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Debby

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I’ve just made a soap with Pink Grapefruit. I’m pleased with the outcome but find the essential oil hasn’t a very strong smell, I used 2% Has anyone any ideas what other essential oil I could use, maybe using 1% pink grapefruit and 1% of something else? Thanks
 

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Are you doing cold process soap? If so, you can go up to 5% according to my go-to guide on usage rates, Find Free Essential Oil Blends - Modern Soapmaking . Citrus essential oils are hard to "stick" but the folded citrus are better. I have good luck with Orange 10X. Also you can pair a citrus with litsea cubeba which works well for me. Another trick I have not yet tried is to blend your essential oil in kaolin clay a day ahead of soapig. Good luck!
 

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Thank you, I think I’ll try the kaolin clay. Do you know whether white clay would work the same? It’s just that I already have a box 😂
 

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I love the smell of Pink Grapefruit in soap, but also have a hard time getting it to stick in the soap, I've tried Litsea Cubeba. Hadn't heard of the Kaolin clay trick but I will try that next time.
 

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If you looking for essential oils and other natural product check out manorgroveoils.co.uk. we have a wide range of oils and years of experiance
 
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I have the same problem and I am using three different recipes (two of them with clay (pink and green). I am using around 2,5% EO and after some days the scent is very weak. I am trying deep on these subjects and looking for how to improve the scents naturally. If someone knows a bit about that, please give us help or recommend a book about it. thanks.
 

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