Potassium Oleate, Potassium Oleate, and Potassium Oleate
Researchers recently conducted a study which demonstrated that those consuming diets rich in potassium olivate have lower fasting glucose levels and greater insulin sensitivity – something of great relevance to millions of American who suffer from diabetes or pre-diabetes.
Potassium oleate is produced from animal and vegetable fats by hydrolysis, distillation, and cooling to crystallize its crude product. It’s an ideal solvent for other oils, fatty acids, or oil-soluble substances.
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Potassium olivate, also known as vegetable-derived potassium soap, is a mild surfactant with similar properties to traditional Marseille soap, making it useful in cosmetic detergents and skin care products.
Foaming agents penetrate deeply into the skin. Furthermore, they serve as powerful emulsifying agents, acting as foaming and solubilizing agents in aerosol products.
Glycerides can be found both in animal and vegetable fats. Their presence can be found most abundantly in olive oil (55 to 85 percent), which has long been recognized for its therapeutic qualities since antiquity. They help lower cholesterol levels while protecting against cardiovascular disease – they’re also present in canola, cod liver, sesame, soybean and coconut oils.
Potassium olivate, produced through saponification of olive oil, is the potassium salt of oleic acid. It is widely used in manufacturing rubber emulsifiers, foaming agents, detergents and lubricants – as well as serving as a polishing agent in metal plating processes.
Stearic acid can be obtained by using magnesium oxide, while also acting as an oxidation catalyst in producing azelaic acid and plasticizers, or acting as a solvent when making paper, round bead, and typing wax papers.
Liquid soap and facial cleansers often contain this popular ingredient for its foaming properties and to prevent ingredients from separating, as well as its use to lubricate hair and skin, provide moisture, lubricate itchy scalps and as an excellent base for lipstick or cosmetics.
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Potassium oleate is widely used as an emulsifier in cosmetics. With both foaming and anti-separation capabilities, potassium oleate makes a safe addition to skin products; studies have even demonstrated its antimicrobial action against Staphylococcus aureus and Escherichia coli strains. Potassium oleate can be extracted directly from olive rinds or synthetically manufactured.
This invention provides a method of producing black soap by saponifying a melange of olive-pomace oil (optionally mixed with olive, coconut and palm oils) with potassium hydroxide to produce soft soap with 35 to 70% salts of fatty acids selected from potassium olivate, potassium cocoate and potassium palmate salts; saponification may take place with or without potasse and/or carbonate of potassium being present, and more ideally with soude.
Olea Europaea (Olive) Fruit Oil’s potassium salt of its fatty acids provides a potency ingredient ideal for use in liquid soaps and cosmetic formulations.
Personal care products frequently include oatmeal because of its emulsifying capabilities, which allow ingredients to blend seamlessly together without experiencing separation or other forms of disruption that is common with un-emulsified liquid soaps. Furthermore, oatmeal acts as an inhibitor, stopping bacteria growth within products.
Research published in “QJM” in February 2000 demonstrated how eating foods rich in olive oil could benefit millions of people living with diabetes and prediabetes, lowering fasting glucose and insulin levels and improving blood flow, leading to lower fasting glucose and insulin levels and improved sensitivity of this disease. Such improvements could prevent complications of this condition from emerging over time.
Potassium olivate, the potassium salt of oleic acid, has numerous uses and applications. Primarily it serves as an emulsifier in liquid soaps and facial cleansers to stop ingredients from separating, while increasing skin penetration of other components within a formulation. Furthermore, reverse phase HPLC analyses it easily under simple conditions making it a useful chromatographic comparative sample.
Olive oil contains high concentrations of oleic acid, and other vegetable oils as well, such as coconut, cod liver, canola, soybean and almond oils contain 5-88%. Olieic acid has long been praised for its therapeutic qualities since ancient times; in addition, oleic acid plays a pivotal role in Mediterranean diets.