Soap Maker's Course & Resources


Lesson 1.5 Saponification & Lye Calculation by Hand

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.


  • Saponification Value for Soaping Oil
    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.