Most early soapmaking books and recipes use a “full water” amount, which is a misnomer as there is not a maximum amount of water you can add to a soaping. Water and lye are crucial components of cold process soap. information, the All About the Trace post is full of tips and photo examples of thin. Full water and other drippy myths. Soaping, like many crafts and professions, has its own lingo and traditions. Have you heard that beginners should only make.
So if a recipe calls for 12 oz lye, I will use 24 oz water. This is even true for advanced swirling recipes. You hear a lot “use full water for fancy. Next thing to know is the approximate lye concentration for "full water" soaping is about 28%. This is for a balanced blend of fats. Use this 28%. The water is only there to dissolve the NaOH. Using more or less may affect how the soap mixes up, but in the end the water evaporates out.
You can use liquids other than water to make the lye solution for your soap. ( Perhaps the most popular alternative liquid is goat's milk which. The high-water soap in front is at full gel and the low-water soap in the back has passed its heat peak and is in the process of cooling down. The long hydrocarbon chain is non-polar and hydrophobic (repelled by water). The "salt" end of the soap molecule is ionic and hydrophilic (water soluble).