We’ve had a lot of chatter in our soap making Facebook Group Saponfication Nation (join for free!) lately about using lye calculators. Some of the lye calcs out there can be quite intimidating! And sometimes, you just need help knowing where to start, what to input and what you can ignore. I created a short video showing you two lye calcs, SoapCalc.net and TheSage.com.
Using Lye Calculators in Soap Making Video Tutorial
I mentioned several resources in the video; here are the links.
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I started using soapee.com for my lye calculator. I love that you can see everything on one screen and don’t have to toggle the screens as you do with soapcalc when you decide to make a change. Soapee displays the recalculation right on the same page.
Hi, Amanda. I made a batch of soap that includes: 35 oz. Shea butter
20 oz. Coconut oil, 1 oz. Grapeseed oil. I also did a 5 percent superfat using palm oil during the last 30 minutes of cook time. I used 3 tablespoons of essential peppermint oil and 1 tablespoon of cranberry powder and 1 tablespoon of spiralina powder to do a swirl after placing the soap in the mold. I did use approximately 2 teaspoons of grape seed oil to mix the colorants together. The soap looks nice, but had excess oil on top of it.
Can you please advise as to what I did wrong? The total oils used to make the soap was 56, not including the superfat oil and oil used to mix the colors.
I am attempting to watch your video both from your you tube page and from your blog and all I am getting is a white screen through out while you are talking. Is this correct? Please help, I really want to understand the soapcalc calculator as it has more oils and butters listed then sage’s
I bought you ebook on master batching. I was able look at one of two and now can’t find it. I didn’t up in a file. So was hope ing you could me ore sent again.
Thanks for your help.
Emailed you! 🙂