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Benefits of coconut oil with the type of CFAD (Coconut Fatty Acid Distillate) as an ingredient for making soap, it gives a firmer soap texture and can produce soap that has a lot of foam.


Along with increasing population growth as indicated by a higher population growth rate, the demand for an item for daily needs also increases. One item for daily needs that is quite important is skin care products in the form of bath soap.

Soap is a mixture of sodium compounds with fatty acids that are used as body cleansers, in solid form, foam, with or without other additives and does not cause skin irritation.

Soap is made in two ways, namely the saponification process and the oil neutralization process. The oil saponification process will produce glycerol by-product, while the neutralization process will not obtain glycerol. The saponification process occurs due to the reaction between triglycerides and alkali, while the neutralization process occurs due to the reaction of free fatty acids with alkali.

Coconut Oil as a Component for Making Soap

The two main components of soap are fatty acids and alkalis. The selection of the type of fatty acid determines the characteristics of the soap produced, because each type of fatty acid will give different properties to the soap. Fatty acids are the main components of fats and oils, so the selection of the type of oil to be used as a raw material for making soap is very important. To produce soap with good quality, it must use raw materials with good quality as well.

Coconut oil with the type name CFAD (Coconut Fatty Acid Distillate) is an oil that contains palmitic acid which is quite high. The function of this palmitic acid in soap making is to harden the soap and produce a stable foam. Soap with abundant foam has the ability to clean dirt well because consumers think so.