In this phase of our soap-making process we measure out all of our oils and ingredients according to weight, not volume. It's critical to measure according to weight because some oils are heavier than others, and you need to ensure that their weight, when combined with the lye and water, will result in a solid and safe bar of soap. If weighed amounts are off, your soap can turn out lye-heavy and be harsh and drying, or it can be oil-heavy and turn out greasy and soft. Therefore, to ensure the most accurate measurement possible, weight measurements are used.
Weight: Weight is determined by the heaviness, or mass, of the particular item, and is measured with the use of a scale.
Volume: Volume is the amount of space that the item you're measuring takes up. It’s a common measurement in food recipes, and recipes where ratios are more important than precision.
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