Salt and Sugar Conversion to Percentage

zlisik

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I can't seem to find much documentation the net about this topic. Most of the stuff I find seems to be from Americans with their lovely imperial system and volume measurements.

So most places I've read recommend:
1 tsp Salt per 1 lbs of oil
2 tsp Sugar per 1 lbs of oil

I'm trying to convert to percentages, so that it scales nicely with this calculator. I came up with:
Salt 1.32% of oils
Sugar 2.76% of oils

Can anyone confirm or tell me the correct percentage?

I did try these on a castile soap, with gelling and a 2:1 water:lye ratio and the darn thing could unmold and cut in about 24 hours (I was surprised). no adverse side effects yet observed with this percentages.
 

zlisik

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yeah. the first step in calculating was to convert the tsp to mass -- thankfully there's generalized info about salt and sugar online for baking and nutrition purposes. When I calculated I think I used...
2 tsp sugar = 8 g
1 tsp salt = 5.6 g
 

DebbieE

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Checked online conversion calculator. One tsp rounds up to 5 gm. A pound of oils rounds up to 454 gm. So 1 tsp salt is 1.1% of oils and 2 tsp sugar is 2.2%.
 

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