What do you mean the lye calculator doesn't work for you? You need to use one, it's not optional. You could seriously injure yourself or someone else.Now I know theres alot of people that im jus goofing around with lye but im really trying to get good at doing this... these soaps r only for trial and error...
And the soap calculator doesnt work for me lol.
I use 9 oz of oil to 1 oz of lye. On my last batch of goats milk im on day two of curing and it turned out really well. No burning, irritation, or anything odd. Ive tested samples and all is well. Anyone got a well tested recipe working.with goats milk, coconut oil and lard?
It's not the problem of learning from your mistakes. It's the fact that you are not following others input. Perhaps if you introduced yourself in the introduction forum and tell us a litter about yourself it may help.And yet I am condemned for trying to learn from my mistakes. Like I said I will use this soap calculator. I wasnt looking for an argument or being condemned, it was only for conversation and learning but sense this seems to b more of a problem than a friendly conversation ill stop posting
You still didn't specify if you are using NaOH or KOH, but in any case, please stop using the egg test- it is not a reliable/accurate/proper method of making lye solution if you want to make good soap..99% crystal lye and I did do the egg test before mixing it
You need to use less goat milk. Twelve oz. is way too much liquid for your size batch..... not to mention that you need to be much more specific in regards to your lye solution: i.e., how much lye to water? That is a very critical point that must be addressed. It can either make or break your soap.sligilion said:I was thinking on making a batch of soap and I was thinking on a recipe I came up with
16 oz lard
12 oz goats milk
8 oz coconut oil
4 oz lye water _99% crystals