Other Names for Palm Oil

Did you know that palm oil goes by over 100 other names when you find it in the ingredients of household goods and foods that you purchase at the grocery store? Below are the many names for palm oil. Click on the names to find out what products you will usually find them in!

Acetic and fatty acid esters of glycerol

Alkyl Polyglucoside

Aluminum Myristates/Palmitates

Aluminium stearate

Aluminium, calcium, sodium, magnesium salts of fatty acids

Ammonium laureth sulphate

Ammonium lauryl sulphate

Arachamide mea

Ascorbyl palmitate (304)

Ascorbyl stearate

Azelaic acid

​Beta Carotene


Butyl Myristate

Butyl stearate

Calcium lactylate

Calcium Myristate

Calcium oleyl lactylate

Calcium stearate

Calcium stearoyl lactylate

Capric triglyceride

Caprylic acid

Caprylic / Capric Glycerides

Caprylic triglyceride

Caprylic/capric triglyceride

Caprylic/capric/stearic triglyceride

Capryloyl glycine

Caprylyl glycol

Carotene (Sometimes made from palm)

Castile soap (often from palm)

Ceteareth (2-100)

Cetearyl alcohol

Cetearyl ethylhexanote

Cetearyl glucoside

Cetearyl isononanoate



Cetostearyl Alcohol

Cetyl acetate

Cetyl alcohol

Cetyl ethylhexanoate

Cetyl hydroxyethylcellulose

Cetyl lactate

Cetyl Myristate

Cetyl octanoate

Cetyl palmitate

Cetyl ricinoleate

Citric and fatty acid esters of glycerol

Cocoa butter equivalent (CBE)

Cocoa butter substitute (CBS)

Cocamide DEA

Cocamidopropyl betaine

Cocoyl Sarcosine

Conditioning emulsifier

Decyl Glucoside

Decyl Myristate

Decyl oleate

Diacetyltartaric and fatty acid esters of glycerol

Dilinoleic acid

Disodium laureth sulfosuccinate

Disodium lauryl sulfosuccinate

Distilled Monoglyceride Palm

Elaeis guineensis

Emulsifiers: E304, E422, E430, E431, E432, E433, E434, E435, E436, E470, E470a, E470b, E471, E472, E472a, E472b, E472c, E472e, E472f, E473, E474, E475, E476, E477, E478, E479, E480, E481, E482, E483, E493, E494, E495

Emulsifying wax

Epoxidized palm oil (uv cured coatings)

Esters of Myristic Acid

Ethyl lauroyl arginate (243)

Ethyl myristate

Ethyl palmitate

Ethylene glycol monostearate

Ethylhexyl hydroxystearate

Ethylhexyl Myristate

Ethylhexyl Palminate

Ethylhexyl palmitate

Ethylhexyl stearate


Fatty acids

Fatty alcohol alkoxylate

Fatty alcohol sulphates


Glycerin or glycerol (442)

Glyceryl cocoate

Glyceryl Dimyristate

Glyceryl distearate

Glyceryl laurate

Glyceryl monostearate

Glyceryl myristate

Glyceryl oleate

Glyceryl polymethacrylate

Glyceryl Rosinate

Glyceryl stearate

Glyceryl stearate SE

Glycol distearate

Glycol stearate

Guineesis (palm)


Hexyl laurate


Humectant 422

Humectant glycerol

Hydrogenated palm glycerides

Isobutyl Myristate

Isocetyl alcohol

Isocetyl Myristate

Isocetyl stearate

Isodecyl Myristate

Isodecyl oleate​

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 easters of glycerol

Lauramide DEA

Lauramide MEA

Lauramine oxide


Lauric acid

Lauroyl sarcosine

Lauryl betaine

Lauryl dimonium hydrolysed collagen​

Lauryl lactate

Lauryl glucoside (from palm)

