Pretty good Update: my original review follows and I've upgraded my original rating after response from developer and realizing I had the ability to add in the oils that weren't there. It's still doesn't have animal fats but has ability to add in yourself. Other oils I would like added in include :aloe oil, palm christie, vitamin e, canola high oleic, & organic oils. :Original: Needs more oils and ability to change or tweak recipe without deleting original. Also, no animal fat info. Decent and has safe lye numbers.
Really Like This App! Have been using this app for several months now and really like it. I'm new to soap-making and I find it helpful in formulating my own recipes. I don't mind that there are no animal oils/lard/tallow, as I don't use them. But, it would be nice to have some basic recipes to work from. Also, perhaps some explanations as to INS, iodine and superfatting - what the ranges given mean to the end result. Overall though, this does just what it says - and I like that I can do it all easily from my phone. Thanks!!
Good start, but... There is no option to save your own recipes. No basic recipes. Also, any program by itself is cruelty free by default. I do not think it is right for you to cut off an option for me for adding animal fats (admit, I missed it before downloading). Before I was using free on-line calculator, it is MUCH more convenient. I do want to have a program right on my phone, so I've paid a couple of $$ for another one. Uninstalling.
Great app! Many people complain that it didn't include animal fats, but I just added them manually. Something I would change about the app is the screen that shows all of your recipes. It should be a list with minimal details until you tap on the recipe. Then it should show you more details in a summary form, giving you the option to revise it. Other than that, it's a very useful app.
Seems okay but the no lard thing is a bit nuts. I live in a remote area and have issues getting most of the 'fancy oil's that you can get in more populated areas. Vegetable shortening such as Crisco is always an option that is animal free since that's what this app seems to strive for and it's something I can get my hands on without ordering online and waiting a month. I just looked up the values and added it but the other numbers like cleaning and hardness I had to omit.
It's OK. it is a great calculator and works well. A+ for that. But it gets a C in oil inventory. Needs more oils, things like manteca, shortening etc are not available. Wish it had the few database the bramble berry webside does.
As Saponify is created as cruelty free app we haven't listed any animal fats.
But if you need some oil that not listed in our app now you can add it on the "Oils" screen.
Now you can see oils and soap recipe properties(hardness, cleansing and etc.)
Recommended oil usage also now available.
We've made cool material redesign of Saponify.
And fixed few minor bugs.
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