Processing Type: RBD (Refined, Bleached, and Deodorized)
Obtained From: Fruit
Description: There is often a lot of confusion over Palm Kernel Oil and Palm Oil. Both can be used interchangeably, but there are differences. Palm Oil is derived from the palm fruit whereas Palm Kernel comes from the kernel of the fruit. Palm Oil is derived from the fruit of the palm tree. It is semi-solid at room temperature and is rich in palmitic acid, Vitamin E, Vitamin K and Magnesium. It contains natural anti-oxidants and works well in cold-process soap making. This variety of Palm Oil is Refined, Bleached and Deodorized (RBD).
Color: Clear when liquid, white to slightly pale yellow when solid.
Aromatic Description: Palm Carrier Oil has very little scent characteristic of most carrier oils.
Common Uses: Our Palm Carrier Oil is refined and is almost exclusively used by cold process soap manufacturers.
Consistency: Semi-solid at room temperatures - gentle heating is required during production.
Absorption: Palm Carrier Oil will leave an oily feeling on your skin if applied neat.
Shelf Life: Users can expect a shelf life of up to 2 years with proper storage conditions (cool, out of direct sunlight). Refrigeration after opening is recommended. Please refer to the Certificate of Analysis for current Best Before Date.
Note: The facilities from which we purchase this product do not process peanuts or manufacture peanut oil.
Cautions: None Known.
Storage: It is recommended that cold-pressed carrier oils be kept in a cool, dark place to maintain freshness and achieve maximum shelf life. If refrigerated, bring to room temperature before using.
IMPORTANT: All New Directions Aromatics (NDA) products are for external use only unless otherwise indicated. This information is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease, and it should not be used by anyone who is pregnant or under the care of a medical practitioner. Please refer to our policies for further details, and our disclaimer below.
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Rating: Came in a big bucket so will be easy to scoop out for my soaps. I am hoping nda can source an affordable certified palm oil soon. For now I will use this one.
By:Heather, Winlaw, British Columbia Top ReviewerDate: Loyal Customer Since: 16-Sep-2019
Rating: This product is great! My CP soap turns out just as I like it! However, the container is extremely hard to open! And I’ve received my container with air pockets in the bottom. I’m not sure if they measure or just fill but if they measure when they fill the buckets, then no harm done. This product has formed beads in the oil as well (round, smaller than a pea, and white) in the oil as well. Not sure what that is about but it didn’t effect the final soap product.
By:Amanda, East St. Paul, Manitoba
Date: Loyal Customer Since: 17-May-2017
Rating: Great product and price. I have to agree that opening the 5-L bucket is a challenge. I have to wait for my husband to do it as I’m always afraid I m going to hurt myself.
Other than that, product works really well. Very satisfied
Rating: Did my first CP soap with it, works fine. I like the container, everything was perfect for me.
By:Julie, St-Paul-De-L'ã®Le-Aux-Noix, Quebec Top ReviewerDate: Loyal Customer Since: 31-Aug-2014
Rating: Amazing price! I use this oil in all of my soaps and I really like the results. Its very easy to use, and melts nicely. I will definitely purchase again! Thank you!
By:Zachary, Chalk River, Ontario Top ReviewerDate: Loyal Customer Since: 05-Jul-2014
Rating: Hasn't given me any problems yet...Use it for CP soaps. Another Wonderful product :)
By:Laura, Hazelridge, Manitoba Top ReviewerDate: Loyal Customer Since: 09-Jan-2015
Rating: I also love the product but hate the pails! Please bring back the 20l buckets!
By:Stephanie, Wolfe Island, Ontario
Date: Loyal Customer Since: 27-Jul-2010
Rating: Great product but WORST BUCKET LID EVER! I don't even close the lid once I open for fear of an impending injury!
By:Kelli, Burton, New Brunswick Top ReviewerDate: Loyal Customer Since: 30-Sep-2012
Rating: Love this palm oil! Works great in all my soaps. For all the people complaining about the impossible to open bucket lid, pay attention to where it says to cut and dont cut off that one part that is the tab to easily open the bucket. I did that the first time and had to get my fiancee to open it but on my next bucket i realized i had cut off the tab and its so easy to open :)
By:Victoria, Toronto, Ontario Top ReviewerDate: Loyal Customer Since: 13-May-2013
Rating: Great quality, good packaging, and good that it is RSPO
By:Sarah, Halifax, Nova Scotia Top ReviewerDate: Loyal Customer Since: 26-Dec-2013
Rating: The oil makes nice soap but it does not melt evenly. There is a component with a higher melting point than most, so there are little bits that hang on for a long time. If you have access to a device used to open preserved specimens, borrow it because it's perfect for opening the pots. New Directions should offer these since they are a time and frustration saver.
Rating: Good quality for a great price. Absolutely hate the bucket lid, ended up transferring to ice cream buckets for easier access. The empty bucket makes a good large volume mixing bowl though.
By:Bonita, Vancouver, British Columbia
Date: Loyal Customer Since: 22-Aug-2012
Rating: I love it this item when I am making my own soap.
By:Meya, Toronto, Ontario Top ReviewerDate: Loyal Customer Since: 17-Oct-2013
Rating: I have been ordering this product for years in the 20 litre pails.
I still think the product is great but I hate the 5 litre pails. They are impossible for me to open. I, too, had to wait for my husband to get home.
