Saponification is a chemical process, but you don't need to be a chemist to make beautiful home made artisan soap. You do, however, need to know how to calculate your lye based on your recipe. We have an easy calculator for you. You can double check your numbers by doing the math by hand.
Video Time: 6:14
In this video you will learn the meaning of saponification and how to calculate lye values by hand for your soap recipe. We will also review the soap calculator.
- Saponification Value for Soaping Oil
This is a list of soaping oils and their saponification values for both sodium hydroxide (NaOH) and potassium hydroxide (KOH) . Print this information and keep it with your personal recipes for your notes.