Have you run it through the calculator with exactly what you did use to see what the lye discount percentage is at? That's the first step. If you tell me exactly what you used as far as oils, lye, and water then I can figure it for you. Extra water is fine, it will just take longer to cure. We just need to figure out how harsh it might be. Essential oils don't figure into your base oils as far as interacting with the lye, they aren't really "fats" as far as that goes.
thanks honey, I'm not terribly au fair with those online calculators
I used 15.6 Oz EVOO 3.7oz of vegetable shortening, 2.9oz caustic soda (NaOH) and 8.14oz water.
It set fine in a few hours, i took it out and cut it into bars. I'm just worried about the pH. It's not the end of the world if it didn't work. I was just using up some EVOO that i didn't think was fresh enough to cook with.