The cleansing quality in your hand made soap can be judged on a number scale with a good range being between 12 to 22 with the higher number being the stronger cleans. The average cleansing number for a body soap(for hands and face) is 15. The stronger the cleans the more drying the bar will be.

Coconut oil is the primary oil that will affect the change in cleansing number in you soap recipe calculator. Additionally soaps high in Lauric + Myristic acids will affect the cleansing number in your recipe. This number is related to how soluble the soap is in water. Most ALL soap will clean your skin, so if the numbers fall out of this range your recipe may be suitable for your liking.


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