The original recipe is this: You take whatever given amount of OO you want to use (say, 500g). Run it through a lye calculator at -43 superfat. That's the lye amount. Then you have two amounts of water: one that matches the weight of the oil, and one that matches the weight of the lye. You dissolve the lye in the smaller amount of water.1)Does anyone have the original recipe converted into ounces or grams? I'd like something a bit more precise then quarts.
I'm rather fascinated by you guys and the passion you bring to this craft. I have just never seen anything like it. The love and wanting to know the whys almost flow through my screen. I've seen it in lots of threads here and in blogsIlove2soap, the purpose of this thread was a question I had for DeeAnna on why a lye heavy recipe that broke the rules made a better castile soap (IMO). This thread then took on a life of its own with all of these variations and experiments