95g Vegetable Shortening (Crisco) x 0.136g NaOH/g Oil = 12.92g NaOH required
After conducting the experiment for the first time, the result was a failure. After repeating the experimental process with new calculations for the amount of lye and water (amount shown in graph to the right), the second trial yielded soap.
-59.2 grams vegetable shortening
-15 grams of lye (NaOH Tablets)
-22 grams distilled water (chilled)
- 1 drop blue food coloring
- 1 drop of Gathering essential oil