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Click Here to Print 1. Click on your unit of measurement from the drop down menu. Your options are grams, ounces, or pounds. Ounce refers to a weight measurement, not a fluid measurement. Choose your "solid form lye". Type in your liquid of choice.
Some listed options are milk, water, herbal tea, etc. Try to be specific so that when you want to duplicate this recipe you have not left out any important notes. Remember that the amount entered corresponds to the unit of measurement that you chose at step 1. Once you have completed your data entry, click on the Submit button located in the lower left corner of the screen.
Edit your amounts and proceed by clicking the Submit button. Reading your recipe: Start with the Oil Name Column, directly below this is a list of oils you chose for your recipe. The next column is the amount of oil you will use in your soap recipe this amount will correspond to the unit of measurement chosen in step 1 grams, ounces, or pounds. The next column gives you the average saponification value of your recipe.
Directly to the right of the page you will see a Lye Table that contains two columns. This allows for a firm bar of soap with just enough excess fat to be safe.
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