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PostPosted: Thu Oct 29, 2015 7:09 pm 

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I read that mixing EO with a bit of cornstarch before adding it to the soap mixture helps to prevent fading of the scent. Has anyone tried this?


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PostPosted: Fri Oct 30, 2015 7:04 pm 
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I tried it and it didn't work for me.

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PostPosted: Sun Nov 01, 2015 9:35 am 

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I have tried cornstarch, various clays, "anchoring" EOs...none work to a degree where I can tell, anyway. Some people swear by them, like litsea, but to me, I just smell the litsea instead of the thing I am trying to anchor.


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PostPosted: Tue Apr 18, 2017 4:05 pm 

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I add 1 oz fragrance per pound of soap. Love it, is generally not fadey at that amount.


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PostPosted: Wed Apr 19, 2017 8:54 am 
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desdemona56 wrote:
I add 1 oz fragrance per pound of soap. Love it, is generally not fadey at that amount.

Not all fragrances and essential oils are safe to use at that rate. It's always best to check the IFRA guidelines for the FO or EO.

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PostPosted: Wed May 31, 2017 10:34 pm 

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I'm fairly new to cp and I'm so tired of spending a lot of money on FOs and EOs only to find they have next to no scent in my curing soap! Any suggestions or names of some that actually stay? Thank you.


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PostPosted: Wed May 31, 2017 10:36 pm 

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I'm fairly new to cp and I'm so tired of spending a lot of money on FOs and EOs only to find they have next to no scent in my curing soap! Any suggestions or names of some that actually stay? Thank you.


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PostPosted: Thu Jun 01, 2017 7:42 pm 
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Lots of EO's stay in soap. Patchouli, Lavender, Litsea, Vetiver, Mint. I'm sure there are others. You need to know the safe usage of each essential oil and always go by weight. Teaspoons or Tablespoons are not accurate for soap.

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PostPosted: Fri Jun 02, 2017 5:08 pm 

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Thank you. I think one thing I'm doing is not using enough. I don't care for highly scented soap and I'm fearful of irritating some ones skin so some I've used a little less than IFR recommendations. Others, however, I have used the full recommended amount and am disappointed in the fade. I appreciate your time and response.


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