With all the exotic oils that are sold on the market today, its easy to over look the staple oils such as safflower. 80% rich in oleic acid (which is a fancy name for mega 9 fatty acid), it really holds it own in skin care formulations. Safflower oil is not prone to going rancid, helping pass a nice long shelf life into your finished formulation. It also provides anti-inflammatory, and moisturizing benefits. Its also linked to the ongoing battle against acne, and it lays down a protective barrier on the skin. Safflower also holds naturally occurring vitamin D, K and E.
For CP soap, this oil is slow to trace and works best in combination with other oils.