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nmacholl

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Can mineral oil be used to make soap?

If so what's is saponification value and are there any lye calculators with mineral oil on them (baby oil, paraffin oil, etc.)
 

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nmacholl said:
Can mineral oil be used to make soap?

If so what's is saponification value and are there any lye calculators with mineral oil on them (baby oil, paraffin oil, etc.)
I don't think mineral oil is saponifiable at all. It doesn't consist of glycerin or fatty acids; the molecules in mineral oil are simple hydrocarbons that don't react with lye.

For the record, has anyone tried to use mineral oil as a superfat?

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