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Hot process olive oil/water calculations

I would like to know if the soap making calculator on the Summerbeemeadow web site is for cold process soap only. I would like to make Hp olive oil soap but I am not sure that the water amount given by the calculator is correct. My grandmother from Sicily used to make olive oil hot process soap, and she is telling me that the water amount should  always be double the amount of oil, example, one pound of olive oil to two pounds of water. She could not give me a precise amount on the lye, therefore I thought I use the calculator. Although I have to say that the calculatore is very easy to use compared to others, it only gave me 10.18 oz of water for 32 oz of olive oil, maybe I am missing something. Your advice is very much appreciated!


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