About Kápia Méra

I started this blog as a way to share my soap making hobby. I mostly post about my soap challenge entries, recipes, or the latest soap making videos I post to YouTube. I try to share as much information as possible to help other soap makers in their journey.  I hope you find something useful or helpful on this site! Feel free to ask me anything. Thanks for visiting!

Kápia Méra is Greek for some day and was the name of my husband’s family farm. :)

Holly

4 thoughts on “About Kápia Méra

  1. Hi ! I discovered your channel on youtube and I love it ! I will do my first soaps this summer and I still have an interrogation. You do exactly what I would like to try (different colours, swirls, etc.), that’s why I come to you for help ! When you have a recipe, and you have an amount of superfat, and you would like to add some colours infused into olive oil, do you take in consideration this tiny amount of supp oil coloured ? It’s difficult to explain what I mean exactly (I’m from Switzerland and speak french :-) ). Or, do you have a recipe, with an amount of superfat, and you add the colours you want, without taking care of the supp amount of oil coloured you put in it ?
    Basically, what I would like to know is, how do you develop a recipe which contains some coloured oils ?
    Thank you very much for your answer and your help !

    Best regards

    Sarah

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    • Thank you, Sarah! And thanks for watching my videos. As far as my infused oil colorants, I have a basic rule that I follow. If I’m coloring a small amount of soap for a complicated swirl, I will simply add up to 2 teaspoons of my infused oil (plus additional herbs and spices if needed) and not worry about the superfat or subtracting from the recipe. My infused oils are very dark and intense, so that generally works for me. If I’m coloring a large amount of soap (like an entire batch with one color), I will subtract a percentage of the total oils and then add it back in the form of my infused oil. I created a video on how I color small and large amounts using these methods, in case you’re interested – http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n0UL2xSrIyI
      Thank you again! And good luck with your soap making.
      Holly :)

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      • Thank you very much for your answer ! That will help me a lot !

        Merci beaucoup et meilleures salutations ! :-)

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