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ALTERNATE NAMES FOR PALM OIL  © Bev Luff 2009

This list has been researched and compiled by Bev Luff and has been used by many trying to work out if the product they buy contains palm oil.

Bev's research into ingredients made from palm oil commenced in 2008. In late 2009 she started to compile a list so she could educate others to detect palm oil in products. A first Bev only found 40 ingredients then 80 then 150 and as her research continued she discovered that this list is unfortunately a work in progress She continues to research and finds more daily. 


This list is copyrighted so if you wish to use it on a website, article or publication you will need to send an email to Bev Luff at compassion@iinet.net.au You may share this list on facebook and other social media as long as you share from the this link WC&S Alternate Names for Palm Oil or the this page POFCAP Alternate Names for Palm Oil and include the copyright mark below


Many food products have palm oil listed as 'vegetable oil' and in non-food products there are 100’s of alternate names for palm oil, this makes it difficult for people to know whether the product they wish to buy contains palm oil or a palm oil derivative.


If an ingredient in the product you are researching has any one of the following names then it is most likely to be derived from palm oil unless it has been Certified by POFCAP.  Some of these ingredients may also be derived from other sources so if the product has one of the ingredients below you may want to contact the company to find out it's derivation but you'll need more than the manufacturer's word that the ingredient is palm oil free. You'll need to sight the composition amongst other data. 


Unfortunately the alternate names for palm oil list below is HUGE, but it is written in alphabetical order for easier reference.


As to date in Aust & NZ (May 2017) only 3 vegetable oils (peanut,  sesame and soya bean) must be labelled on food products for potential allergic reactions.  All other vegetable oils can be labelled as vegetable oil and commonly are a palm oil blend. However, the label must declare the amount of saturated fat in the product. So if the label states vegetable oil and has a high saturated fat content it is likely it will be palm oil or coconut but as coconut oil is more expensive than palm oil it is more likely to be palm oil. This is a good way of identifying if a food product potentially has palm oil in as other vegetable oils have a lower saturated fat content. Non-food products are far more difficult to know at a glance and require further research hence why this list was developed. 

Note: Please use the list below as a guide only. We suggest you print this list out & stick it on your toilet wall to read whilst otherwise occupied so that the names can be memorised. Or print it off and keep it in your car or bag for those times where you have to wait or have 10mins to kill, Reading it over and over will help familiarise you with these ingredients.


The seeds of this list were sewn in late 2009. It is updated regularly by Bev Luff.  Last update 22nd June, 2017

This list edition below contains 590 alternate names for palm oil and even though her list now contains over 1,000 alternate names for palm oil, we are leaving this public list at 590.  POFCAP is using Bev's 1,000 non-public Alternate Names List as one of their resources. HAPPY READING!


© Bev Luff 2009


The List from A to Z

1,2-OCLanediol

1,2-Octyleneglycol

2-Ethyl Hexyl Stearate

100 Cetyl/stearyl ether

304

12-Hydroxystearic acid

 α-hydroxy-N-stearoylphytosphingosine

acetylated glycol stearate

Acetylated monoglycerides

Acetic and fatty acid esters of glycerol (472a/E472a)

Acrylated Palm Oil

APO

Acrylates/Palmeth-25

AHCOHOL 0810 (Octyl Decyl Alcohol)

AHCOHOL 0898 (Octyl Alcohol)

AHCOHOL 1098 (Decyl Alcohol)

AHCOHOL 1216 (Lauryl/Myristyl Alcohol)

AHCOHOL 1299 (Lauryl Alcohol)

AHCOHOL 1498 (Myristyl Alcohol NF)

AHCOHOL 1618 (Cetyl Stearyl/Cetearyl Alcohol)

AHCOHOL 1698 (Cetyl Alcohol NF)

AHCOHOL 1898 (Stearyl Alcohol NF)

AHCOHOL® Fatty Alcohols

Alkyl alcohol Aluminium stearate

Alkyl polyglucoside

Aluminium, calcium, sodium, magnesium salts of fatty acids (470/E470a; E470b)

