Hello everyone. I am new in soap making and I find your site one of the most helpful. Now I have a problem.
I want to replace canola oil with sunflower or cocoa butter in a soap recipe. Can I do that or do I have to change the lye and water measures?
Thank you in advanceAnswer:
Yes you can replace one oil with another but you do have to run the recipe through a lye calculator to get the new amount of lye needed.
It is very important to learn how to use a lye calculator since you should be checking every recipe that you plan to make and anytime you want to make a change to a recipe, you will need to re-calculate the lye.
Lye calculators are really easy to use. Check out SoapCalc
. It has an instruction page
and clickable numbers in each area that give you more information.