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  1. O

    CPSR lye concentration

    Hello I recently sent off my recipes to be tested with cosmeticsafetyassessment.com and received an email back stating that my water should be twice that of my lye. I use a 35% lye concentration which I perceived to be within the safe range for a water discounted soap. I used soapcalc to...
  2. T

    A question regarding SoapCalc and measuring out your oils

    So I want to see if I'm understanding something correctly, I hope you all can help me out here When you're trying to calculate how much oil you'll need for a mold, you take your mold measurements and multiply length X width X height, and then multiply that number by .40. I understand that the...
  3. RKrynicki

    Water discount on SoapCalc

    I just purchased the Royalty Soaps piping set and after watching some of the exclusive videos, I noticed that a recipe says it's a 20% water discount. How do I put that in the SoapCalc? I want to save the special recipe, but don't know how to input the water discount in the app. Help!
  4. M

    Fast Curing

    hi everyone ! i want to cure my recipe faster (50%OO, 28%CO, 12%Beef Tallow, 10%Castor, 5%Super Fat) right now i use 38% water as a % of oils , and i read that the discount of water help to cure soap quickly. so how much discount i need to make ? Or do you suggest me to add any other...
  5. Dean

    Hot Process Water Discount

    Hi Soaperts. Got another question for you. What is the maximum amount that you have successfully water discounted HP soap? Please share your numbers in lye concentration (%) or water : lye ratio. Sorry to be so annoying but it aint easy becoming a self-taught chemist. Thanks in advance.
  6. LisaM

    Fairly new at making soap question

    Sorry, I am unclear about a couple of things. I have read quite a few books to learn the process of soap making but I am still in the dark about a couple of things. Hopefully someone on here could clear these questions I have, up for me. =) How long do you usually leave the soap in the crock...