CoursesSoap-makingNatural Soap Bars From Scratch For Beginners Course Introduction 4 Lecture1.1 Course Overview 03 min Lecture1.2 Shopping List Lecture1.3 Student Support 01 min Lecture1.4 Course Notes Ingredients and Safety 2 Lecture2.1 Lecture 1: Ingredients and Safety 19 min Quiz2.1 Quiz: Ingredients & Safety 28 questions Tools and Equipment 5 Lecture3.1 Lecture 2: Tools and Equipment 06 min Lecture3.2 Plastics For Soap-Making 05 min Lecture3.3 Useful Calculators for Soap-Making 30 min Lecture3.4 How to Calculate the Volume of Soap Moulds 15 min Quiz3.1 Quiz: Tools and Equipment 21 questions Method (Cold-Process) 6 Lecture4.1 The Course Recipe Lecture4.2 Lecture 3: Soap-making Method 23 min Lecture4.3 Natural Colourants for Soap 05 min Lecture4.4 Essential Oils for Soap Fragrance 10 min Lecture4.5 Revision: Another Demonstration 12 min Quiz4.1 Quiz: Soap-making Method 33 questions Cutting and Curing Soap Bars 2 Lecture5.1 Lecture 4: Cutting and Curing Soap Bars 11 min Quiz5.1 Quiz: Cutting and Curing Soap Bars 19 questions Soap Recipe Formulation 4 Lecture6.1 Lecture 5: Soap Recipe Formulation 12 min Quiz6.1 Quiz: Troubleshooting and FAQs 16 questions Lecture6.2 Quick Reference Soap Recipes 05 min Lecture6.3 Formulate Your Own Soap Recipe 15 min Troubleshooting and Frequently Asked Questions 5 Lecture7.1 Lecture 6: Troubleshooting and FAQs 35 min Lecture7.2 How to Layer Soap 08 min Lecture7.3 Peppermint Candy Cane Soap Recipe 05 min Lecture7.4 How to Make Soap With Any Type of Milk 05 min Quiz7.1 Quiz: Soap Recipe Formulation 30 questions The Finish Line 2 Lecture8.1 The Finish Line 01 min Lecture8.2 Soap-making Challenge 01 min This content is protected, please login and enroll course to view this content! Prev Quick Reference Soap Recipes Next Lecture 6: Troubleshooting and FAQs 2 Comments Carol Wilkinson Aug 11, 2020 Log in to Reply When selecting coconut oil as an ingredient it gives the option of 76 deg or 92 deg. I’m not sure how to tell the difference? Christina Aug 12, 2020 Log in to Reply Good question Carol . The numbers refer to melting points (in Farenheit) . The standard is Coconut Oil 76 deg. So if the product you buy doesn’t specify anything on the label, it is most probably the 76 deg variety. Whereas, Coconut Oil 92 deg is also known as hydrogenated coconut oil. Hydrogen has been added to the oil in order to make it more solid, so that it has a higher melting point. So look on product labels to see if it says anything about melting points, or if the word “hydrogenated” is used. If not, then it’s probably standard coconut oil (76 deg). This is the most common variety used by soap-makers. The 92 deg variety has less lather apparently. Another tip: All unrefined coconut oil is 76 deg. Whereas, not all refined coconut oil is necessarily 92 deg. Hydrogenation is only one type of refinement. So if the label says “unrefined”, it is always 76 deg. If it says “refined”, there is no way to be sure which kind it is, unless the word “hydrogenated” is used. There also doesn’t seem to be a difference in the amount of NaOH required. So it won’t affect soap calculations. Another way to confirm is to check which temperature your oil melts in the summer months, or on hot days. The 76 deg variety will melt when the temperature is just 24’C, whereas the 96 deg will only melt when day time temperatures reach at least 33’C. I have never encountered the 92 deg variety in South Africa, but I haven’t actively looked for it either. All common brands that I find are 76 deg. I hope that helps clear the confusion. Leave A Reply Cancel replyYou must be logged in to post a comment.