Aluminum dimyristate

Aluminum Isostearates

Aluminium myristate

Aluminium palmitate

Aluminium stearate

Ammonium laureth sulphate

Ammonium lauryl sulphate

Anionic & Non Anionic Surfactants (too generic an ingredient, need more info on)

Arachamide mea

Ascorbyl palmitate

Ascorbyl palmitate (304)

Ascorbyl stearate

Azelaic acid

Behenic acid 85% (C22)

Behentrimonium methosulphate

BTMS

beta Carotene

Biodiesal

Butyl myristate

Butyl stearate

Butyl Stearate IPM (Isopropyl Myristate)

C16

C17

C18

CAB

Calcium lactylate

Calcium oleyl lactylate

Calcium myristate

Calcium stearate

Calcium stearoyl lactylate (482/E482)

CAPB

CAPB-KG30

CAPB-KG45 
Capric Acid (C10)

Capric triglyceride

Capryl Glucoside

Caprylamine

Caprylic acid

Caprylic acid (C8))

Caprylic triglyceride

Caprylic/capric acid (C810)

Caprylic-capric triglycerides

Caprylic-capric-stearic triglyceride

Capryloyl glycine

Caprylyl glycol

Carboxylic acid

Carboxymethyl cellulose (CMC) (can come from PKC cellulose)

CDE

CDE K85

CDE K90

CDE-K85

CDE-K90

Ceteareth (2-100)

Cetearyl alcohol

Cetearyl ethylhexanote

Cetearyl glucoside

Cetearyl isononanoate

Cetearyl olivate

Ceteth-20

Ceteth-24

Cetyltrimethylammonium bromide (CTAB)

CTAB

Cetyltrimethylammonium chloride (CTAC)

CTAC

Cetrimonium bromide

Cetrimonium chloride

Cetostearyl alcohol

Cetyl acetate

Cetyl alcohol

Cetyl ethylhexanoate

Cetyl hydroxyethylcellulose

Cetyl lactate

Cetyl myristate

Cetyl octanoate

Cetyl palmitate

Cetyl ricinoleate

Cetyl-PG Hydroxyethyl Palmitamide

Cetyl/stearyl ether

CITRIC ACID

Citric and fatty acid esters of glycerol (472c/E472c)

Citris seed extract

CMEA

CME-K85

CME-K95

Coco - Caprylate

Coco - polyglucose

Cocoyl sarcosine

Coco - DEA

Coco - Glucoside

Coco Alkyl Betaine

Coco MEA

Cocoa butter equivalent (CBE)

Cocoa butter substitute (CBS)

Cocoamidopropyl Amine Oxide

Cocodiethanolamide

Cocomide - DEA

cocomide - MEA

Cocomidopropyl - Betaine

Cocomonoethanolamide

Coconut Fatty Acid

Decal - Glucosde

Decyl Myristate

Decyl oleate

Diacetyltartaric and fatty acid esters of glycerol (472e/E472e)

Dicaprylyl Ether

dicocoyl ethyl hydroxyethylmonium methosulfate

Dicocoyl Pentaerythrityl Distearyl Citrate

Dilinoleic acid

Disodium laureth sulfosuccinate

Disodium lauryl sulfosuccinate

Distilled Fatty Acids

Distilled Monoglyceride Palm

Distilled Palm Kernel (DPK)

Dried Yeast

EBS – Ethylene Bis Stearamide

EBS Beads

EBS SF

EBS SP

Elaeis guineensis oil

Emulsifier 422

Emulsifier 430

Emulsifier 431

Emulsifier 432

Emulsifier 433

Emulsifier 434

Emulsifier 436

Emulsifier 470

Emulsifier 470a

Emulsifier 470b

Emulsifier 471

Emulsifier 471a

Emulsifier 471b

Emulsifier 471c

Emulsifier 471d

Emulsifier 472e

Emulsifier 473

Emulsifier 474

Emulsifier 475

Emulsifier 476

Emulsifier 477

Emulsifier 478

Emulsifier 481

Emulsifier 482

Emulsifier 483

Emulsifier 484

Emulsifier 485

Emulsifier 493

Emulsifier 494

Emulsifier 495

Epoxidized palm oil (uv cured coatings)

