Lye, Fragrance and Metric Calculators
Calculate cost of making soap with Soapmaker3
This is especially important to know if you sell soap or are exploring the possibility of making this a business.
Majestic Sage Fragrance/Essential Oil Calculator [offsite link]
Good essential oil/fragrance calculator
Majestic Sage Lye Calculator [offsite link]
One of the best lye calculators on the net. SAP values are calculated on a continuum based on how much excess fat one needs in the recipe. This assures that there will not be any excess lye in the soap
Online Conversions [offsite link]
Useful metric calculator
Therese Lott´s saponification calculator [offsite link]
Therese provides an excellent sap calculator free of charge to the soapmaking community. Works on both PC as well as Mac, and she also provides a symbolic version (.slk) which *should* work with any spreadsheet program.
Where to Buy Lye
About two years ago lye was everywhere to be had, including the supermarkets. Then mysteriously all the lye disappeared from the shelves of the supermarket. The challenge now is to find new sources to get lye. Here is a list of places in the USA to purchase lye for soapmaking.
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