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SoapCalc Updates

Update: Tue, 20 January 2015

Additions to the oil list

  • Buriti Oil
  • Pataua (Patawa) Oil
  • Pracaxi (Pracachy) Seed Oil - conditioning value is for hair conditioner

Update: Thur, 16 October 2014

Additions to the oil list

  • Pecan Oil
  • Broccoli Seed Oil, Brassica Oleracea
  • Nutmeg Butter
  • Salmon Oil
  • Candelilla Wax
  • Japan Wax
  • Carrot Seed Oil, cold pressed
  • Abyssinian Oil
  • Brazil Nut Oil

Update: Tue, 21 August 2012

Additions to the oil list

  • Raspberry Seed Oil
  • Milk Thistle Oil
  • Palmolein
  • Soybean, fully hydrogenated (soy wax)
  • SoapQuick, conventional
  • SoapQuick, organic
  • Watermelon Seed Oil
  • Black Current Seed Oil

Modifications to the oil list

  • Coconut Oil, 92 deg - iodine value changed from 10 to 3
  • Illipe Butter - INS changed from 0 to 152

Update: Thur, 22 September 2011

Additions to the oil list

  • Laurel Fruit Oil
  • Pomegranate Seed Oil
    (Punicic acid is entered as Linolenic acid)

IE 9 fixes

Tabbing in Recipe percentage/weight columns

Easier to read main menu

Update: Tue, 26 April 2011

Additions to the oil list

  • Sea Buckthorn Oil, seed and berry
  • Sea Buckthorn Oil, seed
  • Oat Oil
  • Zapote seed oil, (Aceite de Sapuyul or Mamey)
  • Loofa Seed Oil, Luffa cylinderica
  • Papaya seed oil, Carica papaya
  • Neatsfoot Oil
  • Sacha Inchi, Plukenetia volubilis
  • Tallow Goat
  • Macadamia Nut Butter
  • Lauric Acid
  • Palm Kernel Oil Flakes, hydrogenated

Changes to oils already on the list

Name Changes

  • From 'Jojoba Liquid Wax Ester' to 'Jojoba Oil (a Liquid Wax Ester)'
  • From 'Lard, Pig Tallow' to 'Lard, Pig Tallow (Manteca)'
  • From 'Jatropha Oil' to 'Jatropha Oil, soapnut seed oil'
  • From 'Walmart GV Shortening' to 'Walmart GV Shortening, beef tallow, palm'

Value Changes

Palm Kernel Oil/FlakesOldNew
NamePalm Kernel Oil/FlakesPalm Kernel Oil
INS0.1830.227
Lauric4749
Myristic1416
Palmitic98
Stearic02
Oleic1815
Linoleic03

Walmart GV ShorteningOldNew
INS0.2000.198

Update: Thu, 25 Feb 2010

Additions to the oil list

  • Almond Butter
  • Palm Stearin

Update: Sat, 13 Feb 2010

Additions to the oil list

  • Jatropha Oil
  • Moringa Oil
  • Saw Palmetto Oil
  • Saw Palmetto Extract
  • Tallow Bear *

*  The SAP, Iodine and INS for Bear Tallow are accurate  The fatty acid profile is roughly estimated based on total saturated and unsaturated percentages ( about 10% and 79% respectively).  If anyone can find a more accurate FA profile, please send it here: Contact Thank you.

Update: Fri, 18 Dec 2009

Many thanks to those who made comments, suggestions, and pointed out errors over the past few months.

Additions to the oil list

  • Andiroba Oil,Karaba,Crabwood
  • Cherry Kern1 Oil, p. avium
  • Cherry Kern2 Oil, p. cesarus
  • Coffee Bean Oil, green
  • Cohune Oil
  • Crisco, new (soybean, hydrogenated palm, partially hydrogenated palm and soybean, mono and diglycerides)
  • Cranberry Seed Oil
  • Cupuacu Butter
  • Ghee, any Bovine
  • Horse Oil
  • Marula Oil
  • Mustard Oil
  • Rabbit Fat
  • Shea Oil fractionated
  • Tucuma Seed Butter
  • Ucuuba Butter
  • Walmart GV Shortening (beef tallow, palm, vegetable mono and diglycerides)
  • Yangu, cape chestnut
Changes to oils already on the list

SoapCalcWP changes

  • Information bar above the calculator modified
    • Addition of Google Search
    • Addition of SoapCalc notice space
  • Reset button now resets entire calculator to default values
  • New checkbox, Bold, sets bold print values on View/Print recipe
  • Mousing over an oil in the list will display the full name of oils with longer names
  • Added mouseover popup help on ranges (Hardness, Cleansing, etc.)
  • Modified some popup help text
  • Modified style of water amount selection, section 3
  • Fixed missing values in Saving and Loading recipes
  • Corrected some anomolies when rounding numbers
  • Changed text on Calculate and View Recipe buttons
  • Fixed Sat/Unsat typos in Fatty Acid popup information
  • Miscellaneous cosmetic changes

View/Print Recipe changes

  • The water concentration method you chose is now in bold
  • Ingredient values can be in bold print (Option set on SoapCalcWP)
  • A caution for lye concentrations greater than 40%
  • Corrected minor error in display of Lye Concentration
  • Corrected anomolies with some low numbers not showing in values
  • All values set to 3 decimal places

Sort Oil changes

  • Made changing items more efficient
  • Addition of Google Search

General changes

  • Corrections of minor menu errors
  • Added this Updates page under SoapCalc and Learn
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