Sodium Palmate:

Sodium Palmate is the result of the saponification of palm oil with sodium hydroxide.  Saponification is a process that produces soap which occurs when a fatty acid reacts with an alkali. The Palm oil is the fatty acid and sodium hydroxide is the alkali.  This serves to keep other ingredients in soap together as a cleansing agent.

Can be found in the following O Naturals Products: African Black Soap, Black Soap Collection, Activated Charcoal & Peppermint Soap, Dead Sea Mud & Green Clay Soap, Citrus Soap Collection, Coconut & Shea Butter Soap, Natural Soap Collection