Increase Soap Batch Size

by Anonymous

My family fell in love with the Shea butter and Coconut milk soap recipe.

I was wondering what would be the measurements in making a 10lbs batch for this recipe.I LOVE your web site keep up the good work.


Glad you like the site and the soap!!

To figure out the measurements for a 10 pound batch, I'm going to direct you to SoapCalc.

I can't stress enough how important it is to know how to use a lye calculator. This tool is invaluable when it comes to adjusting and creating soap recipes....and they are so very easy to use once you give it a try!

Begin by opening up SoapCalc and maybe printing out the following instructions so you don't have to click back and forth.

Enter into section #2, the type of weight measures you will be using and the total amount of oils...I always use grams but many people use ounces to weigh their ingredients. For example...if you want 10 lbs and measure in ounces then you would click on "ounces" and enter 160 in the green box.

Next enter the amount of "water as a % of oils" in section #3...I used 33% for this recipe.

Section #4 is for the superfat amount you want...5% was used.

Section #5 gives you the soaping qualities of the oils you use in a recipe...don't worry about it for now.

On to section you will use the long scrolling list of oils to enter the oils in the recipe. First find the oil you want and click on it. Next, click on the red + button to enter that oil into your recipe. Then enter in the percentage that you want of that oil. I have listed percentages in each recipe. Continue to do this with all the oils in the recipe.

Once all the oils are in, click on #8 to calculate the recipe. Then click on "View or print recipe" and a new page will appear that has all the new amounts you need for a 10 pound batch of Shea butter Coconut Milk soap!

It's that easy!! Don't be afraid to play around with SoapCalc on the numbers on the calculator page for explanations of those sections and explore the other pages...they are all full of usefull soap making information.

Good luck and have fun!


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Calendula and Coconut Milk Amounts
by: Cathy

I neglected to give instructions for the Coconut Milk and the Calendula petals.

Use 5 tsp of the Calendula petals for the marble effect and replace 1/3 of the water in the recipe with the Coconut Milk.

Sorry about that!

Calculations for Coconut Milk
by: Anonymous

Hi, I'm getting ready to try a recipe using coconut milk and I'm wondering how you calculate the fat in the coconut milk into your SoapCalc recipe. Do you add it to the superfat discount? What kind of fat content do you assume the coconut milk to have?
Thanks in advance!


I don't really worry about it though it does increase the superfat.

If you want to figure out how much fat is in the coconut milk, the can/package should have that information on the 'Nutrition Facts' portion of the label. You could then reduce the superfat accordingly.


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