Super Fat Soap
I use a recipe and I calculate it with 6 percent in calculator spot for super fat.
Now my question is, do I then hold out some of the oil FROM the recipe to super fat with or do I use oils that are not included in my recipe, sort of like extra oil not calculated, or does the 6 percent calculator do everything for me?
I don't understand what super fat means with the calculator.
Thanx for your time.....Teresa Answer:
Not to worry Teresa. The lye calculator figures it all out for you...you don't have to do anything.
The lye calculator figures out how much lye you need for the soap to have 6% free oils in the final bars of soap. There is no need to add more oils or hold back any oils.
Superfatting just means leaving oil unsaponified in the final soaps.
Hope this helps you to understand,