Do you like to make your own soaps? This lye calculator will help you find the proper amounts of ingredients for making your soaps. Lye is either sodium hydroxide or potassium hydroxide which are required to convert certain amounts of fats and oils over to soap.
This lye calculator is a bit big and it has a lot of options to choose from but we will help you through the steps you need to get your correct ingredients.
First: Enter the percent of sodium hydroxide.
Second: Enter the calculated percent of potassium hydroxide.
Third: Enter the lye discount.
Fourth: Enter in the units. (ounces, pounds, grams, kilograms)
Fifth: Answer the question on whether or not the soap is a cream soap that is mixed with lye.
--- All your weights will be displayed in whatever units you pick above in step four ---
Sixth: There are many various oils listed. Choose your scented oils and add in the units of each one you plan to use.
Now you can click CALCULATE at the bottom of the lye calculator and your answers will be given just above. The answers include the hydroxides, oil, water, and fragrances required.