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Obsidian

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4% lye discount will cause a lye heavy soap and will burn someone. That is more severe than just a tiny amount of essential oil that is diluted during the soap making process.

Can you explain this a bit more for the slow people (like me) Isn't 4% lye discount basically the same thing as 4% SF?
 
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Actually, the 4% "superfat" we use on SoapCalc.net is in reality a "lye discount". So, I am with you, Obsidian and Craig...4% lye discount is in no way lye heavy. I make soap with 0% superfat, AKA lye discount, and it is zapless when cut at 18-24 hours.
 

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I regularly make certain batches with a 3% lye discount and they have never been lye-heavy (i.e., no zap present and no skin irritation). And I accidentally made a batch once with a 0% lye discount and it was surprisingly not lye-heavy either. Hubby actually loved using that particular batch in the shower because it didn't make his skin feel overly moistened (he also loves my 100% coconut oil soaps). Of course, the reality of ending up with a lye-heavy soap with 4% lye discount is not out of the realm of possibility, but as I'm learning more of, thanks to DeeAnna, much depends on one's lye purity.

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Thanks everyone for your suggestions :) I see a lot has happened in this thread since I last visited! LoL!
 

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At 4% SF/Lye Discount you are only going to get a lye heavy soap if you don't measure correctly.4% means that 4% of your oils are free-floating in the soap.
 

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