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    Swapping tallow in a recipe

    Post by heavenlybotanicals on Sun Sep 19, 2010 1:50 pm

    I have a recipe I wish to make, it calls for tallow. Can I swap it for palm oil? What else can I use besides palm oil? It has coconut & other veg oils in it.

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    Re: Swapping tallow in a recipe

    Post by Ally on Tue Sep 21, 2010 2:55 am

    I wish I had an answer for you! I guess in theory you could swap it for pretty much anything, it's just a matter of finding something with similar properties and I don't really know what tallow is like.

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    Re: Swapping tallow in a recipe

    Post by topcat on Tue Sep 21, 2010 3:47 am

    Palm is the best vegetarian option imo if that is what you are going for. You can buy tallow from your supermarket's cold section - called Supafry in the red wrapper.

    If you swap/substitute any oil in a soap recipe please make sure you run your new recipe through a lye calculator to get the correct amount of NaOH you will need. I have used sustainable palm oil in place of tallow in soap and I really love it. HTH Smile


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