Hi there, I started to learn how to make soap, used a couple of recipes from online, they seemed to turn out alright, Two were just lard and the third I used coffee instead of water.Now I would like to try to make my own recipe, but having issues trying to figure out soap calc and what ingredients go well with one another, I am using lard and coconut on this recipe I would like to try . But am unsure of exactly in what proportions they should go? Is there a base oil ? and the others are just "Fillers" for certain quantities you would like? Do you just play around with the quantities to get the Sat:Unsat Ratio? or is there a chart to figure that out? I was told that Sat should be 40 and unsat should be 60, Not sure how to fix this? I am glad I found this forum so much information!