Lauryl Myristate

Lauryl pyrrolidone

Lauryl Sarcosine

Linoleic acid

Magnesium myristate

Magnesium stearate

Methyl Myristate

Mixed tartaric, acetic and fatty acid esters of glycerol

Mono and di-glycerides of fatty acids

Mono glycerides of fatty acids

Myreth 3 Myrisrate​


Myristic acid

Myristic Cetrimonium Chloride Acid


Myristyl myristate

Myristoyl Sarcosine

Myristoyl Sarcosinate

Myristyl alcohol

Myristyl myristate

Octyl palmitate

Octyl stearate

Octyldodecyl myristate

Octydodecyl stearate

Octyldodecyl stearoyl stearate

Oleamide MIPA

Oleic acid

Oleyl betaine

Oleyl Myristate

Oleoyl Sarcosine

​Olivem 1000


Oliv-wax LQC


Palm fruit oil

Palmitoleic acid​

Palm kernel cake

Palm kernel oil

Palm oil

Palm olein oil

Palm stearine



Palmitamidopropyltrimonium chloride

​Palmitic acid

Palmitoyl acid

Palmitoyl alcohol

Palmitoyl myristyl serinate

Palmitoyl oxostearamide

Palmitoyl oligopeptide

Palmitoyl tetrapeptide-3

Palmitoleic acid

Palm Methyl Ester

PBS Base



Pentaerythritol tetra caprai caprylate

Pentaerythrityl tetracaprylate/tetracaprate

Pentaerythrityl tetraisostearate

Peptide complex

PG dicaprylate/caprate

Planta cleanse

Polyethylene (40) stearate (431)

Polyglycerol esters of fatty acids

Polyglycerol esters of interesterified ricinoleic acid

Polyglycerol-2 oleyl ether

Polyglyceryl-3 dilisostearate

Polyglyceryl-4 isostearate

Polyglyceryl-4 laurate

Polyglyceryl-4 oleyl ether

Polysorbate 60 or polyoxyethylene (20) sorbitan monostearate

Polysorbate 65 or polyoxyethylene (20) sorbitan tristearate

Polysorbate 80 or polyoxyethylene (20) sorbitan monoolate





Potassium Myristate

Potassium stearate

​Propanediol dicaprylate

Propylene Glycol

Propylene Glycol Alginate

Propylene glycol esters of fatty acids

Propylene glycol laurate

Propylene Glycol Myristate

Propylene glycol stearate

Retinyl palmitate

Saponified elaeis guineensis




Sodium cetearyl sulphate

Sodium Dodecyl Sulphate (SDS or NaDS)

Sodium Isostearoyl Lactylaye

Sodium lactylate; sodium oleyl lactylate; sodium stearoyl lactylate

Sodium laurate

Sodium laurel

Sodium laureth sulfate

Sodium laureth sulphate

Sodium laureth-13 carboxylate

Sodium lauroyl lactylate

Sodium lauryl

Sodium lauryl ether sulphate

Sodium lauryl glucose carboxylate

Sodium lauryl sulfate

Sodium lauryl sulfoacetate

Sodium lauryl sulphate

Sodium lauroyl sarcosinate

Sodium Methyl Cocoyl Taurate

Sodium Myristate

Sodium palm kernelate

Sodium palmate

Sodium palmitate

Sodium stearate

Sodium stearoyl lactylate

Solubiliser PS20

​Sorbitan ester

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





Stearic acid

Stearic acid or fatty acid (570)

Stearoyl sarcosine

Stearyl alcohol

Stearyl dimethicone

Stearyl heptanoate

Stearoyl Sarcosine

Sucrose stearate

Sucroseesters of fatty acids

Sulphonated Methyl Esters​

Surfactant CCG


TEA-lauryl sulphate


Tetradecyloctadecyl Myristate

Tocopheryl linoleate


Triacetin (1518)



Tridecyl Myristate



Vegetable emulsifier

Vegetable glycerin

Vegetable Oil

Vitamin A palmitate

Yeast with 491

Zinc Myristate

Zinc stearate