Hello everyone, I have been off the forum for several months to take care of my mom who was sick, She is doing better now. By the way I would like to thank the admins as I have recieved e-mails checking on me and asking me if I needed help with my password in case I lost it. It felt very good, thank you guys for your kindness. I am back to making soap, this time I made our favorite recipe ( a big batch of 7 pounds for the first time) I need to rebatch it using IrishLass method in rebatching , I have a question regarding the amount of oil used for rebatching. I don't have the link but I remember reading it, IrsihLass had an african soap that was harsh for her skin, so she grated it and re- melted it in the oven using the oil of a bastil or a castil batch then she added the lye of the new batch to the oils after they melted then stick blended them. How do I determin the amount of oils for my 7 pounds batch of soap? it's easier for me to determine with small batches. Also, for soapmakers who are used to making big batches of soap, what advice you have for me to succeed in making big batches ? Thank you.