Knowing which oil to choose if you are in the business of making soaps is important because you will want to know which oils are the best for your target market. If you are in the business of selling you will also want to know which type of oil is best for you to use based on their shelf life and what people are willing to pay for those oils. There are three types, and those are fat, butter and oil.
- When creating a cosmetic product, the sheer number of oils to choose from can be confusing.
- Typically, oils are liquid, butters are plant-based solids, and fats are animal-based solids.
- Fatty acid composition, shelf life, availability and price are what differentiate the various lipids.
“Consider a few key points and you will be on track to making good choices”