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AD6UY Anne's Favorite Soap Recipe

Cocoa Butter Soap

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For the size of fat batch that you are using, we recommend that you use approximately 30 fluid ounces of liquid.

WARNING: Always add your solid form lye, sodium hydroxide or potassium hydroxide, to the liquid. If the liquid were added to the solid form lye a violent reaction could result. This means you could have a "volcano" erupt out of your container.

Fats & Oils
Fat Amount
(oz wt)
% in
Avocado Oil 8 10.00
Cocoa Butter 8 10.00
Coconut Oil 14 17.50
Jojoba Oil 8 10.00
Olive Oil 26 32.50
Palm Oil 14 17.50
Shea Butter 2 2.50
Total Weight 80
Lye Table (NaOH)
% excess fat Lye Amount
(oz wt)
0 11.03
1 10.92
2 10.81
3 10.70
4 10.59
5 10.48
6 10.37
7 10.26
8 10.15
9 10.04
10 9.93
0% to 4% excess fat range: Proceed with caution! We do not recommend this unless actual saponification values are known and used.
5% to 8% excess fat range: This is the range we use most often.
9% to 10% excess fat range: Creates a softer soap because of the amount of excess fat.
DISCLAIMER: Every effort has been made to ensure that the information contained here is accurate. However due to differing conditions, tools, and individual skills we cannot guarantee the information is applicable in your situation. We are not responsible for any injuries, losses, or other damages that may result from the use this information available here.
Always wear protective goggles, gloves and other safety clothing when handling sodium hydroxide or potassium hydroxide. Refer to the appropriate MSDS for complete details.
A Material Safety Data Sheet (MSDS) can be found at:

Basic Soapmaking Instructions

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