used to excess. This is an eco-friendly product, derived from palm oil, and does not contain any other chemicals or additives. Also used in soaps for additional bar hardness and as a trace accelerant.