Mistake with Lye

by Angela
(East Texas)

I accidentally read the scale wrong when looking at the amount needed for water. The recipe has less water added for the lye amount needed. Is the soap still safe?

I sent a question earlier and tried to upload photos. It said
that the photos were too large. I was wondering if you would still get the questions I submitted with it.

Thank you!


The soap will probably be fine. Just as long as your lye had enough water to dissolve in. You will find that less water results in a quicker trace as well.

When formulating a recipe for soap you can use varying amounts of water. I typically use between 30 - 38%.

I believe I got your previous question about soap curls/marbling and have now answered it...sorry but there were no pictures.


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