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  • Coconut Oil vs Coconut Acid

    Posted by MarkEMark2 on September 3, 2016 at 4:03 pm

    I apologize in advance for what might be a stream of small questions as I begin to research additional ingredients to the shave cream and the after shave cream I am working on.

    What is the difference between Coconut Acid and Coconut Oil? I have googles this and can not find an answer to the difference.


    MarkEMark2 replied 7 years, 8 months ago 2 Members · 4 Replies
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  • belassi

    September 3, 2016 at 8:48 pm

    the oil is in the form of triglycerides whereas the acid is not.

  • MarkEMark2

    September 3, 2016 at 11:44 pm

    Ah! Thank you.  Would the difference in the oil (easily accessible) versus the Acid make a large difference in a shave cream of the kind I have been making Belassi?  For this purpose would they be interchangeable?

  • belassi

    September 4, 2016 at 12:52 am

    More or less. The oil produces glycerin as part of the saponification reaction. The acid doesn’t; the acid reacts a lot faster.

  • MarkEMark2

    September 4, 2016 at 1:54 am

    Ah! Ok… That helps.

    Thanks again for your help (you in particular on this project of mine…:-)

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