Lye/Water Help

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Kitty_Boots

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Hey,

So I have a recipe that I'm trying tonight..

453.59g

CO: 20%
OO: 60%
Cocoa Butter: 10%
Shea Butter: 10%

I did the hand calculations @ 5% superfatting...

62.09g lye/151.10g water..

Brambleberry says..

61.4g lye/149.7g water

My guess is more lye/water = less superfatting and vice versa.. What should I do? Is the amount negligible? Or will it make a big difference.

These are the qualities of the soap

Hardness: 37
Cleansing: 13
Conditioning: 60
Bubbly: 13
Creamy: 23
Iodine: 63
INS: 142

If I go with the lower quantities for lye/water my soap will be softer and I'm guessing it's already a bit soft with the iodine up at 63.. but the hardness seems all right..

Haha sorry for 1000 posts.. I like being thorough and doing things properly.

Thanks for the help! :)
 

galaxyMLP

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Its a negligible difference. Its 0.69 grams of lye difference. Does your scale even weigh in less than 1 gram quantities? Its a difference of 0.1%. In soaping terms that equates to no difference at all!

I'd just round to 62 grams of lye and call it good. Water amounts don't need to be as precise. I'd go with 150 grams.

ETA: Btw, kudos on hand calculating. I've never done it before (though I should try one day).
 
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