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alternate names for palm oil

This list has been researched and compiled by Bev Luff. Bev started looking into palm oil ingredients in 2008 and then in late 2009 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 what Bev has discovered is that this list is unfortunately a work in progress and she continues to research and add more names as she finds them.

This list is copyrighted so if you wish to use it on a website or in a publication you will need to send an email to Bev Luff at [email protected]  You may share this list on facebook and other social media as long as you share from the link on The With Compassion & Soul website www.withcompassion.com.au in the palm oil section and include the copyright mark below

© Bev Luff 2009

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 palm oil unless you know the company has a clear 'no palm oil' policy and can prove it via documentation. Some of these ingredients may also be derived from other sources so if the product you are checking has one of the ingredients below you may want to contact the company to find out it's derivation.  

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

As to date (May 2017) there are only three vegetable oils which must be labelled in food products in Australia and New Zealand. The reason being potential allergic reactions and the three oils are - peanut oil, sesame oil and soy bean oil. 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 highly likely that the vegetable oil will be palm oil or coconut and as coconut oil is much more expensive than palm oil it is more likely to be palm oil. This is a good way of identifying if a food product has palm oil in as other vegetable oils have very low saturated fat content. Non-food products are far more difficult to know at a glance and require further research hence why I have created this list to aid you when shopping.

Note: Please use the list below as a guide only, to 100% confirm that a product has Palm Oil or Palm Oil derivatives in it, email the company who makes the product to find out and ask for composition documentation. We suggest you print this list out & sick it on your toilet wall to read whilst otherwise occupied so that the names can be memorised.

The seeds of this list were sewn in late 2009 and it is updated regularly by Bev Luff.

Last update 3rd May, 2017

This list edition contains 372 alternate names for palm oil.


© Bev Luff 2009

The List from A to Z

(Methyl Palmitate-Stearate – DPK)

2-Ethyl Hexyl Stearate

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


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

Aluminium stearate

Aluminium Stearate

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

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)

Azelaic acid

Behenic Acid 85% (C22)


Butyl stearate

Butyl Stearate IPM (Isopropyl Myristate)


Calcium lactylate

Calcium oleyl lactylate

Calcium stearate

Calcium stearoyl lactylate (482/E482)



Capric Acid (C10)

Capric triglyceride

Capryl Glucoside


Caprylic acid

Caprylic acid (C8))

Caprylic triglyceride

Caprylic/Capric Acid (C810)

Caprylic-capric triglycerides

Caprylic-capric-stearic triglyceride

Capryloyl glycine

Caprylyl glycol






Ceteareth (2-100)

Cetearyl alcohol

Cetearyl ethylhexanote

Cetearyl glucoside

Cetearyl isononanoate

Cetearyl olivate



Cetrimonium chloride

Cetyl acetate

Cetyl alcohol

Cetyl ethylhexanoate

Cetyl hydroxyethylcellulose

Cetyl lactate

Cetyl octanoate

Cetyl palmitate

Cetyl ricinoleate

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




Coco - Caprylate

Coco - DEA

Coco - Glucoside

Coco Alkyl Betaine 

Coco MEA 

Cocoa butter equivalent (CBE)

Cocoa butter substitute (CBS)

Cocoamidopropyl Amine Oxide


Cocomide - DEA

cocomide - MEA

Cocomidopropyl - Betaine


Coconut Fatty Acid

Decal - Glucosde

Decyl oleate

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

Dicaprylyl Ether

Dilinoleic acid

Disodium laureth sulfosuccinate

Disodium lauryl sulfosuccinate

Distilled Fatty Acids

Distilled Monoglyceride Palm

Distilled Palm Kernel (DPK)

EBS – Ethylene Bis Stearamide

EBS Beads



Elaeis guineensis oil

Emulsifier 422

Emulsifier 430

Emulsifier 431

Emulsifier 432

Emulsifier 433

Emulsifier 434

Emulsifier 436

Emulsifier 470

Emulsifier 471

Emulsifier 472

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)

Ethoxylated lauryl alcohol

Ethoxylated palm oil

Ethyl lauroyl arginate (243)

Ethylene glycol monostearate

Ethylhexyl hydroxystearate

Ethylhexyl palmitate

Ethylhexyl stearate


Fatty Acid Diethanolamides 

Fatty Acid Monoethanolamides

Fatty Acids

 Fatty Alcohol Alkoxylate

Fatty Alcohol Ethoxylate

Fatty alcohol sulphates

Fractionated Palm Methyl Esters


Glycerin or glycerol (442)


