#### strawberry

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Is there an easy formula to decide the pounds of soap a recipe will make?

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Is there an easy formula to decide the pounds of soap a recipe will make?

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I believe it's based on the total weight of your oils.

40% olive oil

15% coconut oil

15 canola oil

15% palm oil

15% palm kernel oil

You would figure your recipe this way:

3lbs converted to ounces is 48 oz. You then take the 48 oz and multiply each percentage amount, changing the percentage to a decimal, with the 48 oz.

Example

40% olive oil would be .40 x 48 = 19.2

15% coconut oil .15 x 48= 7.2

15 canola oil .15x 48= 7.2

15% palm oil .15x.48= 7.2

15% palm kernel oil .15x48=

Total 64 oz.

You would do the same calculations for any size recipe. Just convert the weight of the recipe to oz and multiple, change the percentages to decimals and multiply the decimal amounts with the total weight of the oils and butters. I hope that made sense.

Now if your mold holds 4lbs, you will also have to account for the lye/water solution. But this is how you can figure out and resize any recipe.

My head hurts from all the math!! STOP you are killin me

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Yea, What CP Soaper Said LMAO!

She has it down good.. I just use my Soapmaker software.

She has it down good.. I just use my Soapmaker software.