Emulsifying wax

Ethoxylated glycerol monooleate

Ethoxylated lauryl alcohol

Ethoxylated monoglycerides 

Ethoxylated Sorbitan monostearate (SMS)

Ethoxylated Sorbitan Mono-stearate (STS)

Ethoxylated palm oil

Ethyl lauroyl arginate (243)

Ethylene glycol monostearate

Ethylhexyl hydroxystearate

Ethylhexyl myristate

Ethylhexyl palmitate

Ethylhexyl stearate

Ethylhexylglycerin

Ethylene glycol diesters

Ethylene glycol esters

Ethylene glycol monoesters

Ethylene glycol monostearate

Ethyhexylglycerin

Ethyhexyl hydroxystearate

Ethylhexyl myristate
Ethylhexyl palminate
Ethylhexyl stearate

Fatty Acid Diethanolamides

Fatty Acid Monoethanolamides

Fatty Acids

Fatty Alcohol Alkoxylate

Fatty Alcohol Ethoxylate

Fatty alcohol sulphates

Fatty isethionate

Fractionated Palm Methyl Esters

Glycerin

Glycerin or glycerol (442)

Glycerine

Glyceryl cocoate

Glyceryl esters

Glycerol di-myristate

Glyceryl distearate

Glyceryl laurate

glyceryl monococoate

Glyceryl monostearate

Glyceryl myristate

Glyceryl oleate

Glyceryl polymethacrylate

Glyceryl rosinate

Glyceryl stearate

Glyceryl stearate SE

Glyceryl tripalmitate

Glycol distearate

Glycol stearate

Grapefruit seed extract

Guineesis (palm)

Hexadecylic

Hexyl laurate

Hexyldecanol

Humectant 422

Hydrogenated palm glycerides

IPO (Isopropyl Oleate)

Isopropyl Acetate

Isopropyl isostearate

Isoamyl laurate

Isobutyl myristate

Isocetyl alcohol

Isocetyl myristate

Isodecyl oleate

Isopropyl esters

Isopropyl isostearate

Isopropyl myristate

Isopropyl palmitate

Isopropyl titanium triisostearate

Isostearamide DEA

Isostearate DEA

Isostearic acid

Isostearyl alcohol

Isostearyl isostearate

Isostearyl myristate

Isostearyl neopentanoate

Isotridecyl myristate

Lactic and fatty acid esters of glycerol (472b/E472b)

Lactylated Monoglycerides

Lauramide DEA

Lauramide MEA

Lauramine oxide

Laureth

Laureth-1, 

Laureth-2

Laureth-3

Laureth-5

Laureth-6

Laureth-7

Laureth-8

Laureth-9

Laureth-10

Laureth-11

Laureth-12

Laureth-13

Laureth-14

Laureth-15

Laureth-16

Laureth-20

Laureth-21

Laureth-25

Laureth-30

Laureth-38

Laureth-40

Laureth-50

Lauric acid

Lauric Acid (C12)

Lauroyl sarcosine

Lauryl Alcohol Ethoxylates (2, 3 & 4 Mole)

Lauryl betaine

Lauryl dimonium hydrolysed collagen​

Lauryl glucoside

Lauryl lactate

Laurel myristate

Lauryl pyrrolidone

Lauryl sarcosine

Lecithin

Lecithin isopropyl palm oil

Linoleic acid

Magnesium myristate

Magnesium stearate

Metallic stearates

Methyl laurate (1214)

Methyl myristate

Methyl laurate stearate (1218)

Methyl oleate (1898)

Methyl palmitate-stearate (1618)

(Methyl palmitate-stearate – DPK)

Mixed tartaric, acetic and fatty acid esters of glycerol (472f/E472f)

Mono-and-di-glycerides of fatty acids (471/E471)

Mono glycerides of fatty acids
Monoglyceride citrate 

Monopalmitate
Myreth 3 myristate​

Myristate

Myristic acid

Myristic Acid (C14))

