Lye, Fragrance and Metric Calculators

These calculators are indispensible in figuring how much lye, fat and fragrance/essential oils should be used in formulations. Also listed are articles about lye products.

Calculate cost of making soap with Soapmaker3 star
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 star[offsite link]
Good essential oil/fragrance calculator

Majestic Sage Lye Calculator star[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 star[offsite link]
Useful metric calculator

Therese LottĀ“s saponification calculator star[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 star
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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