Coconut Oil is a natural oil made from the meat (or kernel) of mature coconuts. Coconuts grow on the coconut palm tree (Cocos nucifera).
Coconut Oil contains antimicrobial properties which can be helpful in treating acne and protects skin from harmful bacteria. It also has anti-inflammatory and moisturising properties.
Function in CP Soap:
Coconut Oil is used in cold process soap due to its cleansing abilities and its contribution to a copious lather. It provides big bubbles/suds. Coconut Oil can cause your soap to be too drying due to its high cleansing properties and therefore we recommend that it be used at a rate of 20-30% in your cold process soap recipe. No higher than 30%.