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    Essential oil dilute

    I’ve read When using pure essential oils in cps I need to dilute it . How do I do that? by mixing it with another oil such as olive oil Orr??? Still new at making cps i want to make sure I’m not gong to waste my essential oil & over do it with the scent
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    Fragrance oil measurement

    I bought a fragrance oil it is 2 Oz and it said recommend measure meant for cold process is 1-1.5% . I’m still new to soap making so does that mean 1-1.5% of the weight of my batch I’m making ?? Thank you ! :)
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    Unmolding soap

    I am making an olive oil & coconut oil cold process soap. How long should I wait to take it out of the mold and cut the bars ?? I waited about 12-16 hrs when i made a 100% coconut oil and it would break / crumble while cutting it . My mistake in not knowing I should only wait about 4 hrs or so .
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    fragrance / essential oils

    is it safe to use fragrance oil in cold process dish washing soap? I made a soap that was intended for body use but just too drying for the skin. I’ve seen a good amount of dish washing recipes with 100% CO . I’m wondering if I could use up the soap for washing dishes so it doesn’t waste :) I...
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    First batch fail ??

    Hello everyone! I’ve made my first real batch of soap . I’m not too sure if this is normal for the particular soap I made and know it’s tricky when working with only coconut oil . I made my batch July 26 . Saturday night and took it out of the mold july 27 9:30 am , when I tried to cut the soap...