Iodine Values of Various Soap Making Oils
The iodine value is a measure of the saturation of a fat or oil (how many centigrams of iodine can be dissolved per gram of oil or fat). Saturated fats have low iodine values, and unsaturated fats have high iodine values. There are a few exceptions, but usually fats with high iodine values make softer soaps and fats with low iodine values make harder soaps. Keep iodine values in mind as you combine oils to make your own soap recipe. — North Country Soap Making Library
|Almond oil, sweet||105.0|
|Apricot kernel oil||102.5|
|Palm kernel oil||37.0|
|Sunflower seed oil||125.5|
|Wheat germ oil||125.0|
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