Hi everyone, I haven't done much with soap in a while, but tonight I made a batch of CP soap. I used brewed hibiscus tea and orange extract for the water part and added some dried tea and bergamot EO at trace. I was surprised the orange smell pretty much masked the lye water smell. Anyway; I will post pics when I unmold it. I was playing around with oils I had on hand, so here is the recipe I came up with if anyone is interested ... 3.20 oz lye 8 oz water (or in this case orange/hibiscus tea) 1 oz beeswax 5 oz canola oil 5 oz coconut oil 8 oz olive oil 2 oz grapeseed oil 2 oz shea butter .25 oz stearic acid The batch made 8 bars in the mold I have, so it was a good small batch for me. If this one turns out, I will use the same basic recipe for other scents. I think I used too much stearic acid ... I forget where I got the idea to add .25 oz to the batch, but I just read another tip to only use it as .5% of your product. So will using too much make the soap too hard or too harsh on your skin or something? I unmolded them today ... They look nice and smell good still. I hope the batch is not ruined with too much stearic acid.