First let's start with an easy recipe: Stage One * Stearic Acid 8.4oz * Sweet Almond Oil 2.55oz * Coconut Oil 3.1oz * Shea Butter 2.1oz * Glycerin 5.0oz Stage Two * Water 3 oz * Kaolin Clay .2oz Lye Water * Water 15.6 oz * NaOH .6 oz * KOH 2.2oz Super Cream Stage * Stearic Acid .5 oz * Glycerin .7 oz Now we get to play. You are going to put all of the stage one ingredients in the pot to melt together. I use a crock pot, but you could use a double boiler or even the oven if that is your preference: Let's get geared up for safety now. While you're waiting for this to melt get your lye ready. Measure your water as usual and set aside. You're going to measure into your lye cup your NaOH first, then add the KOH right on top. If you don't usually wear mask (uhm like me) you may want one for this as it is stinkier (technical term that). Add your lyes to your water like you normally would and you're going to hear a hissing sound as they mix into the water as you're stirring. I promise it's not a snake or precursor to an explosion. Well it shouldn't be anyways otherwise it is one very annoyed snake. So just set it aside. Once your oils are melted you are going to weigh out your water and clay, combine them well then pour into your oils and stir.