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Liquid coconut oil and lye calculator

I have noticed in the lye calculator that there are only three choices for coconut oil, fractionated, 76deg and above, however, we have readily available fresh pressed coconut oil from copra that is liquid at room temperature. Does anyone know the adjustment for the lye calculator considering this?

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I only ask the question about

I only ask the question about the lye calculator as fresh pressed oils are so common here, they are delivered by tanker truck, directly to our storage tanks in whatever quantity we desire. We have expiremented with the lye solutions to compensate as our coconut oil is liquid at room temperature when fresh pressed, as well as palm and corn oil. This gives us the versatility to create lotion bars as well as shampoo bars in addition to a standard shower bar.

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"Liquid" coconut oil

Coconut oil may be distilled to separate various 'fractions', differentiated by melting temperatures. Soapmakers are familiar with "76 degree" or "92 degree" coconut oil; less so with liquid fractions of this oil.

Our SBM calculators show "Fractionated" coconut oil as an option representing these liquid-at-room-temperature types. That being said, however, the melting/freezing temperature of such "fractionated" coconut oils are not often specified and their behaviors may be best characterized after having had some experience in the use of them.

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