Soapmaker Man said:FSowers said:
No, wrong. This will be a dangerous recipe figured as stated. :wink: You figure coconut milk as a liquid in soapcalc, NOT as 76* coconut oil! Coconut milk and coconut oil are two totally different things. I use goats milk and have used coconut milk a few years ago. Coconut milk, goats milk, aloe vera juice, soy milk, butter milk, bovine milk, any and all are just liquids, like water is, when calculating your recipe. Each does lend their different qualities to the finished bar, but none, not a one have a SAP value, as an oil like coconut oil has; they cannot be saponified! There is no place at soapcalc.com for coconut milk as it has no SAP value, just another liquid as GM or aloe vera juice is. I would mix my lye into water and use that as part of the liquids and the rest as coconut milk. You could make a 50% strength lye solution and add Cm as the remainder to dilute the solution to the 33% or whatever % solution the recipe called for.
Soapmaker Man said:Well Faye, since I use a premade lye solution of 50% lye solution, I add my goats milk after I have added the required amount of 50% lye solution to the oils. I just incorporate the lye solution, then add the GM to the slurry to bring the total lye strength to what I want, say a 335 strength, since goats milk is treated as any other liquid, as if water had extra fatty acids in it. Those acids would add to the superfatting amount. I soap at a 4.5% lye discount, knowing that my GM will add to that number.