Other than the unbelievably obvious title, that's pretty much my question. It came about this way, in (not word for word) conversation: Me: "I followed the general advice I read around, to superfat at 5%." Experienced Soapmaker: "I never superfat anymore, anything above 2% (and that was pointless at that rate) gave me DOS and I knew for a fact my oils were very fresh, not rancid at all." Me: "Huh. I'll have to do some reading on that." *did not even know what Dreaded Orange Spots were at the time* :crazy: So is it really fine to not superfat at ALL? Will it save me on oils and prevent DOS? This came about from a conversation where I was discussing making my own 100% coconut oil soap for washing laundry (I make homemade laundry detergent - a Dr. Bronner's bar is part of it) and for washing dishes by hand (I wash dishes with Dr. Bronner's bar soap also and baking soda). Even my 5% superfatted 100% olive oil soap can make my skin dry. I make lotion bars and body butter too, so it might stand to reason I should just save the oil and keep using those moisturizers the same amount since my soap is not really moisturizing for me? I cannot think of a time a bar of soap ever felt moisturizing to me, with the exception of maybe Dove (yuck, personally, it left a clingy film). I see everything from "Break the rules! Do a 20% superfat for your 100% coconut oil soap!" To, "0% superfat only if it is a strictly cleaning bar - but do not use it on your skin!" :Kitten Love: I have another question but it might be better suited to a separate thread. Thanks for reading the lengthiness! I appreciate your help so much.