# lye calculator

1. ### I cannot for the life of me find the answer!

This may be a stupid question but I just want to make sure I get things right. So with adding fragrance for example it is advised to put 5% PPO. However my thinking is let’s say my total oil is 500g. Do you add 5% which is 25g on top of 500g making it 525g total or is the fragrance oil part of...
2. ### Coffee Butter from Brambleberry and SoapCalc.net

Hello fellow soapmakers! I am new here, this is my first thread - yay! Anway, I want to make a coffee soap using coffee butter from Brambleberry.com. I use SoapCalc.net for every recipe because it is the most in-depth lye calculator I've found thus far. However, "coffee butter" is not listed on...
3. ### Lye calc confusion for Liquid Soap

Hello everyone, This is my first post here and I have tried out a few CP, HP, solid and liquid soaps. Now I'm ready to share with friends and family and maybe sell eventually. :):):) I am forever confused with Lye calculators since each gives a different result. I'm trying to make a small...
4. ### Raspberry pi scale/lye calculator combo

My husband got me a Raspberry Pi, So, I'm considering creating a scale that works in the following way: 1. On the display, you choose your SF percentage, 2. You select your oil. 3. Add your oil to container on scale. 4. Computer remembers oil weight 5. Computer calculates lye and water...
5. ### Soapsheet V4

Ok Folks, I really like a couple of the online versions of the soap calculators but I have always preferred to have local versions on my computer, and I love the idea of having the ability to save recipes locally to my hard drive. Because of this I went in search for a free...
6. ### Soaping with unknown oil

Hi, I'm from Bangalore India, and recently had a chance to visit a rural oil mill where they produce cold pressed castor oil. I was shown another oil that the local villagers and tribals supposedly use in soapmaking and is also supposed to be great for the hair. It's made from the seeds of the...
7. ### YASC - Yet Another Soap Calculator

I'm really not sure where to post this, but since the sticky for the calculators is here, I figured this is where I should. I also added a post to the Calculator thread, as I would like to submit it, but would like to talk a little more about it. Currently, it is code-named: Project YASC (Yet...
8. ### Egg yolks and lye calculators

Dear Soap makers! After having read wonders about including egg yolks into shampoo bar recipes, I was hoping to give it a try. However while trying to come up with my own working recipe, I ran into some trouble with the lye calculators. None of the online lye calculators seem to have egg yolks...
9. ### Help! Almond Oil, Sweet vs. Sweet Almond Oil

I'm new here and I'm so confused. I have a bottle of oil and it says "Almond Sweet Oil" I don't know what exactly that means. Using a lye calculator the "Almond oil, sweet" has a different SAP value than "Sweet Almond Oil". What is the difference? I want to make sure I'm using the right...