I have a recipe to share with you!
I’ve been experimenting with different base recipes by superfatting. Superfatting (sometimes referred to as a lye discount) is either adding an extra amount of oil into your soap recipe but keeping the lye amount the same, or using the same amount of oil and less lye. It basically leaves a more moisturizing bar of soap.
Most lye calculators will do this for you — I use SoapCalc. The following screen prints come from SoapCalc to show the difference of changing up the Super Fat % in Step #4 of the calculator. The only difference in the recipe is the lye amount — the weight of oils continue to be the same.
Another way to superfat your soap is to add an extra amount of oil (usually one of the nicer oils) before putting into the mold. This is done by taking 1 – 2% of your total oil weight and adding it. Today, I added an extra 1% (32 oz X .01) or .3 oz of Sunflower Oil before I added my scents. So now, I have a total of 8% Super Fatted All Vegetable Recipe!
I have come up with an even better feeling soap than I had before (which I was in love with!)
With any base recipe, you can add a different scent, a different additive to have a whole new soap! Experiment!
Here's the full recipe and printable!
All Vegetable | 2# 7% Superfat
- Hot Process Bar
- Trace Time:
- Cook Time:
- Water – 12.16 oz (344.73 g)
- Lye – 4.324 oz (122.597 g)
- Coconut Oil – 6.4 oz (181.437 g)
- Crisco, new w/palm – 12.8 oz (362.874 g)
- Olive Oil Pomace – 12.8 oz (362.874 g)
Additives (optional)For an extra 1% Super Fat (total oils X .01):
- .32 oz Sunflower Oil
- For a harder bar, add 1 1/2 tsp salt to water before adding lye
- For a bubblier bar, add 3 tsp sugar to water before adding lye