Myristic Cetrimonium Chloride Acid

Myristoyl

Myristyl alcohol

Myristyl myristate

Myristoyl Sarcosine
Myristoyl Sarcosinate
Myristyl alcohol
Myristyl myristate
n- Butyl esters

n-Octane-1,2-diol

N-stearoyl phytosphingosine

N-stearoyl sphinganine

Octandiol

Octan-1,2-diol

Octyl palmitate

Octyl stearate

Octyldodecyl myristate

Octyldodecyl stearoyl stearate

Oleamide MIPA

Oleic acid

Oleic Acid FGK

Oleyl betaine

Oleyl myristate

Oleoyl sarcsine

Olivem 1000

Olive - emulse

Oliv-wax LQC

PALMESTER fatty esters

Palm fruit oil

Palmitoleic acid

Palm Kernel Acid
Palm kernel cake

Palm Kernel Diethanolamide

Palm Kernel Fatty Acid

Palm Kernel Monoethanolamide

Palm kernel oil

Palm Methyl Esters

Palm oil

Palm olein

Palm stearine

Palm Sterine (PS)

Palmate

Palmitamidopropyl betaine​

Palmitamidopropyltrimonium chloride

Palmitate

Palmitic acid

Palmitic Acid (C16)

Palmitoyl acid

Palmitoyl alcohol

Palm oleic acid

Palmitoyl myristyl serinate

Palmitoyl oligopeptide

Palmitoyl oxostearamide

Palmitoyl tetrapeptide-3

Palm Methyl Ester 
PBS Base
Palmfonate
Palmosalt

PEG-2 cetyl/stearyl ether

PEG - 7

PEG-100 stearate

PEG-12 Carnauba

PEG-15 stearyl ether

PEG-150 distearate

PEG-2 oleamine

PEG-20 stearate

PEG-4 laurate

PEG-40 stearate

PEG-8 distearate

PEG-8 stearate

PEG-80 sorbitan laurate

Pentaerythritol tetra caprai/caprylate
Pentaerythrityl tetracaprylate/tetracaprate

Pentaerythrityl tetraisostearate

Peptide complex

PG dicaprylate/caprate 
PK oleic acid

PK DEA

PK MEA

Planta-Cleanse

PME 1214 (Methyl Laurate Myristate)

PME 1218 (Methyl Laurate Stearate)

PME 1298 (Methyl Laurate) PME 1618

PME 1618 (Methyl Palmitate Oleate)

PME 1698 (Methyl Palmitate)

PME 1898 (Methyl Oleate – PK)

POFA (palm oil fuel ash)

Polyethylene glycol

Polyethylene (40) stearate (431)

Polyglycerate-60

Polyglycerol esters of fatty acids (475/E475)

Polyglycerol esters of interesterified ricinoleic acid (476/E476)

Polyglycerol-2 oleyl ether

Polyglyceryl-3 dilisostearate

Polyglyceryl-4 isostearate

Polyglyceryl-4 laurate

Polyglyceryl-4 oleyl ether

Polyoxyethylene

Polyoxyethylene Glycol (PEG-7)

Polysorbate 60 or polyoxyethylene (20) sorbitan monostearate (435/E435)

Polysorbate 65 or polyoxyethylene (20) sorbitan tristearate (436/E436)

Polysorbate 80 or polyoxyethylene (20) sorbitan monoolate (433/E433)

Polysorbate-20

Polysorbate-40

Polysorbate-60

Polysorbate-65

Polysorbate-80

Polysorbate-85

POME palm oil mill effluent

Potassium Cetyl Phosphate

Potassium Palmitate

Potassium myristate

Potassium stearate

PPG-15 stearate ether

PPG-4 Laureth-5

Propylene glycol monoester
Propylene glycol myristate

Propylene glycol

Propylene glycol esters of fatty acids (477/E477)

Propylene glycol laurate

Propylene glycol stearate

Retinyl palmitate

Rubber Grade Stearic Acid

Saponified elaeis guineensis

Sleareth

SLES

SLS

Sodium cetearyl sulphate

Sodium Coco Sulphate

sodium cocoyl glycinate 
​Sodium cocoyl isethionate

Sodium Dodecyl Sulphate (SDS or NaDS)

