Is this a good recipe and amount of water and lye?

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Ives

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I found this recipe on youtube but it didn't say how much lye or water. It said 31% lye concentration. Is this right?

Pounds
Ounces
Grams
Water​
0.4877.78220.70
Lye - NaOH
0.2193.5099.15
Oils​
1.54324.69700.00
Fragrance​
0.0000.000.00
Soap weight before CP cure or HP cook More info 2.24835.971,019.85
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Oil/Fat​
%​
Pounds
Ounces
Grams
1​
Lard, Pig Tallow Manteca​
38.000.5869.38266.00
2​
Coconut Oil, 76 deg​
24.000.3705.93168.00
3​
Olive Oil​
38.000.5869.38266.00
Totals100.001.54324.69700.00
 

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I should have mentioned, the lady on youtube only gave her fat amounts and the 31% thing, so I put that into soapcalc and that's where this is from.

I'm not sure now about using the lard, it has BHA and propyl gallate, so it's not as pure as I thought. Maybe I should just use something in its place, but I was trying not to buy things online and pay all that shipping.

What can I replace it with that's cheap?
 
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I'm not sure now about using the lard, it has BHA and propyl gallate, so it's not as pure as I thought.
I have used Morrell Snow Cap Lard which contains BHT and BHA with no issues. I have also used Armour Lard with contains BHA, Propyly Gallate and Citric Acid with no issues.
 

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I use Manteca in the blue box. BHT & BHA added to protect flavor with no issues.
What can I replace it with that's cheap?
Lard is cheap. Shea butter is more expensive but it is the best sub. Shea for lard or lard for shea.

TIP: One day I was weighing my oils when I came up short of shea butter. I went to SoapCalc and did a side-by-side comparison.

I entered 100% shea butter and clicked "Calculate". It showed up in the right column. Then I went down the list of FAs, ticking one after another, and found lard (left column) to be the closest match. 😉

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