There is no such thing as a silly question! - The Soap Coach
The Soap Coach

Can I halve, double or even triple a soap recipe?

Maybe it is just me that asked this question when I was starting out? I had no idea if changing the batch size would have any impact on the finished product!

Looking back now it seems like a daft question to ask - surely the answer is obvious? But if I asked it I am pretty sure lots of you will be asking it too. It also helps me explain that when I say there is no such thing as a silly question I mean it as I have been there!

So in a nut shell - yes you can. There, I said it. The answer you probably all knew but I didn't when I first started out. It doesn't matter what your recipe is, whether you use hot or cold process you can just upsize or downsize it accordingly  - or even just increase everything by 10%.

BUT please make sure you are confident with your maths. I am pretty good but for some reason because I know the dire consequences of getting it wrong I doubt myself every time and end up checking and double checking on the calculator. If in doubt you can still run it through a lye calculator such as soap calc. If you have not used it before then check out my demo video here.

 If you would like to learn to make your own soap and cannot attend a hands on work shop then take a look at my Online Soap Making Video Course here


Comments (2 Responses)

16 January, 2021

The Soap Coach

Hi Sheryl, oh that is amazing. I am so pleased you have found it helpful :)

16 January, 2021

Sheryl (From Australia)

Hi, I happened across your site on a FB soap making group page. I just want to say thank you for so much down to earth information. I have been making soap on and off for several years. Since retiring I am full on with my hobbies. My husband has ceased seeing a skin specialist, and taking medication since using my soap. I love experimenting. It was so inspiring to read your blog. Cheers Sheryl.

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