Soyabean Oil

Pure and natural refined soyabean oil. Economical and easy to work with. Creates a good, stable base, light feel on the skin, creamy lather in CP soaps. Suitable for use in aromatherapy, soap making, massage, skincare & cosmetics. See below for a detailed description and to download the SDS, Allergens Declaration and COA

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Soyabean Oil

Description – Also known as soja, soy and soybean. This is an edible, semi-drying oil. It is a very cost effective oil that is often overlooked in formulating cosmetics, but makes a great, stable base and is easy to work with.

Common Name Soya Bean Oil
Botanical Name Glycine Soja (Soybean) Oil
Botanical Family Leguminosae
Extraction Method Expeller pressed, partially refined
Aroma Negligible
Country of Origin China
Appearance Very Pale Yellow, Thick
Skin Feel Easily Absorbed, Smooth & Light Feel
Skin Type Any
Properties Smoothing, Protective, Created creamy lather in soaps
Heat Stability Stable in hot and cold processes
Saponification Value 180-200
Storage 12-18 Months
Typical Fatty Acid Profile 17% Saturated, 23% Monounsaturated, 60% Polyunsaturated
Main Constituents (Typical Values) 55-60% Linoleic Acd, 19-26% Oleic Acid, 10% Palmitic Acid, 5% Stearic Acid
Natural Vitamin Content Vitamin A, B Complex and E, Lecithins, Sterolins

Common Uses

  • Creams, Butters, Balms & Lotions – a good, stable, moisturising base. Improves skin suppleness
  • Massage – combine with almond oil
  • Soap Making – produces a lovely, creamy lather. Use as part of a blend as the soap is very soft if used alone

Packaging – Supplied in clear PET bottles with flip top lid for easy dispensing. Fully labelled with common name, botanical name, BBE date and batch code. SDS and Certificate of analysis available for download

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Recommended Reading: Carrier Oils for Aromatherapy & Massage (4th Edition, 2008) Len Price with Shirley Price

Additional information

Bottle Size

50ml, 100ml, 500ml, 1 Litre, 5 Litres, Sample