Almond oil substitute

CathyB

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Hi soapy folk,
Can anyone recommend a sweet almond oil substitute that works the same way please?
I have a client who is allergic to all nuts so must make soap without and nut oils.
I only use about 5% but like the way it comes out, especially if I use frosting.
Any advice appreciated? I've been told Apricot kernel oil is good, but as its from the 'nut' does this mean my client may be affected?

Thanks
Cathy
 
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ChemicalPyros

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Hello Cathy,

Sweet almond oil is an oleic oil (the main fatty acid is oleic acid). So you can replace it with an oleic oil such as olive oil, avocado oil and rice bran oil (there are more examples, but it will all come down to your clients preferences or to what is available in your region).

Hope this helps
 

CathyB

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Hello Cathy,

Sweet almond oil is an oleic oil (the main fatty acid is oleic acid). So you can replace it with an oleic oil such as olive oil, avocado oil and rice bran oil (there are more examples, but it will all come down to your clients preferences or to what is available in your region).

Hope this helps
That's very helpful, thank you!
 

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I was just thinking about this- and avocado oil is probably my favorite of those. Rice bran oil is also very nice as a sub for sweet almond oil. A closer sub is probably something also a seed oil- like avocado oil, but also apricot kernel oil and other oils made from seeds.
 

CathyB

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Thank you Yooper, I have opted for Apricot kernel oil as its slightly lighter in colour and I'd like to add some colour.
 
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