Glyceryl distearate

Glyceryl laurate

glyceryl monococoate

Glyceryl monostearate

Glyceryl myristate

Glyceryl oleate

Glyceryl polymethacrylate

Glyceryl stearate

Glyceryl stearate SE

Glycol distearate

Glycol stearate

Guineesis (palm)


Hexyl laurate


Hydrogenated palm glycerides

IPO (Isopropyl Oleate)

Isopropyl isostearate

Isopropyl palmitate

Isopropyl titanium triisostearate

Isostearamide DEA

Isostearate DEA

Isostearic acid

Isostearyl alcohol

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

Lauramide DEA

Lauramide MEA

Lauramine oxide


Laureth 5

Lauric acid

Lauric Acid (C12)

Lauroyl sarcosine

Lauryl Alcohol Ethoxylates (2, 3 & 4 Mole)

Lauryl betaine

Lauryl glucoside (from palm)

Lauryl lactate

Lauryl pyrrolidone

Linoleic acid

Magnesium myristate

Magnesium stearate

Metallic Stearates

Methyl Laurate (1214)

Methyl Laurate Stearate (1218)

Methyl Oleate (1898)

Methyl Palmitate-Stearate (1618),

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

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


Myristic acid

Myristic Acid (C14))

Myristic Cetrimonium Chloride Acid


Myristyl alcohol

Myristyl myristate

Octyl palmitate

Octyl stearate

Octyldodecyl myristate

Octyldodecyl stearoyl stearate

Oleamide MIPA

Oleic acid

Oleic Acid FGK

Oleyl betaine

Olivem 1000

Palm fruit oil

Palm Kernel Acid

Palm Kernel Diethanolamide 

Palm Kernel Fatty Acid

Palm Kernel Monoethanolamide 

Palm kernel oil

Palm Methyl Esters

Palm oil

Palm Oil ingredient list

Palm olein

Palm stearine

Palm Sterine (PS)


Palmitamidopropyltrimonium chloride


Palmitic acid

Palmitic Acid (C16)

Palmitoyl myristyl serinate

Palmitoyl oligopeptide

Palmitoyl oxostearamide

Palmitoyl tetrapeptide-3

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

Pentaerythrityl tetraisostearate

Peptide complex



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)

Polyethylene (40) stearate (431)

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 oleyl ether

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)





Potassium Palmitate

Potassium stearate

PPG-15 stearate ether

PPG-4 Laureth-5 

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




Sodium cetearyl sulphate

Sodium Coco Sulphate

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 Sulfate (SLES)

Sodium lauryl ether sulphate

Sodium lauryl sulfate

Sodium lauryl sulfoacetate

Sodium lauryl sulphate

sodium oleyl lactylate

Sodium palm kernelate

Sodium palmate

Sodium palmitate

Sodium stearate

Sodium Stearoyl glutamate 

Sodium stearoyl lactylate

sodium stearoyl lactylate (481/E481)

Sorbitan isotearate

Sorbitan laurate

Sorbitan monostearate (491)

Sorbitan oleate

Sorbitan palmitate

Sorbitan sesquioleate

Sorbitan trioleate

Sorbitan tristearate

Sorbitan tristearate (492)

Stearalkonium chloride

Stearalkonium hectorite

Stearamide MEA

Stearamidopropyl dimethylamine

Stearamine Oxide

Steareth - 10

Steareth - 2

Steareth - 20

Steareth - 21

Stearic Acid (C18)

Stearic acid (vegetable oil)

Stearic Acid 50 NF Powder

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

Stearic acid or fatty acid (570)

Stearoyl sarcosine

Stearyl alcohol

Stearyl alcohol NF

Stearic hydrazide



Stearyl acetate

Stearyl caprylate,

Stearyl citrate

Stearyl dimethicone

Stearyl glycyrrhetinate

Stearyl heptanoate

Stearyl Octanoate

Stearyl Stearate

Stearyldimethyl amine

Sucrose esters of fatty acids (473/E473)

Sucrose stearate

Synthetic beeswax


TEA-lauryl sulphate


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)

Tetrasodium glutamate diacetate 

Tocopheryl linoleate


Triacetin (1518)



Triple Pressed Stearic Acid


Vegetable glycerin

vegetable mono diglycerides

vegetable oil

Zinc stearate

© Bev Luff 2009

This list is copyrighted so if you wish to use it on a website or in a publication you will need to send an email to bev at [email protected] for permission. As Bev created it to educate others she rarely says not to requests. You may share this list on facebook and other social media as long as you share from the link on The With Compassion & Soul website www.withcompassion.com.au in the palm oil section and include the copyright mark 

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