It would be great if the 20 litre pails were still an option for those of us who prefer them
Rating: The oil itself is great, but the bin it came in was absolutely impossible to open! It took some serious struggles, using various tools and finally waiting for my husband to arrive home to help me open it as it wouldn't budge!
By:Marta, Ajax, Ontario Top ReviewerDate: Loyal Customer Since: 22-Apr-2012
Rating: great product, for such little price ! GREAT! worked awesome in my cold process soap! Definatley will be re-purchasing!
Rating: This oil is a MUST HAVE in my cp soap, it is actually very easy to get this product out of the container as it is very smooth. I use it with cocnut oil and olive oil and it makes a nice white bar. Thanks for such a great product!
By:Jalisa, Brampton, Ontario Top ReviewerDate: Loyal Customer Since: 28-Nov-2011
Rating: This is a "Must Have" for CP soap. I've noticed some people have a hard time with the container the oil comes in. I just put mine in hot water in the kitchen sink for about 10 minutes, let it soften and liquify and then pour it out into a different container (I use a bucket with lid and once it hardens again you can just scoop it out).
Rating: This is a great quality palm oil at a really good price. It will scoop out nicely if you put it someplace warm for a few hours or so before using. It is pretty hard straight from the fridge.
By:Sonya, Hubley, Nova Scotia Top ReviewerDate: Loyal Customer Since: 24-Nov-2008
Rating: NDA's Palm oil is darker (much more yellow) and have an oily smell compared to the palm oil I'm used to buy. It's pricier too. It's not bad quality, but I prefer a less yellow oil at a better price.
By:Kristelle, Granby, Quebec Top ReviewerDate: Loyal Customer Since: 12-Feb-2007
Rating: Perfect for soap making. Makes a beautiful, hard and great lathering soap. Price is excellent as well. Use a large cooking spoon with a long handle and you will easily be able to remove the product from the jar.
By:Vanice, Cambridge, Ontario Top ReviewerDate: Loyal Customer Since: 19-Dec-2006
Rating: Very good solid oil but I had to cut the jar to use my palm oil.
By:Melyssa, Grand-Mere, Quebec Top ReviewerDate: Loyal Customer Since: 22-Sep-2007
Rating: I am thrilled that ND has palm oil back in stock! I have used this oil for 7 years and counting as a staple in soapmaking. Good price; given the crazy market fluctuation and consistently easy to work with.
By:Kate, Hamilton, Ontario Top ReviewerDate: Loyal Customer Since: 01-Mar-2006
Rating: This is what I needed, an oil that will harden my soaps! My boyfriend usually leaves them in the shower, what a mess! Hope this oil will solve our problem!
Rating: Excellent high quality oil. Excellent results in hard soaps and liquid soaps. Many of our clients have expressed a concern over allergic reactions to coconut oil, and we therefore elected to make all our soap products with Palm Kernel oil with wonderful results.
Rating: I love using this oils in soapmaking! It's a good replacement for coconut oil.
I purchased 4kg of Palm Kernel oil. Even though it was packaged in the wide-mouth container, it's still not wide enough and it's difficult to scoop out such hard oil.
Rating: A good product but unfortunate that New Directions packages their hard oils in containers that are meant for liquid oils. It makes using the product in small amounts extremely difficult. I\'m now stuck heating the product so I can pour it - and then transferring it to a more efficient container. If these hard at room temperature oils were packaged in containers similar to what margarine is packaged in it would make a lot more sense.
New Directions Aromatics Response:
We sell to many different customers, in many different regions. In some regions, these products remain liquid, and require liquid containers. Because this product easily liquefies in a hot water bath, we have elected to maintain this style of packaging. To date, we have not had any customers voice similar concerns. We regret the inconvenience nonetheless.
By:Roxy, Mundare, Alberta
Date: Loyal Customer Since: 25-May-2006
Rating: Palm Kernal oil is a great addition to your soap. It contributes to a hard bar, and amazing lather!
By:Lindsay, Pickering, Ontario Top ReviewerDate: Loyal Customer Since: 07-Mar-2006
With an unwavering commitment to offering the highest quality of products, we firmly believe that Quality Assurance is of utmost importance. It is imperative that meticulous tests, documentation, and certifications are supplied for every product in our portfolio. Our facility is equipped with a laboratory using state-of-the-art gas chromatography to rigorously test the veracity of the purity and potency of our sourced oils. This ensures that you our valued customer are supplied with superior products at all times.
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Customers may purchase products from New Directions Aromatics Inc. only with the clear understanding that all products must be used at their own discretion, and only after referring to the Material Safety Data Sheets (MSDS) and all other relevant technical information specific to the product. New Directions Aromatics Inc. shall not be held responsible for any damages to property or for any adverse physical effects (including injury or bodily harm).
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As with any manufacturing process, New Directions Aromatics strongly recommends small lab scale testing for evaluation purposes prior to full commercial manufacturing. As the ordinary or otherwise use(s) of this product is outside the control of New Directions Aromatics Inc., no representation or warranty, expressed or implied is made as to the effect(s) of such use(s) (including damage or injury), or the results obtained.
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Please note, the International Federation of Aromatherapists do not recommend that Essential Oils be taken internally unless under the supervision of a Medical Doctor who is also qualified in clinical Aromatherapy. In addition, Essential Oils must be properly diluted before use in order to avoid any damages to property or adverse physical effects (including injury or bodily harm).