Recipe for Newbie

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BritSoap

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OK I now have everything ready to start!! I have been reading and buying and now want to start my first batch of soap. However, I need a small recipe to start. I just want to fill a bread loaf size mold (Pyrex bread mold), so a small batch is needed (especially don't want to waste too much the first time if it goes wrong). I have olive oil, palm oil and coconut oil. Does anyone have a small recipe using those oils? As to scent etc, I thought perhaps a lemon scent using Lemongrass EO. Does anyone have any ideas? Thank you!

Did you check millersoap.com?

You could also plug the oils into the lye calculator at thesage.com & see what you can come up w/ there.

Check out the web site Tab gave you. If you are ready, and know the safety procedures to making CP soap, I can put together a recipe using these oils. You try first to see if you can get a recipe there.

Paul.... :wink:

You can also fill up your mold and then weigh the contents to know exactly how many grams/ounces your mold holds to ensure you get enough soap to fill it to the level you want. Calculators like thesage.com will also re-size a batch for you after you input the ingredients.

Remember the calculations for figuring how many ounces of oils to figure for any rectangular or square mold is this;
Length of mold X's width of mold X's height you want to pour your soap batter to, like 2-1/2 inches, X's .4. Say your mold is 3-1/2" wide by 10" long by 2-1/2" tall would figure like this;

10 X
3.5 X
2.5 =
87.5 X
.4 =
35

35 ounces of oils are needed to fill to this capacity. You use 35 in your online calculator for total oils needed. This is what I use when I go to www.soapcalc.com to figure a new recipe! Love this calculator! Hope this helps everyone!

Paul.... :wink:

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