M&P or Lotion Recipes

Question:

Can I use SoapMaker for lotion recipes or for melt and pour soap?

Answer:

SoapMaker is intended to be used for all your recipes, including lotions or M&P soap.

When you open a new recipe you can set it’s type to “non-soap”.

The recipe form is different for non-soap recipes; there is no lye area, water is handled like any other ingredient, and percentages are calculated across the whole recipe, not just the base oils. (The “Qualities Graph” only applies to soap recipes, as it’s based on the properties of various oils when saponified.)

If you have the Professional version of Soapmaker, you can “make a batch” of lotion or M&P soap just as you would with a regular soap recipe. Have a look at “recipe types” under the Help menu for more information.