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Making Soap Tables

While some people believe that homemade soap making is just as simple as baking pie, making soap tables to help calculate the right lye to fat ratios for good soap making is part of the many steps needed in this kind of a venture. Making soap tables requires a person to have a certain mathematical ability as well as a certain eye for detail. When making soap tables, soap makers have to keep careful watch over what they put in since a wrong calculation can easily spoil a batch of soap due to the wrong amounts of ingredients added into the mix.

When making soap tables, soap makers take note of the different kinds of fat that can be used when making soap. There are a lot of different kinds of fat that a person can use and each different type generates a different kind of soap. People who have homemade soap business often begin such businesses with making soap tables and calculating which forms of fat can be more lucrative for them or are easier to obtain for their businesses. These soap tables will not only help in the calculation of the right amounts of ingredients needed in these soaps but will also help them determine which soaps they should focus on, depending on the amount of fat needed, availability of these ingredients and other such concerns.

When making soap tables, one thing that needs to be taken into consideration is the saponification value of the fat or the SAP Value. This table is important if you are a beginning soap maker and since lye is pretty caustic, if you do not calculate your soap tables correctly, you can end up with soap that is lye heavy and caustic. There are people who can help you with making soap tables by having you use online lye calculators they have made to help you determine the right amount of fat to lye needed for the kind of soap you are making and for the kind of fat you want to use.