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Calculating Lye

How to calculate your formula of oils and lye when making soap.

Decide on your soap oils:

OIL 1________________________   ______ grams x 0.______ sap x 0.713 =  _______ g lye

OIL 2________________________   ______ grams x 0.______ sap x 0.713 =  _______ g lye

OIL 3________________________   ______ grams x 0.______ sap x 0.713 = ________ g lye

OIL 4________________________   ______ grams x 0.______ sap x 0.713 = ________ g lye

TOTAL OILS                                 ______ grams          TOTAL LYE           ________ grams


WATER REQUIREMENT: Total Lye ________ grams

                                      Divided by 0.3 = ________ total grams lye and water

                                      Subtract Lye   = ________ amount of water required