Shortening Vegetable oil
A blend of various oils and fats commonly available at grocery stores. It leads to a soft soap batch, so it's often used jn combination with other types of oils that help harden the soap. It is favored by soapmakers who choose not to use animal fats or by-products. The time to trace is longer than for animal fats. It is used in saponification. Uses: cooking, cosmetics, and soap.