Sodium Isostearoyl Lactylaye

Sodium lactylate

Sodium laurate

Sodium laurel

Sodium laureth sulfate

Sodium laureth sulphate

Sodium laureth-13 carboxylate

Sodium lauroamphoacetate

Sodium lauroyl glutamate

Sodium lauroyl lactylate

Sodium lauryl

Sodium lauryl ether sulphate (SLES)

Sodium lauryl sulfate

Sodium lauryl sulfoacetate

Sodium lauryl sulphate

Sodium lauroyl sarcosinate

Sodium myristate

sodium oleyl lactylate

Sodium Methyl Cocoyl Taurate

Sodium stearoyl lactylate

Sodium palm kernelate

Sodium palm kerneloyl isethionate

Sodium palmate

Sodium palmitate

Sodium stearate

Sodium stearoyl fumarate

Sodium Stearoyl glutamate

Sodium stearoyl lactylate

sodium stearoyl lactylate (481/E481)

Solubiliser PS20
Sorbitan Caprylate
Sorbitan Cocoate
Sorbitan diisostearate 
Sorbitan Distearate​ 
​Sorbitan ester

Sorbitan isotearate

Sorbitan laurate

Sorbitan monoglyceride

Sorbitan monolaurate
Sorbitan monopalmitate

Sorbitan monostearate (491)

Sorbitan palmitate

Sorbitan sesquioleate

Sorbitan trioleate

Sorbitan tristearate

Sorbitan tristearate (492)

Sorbitan triglyceride

Stearalkonium chloride

Stearalkonium hectorite

Stearamide MEA

Stearamidopropyl dimethylamine

Stearamine Oxide

Steareth - 2

Steareth - 7

Steareth - 10

Steareth - 11

Steareth - 13

Steareth - 14

Steareth - 15

Steareth - 16

Steareth - 20

Steareth - 21

Steareth - 25

Steareth - 27

Steareth - 30

Steareth - 40

Steareth - 50

Steareth - 100

Stearic Acid (C18)& (570)

Stearic acid (vegetable oil)

Stearic Acid 50 NF Powder

Stearic Acid 55% 65%, 70%, 90%

Stearic acid or fatty acid (570)

Stearic hydrazide

Stearone

Stearoxytrimethylsilane

Stearoyl sarcosine

Stearyl acetate

Stearyl alcohol

Stearyl alcohol NF

Stearyl caprylate,

Stearyl citrate

Stearyl dimethicone

Stearyl glycyrrhetinate

Stearyl heptanoate

Stearyl Octanoate

Stearyl Stearate

Stearyl tartarate

Stearyltrimethylammonium Chloride​​

Stearoyl lactic acid

Stearyldimethyl amine

Steartrimonium chloride
Succinylated monoglycerides

Sucrose esters of fatty acids (473/E473)

sucrose distearate

sucrose oleate

sucrose tristearate

Shea butter (extended)

Sucrose stearate

Sulphonated Methyl Esters​

Synthetic beeswax

Taxanomic

TEA-lauryl sulphate

TEA-stearate

Temest 2 EHC (Ethylhexyl Cocoate)

Temest 2 EHP (Ethylhexyl Palmitate)

Temest 2 EHS (Ethylhexyl Stearate)

Temest 810 (Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride)

Temest 99 (Isononyl Isononanonate)

Temest ALB (C12 15 Alkyl Benzoate)

Temest CTE (Cetearyl Ethylhexanoate)

Temest CTN (Cetearyl Isononanoate)

Temest DO (Decyl Oleate)

Tetradecylocadecyl myristate

Tetrasodium glutamate diacetate

Tocopheryl linoleate

Triacetin

Triacetin (1518)

Tribehenin

Tricaprylin

Tridecyl myristate

Triisopropanolamine

Triple Pressed Stearic Acid

Tristearin

Veg Emulse

Vegetable Emulsifier

Vegetable glycerine

Vegetable gum (466)

vegetable mono diglycerides

vegetable oil

Vit A

Zinc myristate

Zinc stearate


© Bev Luff 2009

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