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  1. bizarrebunny

    New to soap making...Iodine and INS numbers!

    Hi, soap making noob here. I have very sensitive, eczema prone skin and I'm currently stuck using a hair and body wash made for children with sensitive skin. I've started researching soap making as I'd quite like having something a bit more 'grown-up' to use. So far I've come up with a list of...
  2. Logansama

    Questioning everything...Soap Calc and INS

    I was putting some of my favorite recipes in SoapCalc the other night, and noticed that virtually all my recipes (and they aren't all my creation) fall low on the INS range. SoapCalc says the optimal INS is 136-165 and all mine run about 127 to 135. I'm really trying to up my game with the...
  3. magstang

    Iodine/INS numbers in soapcalc

    Hi all, I'm wondering if anyone can explain what the iodine and INS numbers mean in soapcalc? I did a little googling and it seems that, generally, higher iodine = faster spoiling and INS closer to 160 = better soap. Are these numbers very important when designing a recipe? I'm new to...