I have a question for you guys who prefer SoapCalc for ls: are you mixing the lye in with glycerin, or water?
I use glycerin which everybody knows is more energy-intensive to mix lye into than water, & there's so much less water in the SoapCalc recipe I'm not comfortable with it
BB Lye Calc has never let me down and you guys are saying use SoapCalc, but SoapCalc wants me to cut almost in half the water content, and decrease the lye percentage.
Can somebody please enlighten me WHY an experienced soaper should cut the water content on ls from the 60.38% BB recommends to the 33% to 38% SoapCalc says I should be using?
I have paste stored using the BB recipe that's still good after many years; indeed, none has ever gone bad on me.
I need to whoop up some ls before my glycerin & lye expires, so I'm comparing the recipes on BB Lye calc versus Soapcalc.
I want to make a simple 100% coconut oil (100 oz oil) ls w/ 0% sf.
1) Water content- BB Lye calc says use 60 oz of water or glycerin and SoapCalc says to only use 38 ounces.
2) BB says use 27 oz of lye whereas SoapCalc says to only use 25.7 oz- i always thought the 0% sf ls recipe from bb lye calc needed, if anything, more rather than less lye bc there seems to be a bit of cream in the glass mason jars after sequestration and storage.
Why should an experienced soaper should be using the latter recipe from SoapCalc rather than the former recipe from BB?