about the product
Fatty acid is an essential component of lipids in plants, animals, and microorganisms. A fatty acid generally consists of a straight chain of an even number of carbon atoms, with hydrogen atoms along the chain’s length and at one end of the chain and a carboxyl group at the other end.
As such, fatty acids are mainly used in soap, detergent, candles, crayons, personal care, and home care products. Other applications include its function as emulsifiers, texturizing agents, wetting agents, anti-foam agents, or stabilizing agents.
In soapmaking, fatty acids are considered an essential building block since the bar of soap that we all see and feel in our hands isn’t just a single soap but a combination of different soaps. Fatty acids that make up our soap molecules include four saturated fatty acids (myristic, lauric, palmitic, and stearic) and four unsaturated fatty acids (ricinoleic, oleic, linoleic, and linolenic).