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Hello everyone! I'll be very grateful if someone can help me with this problem. So I recently learned that my recipes are in "low lye concentration" range (water as % of oil weight = 35% , which means lye concentration = 28%). But in all my recipes 50-60% of water amount is substituted by coconut milk ( in water, before reacting with lye). So my question is should I increase the amount of lye concentration in the recipes or continue using these proportions? If I should continue using same lye concentration should I increase my curing time (to account for more water %) or 4-5 weeks is sufficient ?
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Thank you. :)
I am making one batch today. Will try 33% lye concentration. Lets's see how it goes! fingers crossed.

Also, what is your opinion on curing time for my existing soap btaches?
 

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Hello @KiwiMoose, I made a soap few days back with 33% lye concentration and 50% coconut milk.. It went well. Batter didn`t get thick at all. The soap hardened up nicely ( I follow CPOP method) and was able to unmold the next day. Thank you so much for the help. I am attesting a photograph of the soap I made. Cheers!
 

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When I use Milk such as Coconut milk and Goat's Milk I compensate for the fat and also the added Coconut oil. Here is a link to an article by DeeAnna on how to do this from the nutritional label. There is a lot of useful on here site, you should spend time over there.
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