Essential oils-milky top

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  1. Sep 12, 2017 #1

    Claudsoap

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    Hello,

    So I made a batch of LS and separated into 2 bottles.

    I scented 1 with peppermint EO and it turned out great!

    I scented the other one with a combo of Lemon, Orange and Pink Grapefruit essential oils. After a week I now have a milky layer on the top and some of the bottles have floating particles. It looks terrible.

    I didnt use PS80. I added the essential oils while soap was warm.

    Any recos would be appreciated.

    Also Ive tried to find a thread on ES for LS with no luck. Id love to learn a little more on how each essential oil will work with liquid soap. If someone can point me in the right direction that would be great too!
     
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    I believe that's your problem right there. It's the PS80 that emulsifies the EOs/FOs into the liquid soap.
     
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    Ok. I wonder why it was okay with the Pepermint EO?! I've never used PS80 before. How do I use it? Can I just add a few drops to my bottle or is it to late?
     
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    I believe so! I've only made liquid soap once and haven't tried fragrancing it yet, but I used Irish Lass's instructions and she recommended adding equal amounts of PS80 and the fragrance. Hopefully she or Susie can add more advice for you!
     
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    I don't use PS80, but IrishLass uses equal parts PS80 and EO. As for how, you will need to wait for her, or search for PS80 in the search bar.
     
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    Susie,

    If you don't use PS80 have you ever come across my issue? Or do u use something else?
     
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    I occasionally have the issue when I use citrus EOs. I only use EOs in my liquid soap, and almost always citrus (I bought a whole bunch of citrus EOs before I knew that they did not work well in CP bar soap, so I have been using them up for a long, long time.), so this is not a frequent occurrence. I just use up the batch and mark the bottle as "do not use in liquid soap". I do not sell soap, so I do not get stressed if it is not perfectly clear. Occasionally I remember to shake the bottle before using it, most often not, though.
     

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