Quantcast

Soap calc iPhone apps

SoapMakingForum

Help Support SoapMakingForum:

RobertBarnett

Well-Known Member
Joined
Dec 27, 2015
Messages
132
Reaction score
55
I have bought all of the iPhone soap calc apps. Most all of them take my 5 lb recipe and turns it in to a less than one pound one. I can't figure out what I am doing wrong. Any suggestions? The apps in question is soap calc pro, soap calculator pro, and soap calc. All by Bars.

Also does anyone know of a book or web site that has an extensive list of oils, etc. and their soap making properties? I am looking for something like and oil, etc encyclopedia.

Robert
 

IrishLass

Staff member
Admin
Moderator
Joined
Feb 11, 2008
Messages
17,174
Reaction score
10,978
Location
Right here, silly!

CaraBou

Lifetime Supporter
Joined
Dec 25, 2012
Messages
3,078
Reaction score
3,175
Location
Montana
I never had much luck with the SoapCalc phone app either, but I do like the PC version. Sorry, I don't know of other apps that work better.

IL gave some great links to oil properties, but if you're looking for hard copy data to peruse, try the softcover Idiots Guide to Soapmaking (Trew and Gould 2010). It got me a good start for the year it took to find this forum. I still have flags on the oil properties chapter -- and other sections too.
 

debikers

Active Member
Joined
Aug 1, 2015
Messages
44
Reaction score
15
Location
Fairmont, WV
Robert, I just used soapcalc on my iPhone, and I changed the settings to ounces, I added 5 different oils at 16 oz each, and it gave me a list in grams, ounces and pounds side by side. hope this helps.
 

kchaystack

Supporting Member
Joined
Jan 14, 2015
Messages
1,906
Reaction score
2,078
Location
Monroe, LA
The site soapee.com works really well on mobile browsers. Unfortunately its online only, no app, but I like it much better than the other calcs I've seen
 

RobertBarnett

Well-Known Member
Joined
Dec 27, 2015
Messages
132
Reaction score
55
Yah, I like it too. I just wish I knew more about all of the numbers presented.

Robert
 

northwoodsgal

Member
Joined
Oct 23, 2015
Messages
17
Reaction score
12
Location
Wisconsin
I use the Brambleberry app and it's all I use now. In their main app, I use their lye calculator. You can add any weight from the huge list of oils, even the exotic oils. I store my different recipes for different weights or depending on the mold. For example I save the recipe and title it: Bastille Pringles Can Mold and I can refer back to it anytime and store notes on it. I've had no problem with it.

Susan Cavitch's book is an excellent resource on qualities of oils, including a minimal but useful discussion of fatty acid qualities in soapmaking.
 
Last edited by a moderator:

northwoodsgal

Member
Joined
Oct 23, 2015
Messages
17
Reaction score
12
Location
Wisconsin
I have bought all of the iPhone soap calc apps. Most all of them take my 5 lb recipe and turns it in to a less than one pound one. I can't figure out what I am doing wrong. Any suggestions? The apps in question is soap calc pro, soap calculator pro, and soap calc. All by Bars.

Also does anyone know of a book or web site that has an extensive list of oils, etc. and their soap making properties? I am looking for something like and oil, etc encyclopedia.

Robert
Oh and this website also has a nice overview on oils, although I find Susan's book more manageable:

http://summerbeemeadow.com/content/properties-soapmaking-oils
 
Top